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Landmarks : GIScience for intelligent services

Author: Kai-Florian Richter; Stephan Winter
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2014.
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This book covers the latest research on landmarks in GIS, including practical applications. It addresses perceptual and cognitive aspects of natural and artificial cognitive systems, computational aspects with respect to identifying or selecting landmarks for various purposes, and communication aspects of human-computer interaction for spatial information provision. Concise and organized, the book equips readers to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kai-Florian Richter; Stephan Winter
ISBN: 9783319057323 3319057324 3319057316 9783319057316
OCLC Number: 878953649
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 223 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: What landmarks are, and why they are important --
Landmarks: A thought experiment --
Cognitive aspects: How people perceive, memorize, think and talk about landmarks --
Conceptual aspects: How landmarks can be described in data models --
Computational aspects: How landmarks can be observed, stored, and analysed --
Communication aspects: How landmarks enrich the communication between human and machine --
Conclusions: What is known and what is still challenging about landmarks.
Responsibility: Kai-Florian Richter, Stephan Winter.

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