Event‐oriented approaches to geographic phenomena

  title={Event‐oriented approaches to geographic phenomena},
  author={Michael F. Worboys},
  journal={International Journal of Geographical Information Science},
  pages={1 - 28}
  • M. Worboys
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science
This paper is about the information‐theoretic foundations upon which useful explanatory and predictive models of dynamic geographic phenomena can be based. It traces the development of these foundations, from sequences of temporal snapshots, through object life histories, to event chronicles. A crucial ontological distinction is drawn between ‘things’ and ‘happenings’, that is between continuant and occurrent entities. Up to now, most research has focused on representing the evolution through… 

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