Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

Author: Michael N. DeMers

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470129069

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 5387

Locate your place in the exciting field of GIS In existence since 1962, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) arereally coming into their own today. And not just in your car's GPSsystem or your cell phone's tracking capabilities. GIS is findingapplications throughout science, government, business, andindustry, from regional and community planning, architecture, andtransportation to public health, crime mapping, and nationaldefense. Michael DeMers's Fundamentals of Geographic Information, FourthEdition brings an already essential text up to date, capturing thesignificant developments in the field and responding to the needsof a diverse set of readers, from geographers to students in a hostof other fields. If you are a non-geographer or new to GIS, get a quick introductionto the "lay of the land" of GIS through the new "Spatial Learner'sPermit" section. Then join in the excitement of discovery with GISdatabases as you absorb the such concepts and skills as digitalgeographic data and maps, GIS data models, spatial analysis,measurement and classification, cartographic modeling, and GISdesign. Responding to both the needs and technical skills of today'sstudents, this Fourth Edition: * Makes concepts accessible to students from a wide range ofbackgrounds * Offers more practical and relevant coverage of GIS design andimplementation * Reflects the latest changes in GIS applications * Examines in greater depth the underlying computer science behindGIS * Uncovers the most recent developments on GIS research * Expands coverage of the increasingly robust literature oncartographic visualization * Includes Web-based labs and links to current and updated datasetresources Taking an open-ended, hands-on approach that gets you to ask yourown questions about the underlying concepts, the Fourth Editionhelps you not only master the basics but acquire the activeproblem-solving skills that are a key component of success in theGIS industry.

FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 3RD ED

Author: Michael N. Demers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126516865

Category:

Page: 484

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Market_Desc: · Geographers· Environmental Resource Managers· Surveyors Special Features: · Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter helps to define concepts and outline the goals that the reader should be accomplishing· Review questions at the end of each chapter isolate key material for effective self study· Web page provides additional learning materials for students and data sources About The Book: This comprehensive look at GIS doesn't overwhelm with details, equations, or computer codes. Instead the author interweaves the ideas of geographic inquiry and spatial discovery, inviting readers to join in the excitement of discovery as it takes place within the computerized world of the digital GIS databases. After discussing spatial and mapping concepts, the author sequentially addresses the components of GIS systems. A final chapter spotlights the process of designing and implementing a GIS system.

Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems, 4th Edition

Author: Michael N. DeMers

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118311477

Category: Science

Page: 443

View: 937

The Fourth Edition of this well-received text on the principles of geographic information systems (GIS) continues the author's style of "straight talk" in its presentation and is written to be accessible and easy to follow. Unlike most other GIS texts, this book covers GIS design and modeling, reflecting the belief that modeling and analysis are at the heart of GIS. This approach helps students understand and use GIS technology.

Geographic Information Systems and Science

Author: Paul A. Longley,Mike Goodchild,David J. Maguire,David W. Rhind

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470721448

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

View: 6271

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 Order security, health and well-being digital differentiation in GIS consumption the core organizing role of GIS in Geography the greening of GIS grand challenges of GIScience science and explanation Key features: Four-colour throughout Associated website with free online resources Teacher’s manual available for lecturers A complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabi Includes 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 Policy All new personality boxes of current GIS practitioners New chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS

Fundamentals of GIS

Applications with ArcGIS

Author: Franz Pucha-Cofrep,Andreas Fries,Fulgencio Cánovas-García,Fernando Oñate-Valdivieso,Víctor González-Jaramillo,Darwin Pucha-Cofrep

Publisher: Franz Pucha Cofrep

ISBN: 9942308172

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 79

View: 7980

Geographic information in decision making often goes unnoticed, but it is actually very present in our daily activities. Our eBook Fundamentals of GIS: Applications with ArcGIS shows the potential of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for geoprocessing and mapping using ArcGIS. This book is designed in a didactic and sequential way, as we advance in the development of the exercises we will acquire and improve our skills in the use of GIS tools, until we get to the publication of a well edited map. When the exercises in this book are completed and developed, the user will be able to fully understand the fundamentals of GIS, and the use of its main tools to generate maps. This is a book that will teach you from scratch and step by step the use of GIS for your professional projects.

Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478447540

Category: Education

Page: 20

View: 6300

Facts101 is your complete guide to Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

GIS

Fundamentals, Applications and Implementations

Author: K. Elangovan

Publisher: New India Publishing

ISBN: 9788189422165

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 4889

Geographic Information Systems or popularly known as GIS has been developing it's roots since the role of remote sensing has increased. It spreads it's branches to civil engineering, geosciences, forestry, disaster mitigation, ecology and environment and various other fields. The book explains the concepts of GIS in a simple language. Topics like development of GIS, data structures, database concepts, map projections, requirement of hardware and software for implementing GIS, errors and removing errors, advanced analysis are a few s to be named which find place in this book.

An Introduction to Geographic Information Technology

Author: Suchandra Choudhury

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 8188237663

Category: Geographic information systems

Page: 300

View: 8746

Introduction to Geographic Information Technology is an up-to-date introduction that provides a balanced treatment of concepts and techniques required for GIS and Remote Sensing. The book focuses on foundation, integration and practical applications of GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS and other areas of Geographic Information Technology. It also considers how the technology. It also considers how the technology works. The book can be used to give the reader a quick tour through the world of Geographic Information Technology, to help the reader develop a thorough understanding of Geographic Information Technology or as a source of reference information. The authors are scientists, practitioners and teachers who understand student requirements in developing basic foundation required to build specific skills in Geographic Information Technology. The book presented with examples on the subject, makes the study of any branch of Geographic Information Technology from the broader context of geography in general to spatial information resource management in particular. It gives a wholesome coverage of GIS, Remote Sensing and GPS principles as well as data structures, spatial database modeling and their applications.

Geographic Information Systems for Transportation

Principles and Applications

Author: Harvey J. Miller,Shih-Lung Shaw,Associate Professor of Geography Shih-Lung Shaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195123944

Category: Science

Page: 458

View: 4800

GIS data and tools are revolutionizing transportation research and decision making, allowing transportation analysts and professionals to understand and solve complex transportation problems that were previously impossible. Here, Miller and Shaw present a comprehensive discussion of fundamental geographic science and the applications of these principles using GIS and other software tools. By providing thorough and accessible discussions of transportation analysis within a GIS environment, this volume fills a critical niche in GIS-T and GIS literature.

Introduction to Geospatial Information and Communication Technology (GeoICT)

Author: Rifaat Abdalla

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319336037

Category: Science

Page: 153

View: 9390

This book is designed to help students and researchers understand the latest research and development trends in the domain of geospatial information and communication (GeoICT) technologies. Accordingly, it covers the fundamentals of geospatial information systems, spatial positioning technologies, and networking and mobile communications, with a focus on OGC and OGC standards, Internet GIS, and location-based services. Particular emphasis is placed on introducing GeoICT as an integrated technology that effectively bridges various information-technology domains.

Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology

Author: John D. Bossler,John R. Jensen,Robert B. McMaster,Chris Rizos

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203305922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 648

View: 3405

Professionals in local and national government and in the private sector frequently need to draw on Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), often in an integrated manner. This manual shows a hands-on operator how to work across the range of geospatial science and technology, whether as a user or as a contractor of services employing these technologies, and without either specialist education or substantial experience. The manual covers the fundamentals of each of these topical areas, providing the requisite mathematics, computer science and physics necessary to understand how the technologies work, assuming some elementary background in calculus and physics. It also shows how the technologies can be used together and focuses on their commonalities. A number of applications such as mapping and environmental modeling are presented, and a website accompanies the book.

Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS

A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS

Author: Michael D. Kennedy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111833034X

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 6984

An integrated approach that combines essential GIS background with a practical workbook on applying the principles in ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1 Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGISintegrates a broad introduction to GIS with a software-specific workbook for Esri's ArcGIS. Where most courses make do using two separate texts, one covering GIS and another the software, this book enables students and instructors to use a single text with an integrated approach covering both in one volume with a common vocabulary and instructional style. This revised edition focuses on the latest software updates—ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1. In addition to its already successful coverage, the book allows students to experience publishing maps on the Internet through new exercises, and introduces the idea of programming in the language Esri has chosen for applications (i.e., Python). A DVD is packaged with the book, as in prior editions, containing data for working out all of the exercises. This complete, user-friendly coursebook: Is updated for the latest ArcGIS releases—ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1 Introduces the central concepts of GIS and topics needed to understand spatial information analysis Provides a considerable ability to operate important tools in ArcGIS Demonstrates new capabilities of ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1 Provides a basis for the advanced study of GIS and the study of the newly emerging field of GIScience Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS, Third Edition is the ideal guide for undergraduate students taking courses such as Introduction to GIS, Fundamentals of GIS, and Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop. It is also an important guide for professionals looking to update their skills for ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1.

Geographic Information

Author: Jenny Marie Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573563925

Category: Reference

Page: 216

View: 331

Explores geographic information available through several sources including the Internet and satellite technology, covering such topics as map basics, geographic information systems, and geographical standards.

Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems

Author: Robert Laurini,Derek Thompson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080924204

Category: Computers

Page: 680

View: 2214

The study and application of spatial information systems have been developed primarily from the use of computers in the geosciences. These systems have the principle functions of capturing, storing, representing, manipulating, and displaying data in 2-D and 3-D worlds. This book approaches its subject from the perspectives of informatics and geography, presenting methods of conceptual modeling developed in computer science that provide valuable aids for resolving spatial problems. This book is an essential textbook for both students and practitioners. It is indispensable for academic geographers, computer scientists, and the GIS professional. Key Features * Serves as the first comprehensive textbook on the field of Spatial Information Systems (also known as Geographic Information Systems) * Contains extensive illustrations * Presents numerous detailed examples

Geoinformation

Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Geographic Information Systems, Second Edition

Author: Gottfried Konecny

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482232138

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 472

View: 7311

Written by a renowned expert, Geoinformation: Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Geographic Information Systems, Second Edition gives you an overarching view of how remote sensing, photogrammetry, and geographic information systems work together in an interdisciplinary manner. The book presents the required basic background of the geoinformatics concept in which the different methodologies must be combined. It details the principal components of remote sensing, from theoretical principles to advanced image analysis and interpretation techniques, sensor components, and operating platforms. New and Updated in the Second Edition: Web-based image viewing with Google Earth Aerial platforms Existing digital photogrammetric software systems, including Intergraph image station, Autodesk, and Oracle Spatial Land management and cadaster Imaging sensors such as laser scanning, image spectrometry, radar imaging, and radar interferometry With the advent of high-resolution satellite systems in stereo, the theory of analytical photogrammetry restituting 2D image information into 3D is of increasing importance, merging the remote sensing approach with that of photogrammetry. This text describes the fundamentals of these approaches in detail, with an emphasis on global, regional, and local applications. It provides a short introduction to the GPS satellite positioning system in the context of data integration. An extensive overview of the basic elements of GIS technologies and data management approaches, as well as the widely employed positioning systems such as GPS and GSM networks, complete the presentation of the technological framework for geoinformation. Appropriate for GIS courses at all levels, the book proceeds beyond the science and technology to tackle cost considerations and practical implementation issues, giving you a starting point for multidisciplinary new activities and services in the future.

Understanding GIS

The ARC/INFO Method

Author: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470219584

Category: Science

Page: 506

View: 6422

A hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the functions and capabilities of ARC/INFO. By the end of the book, a small GIS project will be completed, a digital spatial database will be developed and designed, spatial analysis performed, a map created and a short report written.