Spatial Information Theory. Foundations of Geographic Information Science [electronic resource] : International Conference, COSIT 2003, Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland, September 24-28, 2003. Proceedings / edited by Walter Kuhn, Michael F. Worboys, Sabine Timpf.

By: Kuhn, Walter [editor.]Contributor(s): Worboys, Michael F [editor.] | Timpf, Sabine [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 2825Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2003Description: XI, 399 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540399230Subject(s): Computer science | Mathematical geography | Data structures (Computer science) | Database management | Artificial intelligence | Geographical information systems | Computer Science | Data Structures | Computer Applications in Earth Sciences | Computation by Abstract Devices | Database Management | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) | Geographical Information Systems/CartographyAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 005.73 LOC classification: QA76.9.D35Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Ontologies of Space and Time -- Desiderata for a Spatio-temporal Geo-ontology -- Scale in Object and Process Ontologies -- Landscape Categories in Yindjibarndi: Ontology, Environment, and Language -- Layers: A New Approach to Locating Objects in Space -- Reasoning about Distances and Directions -- Spatial Reasoning about Relative Orientation and Distance for Robot Exploration -- Structuring a Wayfinder’s Dynamic Space-Time Environment -- Systematic Distortions in Cognitive Maps: The North American West Coast vs. the (West) Coast of Israel -- Spatial Reasoning: Shapes and Diagrams -- Tripartite Line Tracks Qualitative Curvature Information -- Linearized Terrain: Languages for Silhouette Representations -- Maintaining Spatial Relations in an Incremental Diagrammatic Reasoner -- Computational Approaches -- MAGS Project: Multi-agent GeoSimulation and Crowd Simulation -- “Simplest” Paths: Automated Route Selection for Navigation -- A Classification Framework for Approaches to Achieving Semantic Interoperability between GI Web Services -- Reasoning about Regions -- Relative Adjacencies in Spatial Pseudo-Partitions -- A Geometry for Places: Representing Extension and Extended Objects -- Intuitive Modelling of Place Name Regions for Spatial Information Retrieval -- Convexity in Discrete Space -- Vagueness -- Stratified Rough Sets and Vagueness -- Communicating Vague Spatial Concepts in Human-GIS Interactions: A Collaborative Dialogue Approach -- Visualization -- Wayfinding Choremes -- Testing the First Law of Cognitive Geography on Point-Display Spatializations -- Constructing Semantically Scalable Cognitive Spaces -- Landmarks and Wayfinding -- Route Adaptive Selection of Salient Features -- Referring to Landmark or Street Information in Route Directions: What Difference Does It Make? -- Extracting Landmarks with Data Mining Methods -- Visual Attention during Route Learning: A Look at Selection and Engagement.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: COSIT,theseriesofConferencesonSpatialInformationTheory,hasbeenaround for more than ten years. Its hallmarks are a fruitful interdisciplinary dialogue between computational and human perspectives on spatio-temporal information and a thorough review process that selects the best papers while giving all - thors detailed feedback on how to develop their work. A clear pro?le of the COSIT community has emerged from the series of conference proceedings, all published as Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and from the per- nent web site at http://www. cosit. info, containing links to the conference web sites and proceedings, a history and program of the series, an impact study, interviews with participants, and pictures. The proceedings of this sixth conference provide ample evidence that COSIT is healthy and maturing, while retaining its youth. Out of the 61 submissions, the program committee selected 26 papers for presentation, in discussions based on at least three double-blind reviews and one or more meta-review from PC members for each paper. Classical COSIT themes, such as spatial reasoning (about distances and directions, regions and shapes) or vagueness are being f- ther re?ned; topics like way?nding and landmarks are boosted by new synergies betweencognitiveandcomputationalapproaches;andthestudyofontologiesfor space and time, a subject since the ?rst COSIT, is gaining more depth.
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Ontologies of Space and Time -- Desiderata for a Spatio-temporal Geo-ontology -- Scale in Object and Process Ontologies -- Landscape Categories in Yindjibarndi: Ontology, Environment, and Language -- Layers: A New Approach to Locating Objects in Space -- Reasoning about Distances and Directions -- Spatial Reasoning about Relative Orientation and Distance for Robot Exploration -- Structuring a Wayfinder’s Dynamic Space-Time Environment -- Systematic Distortions in Cognitive Maps: The North American West Coast vs. the (West) Coast of Israel -- Spatial Reasoning: Shapes and Diagrams -- Tripartite Line Tracks Qualitative Curvature Information -- Linearized Terrain: Languages for Silhouette Representations -- Maintaining Spatial Relations in an Incremental Diagrammatic Reasoner -- Computational Approaches -- MAGS Project: Multi-agent GeoSimulation and Crowd Simulation -- “Simplest” Paths: Automated Route Selection for Navigation -- A Classification Framework for Approaches to Achieving Semantic Interoperability between GI Web Services -- Reasoning about Regions -- Relative Adjacencies in Spatial Pseudo-Partitions -- A Geometry for Places: Representing Extension and Extended Objects -- Intuitive Modelling of Place Name Regions for Spatial Information Retrieval -- Convexity in Discrete Space -- Vagueness -- Stratified Rough Sets and Vagueness -- Communicating Vague Spatial Concepts in Human-GIS Interactions: A Collaborative Dialogue Approach -- Visualization -- Wayfinding Choremes -- Testing the First Law of Cognitive Geography on Point-Display Spatializations -- Constructing Semantically Scalable Cognitive Spaces -- Landmarks and Wayfinding -- Route Adaptive Selection of Salient Features -- Referring to Landmark or Street Information in Route Directions: What Difference Does It Make? -- Extracting Landmarks with Data Mining Methods -- Visual Attention during Route Learning: A Look at Selection and Engagement.

COSIT,theseriesofConferencesonSpatialInformationTheory,hasbeenaround for more than ten years. Its hallmarks are a fruitful interdisciplinary dialogue between computational and human perspectives on spatio-temporal information and a thorough review process that selects the best papers while giving all - thors detailed feedback on how to develop their work. A clear pro?le of the COSIT community has emerged from the series of conference proceedings, all published as Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and from the per- nent web site at http://www. cosit. info, containing links to the conference web sites and proceedings, a history and program of the series, an impact study, interviews with participants, and pictures. The proceedings of this sixth conference provide ample evidence that COSIT is healthy and maturing, while retaining its youth. Out of the 61 submissions, the program committee selected 26 papers for presentation, in discussions based on at least three double-blind reviews and one or more meta-review from PC members for each paper. Classical COSIT themes, such as spatial reasoning (about distances and directions, regions and shapes) or vagueness are being f- ther re?ned; topics like way?nding and landmarks are boosted by new synergies betweencognitiveandcomputationalapproaches;andthestudyofontologiesfor space and time, a subject since the ?rst COSIT, is gaining more depth.

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