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Geographic Information Science
Second International Conference, Giscience 2002, Boulder, Co, USA, September 25-28, 2002. Proceedings
by Max J. Egenhofer David M. Mark

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Geographic Information Science
Second International Conference, Giscience 2002, Boulder, Co, USA, September 25-28, 2002. Proceedings
by Author Name Max J. Egenhofer, David M. Mark

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List Price:80.00
Format: Paperback, 234 x 156 x 19mm, 372pp
Publication date: 13 Sep 2002
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
ISBN-13: 9783540442530


The initiation of the GIScience conference series came with the observation that the GIScience ?eld has a widely fragmented conference landscape. Many papers on geographic information science are presented not only at such specialized meetings as the biennial Conferences on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT), the Symposia on Spatial and Temporal databases (SSTD), the International Symposia on Spatial Accuracy, the Symposia on Spatial Data Handling (SDH), or the ACM Workshop on Geographic Information Systems (ACM GIS), but also at the large meetings of the professional organizations that deal with - ographic information systems. The lack of an opportunity to exchange ideas across the disciplinary specializations led to the creation of the GIScience c- ference series as a forum for all GIScience researchers who are interested in the advances in research in the fundamental aspects of geographic information s- ence. The ?rst meeting was held in Savannah, Georgia, USA, in October 2000 (www. giscience. org/GIScience2000) with 120 paper presentations (selected from the submission of extended abstracts) and over 300 attendees.GIScience 2002 in Boulder, Colorado, USA followed this highly successful inaugural meeting. Atrademarkoftheresearch?eldofgeographicinformationscienceisthed- ciplinary mixture of researchers contributing the advancement of our knowledge. One typically ?nds cognitive scientists, computer scientists, engineers, geog- phers,informationscientists,mathematicians,philosophers,psychologists,social scientists,andstatisticians. Ofcourse,thislistisneitherexhaustivenorexclusive. Acriticalaspectforthesuccessofthe?eldisthedialogamongtheseresearchers, becauseadvancesalongthemanyintersectionsofthecontributingdisciplinesare paramount for geographic information science, requiring the concurrent att- tionfromresearchersfrommultipledisciplines. TheGIScienceconferencesaimto serve as the disciplinary melting pot for geographic information science research.


Investigating Recursive Point Voronoi Diagrams.- Distinguishing Instances and Evidence of Geographical Concepts for Geospatial Database Design.- Geographically Weighted Local Statistics Applied to Binary Data.- Transmitting Vector Geospatial Data across the Internet.- GeoVSM: An Integrated Retrieval Model for Geographic Information.- An Evaluation of Buffering Algorithms in Fuzzy GISs.- From Geo-to Eco-ontologies.- Modeling the Semantics of Geographic Categories through Conceptual Integration.- A Graded Approach to Directions between Extended Objects.- Analyzing Relative Motion within Groups ofTrackable Moving Point Objects.- A Comparison of Spatio-temporal Interpolation Methods.- Multi-agent Systems for Web-Based Map Information Retrieval.- New Methods to Generate Neutral Images for Spatial Pattern Recognition.- Combining Mediator and Data Warehouse Technologies for Developing Environmental Decision Support Systems.- Topologically-Consistent Map Generalisation Procedures and Multi-scale Spatial Databases.- Mobile Journey Planning for Bus Passengers.- Enriching Wayfinding Instructions with Local Landmarks.- A Content-Based Approach to Searching and Indexing Spatial Configurations.- A Qualitative Account of Discrete Space.- A New Approach to Incorporate Uncertainty in Terrain Modeling.- Decomposing Integer Programming Models for Spatial Allocation.- An Operational Metadata Framework for Searching, Indexing, and Retrieving Distributed Geographic Information Services on the Internet.- "Humane" Interfaces to Improve the Usability of Data Clearinghouses.- Integrating Spatio-thematic Information.

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