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Reflexive Cartography

Reflexive Cartography
A New Perspective in Mapping

by Emanuela Casti

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2015-08-13
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0128035560
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reflexive Cartography addresses the adaptation of cartography, including its digital forms (GIS, WebGIS, PPGIS), to the changing needs of society, and outlines the experimental context aimed at mapping a topological space. Using rigorous scientific analysis based on statement consistency, relevance of the proposals, and model accessibility, it charts the transition from topographical maps created by state agencies to open mapping produced by citizens. Adopting semiotic theory to uncover the complex communicative mechanisms of maps and to investigate their ability to produce their own messages and new perspectives, Reflexive Cartography outlines a shift in our way of conceptualizing maps: from a plastic metaphor of reality, as they are generally considered, to solid tools that play the role of agents, assisting citizens as they think and plan their own living place and make sense of the current world. Applies a range of technologies to theoretical perspectives on mapping to innovatively map the world’s geographic diversity Features a multi-disciplinary perspective that weaves together geography, the geosciences, and the social sciences through territorial representation Authored and edited by two of the world’s foremost cartographic experts who combine more than 60 years of experience in research and in the classroom Presents more than 60 figures to underscore key concepts

Mapping the Epidemic

Mapping the Epidemic
A Systemic Geography of COVID-19 in Italy

by Emanuela Casti,Fulvio Adobati,Ilia Negri

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2021-08-27
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0323910629
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mapping the Epidemic: A Systemic Geography of COVID-19 in Italy provides a theoretical-methodological framework based on space-time analysis to map and interpret the set of factors that could have contributed to the spread of COVID-19, as well as a reflexive cartographic mapping visualizing the virus’s dynamics. After an introduction that constitutes the theoretical anchor of the work carried out both with respect to territorial analysis and the use of reflexive cartography, the book discusses the role played by reflexive cartography in research on the COVID-19 pandemic conducted by an Italian university working group dealing with reticularity and the territorial fragilities that have influenced the spread. The data, subjected to analysis, are translated into reflexive cartography as a tool for restitution and investigation of the territorial dynamics. Each chapter consists of detailed information in which the European context of data analysis is illustrated, to then investigate the Italian territory and focus on the case of Lombardy and, in particular, of Bergamo as the epicenter. The book addresses the theoretical and methodological approaches of mapping the epidemic in Italy and the importance of cartography in the outbreak response, as well as including data accounting for contributing factors such as atmospheric pollution and infection rate, population distribution and major mobility corridors, and measures adopted to contain the outbreak, by implementing mapping at the regional Lombard, national, and European levels. Mapping the Epidemic: A Systemic Geography of COVID-19 in Italy uses an interdisciplinary approach that highlights the key role of geography and cartography in providing usable data and conclusions on the virus outbreak and will be valuable for researchers and professionals in the fields of geography, GIS, and spatial mapping, as well as statisticians working on mapping outbreaks and epidemiological scientists needing mapping data on the virus. Details reflexive mapping of the COVID pandemic, giving an interpretation that explains the epidemic’s variable complexity and visualizes it Provides a space-time approach, based on a database from the beginning of the Italian emergence to the decline phase, showing the virus spread intensity and speed in relation to socio-territorial factors Is complementary to studies carried out in the biomedical domain, referring to the results of these studies in an original and innovative way, envisaged through cybercartography

Cartography and Art

Cartography and Art
A Book

by William Cartwright,Georg Gartner,Antje Lehn

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2009-02-26
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN : 3540685693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is the fruition of work from contributors to the Art and Cartography: Cartography and Art symposium held in Vienna in February 2008. This meeting brought together cartographers who were interested in the design and aesthetics elements of cartography and artists who use maps as the basis for their art or who incorporate place and space in their expressions. The outcome of bringing together these like minds culminated in a wonderful event, spanning three evenings and two days in the Austrian capital. Papers, exhi- tions and installations provided a forum for appreciating the endeavors of artists and cartographers and their representations of geography. As well as indulging in an expansive and expressive occasion attendees were able to re? ect on their own work and discuss similar elements in each other’s work. It also allowed cartographers and artists to discuss the potential for collaboration in future research and development. To recognise the signi? cance of this event, paper authors were invited to further develop their work and contribute chapters to this book. We believe that this book marks both a signi? cant occasion in Vienna and a starting point for future collabo- tive efforts between artists and cartographers. The editors would like to acknowledge the work of Manuela Schmidt and Felix Ortag, who undertook the task of the design and layout of the chapters.

