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Collaborative Geographic Information Systems

Author : Balram, Shivanand
ISBN : 9781591408475
Genre : Computers
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"This book provides a comprehensive treatment of collaborative GIS focusing on system design, group spatial planning and mapping; modeling, decision support, and visualization; and internet and wireless applications"--Provided by publisher.

Interactive Collaborative Information Systems

Author : Robert Babuška
ISBN : 9783642116872
Genre : Computers
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The increasing complexity of our world demands new perspectives on the role of technology in human decision making. We need new technology to cope with the increasingly complex and information-rich nature of our modern society. This is particularly true for critical environments such as crisis management and traffic management, where humans need to engage in close collaborations with artificial systems to observe and understand the situation and respond in a sensible way. The book Interactive Collaborative Information Systems addresses techniques that support humans in situations in which complex information handling is required and that facilitate distributed decision-making. The theme integrates research from information technology, artificial intelligence and human sciences to obtain a multidisciplinary foundation from which innovative actor-agent systems for critical environments can emerge. It emphasizes the importance of building actor-agent communities: close collaborations between human and artificial actors that highlight their complementary capabilities in situations where task distribution is flexible and adaptive. This book focuses on the employment of innovative agent technology, advanced machine learning techniques, and cognition-based interface technology for the use in collaborative decision support systems.

Geographic Information Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 9781466620391
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Developments in technologies have evolved in a much wider use of technology throughout science, government, and business; resulting in the expansion of geographic information systems. GIS is the academic study and practice of presenting geographical data through a system designed to capture, store, analyze, and manage geographic information. Geographic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a collection of knowledge on the latest advancements and research of geographic information systems. This book aims to be useful for academics and practitioners involved in geographical data.

Encyclopedia Of Gis

Author : Shashi Shekhar
ISBN : 9780387308586
Genre : Computers
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The Encyclopedia of GIS provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide, contributed by experts and peer-reviewed for accuracy, and alphabetically arranged for convenient access. The entries explain key software and processes used by geographers and computational scientists. Major overviews are provided for nearly 200 topics: Geoinformatics, Spatial Cognition, and Location-Based Services and more. Shorter entries define specific terms and concepts. The reference will be published as a print volume with abundant black and white art, and simultaneously as an XML online reference with hyperlinked citations, cross-references, four-color art, links to web-based maps, and other interactive features.

Multicriteria Decision Analysis In Geographic Information Science

Author : Jacek Malczewski
ISBN : 9783540747574
Genre : Science
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This book is intended for the GIS Science and Decision Science communities. It is primarily targeted at postgraduate students and practitioners in GIS and urban, regional and environmental planning as well as applied decision analysis. It is also suitable for those studying and working with spatial decision support systems. The main objectives of this book are to effectivley integrate Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) into Geographic Information Science (GIScience), to provide a comprehensive account of theories, methods, technologies and tools for tackling spatial decision problems and to demonstrate how the GIS-MCDA approaches can be used in a wide range of planning and management situations.

Web And Wireless Geographical Information Systems

Author : Alain Bouju
ISBN : 9783540260042
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems, W2GIS 2004, held in Goyang, Korea in November 2004. The 19 revised full papers presented went through two rounds of reviewing and improvement and were selected from initially 39 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Web GIS, mobile GIS and LBS, interoperability and security in W2GIS, indexing and query processing in W2GIS, map services for location-based services, and 3D GIS and telematics.

