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Computation and Visualization for Understanding Dynamics in Geographic Domains

A Research Agenda, 1st Edition

By May Yuan, Kathleen S. Hornsby

CRC Press

120 pages | 6 Color Illus. | 45 B/W Illus.

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The world is ever changing, and a comprehensive understanding of the world will not be achieved without theoretical and methodological advances to decode complex dynamics in human and environmental systems.

Computation and Visualization for the Understanding of Dynamics in Geographic Domains: A Research Agenda synthesizes key ideas and issues discussed during the UCGIS hosted workshop on computation. It expands upon popular discussions to provide a comprehensive overview of geographic dynamics and new approaches to advance our understanding of geographic dynamics through computation and visualization.

The text gives an overview of the state of research and how this research relates to intelligence analysis. It addresses broad issues and challenges in areas, such as spatiotemporal analysis and modeling, spatiotemporal visual analytics; spatiotemporal data mining, spatiotemporal reasoning, and spatiotemporal ontologies. The book also fuses suggestions from workshop participants with literature reviews to propose new research agendas and recommendations for future developments and collaboration.

With full coverage on current developments and probably challenges, Computation and Visualization for the Understanding of Dynamics in Geographic Domains: A Research Agenda establishes a foundation to promote further studies in geographic dynamics and provides a springboard for the next big scientific and technological breakthrough.

Table of Contents

THE WORKSHOP

REPORTING ON THE WORKSHOP

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

DEFINITIONS

THE DRIVERS OF GEOGRAPHIC DYNAMICS

THE OUTCOMES OF GEOGRAPHIC DYNAMICS

SUMMARY

TIME-STAMP APPROACHES

CHANGE- VERSUS EVENT-BASED APPROACHES

MOVEMENT- VERSUS ACTIVITY-BASED APPROACHES

PROCESS-BASED REPRESENTATION

STORY-TELLING VISUALIZATION

VISUAL ANALYTICS

DESCRIPTIVE APPROACHES

PREDICTIVE MODELING METHODS FOR GEOGRAPHIC

DYNAMICS

RESEARCH CHALLENGES

RECOMMENDATIONS

REFERENCES

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM012000
COMPUTERS / Computer Graphics
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems