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Reasoning With Mixed Qualitative Quantitative Representations of Spatial Knowledge

Reasoning With Mixed Qualitative Quantitative Representations of Spatial Knowledge Author Giorgio De Felice
ISBN-10 1614992495
Release 2013
Pages 260
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Qualitative GIS

Qualitative GIS Author Meghan Cope
ISBN-10 9781446244562
Release 2009-07-09
Pages 192
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Geographic Information Systems are an essential tool for analyzing and representing quantitative spatial data. Qualitative GIS explains the recent integration of qualitative research with Geographical Information Systems With a detailed contextualising introduction, the text is organised in three sections: Representation: examines how researchers are using GIS to create new types of representations; working with spatial data, maps, and othervisualizations to incorporate multiple meanings and to provide texture and context. Analysis: discusses the new techniques of analysis that are emerging at the margins between qualitative research and GIS, this in the wider context of a critical review of mixed-methods in geographical research Theory: questions how knowledge is produced, showing how ideas of 'science' and 'truth' inform research, and demonstrates how qualitative GIS can be used to interrogate discussions of power, community, and social action Making reference to representation, analysis, and theory throughout, the text shows how to frame questions, collect data, analyze results, and represent findings in a truly integrated way. An important addition to the mixed methods literature, Qualitative GIS will be the standard reference for upper-level students and researchers using qualitative methods and Geographic Information Systems.



Dissertation Abstracts International

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ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105020028267
Release 1996
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Spatial Theory for the Integration of Resolution limited Data

Spatial Theory for the Integration of Resolution limited Data Author Beat P. Bruegger
ISBN-10 OCLC:213874402
Release 1996
Pages 189
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Discovery Mechanisms for the Sensor Web

Discovery Mechanisms for the Sensor Web Author Simon Jirka
ISBN-10 1614992509
Release 2013
Pages 207
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More and more applications are becoming available that rely on the OGC Sensor Web Enablement SWE framework for integrating sensors and their measurements into spatial data infrastructures. While functionality allowing the access to sensor data, the tasking of sensors and the alerting based on measured values is already available through the OGC SWE architecture, an approach for discovering sensors, sensor data, and Sensor Web services is missing. Based on requirements derived from different research and application contexts this book closes this gap by offering a conceptual framework for discovery within the Sensor Web.The"



Spatial Information Theory Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Geographic Information Science

Spatial Information Theory  Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Geographic Information Science Author Christian Freksa
ISBN-10 9783540483847
Release 2003-07-31
Pages 486
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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.



Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Sensor Observations

Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Sensor Observations Author A. DEGBELO
ISBN-10 1614995109
Release 2015-06-15
Pages 206
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Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europe

Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europe Author Danny Vandenbroucke
ISBN-10 9783319006154
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 416
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For the seventh consecutive year, the AGILE promotes the publication of a book collecting high-level scientific papers from unpublished fundamental scientific research in the field of Geographic Information Science. As the agenda for Europe 2020 is currently being set, this book demonstrates how geographic information science is at the heart of Europe. The contributions open perspectives for innovative services that will strengthen our European economy, and which will inform citizens about their environment while preserving their privacy. The latest challenges of spatial data infrastructures are addressed, such as the connection with the Web vocabularies or the representation of genealogy. User generated data (through social networks or through interactive cameras and software) is also an important breakthrough in our domain. A trend to deal more and more with time, events, ancient data, a nd activities is noticeable this year as well. This volume collects the 23 best full papers presented during the 16th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, held between 14 and 17 May 2013 in Leuven, Belgium.



Key Concepts and Techniques in GIS

Key Concepts and Techniques in GIS Author Jochen Albrecht
ISBN-10 9781849206518
Release 2007-08-20
Pages 120
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Key Concepts and Techniques in GIS is a concise overview of the fundamental ideas that inform geographic information science. It provides detailed descriptions of the concepts and techniques that anyone using GIS software must fully understand to analyse spatial data. Short and clearly focussed chapters provide explanations of: spatial relationships and spatial data the creation of digital data, the use and access of existing data, the combination of data the use of modelling techniques and the essential functions of map algebra spatial statistics and spatial analysis geocomputation - including discussion of neural networks, cellular automata, and agent-based modelling Illustrated throughout with explanatory figures, the text also includes a glossary, cross referenced to discussion in the text. Written very much from a user's perspective, Key Concepts and Techniques in GIS is highly readable refresher course for intermediate level students and practitioners of GIS in the social and the natural sciences.



Evaluation of Innovative Land Tools in Sub Saharan Africa

Evaluation of Innovative Land Tools in Sub Saharan Africa Author P. van Asperen
ISBN-10 9781614994442
Release 2014-09-17
Pages 320
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Sub-Saharan Africa is urbanizing rapidly, but most countries lack appropriate tools to manage their urban growth. This creates both risks and opportunities for prospective land holders, resulting in a tangle of insecure land rights and claims under multiple tenure systems. Recently, innovative land tools have been proposed and implemented to formalize land tenure. It is envisaged that tenure security for land holders will increase and in turn contribute to poverty reduction. This study evaluates such tools in three peri-urban areas in Lusaka (Zambia), Oshakati (Namibia) and Gaborone (Botswana), with a focus on the perspective of the land holders. The author concludes that the tools are to some extent pro-poor, and makes recommendations for further improvements. These innovative land tools are also considered a necessary addition to conventional and administration tools. This study makes valuable reading for academics, policy makers and practitioners within the land administration domain and related disciplines.



