Enabling spaces by GeoComputation. GeoComputation 2019
conference contributionposted on 2019-12-01, 23:10 authored by Luke Bergmann, David O'Sullivan
Space, location, coordinates, distance: these interrelated concepts and their practical realisations in data structures, analytical procedures, and visualization techniques are
central to what computation is able to achieve in geographical research. We argue the ideals and approaches of GeoComputation have much to contribute to the realisation of a geographical computation that embraces not only the representation and analysis of phenomena in absolute, Euclidean space, but can engage relative and relational spaces as well. Such spaces emerge with process and relation, and they were viewed as central to
advancing geographical research during the quantitative revolution. We present results of initial steps taken in this geocomputational research agenda: we formalise, implement, exemplify, and analyse a generalized, empirical projection approach appropriate to translating between the (sometimes complicated and emergent) coordinate systems of relational, relative, and absolute spaces.