A Fuzzy Identity-Based Temporal GIS for the Analysis of Geomorphometry Changes

  • Myriem Sriti
  • Remy Thibaud
  • Christophe Claramunt
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3534)

Abstract

Despite recent progress in the development of temporal Geographical Information Systems (GIS) there is still a lack of methodological integration with geophysical models oriented to the study of Earth changes. This paper introduces a temporal GIS modelling approach which complements a process-based geomorphological experimental apparatus that simulates erosion-sedimentation phenomena over a geological period of time. We combine a field-based with a discrete-based observation of forms and changes at different levels of abstraction. A fuzzy-based model of evolution is introduced and allows for an approximation of changes and processes. State transitions are fuzzy-valued and complemented by a quantitative analysis of change patterns.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Myriem Sriti
    • 1
  • Remy Thibaud
    • 1
  • Christophe Claramunt
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Academy Research Institute, Lanveoc-PoulmicBrest NavalFrance

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