Geocomputation: A Primer / Edition 1

Geocomputation: A Primer / Edition 1

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by Paul A. Longley
     
 

Geocomputation A Primer edited by Paul A Longley Sue M Brooks Rachael McDonnell School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK and Bill Macmillan School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK This book encompasses all that is new in geocomputation. It is also a primer - that is, a book which sets out the foundations and scope of this important emergent… See more details below

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Geocomputation A Primer edited by Paul A Longley Sue M Brooks Rachael McDonnell School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK and Bill Macmillan School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK This book encompasses all that is new in geocomputation. It is also a primer - that is, a book which sets out the foundations and scope of this important emergent area from the same contemporary perspective. The catalyst to the emergence of geocomputation is the new and creative application of computers to devise and depict digital representations of the Earth's surface. The environment for geocomputation is provided by geographical information systems (GIS), yet geocomputation is much more than GIS. Geocomputation is a blend of research-led applications which emphasise process over form, dynamics over statics, and interaction over passive response. This book presents a timely blend of current research and practice, written by the leading figures in the field. It provides insights to a new and rapidly developing area, and identifies the key foundations to future developments. It should be read by all who seek to use geocomputational methods for solving real world problems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471985754
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.79(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.84(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1On Geocomputation1
1Foundations3
2Geocomputation in Context17
Pt. 2On Data and Documentation31
3Remote Sensing: From Data to Understanding33
4Different Data Sources and Diverse Data Structures: Metadata and Other Solutions61
Pt. 3Diagnostics and Pattern Detection75
5Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis in a Geocomputational Environment77
6Building Automated Geographical Analysis and Explanation Machines95
Pt. 4Real and Virtual Environments117
7Visualising Different Geofutures119
8Modelling Virtual Environments139
Pt. 5Space-Time Dynamics163
9Dynamic Modelling and Geocomputation165
10On the Status and Opportunities for Physical Process Modelling in Geomorphology193
11On Complex Geographical Space: Computing Frameworks for Spatial Diffusion Processes231
Epilogue257
Author Index265
Subject Index271

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