Geocomputation: A Primer

Geocomputation: A Primer

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Edited by Paul A. Longley, Edited by Sue Brooks, Edited by Rachael McDonnell, Edited by Bill MacMillan

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 290 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 244mm x 20mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 25 November 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0471985767
  • ISBN 13: 9780471985761
  • Illustrations note: colour and b&w illustrations, maps

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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.

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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.