From Space to Place and Back Again: Towards an Interface Between Space and Place

Emmanuel Papadakis, George Baryannis, Thomas Blaschke

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Geographic Information Systems represent and process space whereas people refer to and use place. A question that arises is what are the benefits of introducing a unified data model that combines the rigid representation of space and the information-rich concepts of place. In this work we contribute to this research question by proposing a two-way interface that aims to bridge the notions of space and place. This interface relies on the four conceptions of space and interconnected spatial objects. Step-by-step descriptions as well as examples are provided to illustrate the intended use of the proposed interface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Workshop on Platial Analysis (PLATIAL '18)
EditorsRené Westerholt, Franz-Benjamin Mocnik, Alexander Zipf
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2018
EventPlatial '18: Workshop on Platial Analysis - Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 20 Sep 201821 Sep 2018 (Link to Conference Website)


WorkshopPlatial '18
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