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Concepts and Techniques in Geographic Information Systems

Concepts and Techniques in Geographic Information Systems - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130804273

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2002
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Concepts and Techniques in Geographic Information Systems - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130804273

C. P. Lo and Albert K. Yeung

ISBN13: 978-0130804273
ISBN10: 0130804274
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

For one-quarter or one-semester courses in Geographic Information Systems.

Approaching the study of GIS from the broader context of information technology, this text gives complete, up-to-date coverage of the concepts and techniques pertaining to every stage of the systems development life cycle of GIS and its applications in various areas of spatial problem solving and decision making. The authors, who have over 50 years of professional experience between them, stress a rigorous, but balanced treatment of the concepts and techniques of GIS to provide real-world experience of using and implementing GIS while retaining a strong academic flavor.

Features

  • Coverage of topics that are not adequately covered in other GIS texts--Including the principles and practice of information resource management, information system development methodology, spatial database modeling and design, and more.
  • Gives students a complete understanding of what a GIS is, and how GIS are designed and implemented.
  • Emphasis on spatial modeling and modeling with examples of application.
  • Shows students how to correctly use GIS to solve problems.
  • Chapter on GIS Implementation and Project Mapping.
  • Gives useful information to those students who wish to become GIS professionals.
  • Full discussion on data quality and data standard.
  • Enables students to easily understand these important topics.
  • Up-to-date materials.
  • Keeps students abreast of the latest developments in the field.
  • Detailed and up-to-date references.
  • Encourages students to further research those topics that are of particular interest to them.
  • Two useful appendices--Including Internet Resources and a GIS glossary.
  • Shows students how to use the Internet properly for searching GIS data and references. Gives students full definitions and explanations of all important terms they encounter in the text.
  • A Summary is included in every chapter.
  • Enables students to more easily review the material contained in each chapter. Allows professors to pick and choose materials for use in teaching.
  • Numerous figures and diagrams.
  • Facilitates students' understanding of the materials.


Author Bio

Lo, Chor Pang : University of Georgia

Yeung, Albert K. W. : Ontario Police College

Table of Contents

1. Definition, Evolution, and Components of Geographic Information Systems.
2. Maps and GIS.
3. Digital Representation of Geographic Data.
4. Data Quality and Data Standards.
5. Raster-Based GIS Data Processing.
6. Vector-Based GIS Data Processing.
7. Visualization of Geographic Information and Generation of Information Products.
8. Remote Sensing and GIS Integration.
9. Digital Terrain Modeling.
10. Spatial Analysis and Modeling.
11. GIS Implementation and Project Management.
12. GIS Issues and Prospects.
Appendix A: Internet Resources for GIS.
Appendix B: Glossary of GIS Terms.
Index.

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