Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space by David M. Mark, Andrew U. Frank (auth.), David M. Mark,

By David M. Mark, Andrew U. Frank (auth.), David M. Mark, Andrew U. Frank (eds.)

This booklet includes twenty-eight papers via individuals within the NATO complicated research Institute (ASI) on "Cognitive and Linguistic elements of Geographic Space," held in Las Navas del Maxques, Spain, July 8-20, 1990. The NATO ASI marked a degree in a two-year learn undertaking on the U. S. nationwide middle for Geographic Infonnation and research (NCOIA). In 1987, the U. S. nationwide technological know-how starting place issued a solicitation for proposals to set up the NCGIA-and one section of that solicitation was once a choice for learn on a "fundamental conception of spatial relations". We felt that this kind of basic concept might be looked for in arithmetic (geometry, topology) or in cognitive technological know-how, yet simultaneous seek in those probably disparate learn components may produce novel effects. therefore, as a part of the NCGIA idea from a consortium inclusive of the collage of California at Santa Barbara, the country collage of latest York at Buffalo, and the collage of Maine, we proposed that the second one significant examine Initiative (two 12 months, multidisciplinary learn venture) of the NCOIA might tackle those concerns, and will be referred to as "Languages of Spatial family" The provide to set up the NCOIA used to be presented to our consortium past due in 1988.

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Therefore, those justifications regarded some aspects considered relevant and 35 D. M. Mark and A. U. ), Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space, 35-44. © 1991 Kluwer Academic Publishers. ). They were, however, only that, justifications; they could not, therefore, furnish any more than schematic palimpsests for technical method orientation for traditional GIS tools. In the few cases which went beyond pure justification, the theoretical base for territorial-dataprocessing technology was formulated from the "pure" confluence of theories and practices originated in the individual disciplines, or pseudo-disciplines, involved in cartographic applications.

Many of these opinions have been directed at justifying the many technical, pseudo-scientific or scientific activities and investments, undertaken for and through GIS tools. Therefore, those justifications regarded some aspects considered relevant and 35 D. M. Mark and A. U. ), Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space, 35-44. © 1991 Kluwer Academic Publishers. ). They were, however, only that, justifications; they could not, therefore, furnish any more than schematic palimpsests for technical method orientation for traditional GIS tools.

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