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  • Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledgeby Daniel Sui; Sarah Elwood; Michael Goodchild

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    The phenomenon of volunteered geographic information is part of a profound transformation in how geographic data, information, and knowledge are produced and circulated. By situating volunteered geographic information (VGI) in the context of big-data deluge and the data-intensive inquiry, the 20 chapters in this book explore both the theories and applications... more...

  • Toward a Geopolitics of Hopeby William H. Thornton; Songok Han Thornton

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 40.00

    Toward a Geopolitics of Hope posits a world order marked less by univocal “globalization” than by a grating geopolitics of rival capitalisms. Now that China, Russia, and much of the undemocratic developing world have embraced capitalism, this new Second World can no longer be regarded as a fleeting phenomenon. Globalization turns out to be... more...

  • Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012by Tomas Kavaliauskas

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012: Geopolitical, Cultural, and Socioeconomic Shifts by Tomas Kavaliauskas, is an in-depth study of the transformations in Central Europe in the years since the fall of Communism. In a comparative analysis of geopolitical, ethical, cultural, and socioeconomic shifts, this essential text investigates... more...

  • Geoinformatikby Manfred Ehlers; Jürgen Schmude; Bernd Cyffka; Jochen Schiewe

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 18.40

    Geoinformatik beschäftigt sich mit dem Wesen und der Funktion geographisch-raumbezogener Information (Geoinformation) und ihrer Bereitstellung in Form von Geodaten. Unterschiedliche Disziplinen benötigen Geoinformationen, um bestimmte Fragestellungen bearbeiten zu können, und Geodaten sind eine wichtige Grundlage für raumbezogene Entscheidungsprozesse.... more...

  • Doing Gender, Doing Geographyby Saraswati Raju; Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This book is a pioneering intervention in the social sciences as it brings together the contributions made by Indian geographers in understanding gender. It engages with the recent spatial turn in social science scholarship, seeking to reclaim the explanatory power of space and place in social theory. more...

  • Fractal Geographyby Dauphiné; André;

    Wiley 2013; US$ 130.00

    Our daily universe is rough and infinitely diverse. The fractal approach clarifies and orders these disparities. It helps us to envisage new explanations of geographical phenomena, which are, however, considered as definitely understood. Written for use by geographers and researchers from similar disciplines, such as ecologists, economists, historians... more...

  • Simulation of Complex Systems in GISby Patrice Langlois

    Wiley 2013; US$ 160.00

    This book provides a comprehensive view of geographical modeling. It first establishes the foundations of geographical modeling, covering such concepts as structure, organization, system, topologies, as well as the concept of time. Next, it tackles the use of computer tools for dynamic model building and presents several models applied to various themes,... more...

  • Chinese History in Geographical Perspectiveby Yongtao Du; Jeff Kyong-McClain

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99

    This volume treats ?China? first and foremost as an evolving and imagined geographical entity. The contributors explore China?s last five hundred years of history using geography as a lens through which to approach such issues as sports, ethnography, cartography, religion, elite and popular culture, transnational networking, urban planning, and... more...

  • Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europeby Danny Vandenbroucke; Bénédicte Bucher; Joep Crompvoets

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    For the seventh consecutive year, the AGILE promotes the publication of a book collecting high-level scientific papers from unpublished fundamental scientific research in the field of Geographic Information Science. As the agenda for Europe 2020 is currently being set, this book demonstrates how geographic information science is at the heart of Europe.... more...

  • Geographical Information Retrieval in Textual Corporaby Christian Sallaberry

    Wiley 2013; US$ 70.00

    This book addresses the field of geographic information extraction and retrieval from textual documents. Geographic information retrieval is a rapidly emerging subject, a trend fostered by the growing power of the Internet and the emerging possibilities of data dissemination. After positioning his work in this field in Chapter 1, the author makes... more...