Advances In Web Based Gis Mapping Services And Applications

Author : Songnian Li
ISBN : 9780415890816
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications is published as part of ISPRS WG IV/5 effort, and aims at presenting (1) Recent technological advancements, e.g., new developments under Web 2.0, map mashups, neogeography and the like; (2) Balanced theoretical discussions and technical implementations; (3) Commentary on the current stages of development; and (4) Prediction of developments over the next decade. Containing 21 contributions from 60 researchers active within ISPRS communities, most of them from academia and some from governments, the book covers a wide range of topics related to the state-of-the-art in web mapping/GIS and geographic information services. The volume is organized in five sections: 1. Analytical and Geospatial Services; 2. Performance; 3. Augmentation and LBS; 4. Collaboration and Decision Making, and 5. Open Standards for Geospatial Services. Supported by a considerable number of technical details and examples, an overall view of the current achievements and progress made in the field of web-based GIS and mapping services is given. The chapters reflect timely and future developments addressing: constant updating of related web and geospatial technologies as well as the revolution of web mapping caused by mainstream IT vendors such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft; increased interest from industry on geo-spatial information technologies; and increasing demand from the general public for prompt and effective spatial information services. Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications will appeal to academia and researchers, application specialists and developers, practitioners, and undergraduate and graduate students interested in distributed and web-based geoinformation systems and applications, geodatabases, and digital mapping.

Emergent Collaboration Infrastructures

Author : Christian Reuter
ISBN : 9783658085865
Genre : Business & Economics
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​Using the domain of crisis management, Christian Reuter explores challenges and opportunities for technology design in emergent environments. He therefore empirically analyzes collaborative work in inter-organizational crisis – such as the police, fire departments, energy network operators and citizens – in order to identify collaboration practices that reveal work infrastructure limitations. He also designs, implements and evaluates novel concepts and ICT artifacts towards the support of emergent collaboration. Besides the discovery of potential organizational effects on the ability to deal with emergence he presents methodological implications for technology design.

Collaboration And Technology

Author : Gwendolyn Kolfschoten
ISBN : 9783642157141
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 16th Collaboration Researchers' International Working Group Conference on Collaboration and Technology, held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, in September 2010. The 27 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They are grouped into seven themes that represent current areas of interest in groupware research: knowledge elicitation, construction and structuring, collaboration and decision making, collaborative development, awareness, support for groupware design, social networking and mobile collaboration.

Geographic Information Research

Author : Massimo Craglia
ISBN : 9780203211397
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Geographic Information Research is a broad discipline, and is being actively pursued world-wide. A group of researchers in both North America and Europe have come together as contributors to this volume as a way of combining their expertise. The emphasis is on matters of political, strategic and organizational importance, rather than on technology or systems, and covers the theory and social and political practice which goes hand-in-hand with GIS.

Strategic Information Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Hunter, M. Gordon
ISBN : 9781605666785
Genre : Education
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"This 4-volume set provides a compendium of comprehensive advanced research articles written by an international collaboration of experts involved with the strategic use of information systems"--Provided by publisher.

Geographic Information Systems And Science

Author : Paul A. Longley
ISBN : 9780470721445
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Third Edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field and still retains its accessible format to appeal to a broad range of students. Now divided into five clear sections the book investigates the unique, complex and difficult problems that are posed by geographic information and together they build into a holistic understanding of the key principles of GIS. This is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture of: GIS and the New World Order security, health and well-being digital differentiation in GIS consumption the core organizing role of GIS in Geography the greening of GIS grand challenges of GIScience science and explanation Key features: Four-colour throughout Associated website with free online resources Teacher’s manual available for lecturers A complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabi Includes learning objectives and review boxes throughout each chapter New in this edition: Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and Policy All new personality boxes of current GIS practitioners New chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS

Handbook Of Research On Social Interaction Technologies And Collaboration Software Concepts And Trends

Author : Dumova, Tatyana
ISBN : 9781605663692
Genre : Business & Economics
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"This book explores the origin, structure, purpose, and function of socially interactive technologies known as social software"--Provided by publisher.

