Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems

ISBN-10: 013149502X
ISBN-13: 9780131495029
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $139.87
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/10/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Emphasizing a balance between theory and technique, thisnbsp;book gives professionals a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the skills and concepts they need to use GIS in all its forms and implementations. Provides complete coverage of the concepts and techniques pertaining to every stage of the systems development life cycle of GIS and its applications in various areas of spatial problem solving and decision making. Includes topics that are not usually covered in other GIS texts, such as, the principles and practice of information resource management, information systems development methodology, spatial database modeling and design, and more. For GIS specialists, GIS technologists, GIS sales directors, urban planners, natural resource managers, land surveyors, geomatics engineers, and foresters who want a complete understanding of GIS and how GIS applies to their fields of interest.

Preface
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Introduction
Definitions of GIS and Related Terminology
The Evolution of GIS
Components of GIS
Approaches to the Study of GIS
Summary
Review Questions
References
Maps and Geospatial Data
Introduction
Characteristics of Maps
Plane and Geographic Coordinates
Map Projections
Establishing a Georeferencing Framework for Mapping Locations on Earth
Acquisition of Geospatial Data: Topographic Mapping
Acquisition of Attribute data: Thematic Mapping
Summary
Review Questions
References
Digital Representation and Organization of Geospatial Data
Introduction
Technical Issues Pertaining to the Digital Representation of Geospatial Data
Database and Database Management Systems
Raster Geospatial Data Representation
Vector Data Representation
Object-Oriented Geospatial Data Representation
The Relationship Between Data Representation and Data Analysis in GIS
Summary
Review Questions
References
Geospatial Data Quality and Standards
Introduction
Concepts and Definitions of Data Quality
Components of Geospatial Data Quality
Assessment of Data Quality
Managing Spatial Data Errors
Geospatial Data Standards
Geospatial Data Standards and GIS Development
Summary
Review Questions
References
Raster Geoprocessing
Introduction
Characteristics of Raster Geoprocessing
Acquiring and Handling Raster Geospatial Data
Raster Geospatial Data Analysis
Output Functions of Raster Geoprocessing
Cartographic Modeling
Summary
Review Questions
References
Vector Geoprocessing
Introduction
Characteristics of Vector Geoprocessing
Vector Data Input Functions
Nontopological GIS Analysis Functions
Feature-Based Topological Functions
Layer-Based Topological Functions
Vector Geoprocessing Output Functions
Approaches of Vector Geoprocessing
Summary
Review Questions
References
Geovisualization and Geospatial Information Products
Introduction
Cartography in the Context of GIS
Human-Computer Interaction and GIS
Visualization of Geospatial Information
Principles of Cartographic Design in GIS
Generation of Information Products
Summary
Review Questions
References
Remote Sensing and GIS Integration
Introduction
Principles of Electromagnetic Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing System Classifications
Imaging Characteristics of Remote Sensing Systems
Extraction of Metric Information from Remotely Sensed Images
Extraction of Thematic (Descriptive or Attribute) Information from Remotely Sensed Images
Integration of Remote Sensing and GIS
Summary
Review Questions
References
Digital Terrain Modeling
Introduction
Definitions and Terminology
Approaches to Digital Terrain Data Sampling
Acquisition of Digital Terrain Data
Data Processing, Analysis, and Visualization
Applications of Digital Terrain Models
Summary
Review Questions
References
Spatial Data Analysis, Modeling, and Mining
Introduction
Descriptive Statistics
Spatial Autocorrelation
Quadrat Counts and Nearest-Neighbor Analysis
Trend Surface Analysis
Gravity Models
Network Analysis
GIS Modeling
Spatial Data Mining
Summary
Review Questions
References
GIS Implementation and Project Management
Introduction
Software Engineering as Applied to GIS
GIS Project Planning
Systems Analysis and User Requirements Studies
Geospatial Database Design Methodology
GIS Application Software Design Methodology
Systems Implementation and Technology Rollout
Systems Maintenance and Technical Support
Summary
Review Questions
References
GIS Issues and Prospects
Introduction
GIS Becoming Mainstream Information Technology
Issues of Implementing GIS
The Trend of GIS Development
Frontiers of GIS Research
Conclusions
Review Questions
References
Internet Resources for GIS
Introduction
Where to Start the Search?
Pointers to Information Resources
Pointers to Data Resources
Pointers to Product Information
Examples of Internet-Based GIS Applications
Major GIS, Cartography, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, and Surveying Journals
Glossary of GIS Terms
Photo and Figure Credits
Index

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