This book contains a selection of papers from the 16th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH), the premier long-running forum in geographical information science. This collection offers readers exemplary contributions to geospatial scholarship and practice from the conference's 30th anniversary.
About the Author
Francis Harvey has held academic positions at the University of Leicester, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the Technical University of Warsaw, the École Polytechnique de Lausanne, University of Kentucky and currently the University of Minnesota. His work takes up fundamental questions in geography, cartography and GI Science connected to semantics, visualization and spatial technological design, implementation and use.
Leung Yee’s research focuses on uncertainty analysis in general and imprecision analysis in particular and is broadly classified into three main areas: analysis of Uncertain Spatial Phenomena and Processes, Geographical Information Systems and Intelligent Spatial Decision Support Systems and Spatial Analysis and Spatial Data Mining. He is currently based at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Alternative GIS (alt.gis) and the six senses of the new mind.- Section 1: Web and Crowd-Sourcing GI.- Enriching Navigation Instructions to Support the Formation of Mental Maps.- A Classification of User Contributions on the Participatory Geoweb.- Identifying Locally- And Globally-Distinctive Urban Place Descriptors from Heterogeneous User-Generated Content.- Identifying Optimal Study Areas and Spatial Aggregation Units for Point-based VGI from Multiple Sources.- A General Framework For Event Detection From Social Media.- The Uncertain Geographic Context Problem in Identifying Activity Centers Using Mobile Phone Positioning Data and Point of Interest Data.- Section 2: Network Analysis.- Mining Co-Location Patterns between Network Spatial Phenomena.- How to model roads in Open Street Map? A method for evaluating the fitness-for-use of the network for navigation.- Development of a nationwide road change database for the U.S. in the post-recession years (2008–2012).- Revising the Self-Best-Fit Strategy for Stroke Generation.- A Spatio-temporal Decision Support Framework for Large Scale Logistics Distribution in the Metropolitan Area.- Section 3: Spatial Modelling and Reasoning.- Local Absolute Vertical Accuracy Computation of Wide-Coverage Digital Terrain Models.- Analyzing the influence of ethnic composition and immigrant residents on the spatial distribution of violent crime.- An Informed Virtual Geographic Environment Enhanced with Qualitative and Quantitative Information for the Geosimulations of Zoonosis Propagation.- Section 4: Statistical and Spatial analysis.- A Stochastic Method for the Generation of Optimized Building Layouts Respecting Urban Regulations.- Spatial Variation of Privacy Measured Through Individual Uniqueness Based on Simple US Demographics Data.- Monte Carlo-Based Analysis of the Effect of Positional and Thematic Uncertainties on Biodiversity Models.- Examining Tail Distributions Of Moran’s I Statistic Through Intensive Simulations.- Index.