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Geographic Information Systems and Science

Geographic Information Systems and Science
Author: Paul A. Longley - Mike Goodchild - David J. Maguir
ISBN 13: 9780470721445
ISBN 10: 470721448
Edition: 3
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2010-08-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 560
List Price: N/A

This textbook provides a broad introduction to the field of geographic information systems and science, covering principles, techniques, and analysis methods, as well as practical management issues for using GIS in businesses. Authors Longley (U. College London, UK), Goodchild (U. of California at Santa Barbara, US), Maguire (Redlands, US), and Rhind (City U. London, UK) present chapters on representing geography; the nature of geographic data, georeferencing, and uncertainty in the section on principles. Software, data modeling, data collection, creating and maintaining geographic databases, and distributed GIS are covered in the section on techniques. The section on analysis contains chapters on cartography and map production; geovisualization; query, measurement, and transformation; descriptive summary, design, and inference; and spatial modeling. Management issues are reserved for the end. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR