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The Philosophy of GIS

Author: Timothy Tambassi
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2019.
Series: Springer geography
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology aims to present the fundamental philosophical issues and tools required by the reflection within and upon geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) . It is an introduction to the philosophy for GIScience from an analytical perspective, which looks at GIS with a specific focus on its fundamental and most general concepts and distinctions. The first part of the book is devoted to explore some  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Tambassi
ISBN: 9783030168292 3030168298
OCLC Number: 1107210892
Description: 1 online resource (VIII, 269 p. 66 illus., 35 illus. in color.) online resource.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Introduction --
1. A philosophy perspective on Theoretical Cartography and GIScience --
2. Is there a Quantum Geography? --
3. Some Philosophical Issues Regarding Mathematical Modeling in GIS --
4. Space, Time, and the Representation of Geographical Reality --
5. Is the Map Really Not the Territory: Abstraction and Representation in GIS, Cartography, and Science --
6. On Drawing Lines on a Map --
7.Boundaries: Theory and Practice --
8. (Dis)Orientation, Navigation Styles, and GIS --
9. Geographic Objects and the Science of Geography --
10. On the Notion of Geographical Entities: Mapping the Geo-Ontological Debate --
11. TBA --
12 Ontology Design for Topographic Modeling and Analysis --
13. GIS and Education.
Series Title: Springer geography
Responsibility: edited by Timothy Tambassi.

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