News / Karimi edits new Geoinformatics reference book


Hassan Karimi, Associate Professor at the iSchool, is the editor of the newly-released “Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics,” published by Information Science Reference of Hershey and New York. This reference work is the first to discuss a complete range of contemporary research on geoinformatics issues, trends, theories, technologies and applications.

The book features 48 chapters on subject areas such as spatial databases, mapping and visualization, analysis, ontologies, distributed geoprocessing, location-based services, and management. Authors have addressed a diverse range of topics including artifical neural networks, cognitive maps, distrbuted geospatial data, geospatial web services, grid computing and technology, map overlay problems, support vector machines, and temporal GIS research and technologies.

Several other iSchool faculty members contributed to the volume: Stephen Hirtle authored “Cognitive Maps”and Vladimir Zadorozhny examined “Location-Based Performance Tuning in Moble Sensor Networks.”