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    DescriptionGeocomputation A Primer edited by Paul A Longley Sue M Brooks Rachael McDonnell School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK and Bill Macmillan School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK This book encompasses all that is new in geocomputation. It is also a primer -- that is, a book which sets out the foundations and scope of this important emergent area from the same contemporary perspective. The catalyst to the emergence of geocomputation is the new and creative application of computers to devise and depict digital representations of the Eartha s surface. The environment for geocomputation is provided by geographical information systems (GIS), yet geocomputation is much more than GIS. Geocomputation is a blend of research--led applications which emphasise process over form, dynamics over statics, and interaction over passive response. This book presents a timely blend of current research and practice, written by the leading figures in the field. It provides insights to a new and rapidly developing area, and identifies the key foundations to future developments. It should be read by all who seek to use geocomputational methods for solving real world problems.


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    Title
    Geocomputation
    Subtitle
    A Primer
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Paul Longley, Edited by Sue M. Brooks, Edited by Rachael McDonnell, Edited by Bill MacMillan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 290
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780471985754
    ISBN 10: 0471985759
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    Libri: I-TR
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    B&T General Subject: 710
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    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
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    BIC subject category V2: UYQE
    BISAC V2.8: SCI030000
    BIC subject category V2: RGW
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 05
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    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 910.285
    DC21: 910.285
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 910/.285
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: G70 .G442 1998
    Thema V1.0: WT, RG
    Edition
    1695
    Edition statement
    1695th ed.
    Illustrations note
    colour and b&w illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    09 November 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Back cover copy
    Geocomputation A Primer edited by Paul A Longley Sue M Brooks Rachael McDonnell School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK and Bill Macmillan School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK This book encompasses all that is new in geocomputation. It is also a primer - that is, a book which sets out the foundations and scope of this important emergent area from the same contemporary perspective. The catalyst to the emergence of geocomputation is the new and creative application of computers to devise and depict digital representations of the Earth's surface. The environment for geocomputation is provided by geographical information systems (GIS), yet geocomputation is much more than GIS. Geocomputation is a blend of research-led applications which emphasise process over form, dynamics over statics, and interaction over passive response. This book presents a timely blend of current research and practice, written by the leading figures in the field. It provides insights to a new and rapidly developing area, and identifies the key foundations to future developments. It should be read by all who seek to use geocomputational methods for solving real world problems.
    Table of contents
    ON GEOCOMPUTATION. Foundations (P. Longley). Geocomputation in Context (H. Couclelis). ON DATA AND DOCUMENTATION. Remote Sensing: From Data to Understanding (P. Curran, et al.). Different Data Sources and Diverse Data Structures: Metadata and Other Solutions (M. Goodchild). DIAGNOSTICS AN PATTERN DETECTION. Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis in a Geocomputational Environment (L. Anselin). Building Automated Geographical Analysis and Explanation Machines (S. Openshaw). REAL AND VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS. Visualising Different Geofutures (K. Clarke). Modelling Virtual Environments (M. Batty, et al.). SPACE--TIME DYNAMICS. Dynamic Modelling and Geocomputation (P. Burrough). On the Status and Opportunities for Physical Process Modelling in Geomorphology (S. Brooks & M. Anderson). On Complex Geographical Space: Computing Frameworks for Spatial Diffusion Processes (A. Cliff & P. Haggett). Epilogue (B. Macmillan). Indexes.