DM-26 - Mereology: structural relationships

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe particular geographic phenomena in terms of their place in mereonomic hierarchies (parts and composites)
  • Explain the contributions of formal mathematical methods such as graph theory to the study and application of geographic structures
  • Represent structural relationships in GIS data
  • Explain the effects of spatial or temporal scale on the perception of structure
  • Explain the modeling of structural relationships in standard GIS data models, such as stored topology
  • Identify phenomena that are best understood as networks