Geographic Hypermedia (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and by Emmanuel Stefanakis, Visit Amazon's Michael P Peterson Page,

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The booklet serves as a set of multi-disciplinary contributions relating to Geographic Hypermedia and highlights the technological points of GIS. particularly, it specializes in its database and database administration method. The methodologies for modeling and dealing with geographic info are described.

It offers the radical versions, tools and instruments utilized in Spatial choice help paradigm.

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7): (a) the identifier, (b) the spatial dimension, and (c) the thematic dimension. The identifier is the dimension which provides a means to refer to (or name) geographic entities. The spatial dimension incorporates all attributes that describe the spatial characteristics of geographic entities. The spatial characteristics of an entity consist of: (a) its position, (b) its geometry, (c) its graphical representation, and (d) its spatial relationships with other entities. Additionally, the thematic dimension includes all thematic or non-spatial attributes of geographic entities.

Client is a frontend unit that interacts with the hypermedia system. Storage engine is a backend repository of hypermedia content. Structure processor is a server that provides structural abstractions to clients. Link server implements the linkage between the client and the hypermedia content. In early hypermedia systems, a single process implements all aspects of the system (Fig. 3a). These systems are called monolithic. In a later stage (late 1980’s), hypermedia systems abstracted their frontend to an open set of clients (Fig.

7. The dimensions of a static geographic entity. 1 Geographic Hypermedia 11 It is a common practice (which comes from traditional methodologies on handling spatio-temporal phenomena) to examine spatial and thematic properties of entities over time. This consideration highlights the behavior of an entity over time, namely entity change. Change takes various forms, all falling within two general categories (Frank 2001, Stefanakis 2003): (a) life and (b) motion. Life refers to change in the existence status of entities, whereas motion refers to change in the spatial and/or thematic attributes of entities.

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