Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

ISBN-10: 0470129069
ISBN-13: 9780470129067
Edition: 4th 2009
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List price: $177.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/4/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Offering a completely up-to-date introduction to the field, the Fourth Edition presents the basic concepts and skills that readers need to know in order to solve everyday geographical problems. The book integrates the ideas of geographic inquiry and spatial thinking, enabling readers to join in the excitement of discovery as it takes place within GIS databases. This information can be applied to everything from emergency vehicle analysis routing to urban and regional planning.

Unit 1
Introduction to Digital Geography
Digital Geographic Data and Maps
Basic Geographic Concepts
Map Basics
GIS: Computer Structure Basics
GIS Data Models
Input, Storage, and Editing
GIS Input
Data Storage and Editing
Spatial Analysis
Query and Description
Measurement
Classification
Statistical Surfaces
Terrain Analysis
Spatial Arrangement
Map Overlay
Cartographic Modeling
GIS Output
Cartography and Visualization
GIS Design Issues
GIS Design

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