An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems

An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems

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Geographic information systems (GIS) combine computer graphics technology with data base structures and techniques of spatial analysis. The technology is growing rapidly as cities and counties have begun to investigate GIS as a solution to their information processing problems. This book, the second in the series Spatial Information Systems, describes the basic concepts of automated mapping, data base structures, topological structures, land records information, and spatial analysis techniques with specific reference to US more

Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 164.8 x 234.2 x 18.5mm | 612.11g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 8 pp colour plates, numerous black and white figures, tables, maps
  • 0195065352
  • 9780195065350

Table of contents

Information in the organization; Geographic information systems defined; Applications of geographic information systems; Topological data structures; Geographic base files; Land records information; The model urban GIS project; Applications digest; Glossary; Indexshow more

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'Huxhold's text is a carefully developed primer for those who aim to develop urban applications in the United States, and for an undergraduate provides a very well-written and logically developed work.' Michael Blakemore, Times Higher Education Supplement 'this book is worthy of special attention and interest for its way of describing and explaining the main principles, purposes and concrete applications of urban GIS with utmost clarity ... Huxhold's new book can serve as a significant contribution in training of GIS-educated professionals and become a valuable source for those persons, who are studying, teaching, working with GIS, as well as managing GIS of their own, or are going to try their competence in this field in the future.' Joseph Salukvadze, Geografiska Notiser, 2.92 'This is a superb text on the urban GIS environment.' International Journal of Geographical Information Systems 'The value of the book is clearly to be seen in its fundamental and systematic approach of the urban application domain in local governments ... it is a valuable textbook for the urban application domain Ralf Bill, Stuttgart, Geo-Informations-Systeme - GIS, Germanyshow more