Geovisualization for knowledge construction and decision support

A.M. MacEachren, M. Gahegan, W. Pike, I. Brewer, G. Cai, E. Lengerich, F. Hardistry
2004 IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications  
We now have access to vast digital data resources that include geospatial referencing. This referencing ranges from precise geographic coordinates, through street addresses, to codes for administrative or other types of regions (such as zip codes and drainage basin indices). GPS receivers in locations such as vehicles, PDAs, and cell phones generate an increasing portion of these data. Specific examples of geospatially referenced data include • satellite remote sensing readings, •
more » ... measurements, • telephone and credit card transaction information (with both purchase and billing addresses), • stream gauge readings, • land use categories, • transportation records (linked to intersections, highway segments, and ticket offices), • health statistics (collected with home and treatment addresses), • tax and property records, and • census enumerations (for population, agriculture, housing, manufacturing, and other topics).
doi:10.1109/mcg.2004.1255801 pmid:15384662 pmcid:PMC3181162 fatcat:gqsjznmpcrfyvdn7dmfurwvcam