1st Edition

Advances in Geo-Spatial Information Science

ISBN 9780415620932
Published June 11, 2012 by CRC Press
336 Pages

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Book Description

Advances in Geo-Spatial Information Science presents recent advances regarding fundamental issues of geo-spatial information science (space and time, spatial analysis, uncertainty modeling and geo-visualization), and new scientific and technological research initiatives for geo-spatial information science (such as spatial data mining, mobile data modeling, and location-based services). The book contains selected and revised papers presented at the joint International Conference on Theory, Data Handling and Modelling in GeoSpatial Information Science (Hong Kong, 26–28 May 2010), and brings together three related international academic communities: spatial information science, spatial data handling, and modeling geographic systems.

Advances in Geo-Spatial Information Science will be of interest for academics and professionals interested in spatial information science, spatial data handling, and modeling of geographic systems.

Table of Contents


GIScience in the 21st century
M.F. Goodchild

Modeling space and time

A unified spatial model for GIS
M. Dakowicz and C.M. Gold

Space-time kernels
J.Q.Wang, T. Cheng & J. Haworth

Generalization of tiled models with curved surfaces using typification
R. Guercke, J.Q. Zhao, C. Brenner, and Q. Zhu

Spatio-temporal trajectory analysis of mobile objects following the same itinerary
L. Etienne, T. Devogele &A. Bouju

Modelling the land allocation process in time and space
M.A. Sharifi, M. Karimi, and M.S. Mesgari

Spatial analysis and data mining

Automatically and accurately matching objects in geospatial datasets
L. Li and M.F. Goodchild

The estimation of MOEs change based on CBR
Y.Y. Du, C.H. Zhou, L.J.Wang, G.Y. Qi, and X.Z. Yang

Multi-view augmented concept to improve semantic interoperability of geospatial data
M. Bakillah and M.A. Mostafavi

Influence Power-based Hierarchy Tree Neighbor Function Clustering Algorithm
M. Ji, F.X. Jin, T. Li, X.W. Zhao, and B. Ai

Cooperative information augmentation in a geosensor network
M. Schulze, C. Brenner, and M. Sester

Implementation of the marked Strauss point process model to the epicenters of earthquake aftershocks
S. Anwar, A. Stein, and J.L. van Genderen

Uncertainty modeling

Accuracy assessment of extensional uncertainty modelled by random sets
X. Zhao, A. Stein, T.J.Wang, X.L. Chen, and L.Q. Tian

Hierarchical approach for an accuracy-based conflation of multi-topographic databases
S. Dalyot, A. Gershkovich, and Y. Doytsher

Mobile data modeling

Enhancing travel time forecasting with traffic condition detection
Y.Y. Duan, F. Lu, C.B. Chen, and J. Ouyang

An indexing method for supporting spatial queries in P2P systems
L. Meng,W. Xie, and D. Liu

A multi-modal route planning approach with an improved genetic algorithm
H.C. Yu and F. Lu


Using digital globes to visualize climate change impact
R. Bennett, H. Senot, C.J. Pettit, J.-P. Aurambout, F. Sheth, L. Soste, and V. Sposito

An online geographical visualisation portal for communicating and sharing natural resource information
C.J. Pettit, M. Imhof, M. Cox, H. Lewis,W. Harvey, F. Sheth, and J.-P. Aurambout

Multi-resolution representation of digital terrain and building models
F. Tsai,W.J. Lin, and L.C. Chen

Location-based computing and service

Individual differences in the tourist wayfinding decision-making process: A case study of Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
M.F. Abdul Khanan, J. Xia, and R. Inbakaran

Routing with minimum number of landmarks
J. Luo, R. Peng, C.L. Fan, and J.X. Hu

Location based context awareness through tag-cloud visualizations
V. Paelke, T. Dahinden, D. Eggert, and J. Mondzech

An epilogue
B.G. Lees

Author index
Keyword index
ISPRS Book Series
Colour plates

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In summary, this edited book provides an excellent coverage of the history, current state, and potential future of GIScience as an academic discipline. A variety of audiences will find the book to be a useful source of ideas and state-ofthe-art research.

Shivanand Balram. In: Geomatica, Vol. 66, No. 4, 2012, pp 337-338.