Spatial Information Theory. Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Geographic Information Science: International Conference COSIT'99 Stade, Germany, August 25-29, 1999 Proceedings (Google eBook)

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C. Freksa, David M. Mark
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 11, 1999 - Computers - 476 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

The Insect Case
1
Route Navigation Using Motion Analysis
21
The Nature of Landmarks for Real and Electronic Spaces
37
Pictorial and Verbal Tools for Conveying Routes
51
Elements of Good Route Directions in Familiar and Unfamiliar Environments
65
The Production of Route Instructions in Underground and Urban Environments
83
Combining AlgebrasFrom Functional Pieces to a Whole
95
A AHgraphs Implementation Approach
109
The Mereotopology of Discrete Space
251
Agglomerations
267
An Empirical Study of Cognitive Categorization
283
Modes of Connection
299
Cognitive and Computational Studies in Visual Reasoning in Design
315
An Algebraic Interpretation of Semantic Networks
331
Data Characterization Schema for Intelligent Support in Visual Data Analysis
349
RecognitionTriggered Response and the ViewGraph Approach to Spatial Cognition
367

Abstraction Levels of Detail and Hierarchies in Map Series
125
Topological Relations in Hierarchical Partitions
141
A Predication Calculus for Qualitative Spatial Representations
157
Simple Models for Simple Calculi
173
A First Step
189
Reasoning about Cardinal Directions Using Grids as Qualitative Geographic Coordinates
205
The Role of Identity Conditions in Ontology Design
221
Atomicity vs Infinite Divisibility of Space
235
A Formal Model of the Process of Wayfinding in Built Environments
381
A Spatial Model Based on the Notions of Spatial Conceptual Map and of Objects Influence Areas
401
Granulation for Graphs
417
On Ontology and Epistemology of Rough Location
433
Qualitative Spatial Representation for Situational Awareness and Spatial Decision Support
449
Qualitative Motion Representation in Egocentric and Allocentric Frames of Reference
461
Author Index
477
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