Geographic Information Systems and Science / Edition 3

Geographic Information Systems and Science / Edition 3

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

ISBN-10: 0470721448

ISBN-13: 9780470721445

Pub. Date: 07/06/2010

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470721445
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/06/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.
Preface.
List of Acronyms.
INTRODUCTION.
Systems, Science, and Study.
A Gallery of Applications.
PRINCIPLES.
Representing Geography.
Georeferencing.
The Nature of Geographic Data.
Uncertainty.
Generalization, Abstraction, and Metadata.
TECHNIQUES.
GIS Software.
Geographic Data Modeling.
GIS Data Collection.
Creating and Maintaining Geographic Databases.
Visualization and User Interaction.
Geographic Query and Analysis: From Data to Information.
Advanced Spatial Analysis.
Uncertainty, Error, and Sensitivity.
PRACTICE.
GIS and Management.
G-business: GIS Assets, Constraints, Risks, and Strategies.
Operational Aspects of GIS.
Success through GIS Partnerships at Local, National, and Global Level.
Epilog.
Index.

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