Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

Author: Michael N. DeMers

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470129069

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Locate your place in the exciting field of GIS In existence since 1962, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) arereally coming into their own today. And not just in your car's GPSsystem or your cell phone's tracking capabilities. GIS is findingapplications throughout science, government, business, andindustry, from regional and community planning, architecture, andtransportation to public health, crime mapping, and nationaldefense. Michael DeMers's Fundamentals of Geographic Information, FourthEdition brings an already essential text up to date, capturing thesignificant developments in the field and responding to the needsof a diverse set of readers, from geographers to students in a hostof other fields. If you are a non-geographer or new to GIS, get a quick introductionto the "lay of the land" of GIS through the new "Spatial Learner'sPermit" section. Then join in the excitement of discovery with GISdatabases as you absorb the such concepts and skills as digitalgeographic data and maps, GIS data models, spatial analysis,measurement and classification, cartographic modeling, and GISdesign. Responding to both the needs and technical skills of today'sstudents, this Fourth Edition: * Makes concepts accessible to students from a wide range ofbackgrounds * Offers more practical and relevant coverage of GIS design andimplementation * Reflects the latest changes in GIS applications * Examines in greater depth the underlying computer science behindGIS * Uncovers the most recent developments on GIS research * Expands coverage of the increasingly robust literature oncartographic visualization * Includes Web-based labs and links to current and updated datasetresources Taking an open-ended, hands-on approach that gets you to ask yourown questions about the underlying concepts, the Fourth Editionhelps you not only master the basics but acquire the activeproblem-solving skills that are a key component of success in theGIS industry.
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Spatial Technology and Archaeology

The Archaeological Applications of GIS

Author: David Wheatley,Mark Gillings

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466576618

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 269

View: 9502

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and related spatial technologies have a new and powerful role to play in archaeological interpretation. Beginning with a conceptual approach to the representation of space adopted by GIS, this book examines spatial databases; the acquisition and compilation of data; the analytical compilation of data; the analytical functionality of GIS; and the creation and utilization of critical foundation data layers such as the Digital Elevation Model (DEM). The ways in which GIS can most usefully facilitate archaeological analysis and interpretation are then explored particularly as a tool for the management of archaeological resources. Formal analysis of archaeological material, and the use of trend surface, contouring and interpolation procedures are considered along with predictive modeling analysis of visibility and intervisibility. Finally there is a discussion of leading-edge issues, including three-dimensional GIS, object-oriented GIS, the relationship between GIS and 'Virtual Reality' technologies, and the integration of GIS with distributed systems and the Internet. The approach is light, and technical detail is kept to a minimum, recognizing that most readers are simply interested in using GIS effectively. The text is carefully illustrated with worked case-studies using archaeological data. Spatial Technology and Archaeology provides a single reference source for archaeologists, students, professionals, and academics in archaeology as well as those in anthropology and related disciplines.
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Getting Started with Geographic Information Systems

Author: Keith C. Clarke

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131494985

Category: Science

Page: 369

View: 8113

This text puts the high-tech field of geographic information systems within reach for students like you. It provides a basic, non-technical, and friendly introduction in one convenient source. It examines the basic GIS material that is traditionally found throughout the Geography curriculum—e.g., in Cartography, GIS spatial analysis, and quantitative methods. Clarke's “learn-by-seeing” approach gives you clear, simple explanations, and an abundance of illustrations and photos.
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Principles of Geographical Information Systems

Author: Peter A. Burrough,Rachael McDonnell,Rachael A. McDonnell,Christopher D. Lloyd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198742843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 363

Geographical data are used in so many aspects of our lives today, from disaster relief operations to finding directions on our cellphones. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are the software tools that turn raw data into useful information that can help us understand our world better.Principles of Geographical Information Systems presents a strong theoretical basis for GIS-often lacking in other texts-and an account of its practice. Through real-world examples, this text clearly explains the importance of spatial data and the information systems based upon them in solving arange of practical problems.
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Spatial Data Analysis

An Introduction for GIS Users

Author: Christopher Lloyd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199554323

Category: Science

Page: 206

View: 6179

Spatial Data Analysis introduces key principles about spatial data and provides guidance on methods for their exploration; it provides a set of key ideas or frameworks that will give the reader knowledge of the kinds of problems that can be tackled using the tools that are widely available for the analysis of spatial data.
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Statistical Analysis of Geographic Information with ArcView GIS And ArcGIS

Author: David W. S. Wong,Jay Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780471468998

Category: Mathematics

Page: 441

View: 4976

Statistical Analysis and Modeling of Geographic Information with ArcView GIS is an update to Lee and Wong's Statistical Analysis with ArcView GIS, featuring expanded coverage of classical statistical methods, probability and statistical testing, new student exercises to facilitate classroom use, new exercises featuring interactive ArcView Avenue scripts, and a new overview of compatible spatial analytical functions in ArcGIS 9.0.
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Introduction to Geospatial Technologies

Author: Bradley A. Shellito

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1464189056

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 6941

Written for both majors and non-majors alike, Introduction to Geospatial Technologies demonstrates the wide range of geographic technologies available to and used by geographers today. Each chapter contains an introduction to the key concepts and a lab activity, so that in addition to gaining a basic foundation of knowledge students also obtain hands-on experience with the relevant software. This new edition stays current with its rapidly moving field, with coverage and lab activities revised to reflect is the most up-to-date ideas and innovations in GST
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Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems

