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Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space

New Perspectives on Geographic Information Research

  • Martin Raubal
  • David M. Mark
  • Andrew U. Frank

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Christian Freksa
    Pages 23-42
  3. Leda Giannakopoulou, Marinos Kavouras, Margarita Kokla, David Mark
    Pages 63-81
  4. Tiina Sarjakoski, Pyry Kettunen, Hanna-Marika Halkosaari, Mari Laakso, Mikko Rönneberg, Hanna Stigmar et al.
    Pages 99-119
  5. Stephan Winter, Marie Truelove
    Pages 121-139
  6. Stephen C. Hirtle, Martin Raubal
    Pages 141-157
  7. Dalia E. Varanka, Holly K. Caro
    Pages 175-193
  8. Alexander Klippel, Rui Li, Jinlong Yang, Frank Hardisty, Sen Xu
    Pages 195-215
  9. Ian Pratt-Hartmann
    Pages 217-235
  10. Stephan Mäs
    Pages 237-257
  11. Thomas F. Shipley, Sara Irina Fabrikant, Anna-Katharina Lautenschütz
    Pages 259-270
  12. Geoffrey Edwards, Marie Louise Bourbeau, Gérard Ligozat, René Dupéré, David Duguay
    Pages 271-287
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 289-296

About this book


In 1990, sixty researchers gathered for two weeks at Castillo-Palacio Magalia in Las Navas del Marques, Spain, to discuss cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space. This meeting was the start of successful research on cognitive issues in geographic information science. It appeared worthwhile to assess the achievements and reconsider the research challenges twenty years later. What has changed in the age of computational ontologies and cyber-infrastructures? Consider that in 1990 the web was only about to emerge and the very first laptops had just appeared!

The 2010 meeting brought together many of the original participants, but was also open to others. Scientists, engineers, and humanists working at the intersection of cognitive and geographic information science helped reassess the research needs and approaches. What are today’s challenges? What can we achieve in the next 20 years? What are the lessons learned? This edited book evaluates the current state of the field through chapters by participants and documents an interdisciplinary research agenda for the future.


Geographic Information Science Geography Language and Space Spatial Cognition

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Raubal
    • 1
  • David M. Mark
    • 2
  • Andrew U. Frank
    • 3
  1. 1., Institute of CartographyETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2., Department of GeographyUniversity of BuffaloNew YorkUSA
  3. 3., Institute for GeoinformationTU WienViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space
  • Book Subtitle New Perspectives on Geographic Information Research
  • Editors Martin Raubal
    David M Mark
    Andrew U. Frank
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect.Notes Geoinf.,Cartography
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-34358-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-44375-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-34359-9
  • Series ISSN 1863-2246
  • Series E-ISSN 1863-2351
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 296
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geographical Information Systems/Cartography
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