Springer Geography

The Philosophy of GIS

Editors: Tambassi, Timothy (Ed.)

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  • Is the first comprehensive book focused on the concepts grounding geography and GIS in the contemporary debate 
  • Includes (in only 200 pages) the most important and cited contributions, which investigate the relationships and the dynamics between philosophy and GIScience 
  • Is a useful philosophical tool for geoscientists (researchers and practitioners) 
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About this book

This anthology aims to present the fundamental philosophical issues and tools required by the reflection within and upon geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) . It is an introduction to the philosophy for GIScience from an analytical perspective, which looks at GIS with a specific focus on its fundamental and most general concepts and distinctions. 
The first part of the book is devoted to explore some of the main philosophical questions arising from GIS and GIScience, which include, among others, investigations in ontology, epistemology, linguistics and geometrical modeling. The second part concerns issues related to spatial and cartographical representations of the geographical world. The third part is focused on the ontology of geography, specifically in terms of geographical entities, objects and boundaries. Finally, in the fourth part, the topic of GIS constitutes a starting point for exploring themes such as quantum geography and disorientation, and for defining professional profiles for geographers with competences in GIS environment. 
This book on a new and unexplored field of research could be a fundamental point of reference for professional philosophers and geographers interested in the theoretical reflection about the foundational concepts of GIScience. It is also interesting reading material for students (both undergraduates, postgraduates and Ph.D. students) in philosophy, geography, applied ontology, GIScience, geomatics and computer science.

About the authors

Timothy Tambassi is an Adjunct Professor in Logic at the University of Eastern Piedmont and an Honorary Research Fellow in History of Philosophy at the University of Parma. 
Moreover, he was an ICUB Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, a Research Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Eastern Piedmont, and a Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Milan, Columbia in the City of New York and Durham. 
His main interests of research include Metaphysics, Formal Ontology, Philosophy of Geography, Geo-ontologies and the Philosophy of E.J. Lowe.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-16829-2
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16828-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Philosophy of GIS
Editors
  • Timothy Tambassi
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16829-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16829-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16828-5
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 269
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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