Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Spatial Information Theory. Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Geographic Information Science

International Conference COSIT'99 Stade, Germany, August 25-29, 1999 Proceedings

Editors: Freksa, Christian, Mark, David M. (Eds.)

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The Conference on Spatial Information Theory – COSIT – grew out of a series of workshops / NATO Advanced Study Institutes / NSF specialist meetings concerned with cognitive and applied aspects of representing large-scale space, particularly geographic space. In these meetings, the need for a well-founded theory of spatial information processing was identified. The COSIT conference series was established in 1993 as a biennial interdisciplinary European conference on the representation and processing of information about large-scale space, after a successful international conference on the topic had been organized by Andrew Frank et al. in Pisa, Italy, in 1992 (frequently referred to as ‘COSIT zero’). After two successful European conferences with strong North-American participation (COSIT ’93, held on the Island of Elba, Italy; COSIT ’95, held in Semmering, Austria), the conference became a truly international enterprise when COSIT ’97 was held in the Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania, USA. COSIT ’99 will take place in Stade, Germany. All aspects of large-scale space, i. e. spaces too large to be seen from a single vantage point, are addressed in the COSIT conferences. These include spaces of geographic scale, as well as smaller spaces in which humans, animals, or autonomous robots have to find their way around. Spatial information theory also deals with the description of objects, processes, or events in spatial environments and it forms the foundation for the construction of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and for spatial information and communication system design in general.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Nature of Landmarks for Real and Electronic Spaces

    Molly E. Sorrows, Stephen C. Hirtle

    Pages 37-50

  • Elements of Good Route Directions in Familiar and Unfamiliar Environments

    Kristin L. Lovelace, Mary Hegarty, Daniel R. Montello

    Pages 65-82

  • Abstraction, Levels of Detail, and Hierarchies in Map Series

    Sabine Timpf

    Pages 125-139

  • The Mereotopology of Discrete Space

    Antony Galton

    Pages 251-266

  • A Formal Model of the Process of Wayfinding in Built Environments

    Martin Raubal, Michael Worboys

    Pages 381-399

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Information Theory. Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Geographic Information Science
Book Subtitle
International Conference COSIT'99 Stade, Germany, August 25-29, 1999 Proceedings
Editors
  • Christian Freksa
  • David M. Mark
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Volume
1661
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-48384-7
DOI
10.1007/3-540-48384-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-66365-2
Series ISSN
0302-9743
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 486
Number of Illustrations and Tables
142 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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