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Geoscience after IT: Part G. Familiarization with spatial analysis

Loudon, T.V.. 2000 Geoscience after IT: Part G. Familiarization with spatial analysis. Computers & Geosciences, 26 (3, Sup). A51-A62. 10.1016/S0098-3004(00)00042-X

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Abstract/Summary

Spatial pattern is crucial to geoscience. It enables us to compare the observed properties of objects and explain their spatial relationships, correlation and distribution in terms of the geological circumstances and processes that formed them. Digital cartography and the spatial model provide computer support for looking at objects and properties in their spatial context. Transformations enable us to move and shape the objects for better visualization and analysis. Spatial statistics can quantify configuration for analysis of form and structure. The fractal model reminds us of the divergence between our models and reality.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/S0098-3004(00)00042-X
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Information Systems Development
ISSN: 0098-3004
Additional Keywords: Digital cartography, spatial relationships, spatial models, spatial transformations, fractals
NORA Subject Terms: Computer Science
Data and Information
Earth Sciences
Date made live: 19 Mar 2008 15:41
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2402

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