Spatial and Temporal Reasoning in Geographic Information Systems

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorMax J. Egenhofer, Reginald G. Golledge

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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 andAnalysis (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.

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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 andAnalysis (NCGIA), it treats the computational, cogn...

Max J. Egenhofer is at University of Maine. Reginald G. Golledge is at University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ContributorsPART I: Spatio-Temporal Reasoning: GIS and Computational Science Perspectives1. A.G. Cohn, et al.: Exploiting Temporal Continuity in Qualitative Spatial Calculi2. Michael F. Worboys: A Generic Model for Spatio-Bitemporal Geographic Information3. Andrew U. Frank: Different Types of "Times" in GIS4. N.W.J. Hazelton: Some Operational Requirements for a Multi-Temporal 4-D GIS5. Christopher R. Weber: The Representation of Spatio-Temporal Variation in GIS and Cartographic Displays: The Case for Sonification and Auditory Data Representation6. Nicholas R. Chrisman: Beyond the Snapshot: Changing the Approach to Change, Error and Process7. John A. Kelmelis: Process Dynamics, Temporal Extent, and Causal Propagation as the Basis for Linking Space and TimePART II: Spatial and Temporal Cognition8. Helen Couclelis: Aristotelian Spatial Dynamics in the Age of Geographic Information Systems9. Richard A. Block: Psychological Time and the Processing of Spatial Information10. Scott M. Freundschuh: The Relationship Between Geographic Scale, Distance, and Time as Expressed in Natural Discourse11. Daniel R. Montello: A New Framework for Understanding the Acquisition of Spatial Knowledge in Large-Scale Environments12. Barbara Tversky and Holly A. Taylor: Acquiring Spatial and Temporal Knowledge from LanguagePART III: Spatial and Temporal Behaviors in Social Science Contexts13. Pip Forer: Geometric Approaches to the Nexus of Time, Space and Microprocess: Implementing a Practical Model for Mundane Socio-Spatial Systems14. C. Stephen Smyth: A Representational Framework for Geographic Modeling15. Stephen D. Stead: Temporal Dynamics and Geographical Information Systems16. Irene Campari: Analyzing Temporal Factors in Urban Morphology Development17. John Odland: Longitudinal Analysis of Migration and Mobility Spatial Behavior in Explicitly Temporal ContextsEpilogue18. Stephen C. Hirtle: The Cognitive Atlas: Using GIS as a Metaphor for MemoryIndex

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"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