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dc.contributor.authorEscobar, F. J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEagleson, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, I. P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T10:32:00Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T10:32:00Z
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-09-30en_US
dc.identifier.citationEscobar, F. J., Eagleson, S., & Williamson, I. P. (2000). Automating the administration boundary design process using Hierarchical Spatial Reasoning theory and Geographic Information Systems. In, Proceedings, 6th EC-GI & GIS Workshop, Lyon.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/33900
dc.description.abstractThroughout history, humankind has segmented and delineated the geographic environment in various ways to support administrative, political and economic activities. To date, the majority of spatial boundaries have been constructed in an uncoordinated manner with individual organisations generating individual boundaries to meet individual needs. This practice has resulted in boundary layers that even the most sophisticated Geographic Information System (GIS) technology is unable to cross analyse accurately. Consequently, geospatial information is fragmented over a series of boundary units. The objective of this paper is to present the findings of a research project aimed to investigate new methods for the organisation of spatial data by applying the principles of Hierarchical Spatial Reasoning (HSR), where HSR can be used as the theoretical framework for investigating the hierarchical structuring of space. In the first section, the paper outlines the problem of data exchange and data integration encountered world-wide when utilising current administrative boundaries and the data attached to them. It also reviews the most commonly adopted methods to overcome the problem and the issues inherent to these methods. Secondly, the paper introduces the concept and theory of HSR and reviews common practices in boundary design. The paper summarises constraints and issues arising from the use of GIS jointly with HSR in polygon-base design. Thirdly, an HSR-based prototype developed for delineating boundaries within the GIS environment is detailed. This prototype has been constructed utilising the state of Victoria, Australia as a working laboratory for development and analysis. The prototype has been implemented in ArcView (ESRI) using cadastre (land parcels), road network and major natural barriers as the core information and Avenue as the programming language. In the prototype, the agencies considered were ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) and Australia Post due to their widely acceptance and use amongst institutions and individuals dealing with geospatial data and analyses.en_US
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dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.geom.unimelb.edu.au/research/SDI_research/en_US
dc.titleAutomating the administration boundary design process using Hierarchical Spatial Reasoning theory and Geographic Information Systemsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
melbourne.peerreviewNon Peer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentEngineering: Department of Geomaticsen_US
melbourne.publication.statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.source.titleProceedings, 6th EC-GI & GIS Workshopen_US
melbourne.source.locationconferenceLyonen_US
dc.description.sourcedateJune 28-30th 2000en_US
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melbourne.contributor.authorEagleson, Serryn
melbourne.contributor.authorWilliamson, Ian
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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