Advances in GIS Research

Advances in GIS Research : Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling

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This two-volume set comprises the proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, held in Edinburgh in 1994 under the auspices of the International Geographical Union Commission on GIS and the Association for Geographic Information. It contains over 70 papers - each of which has been reviewed by at least three internationally acknowledged experts - which together can be considered representative of the core of world-wide scientific achievement from researchers working to identify and develop new and effective approaches to handling geographic data. From computerised cartography through spatio-temporal modelling to object-orientated, this text provides a thorough review of the field of GIS.
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 69.85mm | 454g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748403159
  • 9780748403158

Table of contents

Volume One: The Paradigm Shift in Cartography: The Use of Electronic Technology, Digital Spatial Data, and Future Needs, J.L. Morrison; A Federated Systems Approach to Design of Spatial Decision Support Systems, D.J. Abel, P.J. Kilby and M.A. Cameron; Modelling Topological Relationships in Vector Maps, M. Molenaar, O. Kufoniyi and T. Boucoucos; Universal Elementary GIS Tasks - Beyond Low-Level Commands, J. Albrecht; Issues in Resolving Visual Spatial Conflicts in Automated Map Design, W.A. Mackaness; A Pictorial Language for the Retrieval of Spatial Relations from Image Databases, D. Papadias and T. Sellis. Volume Two: General Principles of Hierarchical Spatial Reasoning - The Case of Wayfinding, A. Car and A.U. Frank; Higher Isn't Necessarily Better: Visibility Algorithms and Experiments, W.R. Franklin and C. Ray; Zoom Tries: A File Structure to Support Spatial Zooming, T.H. Merrett and H. Shang; An Object-Orientated Conceptual Model for Measured and Derived Data Varying in 3D Space and Time, T. Hamre; Beyond Data: Spatial Information Handling, C. Dibble; Data and Knowledge Modelling for Generalisation, J.P. Lagrange and A. Tuas. (Part Contents).
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