GIS

ISBN-10: 0415283752
ISBN-13: 9780415283755
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: The authors highlight the fundamental role played by computing science, information systems & IT in the field of GIS. They reflect the impact of new developments, such as the Internet, AI, uncertainty handling & agent-based computing.

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 5/11/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

The authors highlight the fundamental role played by computing science, information systems & IT in the field of GIS. They reflect the impact of new developments, such as the Internet, AI, uncertainty handling & agent-based computing.

Introduction
What is a GIS?
GIS functionality
Data and databases
Hardware support
Fundamental database concepts
Introduction to databases
Relational databases
Database development
Object-orientation
Fundamental spatial concepts
Euclidean space
Set-based geometry of space
Topology of space
Network spaces
Metric spaces
Endnote on fractal geometry
Models of geospatial information
Modeling and ontology
The modeling process
Field-based models
Object-based models
Representation and algorithms
Computing with geospatial data
The discrete Euclidean plane
The spatial object domain
Representations of field-based models
Fundamental geometric algorithms
Vectorization and rasterization
Network representation and algorithms
Structures and access methods
General database structures and access methods
From one to two dimensions
Raster structures
Point object structures
Linear objects
Collections of objects
Spherical data structures
Architectures
Hybrid, integrated, and composable architectures
Syntactic and semantic heterogeneity
Distributed systems
Distributed databases
Location-aware computing
Interfaces
Human-computer interaction
Cartographic interfaces
Geovisualization
Developing GIS interfaces
Spatial reasoning and uncertainty
Formal aspects of spatial reasoning
Information and uncertainty
Qualitative approaches to uncertainty
Quantitative approaches to uncertainty
Applications of uncertainty in GIS
Time
Introduction: "A brief history of time"
Temporal information systems
Spatiotemporal information systems
Indexes and queries
Cinema relational database example
Acronyms and abbreviations
Bibliography
Index

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