Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Spatial Information Theory: Foundations of Geographic Information Science

International Conference, COSIT 2001 Morro Bay, CA, USA, September 19-23, 2001 Proceedings

Editors: Montello, Daniel R. (Ed.)

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The 5th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2001, took place at the Inn at Morro Bay, California, USA, September 19 23, 2001. COSIT grew out of a series of workshops/NATO Advanced Study Institutes/NSF Specialist Meetings during the 1990s concerned with theoretical and applied aspects of representing large scale space, particularly geographic or environmental space (this history is elaborated in the prefaces of previous COSIT proceedings). These are spaces in which (and on which) human action takes place, and which are represented and processed in digital geographic information systems. In these early meetings, the need for well founded theories of spatial information representation and processing was identified, particularly theories based on cognition and on computation. This concern for theory provided an early foundation for the newly emerging field of geographic information science. COSIT is not backed by any particular scientific society but is organized as an independent enterprise. The conference series was established in 1993 as an interdisciplinary biennial European conference on the representation and processing of large scale spatial information after a successful international conference on the topic had been organized by Andrew Frank et al. in Pisa in 1992 (frequently referred to as "COSIT 0"). After two successful European COSIT conferences with strong North American participation (COSIT ’93: Island of Elba, Italy; COSIT ’95: Semmering, Austria), COSIT ’97 moved across the pond to the United States, and was held in the Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)
  • A Geographer Looks at Spatial Information Theory

    Pages 1-13

    Goodchild, Michael F.

  • True Grid

    Pages 14-27

    Smith, Barry

  • A Taxonomy of Granular Partitions

    Pages 28-43

    Bittner, Thomas (et al.)

  • A Geometric Theory of Vague Boundaries Based on Supervaluation

    Pages 44-59

    Kulik, Lars

  • When Tables Tell It All: Qualitative Spatial and Temporal Reasoning Based on Linear Orderings

    Pages 60-75

    Ligozat, Gérard

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Information Theory: Foundations of Geographic Information Science
Book Subtitle
International Conference, COSIT 2001 Morro Bay, CA, USA, September 19-23, 2001 Proceedings
Editors
  • Daniel R. Montello
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Volume
2205
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-45424-3
DOI
10.1007/3-540-45424-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-42613-4
Series ISSN
0302-9743
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 506
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