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Encyclopedia of GIS

Author: Shashi Shekhar; Hui Xiong
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2008.
Series: Springer reference.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Entries explain the key software, data sets, and processes used by geographers and computational scientists. Includes major overviews on topics, such as geoinformatics, spatial cognition, and location-based services. Shorter entries define specific terms and concepts, such as the global positioning system, digital elevation/terrain model, and remote sensing.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Encyclopedia of GIS.
New York : Springer, 2008
(DLC) 2007933825
(OCoLC)173498945
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shashi Shekhar; Hui Xiong
ISBN: 9780387359731 0387359737 9780387308586 038730858X 9780387359755 0387359753
OCLC Number: 233971247
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxix, 1370 pages) : illustrations
Contents: From the contents Preface --
Active Database Technology --
Computational Geometry --
Critical Evaluation of Standards Proposals --
Data Semantics and Models --
Geoinformatics --
Geoprivacy --
Geosecurity.-Geospatial Data Versioning --
Graphical Aspects --
Human Spatial Reasoning --
Image Databases --
Interoperability and Standards --
Languages for Metadata Management --
Management of Raster and Vector Data --
Middleware Architectures --
Practical Approaches from Computational Geometry --
Real-Time Spatio-Temporal Databases --
Spatial Aspects of Bioinformatics --
Spatial Aspects of Mobile Computing --
Spatial Cognition --
Spatial Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery --
Spatial Extensibility of O-R DBMSs --
Systems Architectures --
Technology Forecasting and Transfer --
Traffic Management System --
Uncertainty and Imprecision --
Virtual Reality and 3D --
Visual Query Languages --
Wireless Networks --
Index.
Series Title: Springer reference.
Responsibility: Shashi Shekhar, Hui Xiong (eds.).
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