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Georeferencing : The Geographic Associations of Information - Linda L. Hill

Georeferencing

The Geographic Associations of Information

Paperback Published: 3rd February 2009
ISBN: 9780262512527
Number Of Pages: 260
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2007. Georeferencing--relating information to geographic location--has been incorporated into today's information systems in various ways. We use online services to map our route from one place to another; science, business, and government increasingly use geographic information systems (GIS) to hold and analyze data. Most georeferenced information searches using today's information systems are done by text query. But text searches for placenames fall short--when, for example, a place is known by several names (or by none). In addition, text searches don't cover all sources of geographic data; maps are traditionally accessed only through special indexes, filing systems, and agency contacts; data from remote sensing images or aerial photography is indexed by geospatial location (mathematical coordinates such as longitude and latitude). In this book, Linda Hill describes the advantages of integrating placename-based and geospatial referencing, introducing an approach to "unified georeferencing" that uses placename and geospatial referencing interchangeably across all types of information storage and retrieval systems. After a brief overview of relevant material from cognitive psychology on how humans perceive and respond to geographic space, Hill introduces the reader to basic information about geospatial information objects, concepts of geospatial referencing, the role of gazetteer data, the ways in which geospatial referencing has been included in metadata structures, and methods for the implementation of geographic information retrieval (GIR). "Georeferencing" will be a valuable reference for librarians, archivists, scientific data managers, information managers, designers of online services, and any information professional who deals with place-based information. "Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing series"

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The book provides a very useful primer for those beginning to design courses in the subject and is likely to become a classic in its field.

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Should be on the shelf of every humanist scholar who creates or manages databases, and every information professional who deals with digital resources for the humanities.

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The book provides a very useful primer for those beginning to design courses in the subject and is likely to become a classic in its field.

-Information Research * Reviews *

Prefacep. iii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Laying the Groundworkp. 1
Spatial Cognition and Information Systemsp. 21
Georeferenced Information Object Types and Their Characteristicsp. 35
Representation of Geospatial Location and Coveragep. 63
Gazetteers and Gazetteer Servicesp. 91
Georeferencing Elements in Metadata Standardsp. 155
Geographic Information Retrievalp. 185
Future of Georeferencingp. 215
Glossaryp. 227
Referencesp. 237
Introduction to Index to Geographic Examplesp. 247
Index to Geographic Examplesp. 249
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780262512527
ISBN-10: 0262512521
Series: Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 3rd February 2009
Publisher: AMITY PUB CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 17.78  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.52

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