Spatio-Temporal Geographic Information Systems: A Causal Perspective

  • Baher A. El-Geresy
  • Alia I. Abdelmot
  • Christopher B. Jones
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2435)

Abstract

In this paper approaches to conceptual modelling of spatio- temporal domains are identified and classified into five general cate- gories: location-based, object or feature-based, event-based, functional or behavioural and causal approaches. Much work has bee directed to- wards handling the problem from the first four view points, but less from a causal perspective. It is argued that more fundamental studies are needed of the nature of spatio-temporal objects and of their inter- actions and possible causal relationships, to support the development of spatio-temporal conceptual models. An analysis is carried out on the na- ture and type of spatio-temporal causation and a general classification is presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Baher A. El-Geresy
    • 1
  • Alia I. Abdelmot
    • 2
  • Christopher B. Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ComputingUniversity of GlamorganTreforestUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceCardiff UniversityUK

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