Spatial Similarity Relations in Multi-scale Map Spaces

Authors: Yan, Haowen, Li, Jonathan

  • This is the first book that defines similarity, spatial similarity and spatial similarity relation using mathematical language
  • This is the first book that systematically addresses the features of spatial similarity relations
  • This is the first book that can calculate spatial similarity between objects or between object groups using quantitative models
  • This is the first book that systematically discusses spatial similarity relations in multi-scale map spaces
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About this book

How does one determine how similar two maps are? This book aims at the theory of spatial similarity relations and its application in automated map generalization, including the definitions, classification and features of spatial similarity relations. Included also are calculation models of spatial similarity relations between arbitrary individual objects and between arbitrary object groups, and the application of the theory in the automation of the algorithms and procedures in map generalization.

About the authors

Dr. Haowen Yan obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctor’s degrees in Cartography and Geographic Information Engineering from Wuhan University, China. He has worked at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a research assistant, at the University of Zurich as a senior researcher, and at the University of Waterloo as a research fellow. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Waterloo and professor of Geomatics in the Lanzhou Jiaotong University, China.

Jonathan Li is a professor at the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Li's research interests are mainly in the areas of remote sensing and geographic information science, including high-resolution satellite mapping, airborne and terrestrial mobile LIDAR mapping, earth observation of global change, remote sensing of inland and coastal waters, remote sensing of renewable energy potential, mapping of climate-induced hazards, Internet GIS and Web Mapping, Terrain Analysis in Hydrogeography, geospatial sensor network, and geospatial information technologies for emergency response and disaster management.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Yan, Haowen (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Literature Review and Analysis

    Yan, Haowen (et al.)

    Pages 15-43

  • Concepts of Spatial Similarity Relations in Multiscale Map Spaces

    Yan, Haowen (et al.)

    Pages 45-80

  • Models for Calculating Spatial Similarity Degrees in Multiscale Map Spaces

    Yan, Haowen (et al.)

    Pages 81-114

  • Model Validations

    Yan, Haowen (et al.)

    Pages 115-155

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-09743-5
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09742-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • 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: August 31, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38326-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Similarity Relations in Multi-scale Map Spaces
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09743-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09743-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09742-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38326-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 188
Number of Illustrations and Tables
79 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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