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:
ISBN: 1260092585
Release Date: 2018-02
Genre: Geographic information systems

Introduction toGeographic Information Systems, 9th edition is designed to provide students in a first orsecond GIS course with a solid foundation in both GIS concepts and the use ofGIS. Introduction to GIS strikes a careful balance between GIS concepts andhands-on applications. The main portion of the chapter presents GIS terms andconcepts 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 presentsstudents with actual GIS exercises and the necessary data to solve the problem.

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.

Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

Author: Michael N. DeMers
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470129067
Release Date: 2008-04-04
Genre: Science

Locate your place in the exciting field of GIS In existence since 1962, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) arereally coming into their own today. And not just in your car's GPSsystem or your cell phone's tracking capabilities. GIS is findingapplications throughout science, government, business, andindustry, from regional and community planning, architecture, andtransportation to public health, crime mapping, and nationaldefense. Michael DeMers's Fundamentals of Geographic Information, FourthEdition brings an already essential text up to date, capturing thesignificant developments in the field and responding to the needsof a diverse set of readers, from geographers to students in a hostof other fields. If you are a non-geographer or new to GIS, get a quick introductionto the "lay of the land" of GIS through the new "Spatial Learner'sPermit" section. Then join in the excitement of discovery with GISdatabases as you absorb the such concepts and skills as digitalgeographic data and maps, GIS data models, spatial analysis,measurement and classification, cartographic modeling, and GISdesign. Responding to both the needs and technical skills of today'sstudents, this Fourth Edition: * Makes concepts accessible to students from a wide range ofbackgrounds * Offers more practical and relevant coverage of GIS design andimplementation * Reflects the latest changes in GIS applications * Examines in greater depth the underlying computer science behindGIS * Uncovers the most recent developments on GIS research * Expands coverage of the increasingly robust literature oncartographic visualization * Includes Web-based labs and links to current and updated datasetresources Taking an open-ended, hands-on approach that gets you to ask yourown questions about the underlying concepts, the Fourth Editionhelps you not only master the basics but acquire the activeproblem-solving skills that are a key component of success in theGIS industry.

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

An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Author:
Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)
ISBN: 0113306121
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Geographic information systems

The purpose of this volume is to provide an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It considers the technology and methods required to achieve a GIS, the relevance of GIS to government organizations, the benefits, costs and problems and implementation approaches.

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.

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.

Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems

Author: Chor Pang Lo
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 013149502X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Computers

Fully updated to reflect advances in GIS concepts and techniques, this guide approaches the subject from the broader context of information technology. Gives complete, up-to-date coverage to the concepts and techniques pertaining to every stage of the systems development life cycle of GIS, as well as its applications to various areas of spatial problem solving and decision making. For GIS specialists, GIS technologists, GIS sales directors, urban planners, natural resource managers, land surveyors, geomatics engineers, and foresters who want a complete understanding of GIS and how GIS applies to their fields of interest.

Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences

Author: Steven J. Steinberg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761928731
Release Date: 2006
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.

GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making

Author: Christopher Thomas
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 158948231X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Political Science

Elected officials and department heads are increasingly relying on geographic information system (GIS) technology to make efficient and accurate decisions. This resource presents 27 case studies and eight exercises that demonstrate the positive impact of incorporating GIS methodology in daily operations of the public sector.

Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling

Author: Keith C. Clarke
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: MINN:31951D02018967X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

This book provides readers with the most comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the topic available. Topics covered include modeling frameworks, paradigms and approaches; model development, calibration and validation; dynamic systems modeling and four-dimensional GIS; and more. Includes case studies in GIS/EM. This book is intended for readers interested in advanced Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Data Processing, or Environmental Modeling.

Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

Author: George Joseph
Publisher: Universities Press
ISBN: 8173715351
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Remote sensing

This book presents the fundamental concepts covering various stages of remote sensing from data collection to end utilization, so that it can be appreciated irrespective of the discipline in which the reader has graduated. The physical principles on which remote sensing are based has been explained without getting into complicated mathematical equations.