By Matt Duckham (Editor), Michael Goodchild (Editor), Michael Worboys (Editor)
Because the use of geographical details platforms develops apace, an important strand of analysis task is being directed to the basic nature of geographic info. This quantity features a number of essays and discussions in this subject matter. what's geographic details? What primary ideas are linked to it? How can it's represented? How does it characterize the area? How can geographic info be quantified? How can it's communicated and on the topic of the opposite info sciences? How does HCI tie in with it? a few different extra particular yet suitable concerns are thought of, corresponding to Spatio-temporal relationships, limitations, granularity and taxonomy.This ebook is a revised and up-to-date model of a set of displays given by means of a bunch of exceptional researchers within the box of Geographic info technological know-how who collected in Manchester in July 2001. it may be valuable for graduate scholars in addition to researchers and high-level execs.
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A computer movie simulating urban growth in the Detroit region. Economic Geography, 46(2):234–240. F. (1995). GIS: A Computing Perspective. London: Taylor & Francis. Worboys National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis University of Maine, ME, 04469, USA 1 INTRODUCTION Underlying this chapter is the thesis that any foundational work on geographic information science, with the emphasis on information, should draw on general theories of information science. In particular, discussions of communication of geographic information need to be founded in the general work of information scientists on this topic.
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In summary, the channel of cartographic process provides the context in which the map captures and represents information about the world. g. between graphical and textual representations of geographic phenomena. The theory of representations is developed in a general setting by Barwise and Seligman (1997). 1 Accuracy A representation is accurate if there is an appropriate correspondence between the representation and the target domain being represented. The theory of representations, the beginnings of which were developed in the preceding section, gives us a succinct way of characterizing accuracy.
Foundations of Geographic Information Science by Matt Duckham (Editor), Michael Goodchild (Editor), Michael Worboys (Editor)