The Certainty of Uncertainty: GIS and the Limits of Geographic Knowledge

  title={The Certainty of Uncertainty: GIS and the Limits of Geographic Knowledge},
  author={Helen Couclelis},
  journal={Transactions in GIS},
  • H. Couclelis
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Philosophy
  • Transactions in GIS
Considerable effort has been devoted over the years to fighting uncertainty in geographic information in its different manifestations. Thus far, research on handling inaccuracy, fuzziness, error and related issues has focused for the most part on problems with spatial data and their direct products, typically representations of spatial objects or fields. This paper seeks to broaden the discussion of uncertainty in the geospatial domain by shifting the focus from information to knowledge. It… 

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