Index to American Doctoral Dissertations

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ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105007592673
Release 1999
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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography Author Dydia DeLyser
ISBN-10 9781412919913
Release 2010
Pages 431
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The process of learning qualitative research has altered dramatically and this Handbook explores the growth, change, and complexity within the topic and looks back over its history to assess the current state of the art, and indicate possible future directions. Moving beyond textbook rehearsals of standard issues, the book examines key methodological debates and conflicts, approaching them in a critical, discursive manner.



Linear Probability Logit and Probit Models

Linear Probability  Logit  and Probit Models Author John H. Aldrich
ISBN-10 0803921330
Release 1984-11
Pages 95
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Ordinary regression analysis is not appropriate for investigating dichotomous or otherwise "limited" dependent variables, but this volume examines three techniques -- linear probability, probit, and logit models -- which are well-suited for such data. It reviews the linear probability model and discusses alternative specifications of non-linear models. Using detailed examples, Aldrich and Nelson point out the differences among linear, logit, and probit models, and explain the assumptions associated with each.



Geographic Information Science and Public Participation

Geographic Information Science and Public Participation Author Laxmi Ramasubramanian
ISBN-10 3540754016
Release 2010-01-23
Pages 163
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Computer-mediated participation is at the crossroads. In the early heady days of the digital revolution, access to "high" technologies such as GIS promised the empowerment of marginalized communities by providing data and information that was previously hidden away from public view. To a great extent, this goal has been achieved at least in the U.S. and Western Europe – data about a range of government initiatives and raw data about different aspects of spatial planning such as land use, community facilities, property ownership are available a mouse-click away. Now, that we, the public, have access to information, are we able to make better plans for the future of our cities and regions? Are we more inclusive in our planning efforts? Are we able to foster collaborative governance structures mediated by digital technologies? In the book, these issues will be discussed using a three-part structure. The first part of the book will be theoretical – it will review the literature in the field, establish a framework to organize the literature and to link three different subject areas (participation and community development, GIS and other related technologies, and planning processes). The second part of the book will be a series of success stories, case studies that review actual situations where participatory planning using GIS has enabled community wellbeing and empowerment. These case studies will vary in scale and focus on different planning issues (planning broadly defined). The final part of the book will step back to review alternative scenarios for the future, exploring where we are headed, as the technologies we are using to plan rapidly change.



Clinical Prediction Models

Clinical Prediction Models Author Ewout W. Steyerberg
ISBN-10 0387772448
Release 2008-12-16
Pages 500
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Prediction models are important in various fields, including medicine, physics, meteorology, and finance. Prediction models will become more relevant in the medical field with the increase in knowledge on potential predictors of outcome, e.g. from genetics. Also, the number of applications will increase, e.g. with targeted early detection of disease, and individualized approaches to diagnostic testing and treatment. The current era of evidence-based medicine asks for an individualized approach to medical decision-making. Evidence-based medicine has a central place for meta-analysis to summarize results from randomized controlled trials; similarly prediction models may summarize the effects of predictors to provide individu- ized predictions of a diagnostic or prognostic outcome. Why Read This Book? My motivation for working on this book stems primarily from the fact that the development and applications of prediction models are often suboptimal in medical publications. With this book I hope to contribute to better understanding of relevant issues and give practical advice on better modelling strategies than are nowadays widely used. Issues include: (a) Better predictive modelling is sometimes easily possible; e.g. a large data set with high quality data is available, but all continuous predictors are dich- omized, which is known to have several disadvantages.



Cognitive Aspects of Human Computer Interaction for Geographic Information Systems

Cognitive Aspects of Human Computer Interaction for Geographic Information Systems Author T.L. Nyerges
ISBN-10 9789401101035
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 435
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A significant part of understanding how people use geographic information and technology concerns human cognition. This book provides the first comprehensive in-depth examination of the cognitive aspects of human-computer interaction for geographic information systems (GIS). Cognitive aspects are treated in relation to individual, group, behavioral, institutional, and cultural perspectives. Extensions of GIS in the form of spatial decision support systems and SDSS for groups are part of the geographic information technology considered. Audience: Geographic information users, systems analysts and system designers, researchers in human-computer interaction will find this book an information resource for understanding cognitive aspects of geographic information technology use, and the methods appropriate for examining this use.



Geographic Information Systems in Business

Geographic Information Systems in Business Author Pick, James
ISBN-10 9781591404019
Release 2004-08-31
Pages 414
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This book contains state-of-the-art research studies on the concepts, theory, processes, and real world applications of geographical information systems (GIS) in business. Its chapters are authored by many of the leading experts in applying GIS and geospatial science to business. The book utilizes a wide variety of approaches and methodologies including conceptual theory development, research frameworks, quantitative and qualitative methods, case studies, systems design, DSS theory, and geospatial analysis combined with point-of-sale. Since relatively little research has been published on GIS in business, this book is pioneering and should be the principal compendium of the latest research in this area. The book impacts not only the underlying definitions, concepts, and theories of GIS in business and industry, but its practice as well.