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Introduction to Geographical Information Systems, An
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INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AN

PAPERBACK BY HEYWOOD, IAN; CORNELIUS, SARAH; CARVER, STEVE

£45.99

ISBN
9780273722595
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EDITION
4TH EDITION
PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION LIMITED
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
480 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
23 JUN 2011

DESCRIPTION

The fourth edition of this highly regarded and successful text continues to provide a clear and accessible introduction to the world of GIS for students and professionals. With an increased focus on the practical applications of GIS, the new edition features a wealth of new multi-disciplinary case studies and examples of GIS in practice, demonstrating how it is used worldwide and within a variety of different industries.Furthermore, the new edition has been substantially revised and updated to include coverage of the latest advances in GIS such as web and mobile applications.An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems is suitable for students of Geographical Information studies at all levels, from undergraduate to professionals retraining in GIS.

CONTENTS

Part 1 Fundamentals of GIS1 What is GIS?2 Spatial data3 Spatial data modelling4 Database management5 Data input and editing6 Data analysis7 Analytical modelling in GIS 8 Output: from new maps to enhanced decisionsPart 2 Issues in GIS9 The development of computer methods for handling spatial data10 Data quality issues11 Human and organizational issues12 GIS project design and management13.The Future of GIS