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Plewe, Brandon S.

A Case for Geographic Masses

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Geographic masses, the stuff we deal with that cannot be categorized as geographic objects, comprise a crucial but largely unrecognized component of the core ontology of geographic information. Although masses have been rarely acknowledged in GIScience, they appear in geographic discourse just as often as objects. A concise but consistent formal definition of a geographic mass particular, which distinguishes a mass from an object, can be applied to any endurant phenomena, enabling a richer understanding of the geographic milieu, and more informed decision making during modeling and analysis processes.

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  author =	{Brandon S. Plewe},
  title =	{{A Case for Geographic Masses}},
  booktitle =	{14th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2019)},
  pages =	{14:1--14:14},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-115-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2019},
  volume =	{142},
  editor =	{Sabine Timpf and Christoph Schlieder and Markus Kattenbeck and Bernd Ludwig and Kathleen Stewart},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-111062},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.COSIT.2019.14},
  annote =	{Keywords: Ontology, Masses}

Keywords: Ontology, Masses
Collection: 14th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2019)
Issue Date: 2019
Date of publication: 03.09.2019

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