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Kuhn, Werner (1957–)

  • By: Hardy Pundt
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Werner Kuhn is Professor of Geoinformatics at the University of Münster (Germany) and has been among the most active researchers in geographic information science (GIScience) for many years. Until recently, his main research interest was the semantics of spatial information, which he studies in the context of usability of geospatial data and services. He has developed several ideas and methods, including the algebraic description of semantic properties and their mappings, the derivation of ontologies from texts, and the notion of semantic reference systems. Apart from this core subject, Werner Kuhn has carried out research in various other fields, such as visualization, engineering of geosoftware, and especially issues related to spatial cognition. Kuhn has produced a long list of internationally respected publications in scientifically leading ...

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