GIS A Visual Approach

ISBN-10: 076682764X

ISBN-13: 9780766827646

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Bruce Davis
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Description: This fully updated edition of Geographic Information Systems: A Visual Approach offers a comprehensive introduction to the application of GIS concepts. The unique layout provides clear, highly intuitive graphics and corresponding concept descriptions. This invaluable reference is ideal for experienced professionals as well as new readers.

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Book details

List price: $158.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 4/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Bruce Davis has 25+ years of experience in remote sensing and GIS, and holds a Ph.D. from UCLA. Bruce is currently teaching GIS courses at Central Washington University.

Introduction
GIS and the Information Age
Introduction
The Information Age
Stages of Acceptance
Value of Data and Information
Visualization of Data
What Is GIS?
GIS Overview
GIS Overview Notes
GIS Description
GIS Projects
GIS Infrastructure
GIS Hardware Components
Old and New GIS
GIS Is Multidisciplinary
GIS Roles
Geographic Data and the Database
Introduction
Data and Information Definitions
Geographic Data
What Is Spatial Data?
Types of GIS Spatial Data
Discrete and Continuous Data
GIS Data Characteristics
Spatial Data Relationships
Proximity Relationships
Time and GIS Data
Trends
GIS Projects, Data Files, and Themes
The GIS Database
The Database in GIS
The Relational Database: Using Related Data
Database-Map Link
The Database Approach
Raster and Vector Data
Introduction
Raster and Vector Data
Raster and Vector Data Models
Raster
Vector
Raster Data
Raster Coding
Resolution
Gridding and Linear Features
Raster Precision and Accuracy
Vector Data
Raster and Vector Structures
Raster and Vector Advantages and Disadvantages
Raster Advantages
Raster Disadvantages
Vector Advantages
Vector Disadvantages
Topology
Introduction
Topology
Applying Topology
Topology Tables
Multiple Connectivity
Topology and Relational Queries
Topology's Contributions
Data Entry
Introduction
GIS Data Acquisition
General Reference to Thematic Data
Remote Sensing
Electromagnetic Energy Spectrum
The EM Spectrum and Types of Remote Sensing Imagery
Imagery and GIS
GIS and GPS
GPS Attribute Input
Interactive GPS Relay
GIS Data Entry
Data Entry Process
Manual Digitizing Preparation
Georeferencing
Changing Coordinate Grid Systems
Projections
Digitizing the Map
Digitizing Features
Digitizing at the Monitor
Editing Digitized Data
Automatic Digitizing: Scanning and Vectorization
What Is Automatic Digitizing?
Scanning Data Entry Process
Problems with Automatic Digitizing
Data Entry Final Steps
Digitized File Conversion
Database Construction
Data Quality and Management
Introduction
Data Quality: Error, Accuracy, and Precision
Error
Accuracy
Precision
Generational and Derived Data
Generational Data
Derived Data
Scale
Scale and Precision
Scale Differences
Scale Incompatibility
Area and Scale Coverage
Incomplete Area Coverage
Smallest Scale Rule
Data Problems
Continuous Data Interpretation
Complete and Consistent Data
Acquiring and Distributing Data
Data Accessibility
Data Cost
Data Standards
Metadata
Distributed GIS
Advantages of Distributed GIS
Issues Related to Distributed GIS
On-line GIS: The Internet
GIS and the Internet
GIS Internet Trends
Open GIS
A New Paradigm
Inventory Operations
Introduction
Viewing GIS
The Database
Reading the Database
Database Queries and Summaries
Relational Database Queries
Boolean Queries
Graphic Selection Query
Measurement
Types of Measurement
Distance Application
Reports
Theme Modification
Subsets
Tiles
Spatial Deletes
Dissolve and Merge
Recoding and Reclassification
Basic Analysis
Introduction
Database Recode
Recoding and Analysis
Theme Display and Recode
Overlay
Visual Overlay
Data Merging Overlay
Overlay Principles
Intersect and Union
Overlay Options
Clip Operations
Mask and Replace
Database Merging
Append Themes
Map Algebra: Raster Cell Overlay
Map Algebra: Multiplication and Maximum
Overlay Using Weights
Matrix Recode Overlay
Overlay Codes: Planned Results
Choosing the Analysis Method
Buffers
Buffer Applications
Buffer Application: West Africa River Region
Spatial Analysis
Statistical Reporting and Graphing
Advanced Analysis
Introduction
Proximity Analysis
Nearest Features
Spider Diagrams
Distance Selection
Aggregation
Spatial Operations
Centroids
Thiessen Polygons
Tracking GIS
Terrain Analysis
Elevation Analysis
Terrain Profiles
3D Views
Slope and Aspect
Slope and Aspect Options
Shaded Relief Views
View Analysis
Overlays and Additional Features
Draping
Perspective Views
Z-data Views
Network Analysis
Routing
Nearest Facility
Service Area
Site Suitability and Models
Introduction
Site Selection
Site Sensitivity
Map Algebra Technique
Matrix Planning
Site Selection Applications
Site Suitability Procedure
GIS Models
Descriptive Models
Process Models
Predictive Models
Procedural Models
GIS Output
Introduction
Types of Output
GIS Maps
GIS Cartography
Classification
Classification Mapping
Colors and Cosmetics
Map Framework
Central Map Figure
The Map Legend
The Map Title
Support Elements
Spotting Map Layout Problems
The Future of GIS and GIS in the Future
Introduction
GIS and the Future
Technologic Change
Acceptance of New Technology
Technology Impact Cycle
Future Change
Hardware
Software I
Software II
Expert Systems (ES)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Neural Networks
Fuzzy Logic
Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)
Fractals
Chaos Theory
Data
The Internet
Other Issues
GIS Education
Glossary
Index
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