This volume collects the papers presented at the firstinternational conference dedicated to spatial and temporalreasoning in geographic space, entitled "GIS: from space toterritory - theories and methods of spatio-temporalreasoning".Within the National Center for Geographic Information andAnalysis (NCGIA, one of the supporters of the conference)the importance of spatial and temporal reasoning wasrecognized several years ago. Initial research found thatspatial reasoning in geographic or large-scale space isdifferent from spatial reasoning in small-scale space, asusually dealt with in robotics and expertsystems. Temporalreasoning has attracted interest in the artificialintelligence community.The volume also includes two invited papers: "Do peopleunderstand spatial concepts: the case of first-orderprimtives" by R.G. Golledge, and "Temporal databases" byR.T. Snodgrass.
Do people understand spatial concepts: The case of first-order primitives.- Temporal databases.- People manipulate objects (but cultivate fields): Beyond the raster-vector debate in GIS.- Time and space:An economic model.- The changing language of and persisting patterns in the urban design of Edo/Tokyo.- Toward a behavioral theory of regionalization.- Descriptive modeling and prescriptive modeling in spatial data handling.- The geometry of environmental knowledge.- Spatial reasoning using symbolic arrays.- Using orientation information for qualitative spatial reasoning.- The observer's point of view: An extension of symbolic projections.- Reasoning about gradual changes of topological relationships.- The meaning of "neighbour".- A hierarchical triangle-based model for terrain description.- A model for expressing topological integrity constraints in geographic databases.- Encoding spatial information: The evidence for hierarchical processing.- Is there a relationship between spatial cognition and environmental patterns?.- Counter-intuitive geographic 'facts': Clues for spatial reasoning at geographic scales.- Spatial-linguistic reasoning in LEI.- User models and information theory in the design of a query interface for GIS.- A conceptual model of wayfinding using multiple levels of abstraction.- Towards acquiring spatio-temporal knowledge from sensor data.- Automatically acquiring knowledge by digital maps in artificial intelligence planning techniques.- Machine induction of geospatial knowledge.- Treatment of qualitative geographic information in monitoring environmental pollution.
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number Of Pages: 439
Published: 9th September 1992
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.63