1st Edition

Innovations In GIS

Edited By David Parker Copyright 1996

    Derived from presentations made at the third annual UK National Conference on GIS Research, this work consists of contributions by leading experts in: geography, mathematics, computing science, surveying, archaeology, planning and medicine.

    Part 1 Data issues: multi-resolution modelling in Geographical Information Systems; a generic large scale spatial data model for surveyors - changing practices and processes; balancing rights in data - elementary?; georeferencing people and places - a comparison of detailed datasets; the assessment of catchment environmental characteristics and their uncertainty. Part 2 Computational support: version management for GIS in a distributed environment; programming spatial databases - a database object-oriented approach; spatial clustering with a genetic algorithm; applying efficient techniques for finding nearest neighbours in GIS applications; computational techniques for determining three dimensional topology. Part 3 Spatial analysis: user-centred intelligent spatial analyis of point data; developing an exploratory spatial analysis system in XLisp-Stat. Part 4 Visualization: exploring urban development dynamics through visualization and animation; scale-based characterization of Digital Elevation Models; dynamic maps for spatial science - a unified approach to cartographic visualization. Part 5 Applications: precision farming in the office - investigating the development of a GIS-based field information system; modelling air quality and the effects on health in a GIS framework; land-user intentions and land-use modelling.


    David Parker