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Geographical Information Systems: An Introduction

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Geographical Information Systems is designed to give a sound introduction to GIS for students with little or no knowledge of the subject. Using real world examples, this text provides a concise introduction to the theory and practice of GIS. Interviews are included throughout the text with people using GIS beyond academia. These interviewees provide succint opinions of the complexities of the field and comment on the real-world issues. This is designed to get students interested in the theory by showing them the real-world applications. In a field which is typically heavy in the use of software specific labels and terminology, the simplicity of this text is designed for the applied GIS user rather than the technical, computing science population. The text is ideal for students new to GIS and does not assume prior knowledge. The book is structured to provide a cumulative learning experience and gradually leads the student through the subject matter. There is a strong pedagogical focus with new examples with new GIS application and Australian stories and interviews included to add insight into the modern GIS direction.
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Geographical Information Systems, 2nd edition is designed to give a sound introduction to GIS for students with little or no knowledge of the subject. Using real world examples, this new edition provides a concise introduction to the theory and practice of GIS. Interviews are included throughout the text with people using GIS beyond academia. These interviewees provide succinct opinions of the complexities of the field and comment on the real-world issues. This is designed to get students interested in the theory because they can see the real-world application. In a field which is typically heavy in the use of software specific labels and terminology, the simplicity of this text is designed for the applied GIS user rather than the technical, computing science GIS population. The text is ideal for students new to GIS and does not assume prior knowledge. The book is structured to provide a cumulative learning experience and gradually leads the student through the subject matter. There is a strong pedagogical focus with new examples with new GIS application and Australian stories and interviews included to add insight to the modern GIS direction.
Contents1. The Gist of GISSection 12. Data3. Data Input4. Data Editing 5. The G in GIS6. Data Input7. Data ManagementSection 28. Elementary GIS Tools9. Vector Geoprocessing Tools 10. Raster Geoprocessing Tools11. Proximity and Network Analyses12. Surface Analyses13. Spatial Modelling14. Error Evaluation and Tracking15. Spatial Direction
"In this new edition, Delaney and Van Niel present the functions of geographic information systems (GIS) with emphasis on concepts, principles, and operations rather than software. The writing is crisp and precise, carefully metering the jargon common in software-specific training manuals....An excellent book for nontechnical GIS managers or for senior members of an organization that uses GIS as a teaching, research, or decision-support tool....Highly recommended."--CHOICE"In summary, this is an excellent starting point for anyone who is starting to use GIS, and a valuable resource for anyone teaching courses on the subject. Even for those who aren't using GIS directly, it is a quick read that provides valuable background on the field to help understand the problems faced by GIS operators."--The Leading Edge
Geographical Information Systems 2e is designed to give a sound introduction to GIS for students with little or no knowledge of the subject. Using real world examples, this text provides a concise introduction to the theory and practice of GIS. Interviews are included throughout the text with people using GIS beyond academia. These interviewees provide succint opinions of the complexities of the field and comment on the real-world issues. This is designed to get students interested in the theory by showing them the real-world applications. In a field which is typically heavy in the use of software specific labels and terminology, the simplicity of this text is designed for the applied GIS user rather than the technical, computing science population. The text is ideal for students new to GIS and does not assume prior knowledge. The book is structured to provide a cumulative learning experience and gradually leads the student through the subject matter. There is a strong pedagogical focus with new examples with new GIS application and Australian stories and interviews included to add insight into the modern GIS direction.
New chapter on Spatial DirectionsDivided into two easy to follow sections - Data and AnalysesNew examples throughout with GIS application Australian stories and interviews included to add insight to the modern GIS directionKey terms are presented as margin notes throughout the text so that students have easy access to the definitions
Author
Julie DeLaney, Kimberly Van Niel
Short Title
GEOGRAPHICAL INFO SYSTEMS 2/E
Pages
214
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Language
English
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
0195556070
ISBN-13
9780195556070
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
910.285
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2007
Publication Date
2007-03-31
Imprint
OUP Australia and New Zealand
Subtitle
An Introduction
Place of Publication
Melbourne
Country of Publication
Australia
Replaces
9780195507898
Audience
College/Higher Education
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