475 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    475 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A revision of Openshaw and Abrahart’s seminal work, GeoComputation, Second Edition retains influences of its originators while also providing updated, state-of-the-art information on changes in the computational environment. In keeping with the field’s development, this new edition takes a broader view and provides comprehensive coverage across the field of GeoComputation.

    See What’s New in the Second Edition:

    • Coverage of ubiquitous computing, the GeoWeb, reproducible research, open access, and agent-based modelling
    • Expanded chapter on Genetic Programming and a separate chapter developed on Evolutionary Algorithms
    • Ten chapters updated by the same or new authors and eight new chapters added to reflect state of the art

    Each chapter is a stand-alone entity that covers a particular topic. You can simply dip in and out or read it from cover to cover. The opening chapter by Stan Openshaw has been preserved, with only a limited number of minor essential modifications having been enacted. This is not just a matter of respect. Openshaw’s work is eloquent, prophetic, and his overall message remains largely unchanged.

    In contrast to other books on this subject, GeoComputation: Second Edition supplies a state-of-the-art review of all major areas in GeoComputation with chapters written especially for this book by invited specialists. This approach helps develop and expand a computational culture, one that can exploit the ever-increasing richness of modern geographical and geospatial datasets. It also supplies an instructional guide to be kept within easy reach for regular access and when need arises.

    GeoComputation, Stan Openshaw

    GeoComputatlon from the Perspective of the NCG, Stewart Fotheringham

    Grid Computing, Mark Birkin

    Evolutionary Algorithms, Alison J. Heppenstall

    Expert Systems for Planning and Decision Support, Linda M. See, Demetrious Demetriou, and John Stillwell

    Fuzzy Modelling, Peter F. Fisher and Vincent B. Robinson

    Neural Networks, Robert J. Abrahart and Linda M. See

    Multi-Temporal Self-Organising Maps (for Complex Process Classification), Nick Mount and Dan Weaver

    GeoComputation using Cellular Automata, Mike Batty

    Agent Based Modelling, Itzhak Benenson

    Visualisation as a Tool for GeoComputation, Mark Gahegan

    Open Source GeoComputation/R, Roger Bivand

    Location-Based GeoComputation, Sam Meek, Gary Priestnall, and Robert J. Abrahart

    Ubicomp, Dan Sui

    Evolving web/geoweb, Andy Hudson-Smith

    Reproducible Research in GeoComputation, Chris Brunsdon

    GeoComputation of Real Time Geodemographics, Paul A. Longley, Alex D. Singleton, and Muhammad Adnan

    GeoComputation: Applications in Biology, Shawn Laffan

    Limits to GeoComputation, Linda M. See, Robert J. Abrahart, and Mike Kirkby

    The Future of GeoComputation, Keith Clarke


    Dr. Robert J. Abrahart is an associate professor of geographical information science in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is a computational geographer with specialist interests in neural network modeling and hydroinformatics.

    Dr. Linda M. See is a research scholar in the Ecosystems Services Management Program at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. Her research interests include the application of artificial intelligence and computational geography to a range of geographical problems in the human and physical domains.

    "A useful mix of classical and novel summaries covering the wide breadth of geocomputational issues. This updated version of the original volume based on the groundbreaking 1996 conference is a ‘must have’ for those in this field."
    —A Stewart Fotherington, Director, Centre for Geoinformatics, University of St. Andrews

    "… timely statement of the state-of-the-art of this flourishing field … The selection of chapter topics and authors has been done very well indeed. In a nutshell, this is the perfect new volume for the experienced researcher’s shelf and a ‘must have’ for post-graduates looking for a foothold."
    —Brian Lees, University of NSW, Canberra

    "I welcome this second edition of this seminal book on GeoComputation. … brings us right up-to-date and it is a must-have volume for all students and researchers interested in handling geographical data."
    —P.M. Atkinson