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GIS: A Computing Perspective, Second Edition, provides a full, up-to-date overview of the state-of-the-art in GIS, both Geographic Information Systems and the study of these systems-Geographic Information Science. Analyzing the subject from a computing perspective, the second edition explores conceptual and formal models needed to understand spatial information, and examines the representations and data structures needed to support adequate system performance. This volume also covers the special-purpose interfaces and architectures required to interact with and share spatial information, and explains the importance of uncertainty and time. The material on GIS architectures and interfaces as well as spatiotemporal information systems is almost entirely new. The second edition contains substantial new information, and has been completely reformatted to improve accessibility. Changes include: There is also a new chapter on spatial uncertainty Complete revisions of the bibliography, index, and supporting diagrams Supplemental material is offset at the top of the page, as are references and links for further study Definitions of new terms are in the margins of pages where they appear, with corresponding entries in the index

Synopsis:

GIS is essentially a computer-based information system, designed to handle data spatially references to geographic locations on the Earth. This fully updated new edition of Michael Worboys' highly successful book addresses GIS from a computing perspective as opposed to a cartographic, geographic or management perspective. In this way GIS can be viewed as a software system mounted on a hardware platform, supplied with appropriate data. GIS: A Computing Perspective highlights the fundamental role played by computing science, information systems and IT in the field of GIS.The book brings the topic in line with the latest thinking and technologies underpinning GIS. It reflects new developments such as the impact the internet has had in terms of distribution and visualization. The ever-increasing roles of AI, uncertainty-handling and agent-based computing are also covered. The book is aimed at a wide range of students, including those studying computer science, information systems and information technology as well as GIS.

Table of Contents

Introduction — Fundamental database concepts — Fundamental spatial concepts — Models of geospatial information — Representation and algorithms — Structures and access methods — Architectures — Interfaces — Spatial reasoning and uncertainty — Time — Appendix A. Cinema relational database example — B. Acronyms and abbreviations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203488935
Subtitle:
A Computing Perspective
Publisher:
CRC Press
Author:
Matt Duckham
Author:
Worboys, Michael
Author:
Duckham, Matt
Author:
Michael Worboys
Subject:
General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Geographic information systems
Subject:
Geography-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040511
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
426

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Graphics » User Interface
Engineering » Civil Engineering » Cartography
History and Social Science » Geography » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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"Synopsis" by , GIS is essentially a computer-based information system, designed to handle data spatially references to geographic locations on the Earth. This fully updated new edition of Michael Worboys' highly successful book addresses GIS from a computing perspective as opposed to a cartographic, geographic or management perspective. In this way GIS can be viewed as a software system mounted on a hardware platform, supplied with appropriate data. GIS: A Computing Perspective highlights the fundamental role played by computing science, information systems and IT in the field of GIS.The book brings the topic in line with the latest thinking and technologies underpinning GIS. It reflects new developments such as the impact the internet has had in terms of distribution and visualization. The ever-increasing roles of AI, uncertainty-handling and agent-based computing are also covered. The book is aimed at a wide range of students, including those studying computer science, information systems and information technology as well as GIS.
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