Re-Presenting GIS (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
296
Utgivningsdatum
2005-08-01
Upplaga
1
Förlag
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Medarbetare
Unwin, David (ed.), Fisher, Peter (ed.)
Illustrationer
Illustrations
Dimensioner
251 x 174 x 23 mm
Vikt
720 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780470848470
Re-Presenting GIS (inbunden)

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'Geographical information science' is not merely a technical subject but also poses theoretical questions on the nature of geographic representation and whether there exist limits on the ability of GI systems to deal with certain objects and issues. This book presents the debate surrounding technical GIS and theory of representation from an 'inside' GIS perspective. Chapters are authored by leading researchers from a range of fields including geographers, planners, ecologists and computer scientists from Europe and North America.
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"It would be a pity if this valuable collection of essays were left to an academic audience alone ... definitely relevant for the professionals too." (GIS Professional, March/April 2006) "This book is a welcome addition to the GIS literature for researchers and practitioners." (The Geographical Journal 2006)

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Peter Fisher is the editor of Re-Presenting GIS, published by Wiley. David J. Unwin, MPhil, formerly Professor of Geography at Birkbeck College in the University of London, UK, is currently Director of Learning Programmes at UKeUniversities Worldwide. He is also the author of Computer Programming for Geographers (with J. A. Dawson) and coeditor of Visualization in Geographic Information Systems (with Hilary M. Hearnshaw), both published by Wiley.

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List of Contributors. Preface. 1. Re-presenting Geographical Information Systems (Peter Fisher and David J. Unwin). PART I: NOT JUST OBJECTS. 2. Not Just Objects: Reconstructing Objects (Ola Ahlqvist, Peter Bibby, Matt Duckham, Peter Fisher, Francis Harvey and Nadine Schuurman). 3. Social Dimensions of Object Definition in GIS (Nadine Schuurman). 4. The Linguistic Trading Zones of Semantic Interoperability (Francis Harvey). 5. GIS, Worldmaking and Natural Language (Peter Bibby). 6. Land Use and Land Cover: Contradiction or Complement (Peter Fisher, Alexis Comber and Richard Wadsworth). 7. Transformation of Geographic Information using Crisp, Fuzzy and Rough Semantics (Ola Ahlqvist). 8. Uncertainty and Geographic Information: Computational and Critical Convergence (Matt Duckham and Joanne Sharp). PART II: NOT JUST SPACE. 9. Not Just Space: An Introduction (Michael Batty, Antony Galton and Marcos Llobera). 10. The QSS Framework for Modelling Qualitative Change: Prospects and Problems (Antony Galton). 11. Network Geography: Relations, Interactions, Scaling and Spatial Processes in GIS (Michael Batty). 12. The Nature of Everyday Experience: Examples from the Study of Visual Space (Marcos Llobera). PART III: TIME AS WELL. 13. Time As Well: An Introduction (Jonathan Raper, Harvey J. Miller, Subhrajit Guhathakurta, Robert Muetzelfeldt and Tao Cheng). 14. Spatio-Temporal Ontology for Digital Geographies (Jonathan Raper). 15. Modeling and Visualizing Linear and Cyclic Changes (Tao Cheng). 16. What about People in Geographic Information Science? (Harvey J. Miller). 17. Dynamic Spatial Modelling in the Simile Visual Modelling Environment (Robert Muetzelfeldt and Matt Duckham). 18. Telling Stories with Models: Reflecting on Land Use and Ecological Trends in the San Pedro Watershed (Subhrajit Guhathakurta). PART IV: NOT 'THERE' YET? 19. Conclusion: Towards a Research Agenda (David J. Unwin and Peter Fisher). Index.