Handbook of Geographic Information Science

ISBN-10: 1405107960
ISBN-13: 9781405107969
Edition: 2008
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Description: This "Handbook" is an essential reference and a guide to the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Science. Designed for students and researchers who want an in-depth treatment of the subject, including background information Comprises  More...

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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

This "Handbook" is an essential reference and a guide to the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Science. Designed for students and researchers who want an in-depth treatment of the subject, including background information Comprises around 40 substantial essays, each written by a recognized expert in a particular area Covers the full spectrum of research in GIS Surveys the increasing number of applications of GIS Predicts how GIS is likely to evolve in the near future

John P. Wilson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University. An internationally recognized expert on PTSD, he is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He is the coeditor of [ital]Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD[/ital] (with Terence M. Keane) and [ital]Countertransference in the Treatment of PTSD[/ital] (with Jacob D. Lindy). Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD, based at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Dartmouth Medical School. His eight books and more than 100 scientific and clinical publications include [ital]Effective Treatments for PTSD: Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies[/ital] (coedited with Edna B. Foa and Terence M. Keane). Jacob D. Lindy, MD, is a training and supervising analyst at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. For 27 years he has adapted psychoanalytic clinical theory to the special circumstances of the trauma survivor. He is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and has just completed 5 years as Director of the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. His publications include [ital]Countertransference in the Treatment of PTSD[/ital] (coedited with John P. Wilson).

List of Figures
List of Contributors
Geographic Information Science: An Introduction
Data Issues
The Availability of Geographic Data: The Current Technical and Institutional Environment
Social Data
Remote Sensing
Spatialization
Uncertainty in Spatial Databases
On the Identification of Uncertainties in Spatial Data and Their Quantification with Probability Distribution Functions
Database Trends and Challenges
Object-Oriented Database Management Systems
Adding the Z Dimension
Adding Time into Geographic Information System Databases
Geospatial Data Integration
Visualization
Mapping in a Digital Age
Generalization of Spatial Databases
Geographic Information Systems and Surfaces
Fuzzy Classification and Mapping
Rule-Based Mapping
Multivariate Geovisualization
Virtual Reality in Geographic Information Systems
Knowledge Elicitation
Inference and Spatial Data
Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
The Geospatial Semantic Web
Spatial Analysis
Quantitative Methods and Geographic Information Systems
Spatial Cluster Analysis
Terrain Analysis
Dynamic Modeling
Geographic Information Systems and Society
Institutional Geographic Information Systems and Geographic Information Partnering
Participatory Geographic Information Systems
Geographic Information Systems and Participatory Decision Making
Surveys of People and Place
Geographic Information Science, Personal Privacy, and the Law
Geographic Information Systems in Education
Future Trends and Challenges
Web-based Geographic Information Systems
Location-based Services and Geographic Information Systems
Geographic Information Science: The Grand Challenges
Geographic Information Science: Where Next?
Index

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