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A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems

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ISBN13: 9781589481404
ISBN10: 1589481402
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An invaluable resource for anyone who uses or encounters GIS terminology in the classroom, on the job, or in the field, this dictionary contains more than 1,600 terms covering the entire lexicon of geographic information systems. Terms have been selected from GIS operations such as analysis, data management, and geocomputation; from rapidly evolving uses of GIS for modeling, GIScience, and Web-based GIS; and the GIS foundation fields of cartography, spatial statistics, computer science, surveying, geodesy, and remote sensing. Hundreds of subject-matter experts and GIS educators have reviewed the definitions, ensuring the authoritative coverage that is a necessity for managers, programmers, users, and students discovering the interdisciplinary nature of GIS.

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This dictionary meant for students and professionals consists of terms relating to geographic information systems (GIS) and their use in research, field studies, and practical applications. Approximately 1,800 terms--general, not software-specific--are included, as well as color illustrations, and articles by other contributors about annotation and labels, features, geometry, layers in ArcGIS software, map projections and coordinate systems, remote sensing, and topology. Terms that describe concepts, processes, and operations, and those from related fields such as cartography, computing, geodesy, geography, GPS, and remote sensing, are included. Definitions incorporate subject area classifications. Wade is a project manager at ESRI and Sommer is a research specialist at ESRI. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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An invaluable resource for anyone who uses or encounters GIS terminology in the classroom, on the job, or in the field, this dictionary contains more than 1,600 terms covering the entire lexicon of geographic information systems.

About the Author

Shelly Sommer is a librarian and researcher for ESRI and the science library manager at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Tasha Wade is the coordinator for the ESRI GIS library project, where she oversees the design and development of several Web resources, including the GIS dictionary on the ESRI support center. She lives in Redlands, California.

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doojinsi, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by doojinsi)
How to rate a book? Always tough. Frankly, I like the content of the book. I'm taking issue here with the format. I bought this book as a digital edition. I read digital editions on the Kindle reader app on my PC and my Samsung tablet and the Kindle editions work very well. This book is provided as an Adobe Digital edition. It is very poorly implemented. It is very hard to resize the edition to read it properly. The Adobe app works only on my PC, not on the tablet, so I can only read my book purchase on one of my devices. Every time the Adobe app comes up on the PC, it is the same standard size, ignoring my settings from the last time I was reading. Searching the purchase does not work well. In short, Adobe Digital Editions have a long way to go to even begin to approach the ease of use of Amazon. Why did anyone even bother implementing this book in Adobe? It was a waste and I'm very disappointed in having paid over $25 for something that works so poorly.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781589481404
Author:
Tasha Wade and Shelly Sommer
Publisher:
Esri Press
Editor:
Sommer, Shelly; Wade, Tasha
Editor:
Sommer, Shelly
Editor:
Wade, Tasha
Author:
Sommer, Shelly
Author:
Wade, Tasha
Subject:
Geographic information systems
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
Geography-General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
GIS, geographic information system, dictionary, reference, cartography
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
*GIS; cartography; dictionaries; Esri
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
8.08x5.36x.68 in. 1.06 lbs.

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An invaluable resource for anyone who uses or encounters GIS terminology in the classroom, on the job, or in the field, this dictionary contains more than 1,600 terms covering the entire lexicon of geographic information systems.
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