Geographic Information Systems and Science

Geographic Information Systems and Science

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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 Ordersecurity, health and well-beingdigital differentiation in GIS consumptionthe core organizing role of GIS in Geographythe greening of GISgrand challenges of GISciencescience and explanation Key features: Four-colour throughoutAssociated website with free online resourcesTeacher s manual available for lecturersA complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabiIncludes 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 PolicyAll new personality boxes of current GIS practitionersNew chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GISshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 20.32mm | 929.86g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd Edition
  • colour illustrations, colour tables, maps, figures
  • 0470721448
  • 9780470721445
  • 137,030

Table of contents

FOREWORD. DEDICATION. PREFACE. LIST OF ACRONYMS. 1 Introduction. Chapter 1: Systems, Science, and Study. Chapter 2: A Gallery of Applications. 2 Principles. Chapter 3: Representing Geography. Chapter 4: The Nature of Geographic Data. Chapter 5: Georeferencing. Chapter 6: Uncertainty. 3 Techniques. Chapter 7: GIS Software. Chapter 8: Geographic Data Modeling. Chapter 9: GIS Data Collection. Chapter 10: Creating and Maintaining Geographic Databases. Chapter 11: The GeoWeb. 4 Analysis. Chapter 12: Cartography and Map Production. Chapter 13: Geovisualization. Chapter 14: Spatial Data Analysis. Chapter 15: Spatial Analysis and Inference. Chapter 16: Spatial Modeling with GIS. 5 Management and Policy Chapter 17: Managing GIS. Chapter 18: Operating Safely with GIS. Chapter 19: GIS Partnerships. Chapter 20: Epilogue: GIS&S in the Service of Humanity. more

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