Walking interviews conducted in the city of Baltimore reveal how pedestrians use landmarks for navigation. Participants were asked to walk through the same section of the city and identify landmarks they used for orientation. Each string highlights the unique sequence of landmarks identified during a participant’s walk, and their similarities with others.
The maps below were drawn by each participant after their walk. Each was asked to give directions as if telling a friend how to take the same route. The larger route map highlights all the different routes taken by each individual. 11 unique routes were taken.