Innovations in GIS 2

Innovations in GIS 2

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Whither geographical information systems GIS? This book - the second in a series - presents GIS research at the cutting edge, deriving from presentations made to the second GIS Research UK Conference GISRUK, a transdisciplinary focus meeting supported by the Association for Geographic lnformation AGI and the UK Regional Research Laboratories Initiative, and comprising contributions - all fully reviewed for publication - from leading experts from geography computer science, land use and resources, environmental science, ecology and urban and regional planning.; The book is founded on the premise that GIS is "the province of no one discipline", and its mission is thus to foster communication, to demonstrate the commonality of problems, and to offer alternative solutions from a variety of sources. It focuses on data base issues - attributes; their location; their appropriate and rapid retrieval; spatial analysis - the statistical interrogation of spatial and aspatial attributes; decision-making - the interface between people and computational support; visualization - beyond the metaphor of the static, paper, map; and applications extending the use and usefulness of GIS.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 257 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 19.05mm | 716g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748402683
  • 9780748402687

Table of contents

The role of triangulation in spatial data handling; A topological structure for the holistic generalisation of large scale cartographic data; A deductive database model for GIS; A deductive model of complex areal objects; Morphological and spatialabstraction as a framework for the segmentation and interpretation of multi-class thematic maps; Describing and managing data quality for categorical maps in GIS; A method for describing quantitatively the information, redundancy, and error in digitalspatial data; Using neurocomputing methods to classify Britain's residential areas; The causes and effects of manual digitising on error creation in data input to GIS; Building an exploratory multi criteria modelling environment for spatial decisionsupport; The integration of three land classifications within a Decision Support System for land use planning; Analysis of a retail branch network:: A problem of catchment areas; The map beyond geographical information systems; Putting time on the map:Dynamic displays in data visualization and GIS; Generic multimedia facilities in geographic information systems; GIS Visualisation tools for qualitative spatial information; Categorisation of Landscape; Improvement of volcanic hazard assessment techniquesusing GIS: A case study of Mt Etna, Sicily; Using GIS to assist in earthquake prediction; A GIS approach to modelling small area variations in air pollution within a complex urban environment.show more