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Spatial and Temporal Reasoning in Geographic Information Systems
by Max J. Egenhofer Reginald G. Golledge

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Spatial and Temporal Reasoning in Geographic Information Systems
by Author Name Max J. Egenhofer, Reginald G. Golledge

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List Price:122.80
Format: Hardback, 234 x 156 x 18mm, 294pp
Publication date: 01 Jan 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN-13: 9780195103427


In an effort to further investigation into critical development facets of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), this book explores the reasoning processes that apply to geographic space and time. As a result of an iniative sponsored by the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), it treats the computational, cognitive and social science applications aspects of spatial and temporal reasoning in GIS. Essays were contributed by scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines including: geography, cartography, surveying and engineering, computer science, mathematics and environmental and cognitive psychology.


"This book represents the results of one of the initiatives designed by the US National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis to investigate the critical developments of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). . . . The papers presented in this volume are written by authors from a wide range of disciplines such as geography; cartography; surveying; engineering; mathematics and computer science; and even cognitive psychology. The book will, therefore, appeal to a very wide readership." --Australian Mineral Foundation Reviews"For those interested in the research frontier of GIS capabilities, or who desire a sense of what limitations impinge on GIS and how people may solve them, Spatial and Temporal Reasoning in Geographic Information Systems is a good place to start."--Geo World


PART I: SPATIO-TEMPORAL REASONING: GIS AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE PERSPECTIVES; 1. Exploiting Temporal Continuity in Qualitative Spatial Calculi; 2. A Generic Model for Spatio-Bitemporal Geographic Information; 3. Different Types of 'Times' in GIS; 4. Some Operational Requirements for a Multi-Temporal 4-D GIS; 5. The Representation of Spatio-Temporal Variation in GIS and Cartographic Displays: The Case for Sonification and Auditory Data Representation; 6. Beyond the Snapshot: Changing the Approach to Change, Error and Process; 7. Process Dynamics, Temporal Extent, and Causal Propagation as the Basis for Linking Space and Time; PART II: SPATIAL TEMPORAL COGNITION; 8. Aristotelian Spatial Dynamics in the Age of GIS; 9. Psychological Time and the Processing of Spatial Information; 10. Cognitive Distance at Various Geographic Scales; 11. A New Framework for Understanding the Acquisition of Spatial Knowledge in Large-Scale Environments; 12. Acquiring and Updating Spatial Knowledge from Language; PART III: SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL BEHAVIORS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE CONTEXTS; 13. Geometric Approaches to the Nexus of Time, Space and Microprocess: Implementing a Practical Model for Mundane Socio-Spatial Systems; 14. A Representation Framework for Route Planning in Space and Time; 15. Temporal Dynamics and Geographical Information Systems; 16. Analyzing Temporal Factors in Urban Morphology Development; 17. Longitudinal Analysis of Migration and Mobility Behavior: Investigations of Spatial Choices in an Explicitly Temporal Context; EPILOGUE: THE COGNITIVE ATLAS: USING GIS AS A METAPHOR FOR MEMORY

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