Books  Data Analysis & Modelling  Cartography, Remote Sensing, Image Analysis & GIS 

Foundations of Geographic Information Science

Edited By: Matt Duckham, Michael Goodchild and Michael Worboys

256 pages, Illus, Tabs, 40 Line Drawings, 10 b/w photos

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #137342 | ISBN: 0415307260
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £79.99 $102/€95 approx

About this book

This book is a revised and updated version of a collection of presentations given by a group of distinguished researchers in the field of Geographic Information Science who gathered in Manchester 2001.

'A well-crafted, authoritative volume with a coherent structure ... This volume is a useful review of GI science ten years from Goodchild's (1992) seminal paper ... The authors have posed challenging questions.' - Environment and Planning B, 2005


Contents

Geographic Information Science. The Nature and Value of Geographic Information. Communicating Geographic Information in Context. Pragmatic Information Content. Representational Commitment in Maps. Granularity in Change over Time. A Theory of Granular Partitions. On the Ontological Status of Geographical Boundaries. Regions in Geography. Neighborhoods and Landmarks. Geographical Terminology Servers. Placing Cultural Events and Documents. Geographic Activity Models.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Biography

Matt Duckham is a visiting researcher at the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, University of Maine, USA. He completed his PhD in spatial data quality at the University of Glasgow, UK, at the end of 1999, and worked for two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Keele, UK. He is currently co-authoring, with Michael Worboys, the second edition of the text book Geographic Information Systems: A Computing Perspective.

Bestsellers in this subject

Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists

NHBS Price: £34.99 $45/€41 approx

Remote Sensing of Vegetation

NHBS Price: £37.99 $48/€45 approx

Vegetation Dynamics

NHBS Price: £44.99 $57/€53 approx

GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences, Volume 3

NHBS Price: £131.00 $167/€155 approx