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Spatial Information Theory. Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Geographic Information Science

International Conference COSIT’99 Stade, Germany, August 25–29, 1999 Proceedings

  • Christian Freksa
  • David M. Mark

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1661)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Landmarks and Navigation

    1. Rüdiger Wehner
      Pages 1-20
    2. Thomas Röfer
      Pages 21-36
    3. Molly E. Sorrows, Stephen C. Hirtle
      Pages 37-50
  3. Route Directions

    1. Barbara Tversky, Paul U. Lee
      Pages 51-64
    2. Kristin L. Lovelace, Mary Hegarty, Daniel R. Montello
      Pages 65-82
  4. Abstraction and Spatial Hierarchies

  5. Spatial Reasoning Calculi

  6. Ontology of Space

    1. Claudio Masolo, Laure Vieu
      Pages 235-250
    2. Antony Galton
      Pages 251-266
    3. Barry Smith
      Pages 267-282
    4. David M. Mark, Barry Smith, Barbara Tversky
      Pages 283-298
    5. A. G. Cohn, A. C. Varzi
      Pages 299-314
  7. Visual Representation and Reasoning

  8. Maps and Routes

    1. Hanspeter A. Mallot, Sabine Gillner, Sibylle D. Steck, Matthias O. Franz
      Pages 367-380
    2. Martin Raubal, Michael Worboys
      Pages 381-399
  9. Granularity and Qualitative Abstraction

    1. John G. Stell
      Pages 417-432
    2. Thomas Bittner
      Pages 433-448
    3. Alexandra Musto, Klaus Stein, Kerstin Schill, Andreas Eisenkolb, Wilfried Brauer
      Pages 461-476
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 477-477

About these proceedings

Introduction

The Conference on Spatial Information Theory – COSIT – grew out of a series of workshops / NATO Advanced Study Institutes / NSF specialist meetings concerned with cognitive and applied aspects of representing large-scale space, particularly geographic space. In these meetings, the need for a well-founded theory of spatial information processing was identified. The COSIT conference series was established in 1993 as a biennial interdisciplinary European conference on the representation and processing of information about large-scale space, after a successful international conference on the topic had been organized by Andrew Frank et al. in Pisa, Italy, in 1992 (frequently referred to as ‘COSIT zero’). After two successful European conferences with strong North-American participation (COSIT ’93, held on the Island of Elba, Italy; COSIT ’95, held in Semmering, Austria), the conference became a truly international enterprise when COSIT ’97 was held in the Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania, USA. COSIT ’99 will take place in Stade, Germany. All aspects of large-scale space, i. e. spaces too large to be seen from a single vantage point, are addressed in the COSIT conferences. These include spaces of geographic scale, as well as smaller spaces in which humans, animals, or autonomous robots have to find their way around. Spatial information theory also deals with the description of objects, processes, or events in spatial environments and it forms the foundation for the construction of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and for spatial information and communication system design in general.

Keywords

Cartography Geoinformation Navigation Spatial Information Spatial Reasoning Visual Representation information theory ontology

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Freksa
    • 1
  • David M. Mark
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität Hamburg, Fachbereich InformatikHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of GeographyState University of New York at BuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-48384-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66365-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48384-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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