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Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Las Navas del Marques, Spain, July 8-20, 1990
by David M. Mark Andrew U. Frank

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Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Las Navas del Marques, Spain, July 8-20, 1990
by Author Name David M. Mark, Andrew U. Frank

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List Price:340.30
Format: Hardback, 234 x 156 x 28mm, 527pp
Publication date: 01 Nov 1991
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN-13: 9780792315377

Description

"Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space" contains a collection of 28 papers which discuss people's understanding of geographic space and how cognitive models of space relate to geographic information systems. The authors come from geography, psychology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, landscape architecture, information studies, anthropology and linguistics. Each article is concerned with some aspect of human understanding of space, or with how people interact in space, with each of the disciplines approaching the problem in a different way.

Contents

Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space: An Introduction.- Section 1: Geographic Space.- 1.1 Geographic Space as a Set of Concrete Geographical Entities.- 1.2 Some Notes on Geographic Information Systems: The Relationship Between their Practical Application and their Theoretical Evolution.- 1.3 A Hand-In-Glove Paradigm for Geography.- Section 2: Cultural Influences on the Conceptualization of Geographic Space.- 2.1 "Through the Door": A View of Space from an Anthropological Perspective.- 2.2 Culture as Input and Output of the Cognitive-Linguistic Processes.- 2.3 Dialogic and Argumentative Structures of Bumper Stickers.- Section 3: Wayfinding and Spatial Cognition.- 3.1 The Development of the Abilities Required to Understand Spatial Representations.- 3.2 Making Sense of Human Wayfinding: Review of Cognitive and Linguistic Knowledge for Personal Navigation with a New Research Directioa.- 3.3 Wayfinding Theory and Research: The Need for a New Approach.- 3.4 The Effect of the Pattern of the Environment on Spatial Knowledge Acquisition.- 3.5 Methods for Measuring Spatial Cognition.- 3.6 Path Finding in Free Space Using Sinusoidal Transforms: III.- Section 4: Cartographic Perspectives.- 4.1 Mapping as Language or Semiotic System: Review and Comment.- 4.2 Plan Information and its Retrieval in Map Interpretation: The View from Semiotics.- 4.3 An Approach to Map/Text Interrelationships.- 4.4 Spatial Knowledge for Image Understanding.- Section 5: Formal Treatment of Space in Mathematics.- 5.1 The Mathematical Modeling of Spatial and Non-Spatial Information in Geographic Information Systems.- 5.2 Map Algebra as a Spatial Language.- 5.3 Qualitative Spatial Reasoning.- 5.4 Relative Representation of Spatial Knowledge: The 2-D Case.- 5.5 Matching Representations of Geographic Locations.- 5.6 The Role of Modal Logics in the Description of a Geographical Information System.- Section 6: User Interfaces and Human-Computer Interaction.- 6.1 A Formalization of Metaphors and Image-Schemas in User Interfaces.- 6.2 Elicitation of Spatial Language to Support Cross-Cultural Geographic Information Systems.- 6.3 UGIX: A Layer Based Model For A GIS User Interface.- 6.4 Deficiencies of SQL as a GIS Query Language.- 6.5 The Role of the User in Generalization within Geographic Information Systems.- 6.6 Virtual Worlds, Inside and Out.- Appendix: NATO Advanced Study Institute Participants.

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