1st Edition

Spatial Models and GIS
New and Potential Models

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ISBN 9780748408467
Published December 16, 1999 by CRC Press
312 Pages

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Book Description

Spatial models have been in existence in the environmental and social sciences for a long time. More recently, specialised software for the capture, manipulation and presentation of spatial data, which can be referred to as `Geographical Information Systems' (GIS), have vastly increased the range of possibilities of organising spatial data by new and efficient ways of spatial integration and spatial interpolation. Coupled with the improvements in data availability and increases in computer memory and speed, these novel techniques give rise to new types of spatial models which exploit the technological potential now available, make better use of existing data, stimulate the collection of new data and open up new ways of working with geographic information. This book explores the potential and impact of GIS on spatial modelling.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Editors' Preface 3. Spatial Models and GIS 4. GIS Based Spatial Modelling: A Step Forward or a Step Backwards? 5. Representations of Space 6. Spatial Interaction Models and the Role of Geographic Information Systems 7. Freedom From the Tyranny of the Zones 8. Using GIS to Improve Activity 9. Forecasting Models: Three Examples 10. Spatial Models of Soil Erosion and GIS 11. Three Dimensional Mesoscale Modelling and GIS 12. Representations of Space-time 13. GIS and the Fractal Formalisation of Urban Patterns 14. Towards a New Paradigm for Spatial Analysis? 15. Dynamic Microsimulation 16. Multi-active Agents Paradignm 17. Simulation Modelling of Location Choices in Urban Systems 18. Modelling the Dynamics of Spatial Systems With GIS 19. GIS and Operational Urban Models 20. A Statistical Model to Analyse Spatio-temporal Data 21. Dynamic Modelling and Landscape Patterns 22. New Spatial Models 23. Achievements and Challenges
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Fotheringham\, Stewart; Wegener\, Michael