Representation and Computation of Geographic Dynamics

Michael F. Goodchild, Alan Glennon

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In the parlance of computer-aided software engineering (CASE), one designs solutions to problems in a domain by identifying a series of representative use cases. Success depends on choosing a sufficient number of use cases to sample the domain adequately, characterizing the variety of likely applications of the system. By this logic, the design of systems to represent and compute geographic dynamics requires an understanding first of the domain of geographic dynamics, and second of the range of uses to which such representations and computations will be put. In short, to discuss representation and computation of geographic dynamics we must first understand the full range of geographic dynamics, and then ask why such representations and computations are useful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnderstanding Dynamics of Geographic Domains
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781420060355
ISBN (Print)9781420060348
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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