CHAPTER 6 Conceptual Tools for Specifying Spatial Object Representations

  title={CHAPTER 6 Conceptual Tools for Specifying Spatial Object Representations},
  author={Martien Molenaar and Peter van Oosterom},
The Earth’s surface can be considered as a spatio-temporal continuum in which processes of different kinds take place, such as the development of vegetation covers, geologic processes, demographic processes, the development of land use, etc. Each process is the result of interacting forces caused and affected by internal and external factors and will lead to spatial patterns of terrain characteristics which will change with time. Two major classes of such processes can be distinguished: 1. The… CONTINUE READING

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