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Geographic Hypermedia

Concepts and Systems

  • Emmanuel Stefanakis
  • Michael P. Peterson
  • Costas Armenakis
  • Vasilis Delis

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Foundations of Geographic Hypermedia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Emmanuel Stefanakis, Michael P. Peterson
      Pages 1-21
    3. William Cartwright, Michael Peterson, Georg Gartner
      Pages 23-36
  3. Data Resources and Accessibility Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N2-N2
    2. Cristhiane da Silva Ramos, William Cartwright
      Pages 97-119
    3. Michael P. Peterson
      Pages 121-136
    4. Manolis Koutlis, George Tsironis, George Vassiliou, Thanassis Mantes, Augustine Gryllakis, Kriton Kyrimis
      Pages 155-166
  4. Technologies for Content Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Yvan Bédard, Marie-Josée Proulx, Sonia Rivest, Thierry Badard
      Pages 167-187
    3. Ralf Klamma, Marc Spaniol, Matthias Jarke, Yiwei Cao, Michael Jansen, Georgios Toubekis
      Pages 189-209
    4. Michail Vaitis, Manolis Tzagarakis
      Pages 211-231
    5. Ralf Klamma, Marc Spaniol, Matthias Jarke, Yiwei Cao, Michael Jansen, Georgios Toubekis
      Pages 233-256
  5. Analytical Functionality and Geovisualizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N4-N4
    2. Donata Persson, Georg Gartner, Manfred Buchroithner
      Pages 275-292

About this book


This book introduces a new paradigm, Geographic Hypermedia, which emerges from the convergence of Geographic Information Science and - permedia technology. Both GI Science and hypermedia have been rapidly evolving fields. The initial idea of Geographic Hypermedia was born in 2004 when the editors had been invited to organize a workshop in conju- tion with the ‘Hypertext’ conference organized annually by the Special - terest Group of the Association for Computing Machinery. The purpose of the workshop was to examine how hypermedia concepts and tools may be applied in geographical domains. The workshop was eventually held in conjunction with the Maps and the Internet Commission of the International Cartographic Association at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Denver, Colorado, in April 2005. The Denver workshop was a successful event, bringing together mul- disciplinary researchers and professionals in the area of Geographic - permedia. Researchers from four continents and well recognized insti- tions presented their work and exchanged opinions about the new pa- digm, its content and distinct characteristics from other paradigms. Extended versions of the papers presented at the workshop along with some invited chapters from experts in the field led to the compendium of the twenty-five chapters in this book volume. Geographic Hypermedia is not yet a mature paradigm but we aspire to provide the scientific community with a contemporary view of Geographic Hypermedia, present an overview of its progress and current status, while also promoting further discussion and research.


GIS Geoinformationssysteme Orbit atlas cartography database geographic data geographical information system hypermedia information system modeling multimedia satellite vegetation visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Emmanuel Stefanakis
    • 1
  • Michael P. Peterson
    • 2
  • Costas Armenakis
    • 3
  • Vasilis Delis
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of GeographyHarokopio UniversityAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Geography/GeologyUniversity of Nebraska at OmahaOmahaUSA
  3. 3.Centre for Topographic InformationNatural Resources CanadaOttawaCanada
  4. 4.Research-Academic ComputerTechnology InstitutePatras, HellasGreece

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From the reviews:

"The edited book Geographic Hypermedia: Concepts and Systems is an impressive collection of focused chapters dealing with the advancement of cartography, geographic information systems (GIS) and geovisualization within the science of geographic information. … This book makes an important and timely contribution in many ways. … The wide range of issues covered will make this book suitable for use in advanced cartography courses, and as a reference text for graduate students and researchers … ." (Suzana Dragicevic, Geomatica, Vol. 61 (2), 2007)