Further Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography

Further Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography
International Dimensions and Language Mapping

by D.R. Fraser Taylor,Erik Anonby,Kumiko Murasugi

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2019-09-13
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN : 044464282X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Further Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography, Third Edition, Volume Nine, presents a substantively updated edition of a classic text on cybercartography, presenting new and returning readers alike with the latest advances in the field. The book examines the major elements of cybercartography and embraces an interactive, dynamic, multisensory format with the use of multimedia and multimodal interfaces. Material covering the major elements, key ideas and definitions of cybercartography is newly supplemented by several chapters on two emerging areas of study, including international dimensions and language mapping. This new edition delves deep into Mexico, Brazil, Denmark, Iran and Kyrgyzstan, demonstrating how insights emerge when cybercartography is applied in different cultural contexts. Meanwhile, other chapters contain case studies by a talented group of linguists who are breaking new ground by applying cybercartography to language mapping, a breakthrough that will provide new ways of understanding the distribution and movement of language and culture. Highlights the relationship between cybercartography and critical geography Incorporates the latest developments in the field of cybercartography, including International Dimensions and Language Mapping Showcases the legal, ethical and policy implications of mapping local and traditional knowledge

Object-Oriented Cartography

Object-Oriented Cartography
Maps as Things

by Tania Rossetto

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-05-16
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : 0429794053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Object-Oriented Cartography provides an innovative perspective on the changing nature of maps and cartographic study. Through a renewed theoretical reading of contemporary cartography, this book acknowledges the shifted interest from cartographic representation to mapping practice and proposes an alternative consideration of the ‘thingness’ of maps. Rather than asking how maps map onto reality, it explores the possibilities of a speculative-realist map theory by bringing cartographic objects to the foreground. Through a pragmatic perspective, this book focuses on both digital and nondigital maps and establishes an unprecedented dialogue between the field of map studies and object-oriented ontology. This dialogue is carried out through a series of reflections and case studies involving aesthetics and technology, ethnography and image theory, and narrative and photography. Proposing methods to further develop this kind of cartographic research, this book will be invaluable reading for researchers and graduate students in the fields of Cartography and Geohumanities.

Structure Preserved

Structure Preserved
Studies in Syntax for Jan Koster

by C. Jan-Wouter Zwart,Mark de Vries

  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN : 9027255474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Structure is at the rock-bottom of all explanatory sciences" (Jan Koster). Forty years ago, the hypothesis that underlying the bewildering variety of syntactic phenomena are general and unified structural patterns of unexpected beauty and simplicity gave rise to major advancements in the study of Dutch and Germanic syntax, with important implications for the theory of grammar as a whole. Jan Koster was one of the central figures in this development, and he has continued to explore the structure preserving hypothesis throughout his illustrious career. This collection of articles by over forty syntacticians celebrates the advancements made in the study of syntax over the past forty years, reflecting on the structural principles underlying syntactic phenomena and emulating the approach to syntactic analysis embodied in Jan Koster's teaching and research.

Rivista J-Reading n. 1-2018

Rivista J-Reading n. 1-2018
Journal of research and didactics in geography

by Gino De Vecchis

  • Publisher : Edizioni Nuova Cultura
  • Release : 2018-06-28
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN : 8833650626
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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IN QUESTO NUMERO: Sirpa Tani, Hannele Cantell, Markus Hilander, Powerful disciplinary knowledge and the status of geography in Finnish upper secondary schools: Teachers’ views on recent changes · Cristiano Pesaresi, Davide Pavia, Multiphase procedure for landscape reconstruction and their evolution analysis. GIS modelling for areas exposed to high volcanic risk · Guy Mercier, Esquisse d’une théorie humaniste du lieu · Giorgia Iovino, Urban regeneration strategies in waterfront areas. An interpretative framework · Donatella Privitera, Sandro Privitera, Laboratory as experiment in field learning: An application in a touristic city · THE LANGUAGE OF IMAGES (Edited by Elisa Bignante and Marco Maggioli) Cristiano Giorda, Giacomo Pettenati, Visual geographies and mountain psychogeographic drift. The geography workshops of the Childhood and Primary Teachers Education course of the University of Turin - MAPPING SOCIETIES (Edited by Edoardo Boria) Laura Lo Presti, Maps In/Out Of Place. Charting alternative ways of looking and experimenting with cartography and GIS - GEOGRAPHICAL NOTES AND (PRACTICAL) CONSIDERATIONS Bruno Ratti, Geographic Knowledge. Paradigm of Society 5.0 - TEACHINGS FROM THE PAST (Edited by Dino Gavinelli and Davide Papotti) M. Aurousseau, The Geographical Study of Population Groups with comments by Maristella Bergaglio, Re-reading The Geographical Study of Population Groups by M. Aurousseau

