Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics

Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics

Hassan A. Karimi (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
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Release Date: January, 2009|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 518
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-995-3
ISBN13: 9781591409953|ISBN10: 1591409950|EISBN13: 9781591409960
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Description & Coverage

Geoinformatics is the science and technology of gathering, analyzing, interpreting, distributing, and using geospatial information. It encompasses a broad range of disciplines brought together to create a detailed but understandable picture of the physical world and our place in it.

The Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics is the first reference work to map this exciting interdisciplinary field, discussing the complete range of contemporary research topics such as computer modeling, geometry, geoprocessing, and geographic information systems. This expansive reference work covers the complete range of geoinformatics related issues, trends, theories, technologies, and applications.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D surface models
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Cognitive ergonomic route directions
  • Cognitive Maps
  • Distributed geoprocessing
  • Distributed geospatial data
  • Geoinformatics
  • Geoportals
  • Geospatial and temporal semantic analytics
  • Geospatial web services
  • Grid computing and technology
  • Image database indexing techniques
  • Location-Based Services
  • Map overlay problem
  • Rough sets and granular computing
  • Spatial data infrastructures
  • Support Vector Machines
  • Temporal GIS research and technologies
  • Web map server data formats
Reviews and Testimonials

This handbook of research provides a comprehensive look at the challenges and discoveries made in the emerging field of geoinformatics.

– Hassan A. Karimi, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Expert contributors from the fields of environmental informatics, software design, and high performance computing offer students and researchers a detailed survey of such geoinformatics topics such as spatial databases, mapping and visualization, analysis and ontologies, distributed geoprocessing, and location-based services.

– Book News Inc. (May 2009)
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