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Dynamic Collectives and Their Collective Dynamics

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Dynamic collectives are discrete dual-aspect phenomena: they may present themselves from different viewspoints as either objects or events, and they arise from the collective action of groups of individual elements. In this paper we outline a formal theory of dynamic collectives and discuss their relevance to a range of GIScience concerns, including the identities and lifestyles of geographical entities, the architecture of information systems, and the relation between information systems and modelling systems.

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  • Convex Hull
  • Causal Interaction
  • Dynamic Collective
  • Composite Object
  • Data Component

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Galton, A. (2005). Dynamic Collectives and Their Collective Dynamics. In: Cohn, A.G., Mark, D.M. (eds) Spatial Information Theory. COSIT 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3693. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/11556114_19

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