Digital Mapping and Indigenous America

Digital Mapping and Indigenous America
A Book

by Janet Berry Hess

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-03-31
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1000367142
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Employing anthropology, field research, and humanities methodologies as well as digital cartography, and foregrounding the voices of Indigenous scholars, this text examines digital projects currently underway, and includes alternative modes of "mapping" Native American, Alaskan Native, Indigenous Hawaiian and First Nations land. The work of both established and emerging scholars addressing a range of geographic regions and cultural issues is also represented. Issues addressed include the history of maps made by Native Americans; healing and reconciliation projects related to boarding schools; language and land reclamation; Western cartographic maps created in collaboration with Indigenous nations; and digital resources that combine maps with narrative, art, and film, along with chapters on archaeology, place naming, and the digital presence of elders. This text is of interest to scholars working in history, cultural studies, anthropology, Native American studies, and digital cartography.

Peace Education in a Postmodern World

Peace Education in a Postmodern World
A Special Issue of the Peabody Journal of Education

by Ian M. Harris

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-12-16
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1135490708
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This special issue of the Peabody Journal of Education provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in peace education reform. School reforms based upon principles of peace education have in common a belief in the power of peace to create a positive learning climate in schools and to address the problems of violence in the broader culture. A peace education strategy for improving school productivity rests upon three main assumptions: 1. Violence contributes to the poor performance of many students. 2. Adults in school settings need to address problems created by violence in order for schools to improve. 3. Anxieties that make it hard for students to master traditional subject matter can best be addressed by a comprehensive peace education strategy that makes school a safe place to learn and provides students with knowledge about alternative nonviolent ways to resolve conflicts. Peace building reforms go beyond responding to immediate forms of violence that may be overwhelming students and teachers to promoting positive images of peace through the study of nonviolence. Written by established experts in the field of peace education from six different countries, this collection of articles not only represents a wide variety of peace education practices from different corners of the globe, but it also represents varying academic perspectives. Educators can play a key role in helping human societies progress toward more sustainable ways of living by implementing peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peace building strategies in school programs. Peace education reforms point to a new way of thinking about schools as vehicles for promoting a peace culture through insights offered by nonviolent theory.

Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration

Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration
A Book

by Katharyne Mitchell,Reece Jones,Jennifer L. Fluri

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1786436035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Border walls, shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, separated families at the border, island detention camps: migration is at the centre of contemporary political and academic debates. This ground-breaking Handbook offers an exciting and original analysis of critical research on themes such as these, drawing on cutting-edge theories from an interdisciplinary and international group of leading scholars. With a focus on spatial analysis and geographical context, this volume highlights a range of theoretical, methodological and regional approaches to migration research, while remaining attuned to the underlying politics that bring critical scholars together.

Educating Beyond Violent Futures

Educating Beyond Violent Futures
A Book

by Francis Hutchinson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-06-27
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1134786980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As we enter the Twenty-First Century, it is easy to assume that worsening trends in violence will be a feature of our lives, whether in our schools, our societies or as a species. Educating Beyond Violent Futures challenges assumptions that trends in violence are destiny, and raises crucial questions about choice and engagement. Drawing upon new research, this book is essential reading for those who want to prepare our children for living constructively in the next century

Shifts in Mapping

Shifts in Mapping
Maps as a Tool of Knowledge

by Christine Schranz

  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release : 2021-11-30
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 3839460417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Depicting the world, territory, and geopolitical realities involves a high degree of interpretation and imagination. It is never neutral. Cartography originated in ancient times to represent the world and to enable circulation, communication, and economic exchange. Today, IT companies are a driving force in this field and change our view of the world; how we communicate, navigate, and consume globally. Questions of privacy, authorship, and economic interests are highly relevant to cartography's practices. So how to deal with such powers and what is the critical role of cartography in it? How might a bottom-up perspective (and actions) in map-making change conception of a geopolitical space?