The Handbook Of Geographic Information Science

Author : John P. Wilson
ISBN : 9780470766538
Genre : Science
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This Handbook is an essential reference and a guide to the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Science. Designed for students and researchers who want an in-depth treatment of the subject, including background information Comprises around 40 substantial essays, each written by a recognized expert in a particular area Covers the full spectrum of research in GIS Surveys the increasing number of applications of GIS Predicts how GIS is likely to evolve in the near future

E Learning Methodologies And Computer Applications In Archaeology

Author : Politis, Dionysios
ISBN : 9781599047614
Genre : Education
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Tools of data comparison and analysis are critical in the field of archaeology, and the integration of technological advancements such as geographic information systems, intelligent systems, and virtual reality reconstructions with the teaching of archaeology is crucial to the effective utilization of resources in the field. E-Learning Methodologies and Computer Applications in Archaeology presents innovative instructional approaches for archaeological e-learning based on networked technologies, providing researchers, scholars, and professionals a comprehensive global perspective on the resources, development, application, and implications of information communication technology in multimedia-based educational products and services in archaeology.

The Sage Handbook Of Gis And Society

Author : Timothy Nyerges
ISBN : 9781473971257
Genre : Social Science
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"The definitive guide to a technology that succeeds or fails depending upon our ability to accommodate societal context and structures. This handbook is lucid, integrative, comprehensive and, above all, prescient in its interpretation of GIS implementation as a societal process." - Paul Longley, University College London "This is truly a handbook - a book you will want to keep on hand for frequent reference and to which GIS professors should direct students entering our field... Selection of a few of the chapters for individual attention is difficult because each one contributes meaningfully to the overall message of this volume. An important collection of articles that will set the tone for the next two decades of discourse and research about GIS and society." - Journal of Geographical Analysis Over the past twenty years research on the evolving relationship between GIS and Society has been expanding into a wide variety of topical areas, becoming in the process an increasingly challenging and multifaceted endeavour. The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society is a retrospective and prospective overview of GIS and Society research that provides an expansive and critical assessment of work in that field. Emphasizing the theoretical, methodological and substantive diversity within GIS and Society research, the book highlights the distinctiveness and intellectual coherence of the subject as a field of study, while also examining its resonances with and between key themes, and among disciplines ranging from geography and computer science to sociology, anthropology, and the health and environmental sciences. Comprising 27 chapters, often with an international focus, the book is organized into six sections: Foundations of Geographic Information and Society Geographical Information and Modern Life Alternative Representations of Geographic Information and Society Organizations and Institutions Participation and Community Issues Value, Fairness, and Privacy Aimed at academics, researchers, postgraduates, and GIS practitioners, this Handbook will be the basic reference for any inquiry applying GIS to societal issues.

Encyclopedia Of E Collaboration

Author : Kock, Ned
ISBN : 9781599040011
Genre : Computers
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"This encyclopedia provides the most comprehensive compilation of information on the design and implementation of e-collaboration technologies, their behavioral impact on individuals and groups, and theoretical considerations on links between the use of e-collaboration technology and behavioral patterns. It delivers indispensable content to libraries and researchers looking to develop programs of investigation into the use of e-collaboration"--Provided by publisher.

Trends In Geomatics

Author : Rifaat Abdalla
ISBN : 9781789854350
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The applications of geomatics technology in its broader context have resulted in significant progress in the field of earth science. This book provides brief coverage on some trends in geomatics technology as it relates to earth scientists. The development in geomatics, whether GIS, remote sensing, GPS or photogrammetry, can be seen from trends in the applications of Big Data, Smart City, Internet of Things (IoT), the use of augmented reality and utilization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and in the impact of machine learning and AI on geomatics.

Interoperating Geographic Information Systems

Author : Andrej Vckovski
ISBN : 9783540490173
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Interoperating Geographic Information Systems, INTEROP'99, held in Zurich, Switzerland in March 1999. The volume presents 22 revised full papers carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. Also included are three invited full papers. The book addresses various topics of database interoperability and spatial data processing in particular identification, infrastructure, implementation, vectors and graphics, semantics, heterogeneous databases and representation.

E Learning For Geographers Online Materials Resources And Repositories

Author : Rees, Philip
ISBN : 9781599049816
Genre : Business & Economics
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