An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

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Author: D. Ian Heywood,Sarah Cornelius,Steve Carver

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131293175

Category: Science

Page: 426

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This text provides a clear introduction to the world of Geographical Information Systems and explains how they are actually used, across a variety of disciplines and within a range of industries.. Revision questions - allows students to test their understanding 'Further Study - Reading' offers sources of additional information for those who wish to explore a topic further 'Further Study - Activities' offers a selection of practical activities for the student to undertake to put into practice the techniques they have studied Companion website includes simulated spreadsheet data for students' practice, as well as multiple-choice questions, revision questions and weblinks for further investigation and lecturer resources

An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

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Author: Ian Heywood,Sarah Cornelius,Steve Carver

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0273722638

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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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.

Introduction To Geographical Information Systems

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Author: Prithvish Nag And Smita Sengupta

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788180694394

Category: Geographic information systems

Page: 398

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In Indian context.

An Introduction to Geographic Information Technology

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Author: Suchandra Choudhury

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 8188237663

Category: Geographic information systems

Page: 300

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Introduction to Geographic Information Technology is an up-to-date introduction that provides a balanced treatment of concepts and techniques required for GIS and Remote Sensing. The book focuses on foundation, integration and practical applications of GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS and other areas of Geographic Information Technology. It also considers how the technology. It also considers how the technology works. The book can be used to give the reader a quick tour through the world of Geographic Information Technology, to help the reader develop a thorough understanding of Geographic Information Technology or as a source of reference information. The authors are scientists, practitioners and teachers who understand student requirements in developing basic foundation required to build specific skills in Geographic Information Technology. The book presented with examples on the subject, makes the study of any branch of Geographic Information Technology from the broader context of geography in general to spatial information resource management in particular. It gives a wholesome coverage of GIS, Remote Sensing and GPS principles as well as data structures, spatial database modeling and their applications.

Geographic Information Systems

An Introduction

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Author: Tor Bernhardsen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471419686

Category: Science

Page: 428

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"If we are to solve many of the problems facing us-in the cities, in the wild areas of the earth, in the atmosphere, and the oceans-we shall need the help of skilled users of GIS technology. If readers can master what is in this volume, they will be well started on this enterprise." -From the Foreword by Jack Dangermond President of ESRI Praise for previous editions: "One of only a small number of texts devoted to the technology of GIS that are truly introductory in nature. . . . Very readable and of moderate length. Those who are real novices to GIS will find this one attractive." -Computers and Geosciences "Well-rendered and very clear line drawings . . . well written, with a well-balanced blend of technical/theoretical concepts and more applied facts of GIS." -Professional Geographer Geographic Information Systems provides a practical, theory-driven overview of GIS that is supported with clear coverage of basic techniques. This treatment enables readers to understand the broad aspects of GIS without focusing on a specific software or discipline, such as engineering or geography. New features of this Third Edition include: up-to-date information on standardization efforts aimed at facilitating the exchange of ideas and data; technical content that is up to date with current hardware, software, database design, and analytical techniques; and comprehensive cost/benefit guidelines for choosing and evaluating a GIS, including coverage of organizational and technical issues. Complete with extensive references and links to online resources, Geographic Information Systems, Third Edition, is an exceptional resource for students of GIS, planning, land use, natural resources, civil and environmental engineering, real estate, and wildlife biology.

An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems

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Author: William E. Huxhold

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195065350

Category: Science

Page: 337

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A nuts-and-bolts introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), this book outlines the basic concepts and diverse uses of this technology in a local government environment. Emphasizing the value of integrating data from various sources, the book provides a set of tools for improving the way public services are delivered, resources are managed, and policy decisions are made. Rather than stressing the computer technology that is so rapidly changing in the GIS industry, this book concentrates on the concepts upon which this technology is based: information systems design, computer-aided mapping, topological data structures, geographic base files, and land records systems. It also provides the latest information on the U.S. Census Bureau's TIGER files and the Global Positioning Satellite System established by the U.S. Department of Defense. Special features include fourteen case studies, a chapter describing the enormous effort required to set up and manage a typical GIS project, and an appendix on who is using GIS technology and how it is being used. Whether they run the GIS or help run the government, readers of An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems will learn efficient and effective methods for improving the impact that local government has on its citizens.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

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Author: Jayceon Garcia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781635491333

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 278

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The book aims to shed light on some of the unexplored aspects of geographic information systems (GIS). It provides thorough knowledge about the basic principles of this subject. Geographic information systems refer to a system that is used to manipulate, capture, store, analyze and maintain geographical data. The textbook covers the various fields that use this technology as well as the methods associated with it. It also focuses on the theoretical aspects on geographic information science. For someone with an interest and eye for detail, this book covers the most significant topics in this field. It will serve as a valuable source of reference for those interested in GIS.

