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GIS and Public Data

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ISBN-10: 1401877818

ISBN-13: 9781401877811

Edition: 2004

Authors: Bruce Ralston

List price: $221.95
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Learn to quickly import and maximize public data sets for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This pioneering new book presents the information needed to work with data sets available from the United States Geological Survey, the United States Census Bureau, and the Environmental Protection Agency in a swift and efficient manner. State-of-the-art software is provided in a back-of-book CD for use with several data sets, including translators for TIGER, Digital Line Graphs, and Census Summary Files 1 and 3. These up-to-date software packages, widely used in the GIS industry, save users countless hours typically spent learning how to format government-produced data that, for the…    
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Book details

List price: $221.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 4/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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.

Mapping Basics and Source Data
Raster Images: Digital Raster Graphics, Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quads
Vector Topographic Map Layers: Digital Line Graphs in 2 formats
Elevation Data: DEMs, the National Elevation Data, and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Data
Land Cover Data: Land Use Land Cover Data and the National Land Cover Data Set
Census Geography: TIGER
Census 2000 Data: Summary Files 1 and 3
National Hydrography Dataset