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Title: Geographic information retrieval and spatial browsing
Author(s): Larson, Ray R.
Subject(s): Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Digital libraries
Abstract: Digital library (DL) projects are beginning to create very large-scale repositories of digital information on a wide range of topics. As with traditional print libraries, this information can be indexed and retrieved in a variety of ways, ranging from purely descriptive cataloging of items in the database and topical analysis of content, to more specialized methods of classification and description that exploit the characteristics of digital information. This paper will examine the problems and prospects of a class of retrieval and indexing methods that are particularly suited to digital library materials with geographic content or associations. The characteristics of spatial queries and some of the problems of uncertainty and approximation in spatial and geographic information retrieval are discussed. Requirements and a methodologyfor automatic indexing and georeferencing of text documents are then examined. A "state-of-the-art" examination of network access to georeferenced information is provided, and a specification language and tool for development of graphical interfaces to support geographic information retrieval and spatial browsing is also described. In conclusion, general issues and characteristics of georeferenced multimedia information systems are discussed.
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: Larson, R.R. (1996) Geographic information retrieval and spatial browsing. In L.C.Smith and M.Gluck (eds) Geographic information systems and libraries: patrons, maps, and spatial information : [papers presented at the 1995 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 10-12, 1995]: 81-124.
Series/Report: Geographic information systems and libraries: patrons, maps, and spatial information [papers presented at the 1995 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 10-12, 1995]
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/416
ISBN: 0878450971
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-03-20
 

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