Geographic Information Systems An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0471419680

ISBN-13: 9780471419686

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Tor Bernhardsen

List price: $125.00 Buy it from $4.24
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer systems used for capturing, managing, integrating, manipulating, analysing, and displaying spatially referenced data. Tor Bernhardsen introduces the key concepts needed to understand GIS.
New Starting from $127.40
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $125.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/23/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

TOR BERNHARDSEN, PhD, is Senior Consultant with Asplan Viak S�r, a Norwegian-based firm of consulting engineers working internationally as one of three owners of NORPLAN.

Foreword
Preface
Geographical Information Systems and Graphical Information
Basic Concepts
Socioeconomic Challenges
Benefits of Computerizing Information
Users of GIS
Historical Development: Geographical Data and GIS
Early Developments
First Automatic Processing of Geographical Information
The Microprocessor
Recent Developments
From the Real World to GIS
The Real World
Real-World Model
Data Model
Levels of Measurement
From Database to GIS to Map
Extension of the Traditional GIS Data Model
Conceptual Generalization
Role of Maps in Data Modeling
Extension of the Reality Concept
Basic Data Models
Introduction
Vector Data Model
Raster Data Models
Automatic Conversion Between Vector and Raster Models
Vector Versus Raster Models
Attribute Data and Computer Registers
Linking Digital Map and Attribute Information
Advanced Data Models
Terrain Surface Representation
Three-dimensional Objects
Representation of Time
Models for Movable Objects
Combination of Models
Georeferencing Systems
Datum
Coordinate Systems
Map Projection
UTM
Coordinate Conversion and Transformation
Elevation Referencing
Relative Georeferencing
Discrete Georeferencing Systems
Hardware and Communication Technology for GIS Applications
Computers
Networks
Displays
Quantizers
Plotters and Other Output Devices
Basic Software and Databases for GIS
The Foundation Stones of GIS Software
Operating Systems
Communications Between Users and Computers
Database Management Systems
Computer-Aided Design
Multimedia
World Wide Web
User Requirements
Working Environment
Data Collection I
Introduction
Digitizing Maps
Scanning
Manual Digitizing or Scanning
Aerial Photographs and Photo Interpretation
Remote Sensing
Data Collection II
Surveying
Satellite Positioning System
Photogrammetric Mapping
Collection of Attribute Data
Text Data
Data Quality
Selection Criteria
Measuring Accuracy and Precision
Resolution and Sampling Rate
Data Storage Precision
Positional Accuracy
Attribute Data Accuracy
Temporal Accuracy
Logical Consistency
Completeness
Data Quality Overview Elements
Accessibility
Probable Sources of Error
Quality Control
Database Implementation and Spatial Indexing
Database
Distributed Databases
Databases for Map Data and Indexing
Partitioning and Indexing
Database Design
Housekeeping Tools
Introduction
Data-Entry Functions
Importing Existing Digital Data
Organization of Data Storage Operations
Functions for Correcting and Adapting Geometric Data for Further Use
Editing and Correcting Attribute Data
Basic Spatial Analysis
Analysis of Spatial Information
Logic Operations
General Arithmetic Operations
General Statistical Operations
Geometric Operations
Search and Report Generation from Attribute Data
Geometric Data Search and Retrieval
Complex Operations of Attribute Data
Classification and Reclassification
Integrated Processing of Geometry and Attributes
Overlay
Buffer Zones
Raster Data Overlay
Procedures in Integ
×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×