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Encyclopedia of GIS

Author: Shashi Shekhar; Hui Xiong
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Springer, 2008
Series: Springer Reference
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Encyclopedia of GIS features a comprehensive, authoritative treatment of this subject matter, with a simple A-Z format providing easy access to the field. Authored and peer-reviewed by world experts, the entries explain the key software, data sets, and processes used by geographers and computational scientists. Nearly 200 topics include major overviews such as Geoinformatics, Spatial Cognition, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shashi Shekhar; Hui Xiong
ISBN: 9780387308586 9780387359755 0387359753 038730858X
OCLC Number: 486930058
Description: xxxix, 1370 s
Contents: From the contentsPreface.- Active Database Technology.- Computational Geometr --
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.- Managemen 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 Extensibilit 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

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