Foundations of Geographic Information Science

Title

Foundations of Geographic Information Science

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Description

As the use of geographical information systems develops apace, a significant strand of research activity is being directed to the fundamental nature of geographic information. This volume contains a collection of essays and discussions on this theme.

What is geographic information? What fundamental principles are associated with it? How can it be represented? How does it represent the world? How can geographic information be quantified? How can it be communicated and related to the other information sciences? How does HCI tie in with it? A number of other more specific but relevant issues are considered, such as Spatio-temporal relationships, boundaries, granularity and taxonomy.

ISBN

0415307260

Publication Date

2003

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Geographic information systems

Disciplines

Geographic Information Sciences