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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SCIENCE

PAPERBACK BY LONGLEY, PAUL A.; GOODCHILD, MIKE; MAGUIRE, DAVID J.; RHIND, DAVID W.

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ISBN
9780470721445
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EDITION
3RD EDITION
PUBLISHER
JOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD
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PAGES
560 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
09 AUG 2010

DESCRIPTION

The Third Edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field and still retains its accessible format to appeal to a broad range of students. Now divided into five clear sections the book investigates the unique, complex and difficult problems that are posed by geographic information and together they build into a holistic understanding of the key principles of GIS. This is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture of: GIS and the New World Ordersecurity, health and well-beingdigital differentiation in GIS consumptionthe core organizing role of GIS in Geographythe greening of GISgrand challenges of GISciencescience and explanation Key features: Four-colour throughoutAssociated website with free online resourcesTeacher s manual available for lecturersA complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabiIncludes learning objectives and review boxes throughout each chapter New in this edition: Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and PolicyAll new personality boxes of current GIS practitionersNew chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS

CONTENTS

FOREWORD. DEDICATION. PREFACE. LIST OF ACRONYMS. 1 Introduction. Chapter 1: Systems, Science, and Study. Chapter 2: A Gallery of Applications. 2 Principles. Chapter 3: Representing Geography. Chapter 4: The Nature of Geographic Data. Chapter 5: Georeferencing. Chapter 6: Uncertainty. 3 Techniques. Chapter 7: GIS Software. Chapter 8: Geographic Data Modeling. Chapter 9: GIS Data Collection. Chapter 10: Creating and Maintaining Geographic Databases. Chapter 11: The GeoWeb. 4 Analysis. Chapter 12: Cartography and Map Production. Chapter 13: Geovisualization. Chapter 14: Spatial Data Analysis. Chapter 15: Spatial Analysis and Inference. Chapter 16: Spatial Modeling with GIS. 5 Management and Policy Chapter 17: Managing GIS. Chapter 18: Operating Safely with GIS. Chapter 19: GIS Partnerships. Chapter 20: Epilogue: GIS&S in the Service of Humanity. Index.