Qualitative Spatial Change

Hardcover | December 1, 2000

byAntony Galton

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This book is a contribution to the emerging discipline of Qualitative Spatial Information Theory. The discipline has arisen from a realization that traditional quantitative techniques for the analysis of spatial phenomena must be supplemented by a wide range of qualitative methods if we areto use information technology effectively to further our capacity for handling spatio-temporal information. Such qualitative methods must be supported by a body of theory concerning the nature and organization of our spatio-temporal concepts. This theory will cover time, space, objects in space,their spatial attributes, changes in those attributes, and the temporal structure of those changes. In this book each topic is given a chapter to itself, and theory of qualitative spaces as partitions of quantitative spaces is developed in detail, and applied to numerous particular cases. Thetheory thus provides a uniform basis for the further development of formal and computational theories of spatial change.

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This book is a contribution to the emerging discipline of Qualitative Spatial Information Theory. The discipline has arisen from a realization that traditional quantitative techniques for the analysis of spatial phenomena must be supplemented by a wide range of qualitative methods if we areto use information technology effectively to ...

Antony Galton is at the University of Exeter.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:420 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:December 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198233973

ISBN - 13:9780198233978

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Space3. Objects4. Spatial Attributes and Relations5. Time and Change6. Varieties of Spatial Change7. Continuity8. Qualitative ContinuityBibliographyIndex of Special SymbolsIndex