Knowledge Cartography

Knowledge Cartography
Software Tools and Mapping Techniques

by Alexandra Okada,Simon J. Buckingham Shum,Tony Sherborne

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-10-07
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN : 1447164709
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focuses on the process by which manually crafting interactive, hypertextual maps clarifies one’s own understanding, communicates it to others, and enables collective intelligence. The authors see mapping software as visual tools for reading and writing in a networked age. In an information ocean, the challenge is to find meaningful patterns around which we can weave plausible narratives. Maps of concepts, discussions and arguments make the connections between ideas tangible - and critically, disputable. With 22 chapters from leading researchers and practitioners (5 of them new for this edition), the reader will find the current state-of-the-art in the field. Part 1 focuses on knowledge maps for learning and teaching in schools and universities, before Part 2 turns to knowledge maps for information analysis and knowledge management in professional communities, but with many cross-cutting themes: · reflective practitioners documenting the most effective ways to map · conceptual frameworks for evaluating representations · real world case studies showing added value for professionals · more experimental case studies from research and education · visual languages, many of which work on both paper and with software · knowledge cartography software, much of it freely available and open source · visit the companion website for extra resources: books.kmi.open.ac.uk/knowledge-cartography Knowledge Cartography will be of interest to learners, educators, and researchers in all disciplines, as well as policy analysts, scenario planners, knowledge managers and team facilitators. Practitioners will find new perspectives and tools to expand their repertoire, while researchers will find rich enough conceptual grounding for further scholarship.

The Politics of Mapping

The Politics of Mapping
A Book

by Bernard Debarbieux,Irene Hirt

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2022-05-20
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1119986745
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Maps and mapping are fundamentally political. Whether they are authoritarian, hegemonic, participatory or critical, they are most often guided by the desire to have control over space, and always involve power relations. This book takes stock of the knowledge acquired and the debates conducted in the field of critical cartography over some thirty years. The Politics of Mapping includes analyses of recent semiological, social and technological innovations in the production and use of maps and, more generally, geographical information. The chapters are the work of specialists in the field, in the form of a thematic analysis, a theoretical essay, or a reflection on a professional, scientific or militant practice. From mapping issues for modern states to the digital and big data era, from maps produced by Indigenous peoples or migrant–advocacy organizations in Europe, the perspectives are both historical and contemporary.

Imagination and Fantasy in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time

Imagination and Fantasy in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time
Projections, Dreams, Monsters, and Illusions

by Albrecht Classen

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2020-08-24
  • Pages : 820
  • ISBN : 311069378X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The notions of other peoples, cultures, and natural conditions have always been determined by the epistemology of imagination and fantasy, providing much freedom and creativity, and yet have also created much fear, anxiety, and horror. In this regard, the pre-modern world demonstrates striking parallels with our own insofar as the projections of alterity might be different by degrees, but they are fundamentally the same by content. Dreams, illusions, projections, concepts, hopes, utopias/dystopias, desires, and emotional attachments are as specific and impactful as the physical environment. This volume thus sheds important light on the various lenses used by people in the Middle Ages and the early modern age as to how they came to terms with their perceptions, images, and notions. Previous scholarship focused heavily on the history of mentality and history of emotions, whereas here the history of pre-modern imagination, and fantasy assumes center position. Imaginary things are taken seriously because medieval and early modern writers and artists clearly reveal their great significance in their works and their daily lives. This approach facilitates a new deep-structure analysis of pre-modern culture.

Reaching Further

Reaching Further
Innovation, Access and Quality in Legal Services

by Alexy Buck,Pascoe Pleasence,Nigel J. Balmer

  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 9780117067240
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edited collection brings together a selection of papers originally presented at the Legal Services Research Centre's seventh international research conference held at the Royal Naval Academy, Greenwich, London, 18 - 20 June 2008. The papers, drawn from three continents, shed light on how major legal aid jusrisdictions are facing the challenge of providing, shaping and extending the reach of legal aid in the face of increasing pressure on resources. The papers give an insight into the role of research in the development of legal aid and are linked in their focus on innovations: from schemes to encourage the next generation of legal aid lawyers, to services built around needs of users and communities, to methods for ensuring quality of services and mechanisms to deliver services for, and engage, "hard-to-reach" and disadvantaged groups.

