Event-Oriented Approaches in Geographic Information Science: A Special Issue of Spatial Cognition and Computation

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Kathleen Hornsby, Michael Worboys
Taylor & Francis Group, 2004 - Psychology - 104 pages
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This special issue originated from a workshop held in Holden, Maine in November 2002 on the topic of event-oriented approaches for geographic information science. Following the workshop, a call for papers was distributed, resulting in nine papers being submitted for review. Four of these papers appear in this special issue and cover:
*events performed by humans from the psychological perspective;
*information services that must guide users through a set of decision points that are based on ontologies that typically do not capture dynamic aspects, such as events and actions;
*"multiaspect" phenomena, such as floods and wildfires, that are not adequately and separately describable either as dynamic objects or as spatiotemporal fields; and
*the foundations for ontologies of the dynamic world in which snapshot views of the world at a single time and happenings over time have an equal but complementary status.

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Michael Worboys, professor of history of science, technology and medicine at the University of Manchester, is known for his work on the history of colonial science, tropical medicine, communicable diseases, and bacteriology and is currently researching animals and medicine.

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