Landmarks: GIScience for Intelligent Services

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Springer Science & Business, Apr 25, 2014 - Computers - 223 pages
This book covers the latest research on landmarks in GIS, including practical applications. It addresses perceptual and cognitive aspects of natural and artificial cognitive systems, computational aspects with respect to identifying or selecting landmarks for various purposes, and communication aspects of human-computer interaction for spatial information provision. Concise and organized, the book equips readers to handle complex conceptual aspects of trying to define and formally model these situations. The book provides a thorough review of the cognitive, conceptual, computational and communication aspects of GIS landmarks. This review is unique for comparing concepts across a spectrum of sub-disciplines in the field. Portions of the ideas discussed led to the world’s first commercial navigation service using landmarks selected with cognitive principles. Landmarks: GI Science for Intelligent Services targets practitioners and researchers working in geographic information science, computer science, information science, cognitive science, geography and psychology. Advanced-level students in computer science, geography and psychology will also find this book valuable as a secondary textbook or reference.
 

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Contents

What Landmarks Are and Why TheyAre Important
1
A Thought Experiment
27
How People Perceive Memorize Think and Talk About Landmarks
41
How Landmarks Can Be Describedin Data Models
109
How Landmarks Can Be Observed Stored and Analysed
137
How Landmarks Enrichthe Communication Between Human and Machine
175
What Is Known and What Is Still Challenging About Landmarks
205
Author Index
213
Subject Index
220
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