Adrian Piper

Adrian Piper
Race, Gender, and Embodiment

by John P. Bowles

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2011-02-14
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 0822349205
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This in-depth analysis of Adrian Piper s art locates her groundbreaking work at the nexus of Conceptual and feminist art of the late 1960s and 1970s.

Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community

Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community
Engaging Intersecting Perspectives

by Stephanie Pyne,D. R. Fraser Taylor

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2019-10-04
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0128157062
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community: Engaging Intersecting Perspectives, Volume Eight gathers perspectives on issues related to reconciliation—primarily in a residential / boarding school context—and demonstrates the unifying power of Cybercartography by identifying intersections among different knowledge perspectives. Concerned with understanding approaches toward reconciliation and education, preference is given to reflexivity in research and knowledge dissemination. The positionality aspect of reflexivity is reflected in the chapter contributions concerning various aspects of cybercartographic atlas design and development research, and related activities. In this regard, the book offers theoretical and practical knowledge of collaborative transdisciplinary research through its reflexive assessment of the relationships, processes and knowledge involved in cybercartographic research. Using, most specifically, the Residential Schools Land Memory Mapping Project for context, Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community provides a high speed tour through the project’s innovative collaborative approach to mapping institutional material and volunteered geographic information. Exploring Cybercartography through the lens of this atlas project provides for a comprehensive understanding of both Cybercartography and transdisciplinary research, while informing the reader of education and reconciliation initiatives in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Italy. Includes a variety of examples of reconciliation work, especially related to residential / boarding schools, and examines common themes in the issues discussed Offers both conceptual and applied dimensions, and provides a good example of a reflexive approach to both research and knowledge dissemination Addresses a modern application for Cybercartography that is of considerable societal importance Provides historiographical accounts of atlas-making processes, multidisciplinary perspectives on research issues and conceptual explorations

The Philosophy of GIS

The Philosophy of GIS
A Book

by Timothy Tambassi

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-06-04
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 3030168298
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This anthology aims to present the fundamental philosophical issues and tools required by the reflection within and upon geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) . It is an introduction to the philosophy for GIScience from an analytical perspective, which looks at GIS with a specific focus on its fundamental and most general concepts and distinctions. The first part of the book is devoted to explore some of the main philosophical questions arising from GIS and GIScience, which include, among others, investigations in ontology, epistemology, linguistics and geometrical modeling. The second part concerns issues related to spatial and cartographical representations of the geographical world. The third part is focused on the ontology of geography, specifically in terms of geographical entities, objects and boundaries. Finally, in the fourth part, the topic of GIS constitutes a starting point for exploring themes such as quantum geography and disorientation, and for defining professional profiles for geographers with competences in GIS environment. This book on a new and unexplored field of research could be a fundamental point of reference for professional philosophers and geographers interested in the theoretical reflection about the foundational concepts of GIScience. It is also interesting reading material for students (both undergraduates, postgraduates and Ph.D. students) in philosophy, geography, applied ontology, GIScience, geomatics and computer science.

The Philosophy of Geo-Ontologies

The Philosophy of Geo-Ontologies
Applied Ontology of Geography

by Timothy Tambassi

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021-06-26
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 3030781453
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Placed at the intersection among philosophy, geography, and computer science, the domain of investigation of applied ontology of geography ranges from making explicit assumptions and commitments of geography as a discipline, to the theoretical and technical needs of geographical/IT tools, such as GIS and geo-ontologies. Such a domain of investigation represents the central topic of discussion of this book, which intends: 1) to provide an overview of the mutual interactions among the disciplines encompassed in the domain; 2) to discuss notions such as spatial representation, boundaries, and geographical entities that constitute the main focus of the (philosophical) ontology of geography; 3) to propose a geographical classification of geo-ontologies in response to their increasing diffusion within the contemporary debate, as well as to show what ontological categories best systematize their contents. The second edition of the book differs from the first one as it offers a broader analysis of the (philosophical) ontology of geography: an analysis that is no more limited to the theoretical need of geo-ontologies.