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"Geocomputation" is essentially the follow-on revolution from "Geographic Information Science" and is expected to gather speed and momentum in the first decade of the 21st century. It comes into use once a GIS database has been set up, with a digital data library, and expanded and linked to a global geographical two or three dimensional co-ordinate system. It exploits developments in IT and new data gathering and earth observing technologies, and takes the notion of GIS beyond data and towards its analysis, modelling, and use in problem solving. This book provides pointers on how to harness these technologies in tandem and in the context of multiple different subjects and problem areas. It seeks to establish the principles and set the foundations for subsequent growth.
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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 953g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0748409017
  • 9780748409013

Table of contents

Geocomputation; geocomputational analysis; parallel processing in geography; evaluating high performance computer systems with the social science benchmark; geocomputational modelling using cellular automata; geospatial expert systems; fuzzy modelling; neurocomputing - tools for geographers; genetic programming: a new approach to spatial modelling; visualisation as a geocomputational tool; spatial multimedia; fractal analysis of digital spatial data; cyber-spatial analysis: appropriate methods and metrics for a new geography; integrating models and geographical information systems; limits to modelling in the earth and environmental sciences; geocomputational research agenda and futures.
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