Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography

Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space

New Perspectives on Geographic Information Research

Editors: Raubal, Martin, Mark, David M, Frank, Andrew U. (Eds.)

  • Presents cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space
  • Assesses the achievements of research in this field in the last twenty years
  • Documents an interdisciplinary research agenda for the future
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20 years ago, from July 8 to 20, 1990, 60 researchers gathered for two weeks at Castillo-Palacio Magalia in Las Navas del Marques (Avila Province, Spain) to discuss cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space. This meeting was the start of successful research on cognitive issues in geographic information science, produced an edited book (D. M. Mark and A. U. Frank, Eds., 1991, Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space. NATO ASI Series D: Behavioural and Social Sciences 63. Kluwer, Dordrecht/Boston/London), and led to a biannual conference (COSIT), a refereed journal (Spatial Cognition and Computation), and a substantial and still growing research community.

It appeared worthwhile to assess the achievements and to reconsider the research challenges twenty years later. What has changed in the age of computational ontologies and cyber-infrastructures? Consider that 1990 the web was only about to emerge and the very first laptops had just appeared! The 2010 meeting brought together many of the original participants, but was also open to others, and invited contributions from all who are researching these topics. Early-career scientists, engineers, and humanists working at the intersection of cognitive science and geographic information science were invited to help with the re-assessment of research needs and approaches.

The meeting was very successful and compared the research agenda laid out in the 1990 book with achievements over the past twenty years and then turned to the future: What are the challenges today? What are worthwhile goals for basic research? What can be achieved in the next 20 years? What are the lessons learned?
This edited book will assess the current state of the field through chapters by participants in the 1990 and 2010 meetings and will also document an interdisciplinary research agenda for the future.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Researching Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space: Las Navas Then and Now

    Frank, Andrew U. (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Spatial Computing

    Freksa, Christian

    Pages 23-42

  • The Cognitive Development of the Spatial Concepts NEXT, NEAR, AWAY and FAR

    Freundschuh, Scott (et al.)

    Pages 43-62

  • From Compasses and Maps to Mountains and Territories: Experimental Results on Geographic Cognitive Categorization

    Giannakopoulou, Leda (et al.)

    Pages 63-81

  • Prospects and Challenges of Landmarks in Navigation Services

    Richter, Kai-Florian

    Pages 83-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space
Book Subtitle
New Perspectives on Geographic Information Research
Editors
  • Martin Raubal
  • David M Mark
  • Andrew U. Frank
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-34359-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-34359-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-34358-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44375-6
Series ISSN
1863-2246
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 296
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