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Representations of space and time

Author: Donna J Peuquet
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines how geospatial knowledge can be analyzed and represented in a manner that not only is accurate and coherent, but also makes intuitive sense to the end user. Concepts from a range of disciplines are integrated to explore the processes by which people acquire, represent, and utilize spatiotemporal knowledge. Arguing that the human user and the computer must be viewed as interrelated components of a single  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donna J Peuquet
ISBN: 1572307730 9781572307735
OCLC Number: 49530164
Description: xii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Representation versus reality --
Acquiring world knowledge : the overall process --
Storing world knowledge : some elements of conceptual structure --
Acquiring world knowledge through direct experience --
From observation to understanding --
Acquiring geographic knowledge through indirect experience --
How spatial knowledge is encoded --
New tools, new opportunities --
The computer as medium --
Storing geographic data --
A new perspective for geographic database representation --
Interacting with databases --
Issues for implementing advanced geographic databases.
Responsibility: Donna J. Peuquet.
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"This book is unique in capturing a full range of topics about managing geographic information in principle and practice. It examines how space and time have been understood from the Classical era to Read more...

 
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