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Spatio-temporal Approaches Geographic Objects and Change Process,9781848215528
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Spatio-temporal Approaches Geographic Objects and Change Process

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9781848215528

ISBN10:
1848215525
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/7/2014
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Wiley-ISTE
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Spatio-temporal Approaches presents a well-built set of concepts, methods and approaches, in order to represent and understand the evolution of social and environmental phenomena within the space. It is basedon examples in human geography and archeology (which will enable us to explore questions regarding various temporalities) and tackles social and environmental phenomena. Chapter 1 discusses how to apprehend change: objects, attributes, relations, processes.
Chapter 2 introduces multiple points of view about modeling and the authors try to shed a new light on the different, but complementary approaches of geomaticians and thematicians. Chapter 3 is devoted to the construction of spatio-temporal indicators, to various measurements of the change, while highlighting the advantage of an approach crossing several points of view, in order to understand the phenomenon at hand. Chapter 4 presents different categories of simulation model in line with complexity sciences. These models rely notably on the concepts of emergence and self-organization and allow us to highlight the roles of interaction within change. Chapter 5 provides ideas on research concerning the various construction approaches of hybrid objects and model couplings.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Constructing objects in time

Chapter 2: Designing spatio-temporal models

Chapter 3: Show the change:  empirical approaches and statistical models

Chapter 4: Exploring the sources (mechanisms) of change: simulation models

Chapter 5: Structuring spatial and temporal scales: multi-scales approaches, hybrid objects, model coupling



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