Author: Chor Pang Lo,Albert K. W. Yeung

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131495029

Category: Computers

Page: 532

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Fully updated to reflect advances in GIS concepts and techniques, this guide approaches the subject from the broader context of information technology. Gives complete, up-to-date coverage to the concepts and techniques pertaining to every stage of the systems development life cycle of GIS, as well as its applications to various areas of spatial problem solving and decision making. For GIS specialists, GIS technologists, GIS sales directors, urban planners, natural resource managers, land surveyors, geomatics engineers, and foresters who want a complete understanding of GIS and how GIS applies to their fields of interest.
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GIS Tutorial for Health

Author: Kristen Seamens Kurland,Wilpen L. Gorr

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 1589481798

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 2453

Designed to benefit health management students and practitioners, this illustrated tutorial is an introduction to help students investigate patterns of uninsured and poor populations, prepare spatial data to analyze environmental hazards, analyze youth pedestrian injuries, and more. This edition is updated for ArcGIS 9.2.
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Geographic Information Systems and Science

Author: Paul A. Longley,Mike Goodchild,David J. Maguire,David W. Rhind

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470721448

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

View: 8082

The Third Edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field and still retains its accessible format to appeal to a broad range of students. Now divided into five clear sections the book investigates the unique, complex and difficult problems that are posed by geographic information and together they build into a holistic understanding of the key principles of GIS. This is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture of: GIS and the New World Order security, health and well-being digital differentiation in GIS consumption the core organizing role of GIS in Geography the greening of GIS grand challenges of GIScience science and explanation Key features: Four-colour throughout Associated website with free online resources Teacher’s manual available for lecturers A complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabi Includes learning objectives and review boxes throughout each chapter New in this edition: Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and Policy All new personality boxes of current GIS practitioners New chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS
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GIS Basics

Author: Stephen Wise

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482267705

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 7829

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are computer systems for storing, displaying and analyzing spatial data. The past twenty years have seen a rapid growth in their use in government, commerce and academia, and they can be used for managing a network of utilities, from handling census data through to planning the location of a new supermarket. But how do they work? Stephen Wise has been a regular contributor to GeoEurope and his 'Back to Basics' articles have provided a clear and simple introduction to the inner workings of GIS for a non-specialist audience. He now presents the original articles with new material and provides a new coverage of both major types of GIS: vector and raster systems. Undergraduates and professionals who wish to improve their knowledge of GIS should get a better understanding of how GIS operate in the way that they do, such as how spatial data is stored on a computer, how the different methods affect the capabilities of the GIS, how basic operations performed and how the choice of algorithm affects the speed of the system.
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Making Maps, Third Edition

A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS

Author: John Krygier,Denis Wood

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462509983

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 293

View: 7394

"Using a wealth of illustrations--with 74 in full color--to elucidate each concisely presented point, the revised and updated third edition continues to emphasize how design choices relate to the reasons for making a map and its intended purpose. All components of map making are covered: titles, labels, legends, visual hierarchy, font selection, how to turn phenomena into visual data, data organization, symbolization, and more."--Back cover.
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Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

Author: Thomas Lillesand,Ralph W. Kiefer,Jonathan Chipman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111834328X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 704

View: 2747

Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 7th Edition is designed to be primarily used in two ways: as a textbook in the introductory courses in remote sensing and image interpretation, and as a reference for the burgeoning number of practitioners who use geospatial information and analysis in their work. Because of the wide range of academic and professional settings in which this book might be used, we have made the discussion “discipline neutral.” In short, anyone involved in geospatial data acquisition and analysis should find this book to be a valuable text and reference.
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An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

Author: Ian Heywood,Sarah Cornelius,Steve Carver

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0273722638

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 3804

The fourth edition of this highly regarded and successful text continues to provide a clear and accessible introduction to the world of GIS for students and professionals. With an increased focus on the practical applications of GIS, the new edition features a wealth of new multi-disciplinary case studies and examples of GIS in practice, demonstrating how it is used worldwide and within a variety of different industries. Furthermore, the new edition has been substantially revised and updated to include coverage of the latest advances in GIS such as web and mobile applications. An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems is suitable for students of Geographical Information studies at all levels, from undergraduate to professionals retraining in GIS.
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Geographic Databases and Information Systems

Author: Prof Emmanuel Stefanakis Phd

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500298517

Category: Geodatabases

Page: 371

View: 9111

The aim of this textbook is to present Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from a technological perspective. Emphasis is given to the core of these systems, which is the Geographic Database (GDB) along with the corresponding Database Management System (GDBMS). These two components are largely responsible for the performance and efficiency of a GIS. The fundamental methods and algorithms to analyze the geographic data are also at the heart of the debate.
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Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition

Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466658894

Category: Computers

Page: 10384

View: 7805

"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.
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Geomorphology

The Mechanics and Chemistry of Landscapes

Author: Robert S. Anderson,Suzanne P. Anderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521519780

Category: Science

Page: 637

View: 2518

Modern, quantitative, process-oriented approach to geomorphology and the role of Earth surface processes in shaping landforms, starting from basic principles.
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