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Curious about GIS?

Organizing a GIS?

Here's the book you need!

Geographic information system, or GIS, is a powerful technology that has been called "geography on steroids." This book contains what you need to know on mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze their patterns, and how to generate travel directions, customer locations lists, and much more with GIS.

  • GIS takes a village — know all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data

  • Just for map mavens — explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps

  • What the data mean — analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results

  • Think spatially — recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data

  • On the grid — define and locate geographic objects on the grid

  • The earth is not flat — accurately portray geographic features with map projections

  • Technological duct tape — discover the many uses of GIS for business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more

  • Design a GIS — determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and plan your system

Open the book and find:

  • How to get paper maps into your computer

  • Different ways to measure distance

  • How to organize your spatial data

  • What raster and vector mean to a cartographer

  • How to choose a GIS software vendor

  • How GIS can help you determine appropriate land use

  • Dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses

  • How to create animated GIS output

Synopsis:

GIS For Dummiesapproaches GIS the fun and easy way, targeting IT managers, IT staff and business owners looking to implement a GIS system, those interested in creating a GIS, map hobbyists, engineers/surveyors, and those studying or planning to study GIS. The book doesn't overwhelm with details, equations, or computer codes. Instead the author interweaves the ideas of geographic inquiry and spatial discovery and examining the computerized world of the digital GIS databases. After discussing spatial and mapping concepts, the author sequentially addresses the components of GIS systems. A final chapter spotlights the process of designing and implementing a GIS system in organizations.

 

Part I – The Geography in GIS

Part II – Geography goes Digital

Part III: Data Preprocessing

Part IV: Retrieving, counting, and characterizing geography

Part V: Analyzing geographic patterns

Part VII: Cartography

Part VIII: GIS in Organizations

Part IX: Resources

 

Synopsis:

GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS.

Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can:

  • Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data
  • Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps
  • Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results
  • Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways
  • Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data
  • Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more
  • Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur
  • Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system

You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

About the Author

Michael N. DeMers is an Associate Professor of Geography with more than 25 years of GIS experience. He is also CEO of DeMers Geographics, a provider of educational resources for GIS students and educators.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: GIS: Geography on Steroids 7

Chapter 1: Seeing the Scope of GIS 9

Chapter 2: Recognizing How Maps Show Information 23

Chapter 3: Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Maps 39

Part II: Geography Goes Digital 57

Chapter 4: Creating a Conceptual Model 59

Chapter 5: Understanding the GIS Data Models 73

Chapter 6: Keeping Track of Data Descriptions 93

Chapter 7: Managing Multiple Maps 109

Chapter 8: Gathering and Digitizing Geographic Data 117

Part III: Retrieving, Counting, and Characterizing Geography 135

Chapter 9: Finding Information in Raster Systems 137

Chapter 10: Finding Features in Vector Systems 147

Chapter 11: Searching for Geographic Objects, Distributions, and Groups 65

Part IV: Analyzing Geographic Patterns 181

Chapter 12: Measuring Distance 183

Chapter 13: Working with Statistical Surfaces 199

Chapter 14: Exploring Topographical Surfaces 213

Chapter 15: Working with Networks 225

Chapter 16: Comparing Multiple Maps 239

Chapter 17: Map Algebra and Model Building 253

Part V: GIS Output and Application 277

Chapter 18: Producing Cartographic Output 279

Chapter 19: Generating Non-Cartographic Output 293

Chapter 20: GIS in Organizations 301

Part VI: The Part of Tens 315

Chapter 21: Ten GIS Software Vendors 317

Chapter 22: Ten Questions to Ask Potential Vendors 329

Chapter 23: Ten GIS Data Sources 333

Index 343

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470236826
Author:
Demers, Michael N
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
DeMers, Michael N.
Subject:
Cartography
Subject:
Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
GIS, Remote Sensing & Cartography
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Subject:
GIS, Remote Sensing & Cartogr
Subject:
aphy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
February 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.14x7.38x.85 in. 1.31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , GIS For Dummiesapproaches GIS the fun and easy way, targeting IT managers, IT staff and business owners looking to implement a GIS system, those interested in creating a GIS, map hobbyists, engineers/surveyors, and those studying or planning to study GIS. The book doesn't overwhelm with details, equations, or computer codes. Instead the author interweaves the ideas of geographic inquiry and spatial discovery and examining the computerized world of the digital GIS databases. After discussing spatial and mapping concepts, the author sequentially addresses the components of GIS systems. A final chapter spotlights the process of designing and implementing a GIS system in organizations.

 

Part I – The Geography in GIS

Part II – Geography goes Digital

Part III: Data Preprocessing

Part IV: Retrieving, counting, and characterizing geography

Part V: Analyzing geographic patterns

Part VII: Cartography

Part VIII: GIS in Organizations

Part IX: Resources

 

"Synopsis" by , GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS.

Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can:

  • Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data
  • Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps
  • Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results
  • Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways
  • Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data
  • Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more
  • Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur
  • Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system

You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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