Geographical information engineering in the 21st century

Gilberto Câmara, Lúbia Vinhas, Clodoveu Davis, Fred Fonseca, Tiago Carneiro

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This paper discusses the challenges facing GIS designers in the 21st century. We argue that GI engineers lack a sound theoretical basis that would allow them to make best use of new technologies that handle geospatial data. Considering three important topics for the new generations of GIS (change, semantics, and cognition) we show that GIS theory is in a state of flux. Thus, researchers and engineers need to cooperate more for the new generation of GIS to be built in the best possible way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-218
Number of pages16
JournalLecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
Issue number199069
StatePublished - 2009
EventSymposium in Honor of Andrew U. Frank on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday, 2008 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jun 30 2008Jul 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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