Springer Handbook of Geographic Information

  • Wolfgang Kresse
  • David M. Danko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXXVI
  2. Basics and Computer Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-71
    2. Charles Roswell
      Pages 3-6
    3. Frank Gielsdorf, Tobias Hillmann
      Pages 7-10
    4. Thomas Brinkhoff, Wolfgang Kresse
      Pages 11-34
    5. Clemens Portele
      Pages 35-47
    6. Shuliang Wang, Wenzhong Shi
      Pages 49-58
  3. Geographic Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-287
    2. Norbert Bartelme
      Pages 59-71
    3. Jérôme Théau
      Pages 75-94
    4. Matthias Becker
      Pages 95-117
    5. Michael Cramer, Wolfgang Kresse, Jan Skaloud, Norbert Haala, Silvia Nittel, Jan O. Wallgrün
      Pages 119-157
    6. Gerhard Gröger, Betsy George
      Pages 159-177
    7. Paul Hardy, Kenneth Field
      Pages 179-190
    8. David M. Danko
      Pages 191-244
    9. Wolfgang Kresse, David M. Danko, Kian Fadaie
      Pages 245-271
    10. Andreas Neumann
      Pages 273-287
    11. C. Douglas OʼBrien, Roger Lott
      Pages 311-342

About this book


Computer science provides a powerful tool that was virtually unknown three generations ago. Some of the classical fields of knowledge are geodesy (surveying), cartography, and geography. Electronics have revolutionized geodetic methods. Cartography has faced the dominance of the computer that results in simplified cartographic products. All three fields make use of basic components such as the Internet and databases.

The Springer Handbook of Geographic Information is organized in thre parts, Basics, Geographic Information and Applications. Some parts of the basics belong to the larger field of computer science. However, the reader gets a comprehensive view on geographic information because the topics selected from computer science have a close relation to geographic information.

The Springer Handbook of Geographic Information is written for scientists at universities and industry as well as advanced and PhD students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Kresse
    • 1
  • David M. Danko
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences NeubrandenburgNeubrandenburgGermany
  2. 2.Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.ViennaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72680-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-72678-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-72680-7
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