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Exploring Geographic Information Sys 2ND Edition

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Publisher Comments:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the organized activity by which people:
  • measure aspects of geographic phenomena and processes
  • represent these measurements, usually in the form of a computer database, to emphasize spatial themes, entities, and relationships
  • operate upon these representations to produce more measurements, and to discover new relationships by integrating disparate sources; and
  • transform these representations to conform to other frameworks of entities and relationships.

These activities reflect the larger context, such as institutions and cultures, in which these people carry out their work. In turn, the GIS may influence these structures.

This text provides the comprehensive coverage you will need to master this powerful new technology.

Book News Annotation:

Drawing on 17 years of teaching an introductory course on geographic information systems, Chrisman (U. of Washington) presents GIS as both a technical subject and an empowering application for academic disciplines, government, and business. With actual project examples, he explores basic GIS building blocks, transformations and operations, evaluation and implementation, and social and institutional implications. Includes numerous figures exemplifying spatial relationship mapping themes and errors, and a substantial bibliography. Lacks exercises and a precise date for the first edition.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

* Provides a wide range of examples and applications to help readers understand technical discussions.

Synopsis:

Uses case studies to examine the various applications of each type of geographic information.

* Considers geographic information as a technical problem, an empowering application, a pure science endeavor, an academic pursuit and a social necessity.

* Provides a wide range of examples and applications to help readers understand technical discussions.

About the Author

"a novel, yet coherent and complete picture of what is involved in the science and organization of this technology...a truly excellent distillation of the comprehensive nature of geographic information handling in computerized systems." (Society of Cartographers Bulletin, Vol.35, No.2)

Table of Contents

BUILDING BLOCKS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION.

Reference Systems for Measurement.

Representation.

TRANSFORMATIONS AND OPERATIONS.

Attribute-based Operations.

Overlay: Integration of Disparate Sources.

Distance Relationships.

Surfaces and Near Neighbors.

Comprehensive Operations.

Transformations.

THE BROADER ARENA.

Evaluation and Implementation.

Social and Institutional Interactions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471314257
Author:
Chrisman, Nicholas R.
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Chrisman, Nicholas R.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Remote Sensing
Subject:
Geographic information systems
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Subject:
GIS, Remote Sensing & Cartography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series Volume:
00-486
Publication Date:
June 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.18x7.62x.52 in. 1.08 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » Geography » Mapping and Cartography
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Textbooks » General

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Product details 320 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780471314257 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , * Provides a wide range of examples and applications to help readers understand technical discussions.
"Synopsis" by , Uses case studies to examine the various applications of each type of geographic information.

* Considers geographic information as a technical problem, an empowering application, a pure science endeavor, an academic pursuit and a social necessity.

* Provides a wide range of examples and applications to help readers understand technical discussions.

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