An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

Author: Ian Heywood
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780273722632
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The fourth edition of this highly regarded and successful text continues to provide a clear and accessible introduction to the world of GIS for students and professionals. With an increased focus on the practical applications of GIS, the new edition features a wealth of new multi-disciplinary case studies and examples of GIS in practice, demonstrating how it is used worldwide and within a variety of different industries. Furthermore, the new edition has been substantially revised and updated to include coverage of the latest advances in GIS such as web and mobile applications. An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems is suitable for students of Geographical Information studies at all levels, from undergraduate to professionals retraining in GIS.

An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

Author: D. Ian Heywood
Publisher:
ISBN: 027372259X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

The new edition has been substantially revised and updated to include coverage of the latest advances in GIS technology and applications (particularly web-based and mobile applications) and to provide pointers to recent research and publications. --

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Author: Kang-tsung Chang
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9781259613449
Release Date: 2015-01-23
Genre: Science

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, 8th edition is designed to provide students in a first or second GIS course with a solid foundation in both GIS concepts and the use of GIS. Introduction to GIS strikes a careful balance between GIS concepts and hands-on applications. The main portion of the chapter presents GIS terms and concepts and helps students learn how each one fits into a complete GIS system. At the end of each chapter, an application section with 2-7 tasks presents students with actual GIS exercises and the necessary data to solve the problem.

Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences

Author: Steven J. Steinberg
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506319612
Release Date: 2005-08-04
Genre: Social Science

Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and Place is the first book to take a cutting-edge approach to integrating spatial concepts into the social sciences. In this text, authors Steven J. Steinberg and Sheila L. Steinberg simplify GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for practitioners and students in the social sciences through the use of examples and actual program exercises so that they can become comfortable incorporating this research tool into their repertoire and scope of interest. The authors provide learning objectives for each chapter, chapter summaries, links to relevant Web sites, as well as suggestions for student research projects.

Spatial Data Analysis

Author: Christopher Lloyd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199554324
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Science

Spatial Data Analysis introduces key principles about spatial data and provides guidance on methods for their exploration; it provides a set of key ideas or frameworks that will give the reader knowledge of the kinds of problems that can be tackled using the tools that are widely available for the analysis of spatial data.

Geographic Information Systems and Science

Author: Paul A. Longley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470721445
Release Date: 2010-08-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Third Edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field and still retains its accessible format to appeal to a broad range of students. Now divided into five clear sections the book investigates the unique, complex and difficult problems that are posed by geographic information and together they build into a holistic understanding of the key principles of GIS. This is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture of: GIS and the New World Order security, health and well-being digital differentiation in GIS consumption the core organizing role of GIS in Geography the greening of GIS grand challenges of GIScience science and explanation Key features: Four-colour throughout Associated website with free online resources Teacher’s manual available for lecturers A complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabi Includes learning objectives and review boxes throughout each chapter New in this edition: Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and Policy All new personality boxes of current GIS practitioners New chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS

Getting Started with Geographic Information Systems

Author: Keith C. Clarke
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131494988
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Science

This text puts the high-tech field of geographic information systems within reach for students like you. It provides a basic, non-technical, and friendly introduction in one convenient source. It examines the basic GIS material that is traditionally found throughout the Geography curriculum—e.g., in Cartography, GIS spatial analysis, and quantitative methods. Clarke's “learn-by-seeing” approach gives you clear, simple explanations, and an abundance of illustrations and photos.

Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems

Author: Michael N. DeMers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: MINN:31951D02810524F
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Science

Locate your place in the exciting field of GIS In existence since 1962, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are really coming into their own today. And not just in your car’s GPS system or your cell phone’s tracking capabilities. GIS is finding applications throughout science, government, business, and industry, from regional and community planning, architecture, and transportation to public health, crime mapping, and national defense. Michael DeMers’s Fundamentals of Geographic Information, Fourth Edition brings an already essential text up to date, capturing the significant developments in the field and responding to the needs of a diverse set of readers, from geographers to students in a host of other fields. If you are a non-geographer or new to GIS, get a quick introduction to the “lay of the land” of GIS through the new “Spatial Learner’s Permit” section. Then join in the excitement of discovery with GIS databases as you absorb the such concepts and skills as digital geographic data and maps, GIS data models, spatial analysis, measurement and classification, cartographic modeling, and GIS design. Responding to both the needs and technical skills of today’s students, this Fourth Edition: Makes concepts accessible to students from a wide range of backgrounds Offers more practical and relevant coverage of GIS design and implementation Reflects the latest changes in GIS applications Examines in greater depth the underlying computer science behind GIS Uncovers the most recent developments on GIS research Expands coverage of the increasingly robust literature on cartographic visualization Includes Web-based labs and links to current and updated dataset resources Taking an open-ended, hands-on approach that gets you to ask your own questions about the underlying concepts, the Fourth Edition helps you not only master the basics but acquire the active problem-solving skills that are a key component of success in the GIS industry.

Computer Processing of Remotely Sensed Images

Author: Paul M. Mather
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119956402
Release Date: 2011-07-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This fourth and full colour edition updates and expands a widely-used textbook aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in remote sensing and GIS in Geography, Geology and Earth/Environmental Science departments. Existing material has been brought up to date and new material has been added. In particular, a new chapter, exploring the two-way links between remote sensing and environmental GIS, has been added. New and updated material includes: A website at www.wiley.com/go/mather4 that provides access to an updated and expanded version of the MIPS image processing software for Microsoft Windows, PowerPoint slideshows of the figures from each chapter, and case studies, including full data sets, Includes new chapter on Remote Sensing and Environmental GIS that provides insights into the ways in which remotely-sensed data can be used synergistically with other spatial data sets, including hydrogeological and archaeological applications, New section on image processing from a computer science perspective presented in a non-technical way, including some remarks on statistics, New material on image transforms, including the analysis of temporal change and data fusion techniques, New material on image classification including decision trees, support vector machines and independent components analysis, and Now in full colour throughout. This book provides the material required for a single semester course in Environmental Remote Sensing plus additional, more advanced, reading for students specialising in some aspect of the subject. It is written largely in non-technical language yet it provides insights into more advanced topics that some may consider too difficult for a non-mathematician to understand. The case studies available from the website are fully-documented research projects complete with original data sets. For readers who do not have access to commercial image processing software, MIPS provides a licence-free, intuitive and comprehensive alternative.

Principles of Geographical Information Systems

Author: Peter A. Burrough
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198742845
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Business & Economics

Geographical data are used in so many aspects of our lives today, from disaster relief operations to finding directions on our cellphones. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are the software tools that turn raw data into useful information that can help us understand our world better.Principles of Geographical Information Systems presents a strong theoretical basis for GIS-often lacking in other texts-and an account of its practice. Through real-world examples, this text clearly explains the importance of spatial data and the information systems based upon them in solving arange of practical problems.

GIS for Homeland Security

Author: Mike Kataoka
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124081600
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

"GIS for Homeland Security also spotlights the visionaries who have applied spatial technology in the field-including the national stage-to develop model solutions to real threats. This book is for decision makers and first responders, for GIS users who see its unlimited potential, and for those new to spatial technology."--BOOK JACKET.

GIS Modeling in Raster

Author: Michael N. DeMers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: MINN:31951D02059641Y
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

The primary focus of this text is on the process of cartographic modeling and GIS modeling. The text goes beyond cartographic modeling to incorporate supplementary or complementary technologies and logics to show that spatio-temporal modeling is not limited to cartographic modeling, nor to Map Algebra. DeMers consistent, friendly and engaging style has been highly praised by reviewers of this title as well as users of his market leading Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems.