Geographic Information Systems and Science

ISBN-10: 047087001X
ISBN-13: 9780470870013
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $77.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

The first edition of Geographic Information Systems and Science has taken the GIS textbook market by storm, selling over 22,000 copies since publication. It is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture. GISS 2e builds on the success of the first edition: Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and Policy All new personality boxes of current GIS practitioners New chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS Specific coverage of current hot topics: GIS and the New World Order Security, health and well-Being Digital differentiation in GIS consumption The core organizing role of GIS in geography The greening of GIS Grand challenges of GIS science Science and explanation A new suite of instructor resources including a companion website with an on-line lab resource and personal student sullabus and a cehensive Instructor's Manual that maps the textbook to various disciplines and levels of courses.

Foreword
Addendum
Preface
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction
Systems, Science, and Study
A Gallery of Applications
Principles
Representing Geography
The Nature of Geographic Data
Georeferencing
Uncertainty
Techniques
GIS Software
Geographic Data Modeling
GIS Data Collection
Creating and Maintaining Geographic Databases
Distributed GIS
Analysis
Cartography and Map Production
Geovisualization
Query, Measurement, and Transformation
Descriptive Summary, Design, and Inference
Spatial Modeling with GIS
Management and Policy
Managing GIS
GIS AND Management, the Knowledge Economy, and Information
Exploiting GIS Assets and Navigating Constraints
GIS Partnerships
Epilog
Index

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