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Geographic Information Systems are computer-based systems for geographic analysis. They have been developed over the past twenty five years and are now widely used. A recent research direction has been the development of geocomputation , representing computer-based geographical analysis beyond the traditional bounds of GIS.In geocomputation, the computer is the research environment itself, not merely a tool. A key to geocomputation it that highly powered computing can be used with sufficient data to avaid traditional parametric approaches altogether. The term geocomputation includes the use of computer-based techniques such as artificial neural networks, genetic programming and fuzzy logic, but in a geographical context.This new book in the prestigious Innovations in GIS series, presents the latest research in geocomputational techniques as presented in the GIS UK Annual more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 178.3 x 251.5 x 18.8mm | 761.4g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Ill.
  • 0748409289
  • 9780748409280

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. Contributors. 1. Introduction - Pete Atkinson and David Martin. Modelling Space-Time and Cyberspace 2. Telegeocomputing - R. Laurini. 3. Five questions to answer in time: a critical survey of approaches to modelling in a spatio-temporal GIS - B.A. El-Geresy and C.B. Jones. 4. A respresentation of relationships in temporal space - C. Claramunt and B. Jiang. 5. Multi-agent simulation: new approaches to modelling space-time dynamics within GIS - M. Batty and B. Jiang. 6. A parametrerized urban cellular model combining spontaneous and self-organising growth. 7. Testing space-time and more complex hyperspace gepgraphical analysis tools - S. Openshaw, A. Turner, I. Turton and J. MacGill. Zonation and Generalization 8. Automated zone design in GIS - D. Martin. 9. Designing zoning systems for flow data - S. Openshaw, S. Alvanides and O. Duke-Williams. 10. Propagating updates between geographic databases with different scales - T. Badard and C. Lemarie. 11. A simple and efficient algorithm for high-quality line labelling - A. Wolff, L. Knipping, M. van Kreveld, T. Strijk and P.K. Agarwal. 12. Modelling knowledge for generalization for categorical maps - A. Edwardes and M. Mackaness. 13. Preserving density contrasts during cartographic generalization - N. Regnauld. Spatial Information and Accuracy 14. Applying signal detection theory to spatial data - B. Lees and S. Hafner. 15. Localized areal interpolation for linking agricultural census data to remotely sensed land cover - A. Gimona, A. Geddes and D.A. Elston. 16. A fuzzy modelling approach to wild land mapping in Scotland - S. Fritz, L. See and S. Carver. 17. Evaluating the derivation of sub-urban land-cover data from Ordanance Survey Land-Line - M. Hughes and P. Fisher. 18. Interpolating elevation with locally adaptive kriging - C. Lloyd and P. Atkinson. 19. Assessing spatial similarity in geographic databases - A.I. Abdelmoty and B.A. El-Geresyshow more