Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems

Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems

by Elsevier Science

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Overview

Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems by Elsevier Science

Geographical Information Systems is a computer system used to capture, store, analyze and display information related to positions on the Earth’s surface. It has the ability to show multiple types of information on multiple geographical locations in a single map, enabling users to assess patterns and relationships between different information points, a crucial component for multiple aspects of modern life and industry. This 3-volumes reference provides an up-to date account of this growing discipline through in-depth reviews authored by leading experts in the field.

VOLUME EDITORS

Thomas J. Cova

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Ming-Hsiang Tsou

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States

Georg Bareth

University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Chunqiao Song

University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Yan Song

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Kai Cao

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Elisabete A. Silva

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom




  • Covers a rapidly expanding discipline, providing readers with a detailed overview of all aspects of geographic information systems, principles and applications
  • Emphasizes the practical, socioeconomic applications of GIS
  • Provides readers with a reliable, one-stop comprehensive guide, saving them time in searching for the information they need from different sources

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780128046609
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Pages: 1474
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.87(h) x (d)

About the Author

Professor Bo Huang is Professor and Director of the MSc Program in Geoinformation Science in the Department of Geography and Resource Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he is also the Associate Director of the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science.

Prior to this, he held faculty positions at the University of Calgary, Canada, and the National University of Singapore. He has been involved in numerous GIS projects focussing around spatio-temporal statistics for land cover, land use change modelling, image fusion for environmental monitoring, spatial optimization for sustainable urban and land use planning, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and web/wireless GIS for location-based service. Bo Huang has been the recipient of several awards in the last few years including Chang Jiang Scholars Chair Professorship from the Ministry of Education of China. He is Executive Editor of Annals of GIS and Asia-Pacific Editor of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

Table of Contents

GIS METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

VOLUME EDITORS

Thomas J. Cova

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Ming-Hsiang Tsou

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States

  1. New Perspectives on GIS (multidisciplinary)
  2. Data Management
  3. Spatial Analysis and Modeling
  4. Space-Time GIS
  5. Spatial Data Quality
  6. Cyberinfrastructure and GIS
  7. Virtual GIS
  8. Mobile GIS
  9. Public GIS
  10. GIS Design and Project Management

GIS APPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES

VOLUME EDITORS

Georg Bareth

University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Chunqiao Song

University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Yan Song

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

  1. GIS for Biophysical Environment
  2. GIS for Resources
  3. GIS for Energy
  4. GIS and Climate Change
  5. GIS for Disaster Management
  6. GIS for Agriculture and Aquaculture
  7. GIS for Land Use and Transportation Planning

GIS APPLICATIONS FOR SOCIO-ECONOMICS AND HUMANITY

VOLUME EDITORS

Kai Cao

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Elisabete A. Silva

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  1. GIS for Economics
  2. GIS for Business and Management
  3. GIS for History
  4. GIS for Linguistics
  5. GIS for Politics
  6. GIS for Law and Regulations
  7. GIS for Human Behavior
  8. GIS for evidence-based policy making

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