GIScience for Intelligent Services

  • Kai-Florian Richter
  • Stephan Winter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Kai-Florian Richter, Stephan Winter
    Pages 1-25
  3. Kai-Florian Richter, Stephan Winter
    Pages 27-39
  4. Kai-Florian Richter, Stephan Winter
    Pages 109-135
  5. Kai-Florian Richter, Stephan Winter
    Pages 137-173
  6. Kai-Florian Richter, Stephan Winter
    Pages 205-212
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-223

About this book


This book covers the latest research on landmarks in GIS, including practical applications. It addresses perceptual and cognitive aspects of natural and artificial cognitive systems, computational aspects with respect to identifying or selecting landmarks for various purposes, and communication aspects of human-computer interaction for spatial information provision. Concise and organized, the book equips readers to handle complex conceptual aspects of trying to define and formally model these situations. The book provides a thorough review of the cognitive, conceptual, computational and communication aspects of GIS landmarks. This review is unique for comparing concepts across a spectrum of sub-disciplines in the field. Portions of the ideas discussed led to the world’s first commercial navigation service using landmarks selected with cognitive principles. Landmarks: GI Science for Intelligent Services targets practitioners and researchers working in geographic information science, computer science, information science, cognitive science, geography and psychology. Advanced-level students in computer science, geography and psychology will also find this book valuable as a secondary textbook or reference.


GIS landmarks Geographic information systems (GIS) Human-computer interaction design Location-based services Mobile mapping Navigation systems Spatial cognition

Authors and affiliations

  • Kai-Florian Richter
    • 1
  • Stephan Winter
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Infrastructure EngineeringUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05731-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05732-3
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