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Fundamentals of spatial information systems

Author: Robert Laurini; Derek Thompson
Publisher: London : Academic, ©1992.
Series: A.P.I.C. studies in data processing, no. 35.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The study and application of spatial information systems have been developed primarily from the use of computers in the geosciences. This book approaches the subject from the perspectives of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Geographic information systems
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laurini, Robert.
Fundamentals of spatial information systems.
London : Academic, ©1992
(OCoLC)643863454
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Laurini; Derek Thompson
ISBN: 0124383807 9780124383807
OCLC Number: 26548837
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 680 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the Spatial Context:Geomatics.Introduction to Spatial Information Systems.Needs.Purposes and Types of Spatial Problem.Semantics.Objects, Surfaces, Data.Geometries For Spatial Data:Geometries.Position, Representation, Dimensions.Topology.Graphs, Areas, Ordering.Tessellations.Regular and Irregular Cells, Hierarchies.Manipulations.Interpolations, Geometric Operations, Transformations.Spatial Analysis.Attribute Data, Modelling, Integration.Conceptual Modelling for Spatial Data:Design for Information Systems.Methodologies, Issues.Spaghetti: Conceptual Modelling of Line-Oriented Objects.Pizza: Conceptual Modelling for Areas and Volumes.Spatial Object Modelling.Views, Integration, Complexities.Spatial Data Retrieval and Reasoning:Algebras.Relational and Peano Tuple.Spatial Queries.Types, Algorithms.Access and Quality: Spatial Indices and Integrity Constraints.Hypermedia.Multimedia Spatial Information Systems and Hypermaps.Spatial Knowledge.Intelligent Spatial Information Systems.Afterword.Index.
Series Title: A.P.I.C. studies in data processing, no. 35.
Responsibility: Robert Laurini and Derek Thompson.

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