Landmarks

GIScience for Intelligent Services

Authors: Richter, Kai-Florian, Winter, Stephan

  • Summarizes the latest studies on car navigation services, mobile location-based services, museum guides, tourist guides, public transport planners and recent voice interfaces to mobile devices
  • Broadens understanding of spatial applications for smart phones
  • Contains numerous exercises and examples to reinforce concepts
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About this book

This book covers the latest research on landmarks in GIS, including practical applications. It addresses perceptual and cognitive aspects of natural and artificial cognitive systems, computational aspects with respect to identifying or selecting landmarks for various purposes, and communication aspects of human-computer interaction for spatial information provision. Concise and organized, the book equips readers to handle complex conceptual aspects of trying to define and formally model these situations. The book provides a thorough review of the cognitive, conceptual, computational and communication aspects of GIS landmarks. This review is unique for comparing concepts across a spectrum of sub-disciplines in the field. Portions of the ideas discussed led to the world’s first commercial navigation service using landmarks selected with cognitive principles. Landmarks: GI Science for Intelligent Services targets practitioners and researchers working in geographic information science, computer science, information science, cognitive science, geography and psychology. Advanced-level students in computer science, geography and psychology will also find this book valuable as a secondary textbook or reference.

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“It is a timely, well-researched, and well-written review of perceptual, cognitive, and computational modeling perspectives on the question of landmarks in the urban environment. … Researchers and graduate students in the computer and geographical sciences will find this an interesting and informative review of research and concepts in its scope. … This book is a very readable and instructive resource for those interested in geospatial representation and reasoning and related subjects, especially in urban settings.” (R. M. Malyankar, Computing Reviews, December, 2014)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: What Landmarks Are, and Why They Are Important

    Richter, Kai-Florian (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Landmarks: A Thought Experiment

    Richter, Kai-Florian (et al.)

    Pages 27-39

  • Cognitive Aspects: How People Perceive, Memorize, Think and Talk About Landmarks

    Richter, Kai-Florian (et al.)

    Pages 41-108

  • Conceptual Aspects: How Landmarks Can Be Described in Data Models

    Richter, Kai-Florian (et al.)

    Pages 109-135

  • Computational Aspects: How Landmarks Can Be Observed, Stored, and Analysed

    Richter, Kai-Florian (et al.)

    Pages 137-173

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05732-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05731-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35229-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landmarks
Book Subtitle
GIScience for Intelligent Services
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05732-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05732-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05731-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35229-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 223
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations
Topics