Temporal GIS Advanced Functions for Field-Based Applications
G. Christakos, Bogaert, P., Serre, M.
Date of Publication:
1 March 2002
This book focuses on the development of advanced functions for field-based Temporal Geographical Information Systems (TGIS). These fields describe natural, epidemiological, economic, and social phenonema distributed across space and time. The book is organized around 4 main themes: concepts, mathematical tools, computer programs, and applications. The reader is also familiarized with the TGIS toolbox of advanced functions and the associated library of comprehensive computer programs, BMElib.
A CD-ROM is included with the book, so that the reader can readily use the computerized advanced TGIS functions of the BMElib to reconstruct many of the numerical applications discussed in the book . From the contents: 1. A BME View to the New Realities of TIGS.- 2. Spatiotemporal Modelling.- 3. Knowledge Bases Integration.- 4. Spatiotemporal Mapping.- 5. Interpretive BME.- 6. The BME Toolbox in Action.- 7. The BME Computer Library.- 8. Scientific Hypothesis Testing, Explanation, and the Decision Making.