National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Naive Geography (95-8)
- Author(s): Egenhofer, Max J.
- Mark, David M.
- et al.
This paper defines the notion and concepts of Naive Geography, the field of study that is concerned with formal models of the common-sense geographic world. Naive Geography is the body of knowledge that people have about the surrounding geographic world. Naive Geography is envisioned to comprise a set of theories that provide the basis for designing future Geographic Information Systems that follow human intuition and are, therefore, easily accessible to a large range of users.