MapScript: A map algebra programming language incorporating neighborhood analysis

Pullar, D (2001) MapScript: A map algebra programming language incorporating neighborhood analysis. Geoinformatica, 5 2: 145-163. doi:10.1023/A:1011438215225

Author Pullar, D
Title MapScript: A map algebra programming language incorporating neighborhood analysis
Journal name Geoinformatica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1384-6175
Publication date 2001-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1011438215225
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start page 145
End page 163
Total pages 19
Editor P. Bergougnoux; M. Egenhofer
J. Herring
Place of publication The Netherlands
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Language eng
Subject C1
770502 Land and water management
291004 Spatial Information Systems
Abstract Map algebra is a data model and simple functional notation to study the distribution and patterns of spatial phenomena. It uses a uniform representation of space as discrete grids, which are organized into layers. This paper discusses extensions to map algebra to handle neighborhood operations with a new data type called a template. Templates provide general windowing operations on grids to enable spatial models for cellular automata, mathematical morphology, and local spatial statistics. A programming language for map algebra that incorporates templates and special processing constructs is described. The programming language is called MapScript. Example program scripts are presented to perform diverse and interesting neighborhood analysis for descriptive, model-based and processed-based analysis.
Keyword Computer Science, Information Systems
Geography, Physical
Map Algebra
Cartographic Modeling
Spatial Analysis
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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