Spatial Context: An Introduction to Fundamental Computer Algorithms for Spatial Analysis

1st Edition

Christopher Gold

CRC Press
Published May 31, 2016
Reference - 218 Pages
ISBN 9781138029637 - CAT# K29638
Series: ISPRS Book Series

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• Introduces fundamental computer algorithms for spatial analysis
• Caters to needs of the Geographic Information Science (GIS) community
• Aimed at non-computer-experts in the Spatial Sciences
• Integrates methods from many (spatial) disciplines
• Offers an easy read and many illustrative diagrams



Many disciplines are concerned with manipulating geometric (or spatial) objects in the computer – such as geology, cartography, computer aided design (CAD), etc. – and each of these have developed their own data structures and techniques, often independently. Nevertheless, in many cases the object types and the spatial queries are similar, and this book attempts to find a common theme.