Aoristic analysis: the spatial interpretation of unspecific temporal events

@article{Ratcliffe2000AoristicAT,
  title={Aoristic analysis: the spatial interpretation of unspecific temporal events},
  author={Jerry H. Ratcliffe},
  journal={International Journal of Geographical Information Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={14},
  pages={669 - 679}
}
  • Jerry H. Ratcliffe
  • Published in Int. J. Geogr. Inf. Sci. 2000
  • Computer Science
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science
  • Temporal limitations of GIS databases are never more apparent than when the time of a change to any spatial object is unknown. This paper examines an unusual type of spatiotemporal imprecision where an event occurs at a known location but at an unknown time. Aoristic analysis can provide a temporal weight and give an indication of the probability that the event occurred within a defined period. Visualisation of temporal weights can be enhanced by modifications to existing surface generation… CONTINUE READING

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