Geografie 1991, 96, 163-176

Mental Map of the ČSFR - Definition, Application, Conditionality

Dušan Drbohlav

Geografický ústav ČSAV, pobočka Praha, Na slupi 14, 128 00 Praha 2, Czechia

The paper brings information on the principle of mental maps, integral part of so called "behavioural geography". It concentrates on the characterization of differences between the Gould's and Lynch's conception, or mental maps of "revealed" and "stated preference" type. A mental map of the Czech Republic and the ČSFR has been constructed and a concise methodical description of the construction has been set out, using the principal components analysis. With the help of another multiple quantitative method namely the method of stepwise regression, the multifactoral conditionality of preferences has been analyzed on the example of Czech Districts.