"Cognitive maps, as we know them nowadays, are of great theoretical and practical importance for understanding human transactions with their environment. They contain subjective knowledge of the environment, and could give us insight into peoples' orientation in the environment and the use of it. Anne Whyte (1977) for instance emphasized importance of environmental perception research, because individual and collective understanding of the environment could be seen as a major force in shaping that environment through the action of human's choices and behavior. It should be the main starting-point of any human-environment relationship analysis. The aim of such research projects is to recognize the view from "the inside", which should complement the view from the outside. Taking into account this inside view, could importantly contribute to the planning process, helping in adjusting it to the human needs. But this does not literally mean mapping it into the plan. Namely planning should also represents a process of negotiating the common image of the environment between planners, users and other groups. Here we are reporting a part of the extensive research on the cognitive map of Slovenia covering different aspects of inhabitants' mental image of the country, namely part devoted to the perception of region."