SpringerBriefs in Geography

The Philosophy of Geo-Ontologies

Applied Ontology of Geography

Authors: Tambassi, Timothy

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  • Presents philosophical introductions to geo-ontologies
  • Contains a long, detailed, and up-to-date list of contemporary geo-ontologies
  • Includes the first taxonomy of geo-ontologies grounded on some fundamental geographical distinctions
  • Is accessible for philosophers, computer scientists, digital humanists, and geographers who want to study this particular topic
  • Represents a fundamental tool for everyone who wants to build a geo-ontology
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Placed at the intersection among philosophy, geography, and computer science, the domain of investigation of applied ontology of geography ranges from making explicit assumptions and commitments of geography as a discipline, to the theoretical and technical needs of geographical/IT tools, such as GIS and geo-ontologies. Such a domain of investigation represents the central topic of discussion of this book, which intends: 1) to provide an overview of the mutual interactions among the disciplines encompassed in the domain; 2) to discuss notions such as spatial representation, boundaries, and geographical entities that constitute the main focus of the (philosophical) ontology of geography; 3) to propose a geographical classification of geo-ontologies in response to their increasing diffusion within the contemporary debate, as well as to show what ontological categories best systematize their contents. The second edition of the book differs from the first one as it offers a broader analysis of the (philosophical) ontology of geography: an analysis that is no more limited to the theoretical need of geo-ontologies.

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Timothy Tambassi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Salerno and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Eastern Piedmont. His interests of research include Formal Ontology, Philosophy of Geography and Philosophy of Computer Science.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Philosophy of Geo-Ontologies
Book Subtitle
Applied Ontology of Geography
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-78145-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-78145-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-78144-6
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XI, 128
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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