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Reflections and speculations on the progress in Geographic Information Systems (GIS): a geographic perspective

Lu, G; Batty, M; Strobl, J; Lin, H; Zhu, A-X; Chen, M; (2019) Reflections and speculations on the progress in Geographic Information Systems (GIS): a geographic perspective. [Review]. International Journal of Geographical Information Systems , 33 (2) pp. 346-367. 10.1080/13658816.2018.1533136. Green open access

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Abstract

Great strides have been made in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research over the past half-century. However, this progress has created both opportunities and challenges. From a geographic perspective, certain challenges remain, including the modelling of geographic-featured environments with GIS data model, the enhancement of GIS’s analysis functions for comprehensive geographic analysis and achieving human-oriented geographic information presentation. Several basic theoretical and technical ideas that follow the workflow and processes of geographic information induction, geographic scenario modelling, geographic process analysis and geographic environment representation are proposed to fill the gaps between GIS and geography. We also call for designing methods for big geographic data-oriented analysis, making best use of videos and developing virtual geographic scenario-based GIS for further evolution.

Type: Article
Title: Reflections and speculations on the progress in Geographic Information Systems (GIS): a geographic perspective
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2018.1533136
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2018.1533136
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), improvement ideas, geographic perspective, geographic process, Geographic Information Science (GIScience)
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10063543
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