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Re-Presenting GIS

Edited By: David J Unwin

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Aug 2005 | #136661 | ISBN: 0470848472
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Brings together in one volume the concepts and concerns of both schools of thought and looks at GIS from a theorectical and practical perspective.

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)


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.

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