Developing GIS Solutions with MapObjects and Visual Basic

ISBN-10: 0766854388
ISBN-13: 9780766854383
Edition: 2002
Authors: Bruce Ralston
List price: $149.00
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Description: This essential resource offers GIS professionals and students the programming skills to create state-of-the-art GIS applications using MapObjects and Visual Basic. Developing GIS Solutions with MapOjects and Visual Basic teaches GIS programming in a  More...

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List price: $149.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This essential resource offers GIS professionals and students the programming skills to create state-of-the-art GIS applications using MapObjects and Visual Basic. Developing GIS Solutions with MapOjects and Visual Basic teaches GIS programming in a complete hands-on environment. This how-to manual provides instruction in how to use the latest version of the popular MapObjects ActiveX control from leading GIS application developer ESRI. Along the way, readers will gain a hands-on introduction to Visual Basic (VB) programming through practice VB programs utilizing MapObjects. GIS topics such as spatial selections, thematic mapping, overlays, map projections, and web-based GIS are all addressed and explored thoroughly using a blend of thought-provoking software design discussions, detailed examples, and carefully crafted exercises.

Bruce A. Ralston, is a Professor at the University of Tennessee. He received three awards from the Association of American Geographers, including the Edward L. Ullman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Transportation Geography, 1999; the Outstanding Geographic Software Award, 1994; and the Excellence in Applied Geography Award, 1991. Bruce Ralston is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Transport Geography and the President of GIS Tools, Inc.

Getting into the VB/MO Culture
Using ActiveX Controls
Programming Basics
The Map Objects ActiveX Control
Managing Map Layers
Tool Bars and Layer Management
Geometry, Coordinates, and Identifying Features
Rendering
Single Symbols
Rendering
The Unique Value Map Renderer
The Unique Value Map Renderer Continued
Rendering
The Quantile Renderer
Collections, Classes and Advanced Selections
Web Basics
Serving Maps on the Web, Method 1
Serving Maps on the Web, Method 2: The MO Internet Map Server
Buffering and Overlay
Projections and Coordinate Systems

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