GIS: A Visual Approach / Edition 2

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Overview

This fully updated edition of Geographic Information Systems: A Visual Approach offers a comprehensive introduction to the application of GIS concepts. The unique layout provides clear, highly intuitive graphics and corresponding concept descriptions. This invaluable reference is ideal for experienced professionals as well as new readers.

This is a comprehensice introduction to he application of GIS concepts. The book's unique layout provides clear, highly intuitive graphics and their coresponding descriptions on the same or facing pages. It is excellent for training, ESL course, and as a general introduction to concepts, while remaining equally useful as a reference for professionals.

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A nontechnical, visual shortcut to mastering GIS fundamentals, pairing intuitive graphs and illustrations with concise definitions of GIS concepts and examples of real-life applications. Coverage includes GIS and the information age, GIS basics, data manipulation, raster and vector for nontechnicians, topology, analysis, site suitability, and data conversion. Useful for students and professionals new to GIS, including those for whom English is a second language, and as a reference for more experienced practitioners. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766827646
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/17/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,045,220
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Davis has 25+ years of experience in remote sensing and GIS, and holds a Ph.D. from UCLA. Bruce is currently teaching GIS courses at Central Washington University.

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Table of Contents

GIS and the Information Age, What GIS Does, Spacial (Geographic) Data, Raster and Vector Formats, Topology, Data Entry, Inventory Operations, Basic Analysis, Advanced Analysis, Site Suitability Models, Data Problems

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