Christopher Allen's research while affiliated with San Diego State University and other places

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We explore the idea of spatial lenses as pieces of software interpreting data sets in a particular spatial view of an environment. The lenses serve to prepare the data sets for subsequent analysis in that view. Examples include a network lens to view places in a literary text, or a field lens to interpret pharmacy sales in terms of seasonal allergy...


... On this account, networks are one of a range of concepts needed for interpreting the environment and for reasoning with GIS. These concepts constitute conceptual "lenses" through which the environment can be studied independently of technical representations (Allen et al., 2016;Kuhn & Ballatore, 2015). Besides the base concept of location, allowing for metric distance assessments in space, Kuhn distinguished the following content concepts, which we interpret here in a broader research context: ...