Ontology and Geographic Kinds

  title={Ontology and Geographic Kinds},
  author={Barry Smith and David M. Mark},
An ontology of geographic kinds is designed to yield a better understanding of the ~tructure. of the geographic world, and to support the development of geographic mformat10n systems that are conceptually sound. This paper first demonstrates th~t geograp~cal obje~ts and kinds are not just larger versions of the everyday objects and kinds prev10usly studied in cognitive science. Geographic objects are not merely located in space, as are the manipulable objects of table-top space. Rather, .they… CONTINUE READING
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