Graphical modelling for geographic explanation

  • Jean-Paul Cheylan
  • Thérèse Libourel
  • Cornelius Mende
New Approaches to Spatial Information
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1329)


Directly interpretative spatial knowledge which may be of value to the user resides in the possible arrangements underpinned by geographical objects. Until now, the meaning of geographic information was unveiled through the eye-brain apparatus of the user. The challenge consists in capturing such meaning by finding the significant dimensions which structure the diversity of the informational space, and which are used to perceive, and as much as possible explain, highly significant spatial arrangements and organisations bearing their own signification.


Geographic Information System Meta Data Significant Spatial Arrangement Spatial Reasoning Information Building 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Paul Cheylan
    • 1
  • Thérèse Libourel
    • 2
  • Cornelius Mende
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS-UMR ESPACE and GdR MIS-CASSINIMaison de la GéographieMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.CNRS-UMR LIRMM and GdR MIS-CASSINIMonpellierFrance

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