Space-Time Integration in Geography and GIScience

Research Frontiers in the US and China

  • Mei-Po Kwan
  • Douglas Richardson
  • Donggen Wang
  • Chenghu Zhou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mei-Po Kwan, Douglas Richardson, Donggen Wang, Chenghu Zhou
    Pages 1-6
  3. Michael F. Goodchild, Peng Gong
    Pages 7-19
  4. Yanwei Chai, Zhilin Liu, Yan Zhang, Tana
    Pages 21-38
  5. Michael R. Evans, KwangSoo Yang, Viswanath Gunturi, Betsy George, Shashi Shekhar
    Pages 77-108
  6. Zhixiang Fang, Shih-Lung Shaw, Wei Tu, Qingquan Li
    Pages 109-126
  7. Daniel A. Griffith, Yongwan Chun
    Pages 145-156
  8. Wei Wang, Kathleen Stewart
    Pages 157-174
  9. Ying Song, Harvey J. Miller
    Pages 189-209
  10. Harry F. Lee, David D. Zhang
    Pages 235-267
  11. Mei-Po Kwan, Desheng Liu, Jaclyn Vogliano
    Pages 283-300
  12. Xun Zhou, Shashi Shekhar, Pradeep Mohan
    Pages 301-326
  13. Chaowei Yang, Min Sun, Kai Liu, Qunying Huang, Zhenlong Li, Zhipeng Gui et al.
    Pages 327-351

About this book


Space-time analysis is a rapidly growing research frontier in geography, GIS, and GIScience. Advances in integrated GPS/GIS technologies, the availability of large datasets (over time and space), and increased capacity to manage, integrate, model and visualize complex data in (near) real time, offer the GIS and geography communities extraordinary opportunities to begin to integrate sophisticated space-time analysis and models in the study of complex environmental and social systems, from climate change to infectious disease transmission.

This volume specifically focuses on research frontiers, comparative research, and research and application interactions in this field in the US and China, arguably the two most dynamic loci for this work today. The contributions to this book, by top researchers in China and the US, productively highlight the differences and similarities in approaches and directions for space-time analysis in the two countries. In light of the recent rapid progress in GIScience research on space-time integration in both countries, the book’s focus on research frontiers in these two countries will attract great interest in both countries and in other parts of the world as well as among related disciplines. In addition, the book also explores the impact of collaborative research and publications underway in this area between the US and China, and will provide an overview of these collaborative efforts and programs.

This book will not only be of interest to university-based GIS researchers and students, but also to those interested in this new area of research and applications like researchers and developers in business, internet mapping and GIS, and location based services (LBS).​


Association of American Geographers (AAG) Big Spatiotemporal Data City Road Network Esri GIS GIScience GPS/GIS technologies HGIS Experience Perspectives on Space and Time RADARSAT-2 Polarimetric SAR Images Real-time Space-time Integration Segregation, Health and Accessibility Space-Time Behavior Research Space-Time Distances Space-time Prism Spatiotemporal Change Pattern Mining Spatiotemporal Networks Spatiotemporal Semantic Maps Walking Behavior

Editors and affiliations

  • Mei-Po Kwan
    • 1
  • Douglas Richardson
    • 2
  • Donggen Wang
    • 3
  • Chenghu Zhou
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Geography and Geographic Information ScienceUniversity of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA
  2. 2.Association of American GeographersWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of GeographyHong Kong Baptist UniversityHong KongChina
  4. 4.Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural ResourcesChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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