Visualization in geographical information systems

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Author: Hilary M. Hearnshaw,David John Unwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471944355

Category: Science

Page: 243

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A practical, research-oriented introduction to the principles of scientific visualization applied to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Brings together the world's foremost practitioners to produce an integrated, up-to-the-minute manual concerned with techniques and their applications. Copiously illustrated in line, black and white and full color with many of the color images published for the first time.

Time-Integrative Geographic Information Systems

Management and Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Data

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Author: Thomas Ott,Frank Swiaczny

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540410164

Category: Computers

Page: 234

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CD-ROM contains: Examples and code from text.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Public Health

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Author: Alan L. Melnick

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834218789

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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This clear and accessible text helps public health professionals gain a solid understanding of geographic information system technology; what it is, how it works, and how it shapes their careers. Using examples drawn from public health practice, the author fully explains this exciting technological development.

Bringing Geographical Information Systems Into Business

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Author: David J. Grimshaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471333425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

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The complete guide to choosing and using GIS in business Over the last few years, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have become less expensive and easier to use, and the tremendous potential of GIS to boost business productivity is finally being realized. Incorporating the latest developments in GIS technology and applications, this book explores what GIS has to offer companies in many different areas of industry today and how it can be successfully integrated into existing business operations. Building on the success of its predecessor, this Second Edition covers every key aspect of using GIS in business. It explains what GIS is and helps readers gain a clear understanding of the costs and benefits of moving to a GIS. New case studies from both the manufacturing and service sectors illustrate how GIS can support tactical and strategic business decision-making, and the book's unbiased coverage of commercially available GIS software is invaluable for anyone involved in selecting a GIS system and getting it up and running. With a practical, real--world approach, the book also addresses the main issues involved in GIS implementation, paying particular attention to the integration of GIS within an organization's existing management information system. An increasingly vital tool for operations and delivery of goods and services, GIS makes terrific business sense for many companies-but only when properly selected and applied. This book gives GIS consultants, practitioners, and others considering the move to GIS the foundation they need to put this powerful technology to work effectively in business.

ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS -Volume I

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Author: Claudia Maria Bauzer Medeiros

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 190583991X

Category:

Page: 410

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Advanced Geographic Information Systems is a component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The content of the Theme on Advanced Geographic Information Systems is organized with state-oc-the-art presentations covering the following aspects of the subject: Spatio-Temporal Information Systems; Interacting with GIS - From Paper Cartography to Virtual Environments; Spatial Data Management: Topic Overview; Introduction to Spatial Decision Support Systems; GIS Interoperability, from Problems to Solutions. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

The GIS Book

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766828209

Category: Science

Page: 387

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Discover what a geographic information system (GIS) is, how it applies to a variety of professions, and what it can do. "The GIS Book" features hands-on exercises enabling readers to use free GIS software and data downloaded over the Internet to gain a first-hand understanding of the power of GIS technology today. New chapters on GIS data sources, data quality, plus managing and maintaining a GIS database have also been added along with new graphics, an updated glossary, and an expanded index.

The GIS Book

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Author: George Korte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geographic information systems

Page: 414

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Proven through three highly praised editions, "The GIS Book, 4th Ed." is a completely revised and greatly expanded resource for anyone who needs to understand what a geographic system is, how it applies to their profession, and what it can do.

Exploring Geographic Information Systems

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Author: Nicholas Chrisman

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This exploration of geographic information and geographic information systems (GIS) expands the discussion beyond the normal input-processing-output sequence. It begins by examining the manipulations that support analytical uses of GIS, including measurement and frameworks, representations, data quality, transformation and operations, parametric mapping, simple logic and overlay, taxonomy, distance transformations and surfaces. It then moves on to discuss operations that connect the practical exercises in the book to professional applications of GIS techniques in bureaucratic, social and cultural contexts.

Geographical Information Systems

An Introduction

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Author: Julie Delaney,Kimberly Van Niel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 214

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Geographical Information Systems, 2nd edition is designed to give a sound introduction to GIS for students with little or no knowledge of the subject. Using real world examples, this new edition provides a concise introduction to the theory and practice of GIS. Interviews are included throughout the text with people using GIS beyond academia. These interviewees provide succinct opinions of the complexities of the field and comment on the real-world issues. This is designed to get students interested in the theory because they can see the real-world application. In a field which is typically heavy in the use of software specific labels and terminology, the simplicity of this text is designed for the applied GIS user rather than the technical, computing science GIS population. The text is ideal for students new to GIS and does not assume prior knowledge. The book is structured to provide a cumulative learning experience and gradually leads the student through the subject matter. There is a strong pedagogical focus with new examples with new GIS application and Australian stories and interviews included to add insight to the modern GIS direction.