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Geographical Information Systems and Computer Cartography

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ISBN-10: 0582044391

ISBN-13: 9780582044395

Edition: 1997

Authors: Chris B. Jones

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A concise text presenting the fundamental concepts in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), emphasising an understanding of techniques in management, analysis and graphic display of spatial information. Divided into five parts - the first part reviews the development and application of GIS, followed by a summary of the characteristics and representation of geographical information. It concludes with an overview of the functions provided by typical GIS systems. Part Two introduces co-ordinate systems and map projections, describes methods for digitising map data and gives an overview of remote sensing. Part Three deals with data storage and database management, as well as specialised…    
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Book details

List price: $120.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/30/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

DOB: 03/21/1

Origins and Applications
Geographical Information Concepts and Spatial Models
GIS Functionality: An Overview
Acquisition of Geo-referenced Data
Coordinate Systems, Transformations and Map Projections
Digitising, Editing and Structuring
Primary Data Acquisition from Ground and Remote Surveys
Data Quality and Data Standards
Data Storage and Retrieval
Computer Data Storage
Database Management Systems
Spatial Data Access Methods for Points, Lines and Polygons
Spatial Data Modelling and Analysis
Surface Modelling and Spatial Interpolation
Optimal Solutions and Spatial Search
Knowledge-Based Systems and Automated Reasoning
Graphics, Images and Visualisation
Computer Graphics Technology for Display and Interaction
Three Dimensional Visualisation
Raster and Vector Interconversions
Map Generalisation
Automated Design of Annotated Maps