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Geographic Information Systems and Science

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
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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

Geographic Information Systems and Science

Geographic Information Systems and Science

  • Author: Paul Longley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470870006
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 517
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"One of the nicest features is the book’s accessibility … this is a must-have reference guide for all newcomers to the field, be they students or professionals." (GISProfessional, 2005) Geographic Information Systems and Science has become the pre-eminent textbook in its field, for students and practitioners alike. Its unique approach communicates the richness and diversity of GIS in a lucid and accessible format. This fully revised and updated second edition reinforces the view of GIS as a gateway to science and problem solving, sets out the scientific principles that govern its use, and describes the impact of people on its development, design, and success.

Collaborative Geographic Information Systems

Collaborative Geographic Information Systems

  • Author: Balram, Shivanand
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1591408474
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 364
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"This book provides a comprehensive treatment of collaborative GIS focusing on system design, group spatial planning and mapping; modeling, decision support, and visualization; and internet and wireless applications"--Provided by publisher.

Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling

Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling

  • Author: Keith C. Clarke,Bradley O. Parks,Michael P. Crane
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 306
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This book provides readers with the most comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the topic available. Topics covered include modeling frameworks, paradigms and approaches; model development, calibration and validation; dynamic systems modeling and four-dimensional GIS; and more. Includes case studies in GIS/EM. This book is intended for readers interested in advanced Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Data Processing, or Environmental Modeling.

Geographic Information Systems and Crime Analysis

Geographic Information Systems and Crime Analysis

  • Author: Fahui Wang
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 9781591404545
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 345
  • View: 6196
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Computerized crime mapping or GIS in law enforcement agencies has experienced rapid growth, particularly since the mid 1990s. There has also been increasing interests in GIS analysis of crime from various academic fields including criminology, geography, urban planning, information science and others. Geographic Information Systems and Crime Analysis features a diverse array of GIS applications in crime analysis, from general issues such as GIS as a communication process and inter-jurisdictional data sharing to specific applications in tracking serial killers and predicting juvenile violence.

Geographical Information Systems and Computer Cartography

Geographical Information Systems and Computer Cartography

  • Author: Chris B. Jones
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317900251
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 344
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A concise text presenting the fundamental concepts in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), emphasising an understanding of techniques in management, analysis and graphic display of spatial information. Divided into five parts - the first part reviews the development and application of GIS, followed by a summary of the characteristics and representation of geographical information. It concludes with an overview of the functions provided by typical GIS systems. Part Two introduces co-ordinate systems and map projections, describes methods for digitising map data and gives an overview of remote sensing. Part Three deals with data storage and database management, as well as specialised techniques for accessing spatial data. Spatial modelling and analytical techniques for decision making form the subject of Part Four, while the final part is concerned with graphical representation, emphasising issues of graphics technology, cartographic design and map generalisation.

Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences

Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences

Investigating Space and Place

  • Author: Steven J. Steinberg,Sheila L. Steinberg
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506319610
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and Place is the first book to take a cutting-edge approach to integrating spatial concepts into the social sciences. In this text, authors Steven J. Steinberg and Sheila L. Steinberg simplify GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for practitioners and students in the social sciences through the use of examples and actual program exercises so that they can become comfortable incorporating this research tool into their repertoire and scope of interest. The authors provide learning objectives for each chapter, chapter summaries, links to relevant Web sites, as well as suggestions for student research projects.

Integration of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

Integration of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

  • Author: Jeffrey L. Star,John E. Estes,Kenneth C. McGwire
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521440327
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 225
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Applications of remote sensing and geographic information systems to resource management and environmental research.

Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS

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
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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 Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries

Geographic Information Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries

  • Author: Vasilis D. Valavanis
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0203303180
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 209
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Over the last two decades there has been increasing recognition that problems in oceanography and fisheries sciences and related marine areas are nearly all manifest in the spatio-temporal domain. Geographical Information Systems (GIS), the natural framework for spatial data handling, are being recognized as powerful tools with useful applications in marine sciences. Geographic Information Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries provides a thorough examination of marine GIS applications that include a wide variety of methods and sophisticated approaches in coastal, continental shelf, and deep ocean studies. It presents new innovative approaches of using GIS in the examination of the dynamic relations that characterize the marine world, including marine GIS macro routines for the development of oceanography and fisheries GIS tools and applications. This book is divided into four parts. The first gives an overview of marine GIS, including conceptual issues on marine spatial thinking and models of marine GIS development. The second and third parts examine the main sampling methods and online sources of spatially referenced data, and discuss application examples and innovative approaches in GIS developments for many oceanographic and fisheries tasks. The fourth part presents GIS technical issues by listing marine GIS routines for a wide array of GIS tasks. Anyone with interests in marine GIS development, physical and biological oceanography, fisheries and information based proposals for ocean and fisheries resource management will find this book useful.

Geographic Information Systems in Business

Geographic Information Systems in Business

  • Author: Pick, James
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1591404010
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 414
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This book contains state-of-the-art research studies on the concepts, theory, processes, and real world applications of geographical information systems (GIS) in business. Its chapters are authored by many of the leading experts in applying GIS and geospatial science to business. The book utilizes a wide variety of approaches and methodologies including conceptual theory development, research frameworks, quantitative and qualitative methods, case studies, systems design, DSS theory, and geospatial analysis combined with point-of-sale. Since relatively little research has been published on GIS in business, this book is pioneering and should be the principal compendium of the latest research in this area. The book impacts not only the underlying definitions, concepts, and theories of GIS in business and industry, but its practice as well.

Community Participation and Geographical Information Systems

Community Participation and Geographical Information Systems

  • Author: William J. Craig,Trevor M. Harris,Daniel Weiner
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780203469484
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 416
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Have you ever considered how much effect information technology has on society throughout the world? Progress often places lower income and marginalized communities at a distinct disadvantage. Community Participation and Geographic Information Systems, however, offers a detailed look at numerous incidences around the world where communities have actually taken control of the technology and really used it to their advantage. This is presented in the form of case studies and models such as Philadelphia's neighborhoods, the Atlanta Project, and neighborhood revitalization in Minneapolis, reflect on public participation in GIS concepts, best practices, constraints and opportunities.

Geographic Information Science and Systems

Geographic Information Science and Systems

  • Author: Paul A. Longley,Michael F. Goodchild,David J. Maguire,David W. Rhind
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118676955
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 477
  • View: 1923
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"Effective use of today's powerful GIS technology requires an understanding of the science of problem-solving that underpins it. Since the first edition published over a decade ago, this book has led the way, with its focus on the scientific principles that support GIS usage. It has also provided thorough, upto- date coverage of GIS procedures, techniques and public policy applications. This unique combination of science, technology and practical problem solving has made this book a best-seller across a broad spectrum of disciplines. This fully updated 4th edition continues to deliver on these strengths"--

The Design and Implementation of Geographic Information Systems

The Design and Implementation of Geographic Information Systems

  • Author: John E. Harmon,Steven J. Anderson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0471431524
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 4332
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Presents strategies for application development, interface design, and enabling Web-based access. * Includes numerous case studies and examples from the private and public sectors. * Provides information on integrating legacy MIS systems and planning for future developments in database design.

A to Z GIS

A to Z GIS

An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems

  • Author: Tasha Wade,Shelly Sommer
  • Publisher: Esri Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 268
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Provides a collection of more than 1800 GIS terms and illustrations.

Geographic Information Systems and Health Applications

Geographic Information Systems and Health Applications

  • Author: Khan, Omar A.
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 9781591400769
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 344
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"This book presents a sampling of the many applications utilizing GIS in the field of health, including needs of less-developed countries in utilizing the concepts and technologies of mapping"--Provided by publisher.

Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems

Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0128047933
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1474
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Geographical Information Systems is a computer system used to capture, store, analyze and display information related to positions on the Earth’s surface. It has the ability to show multiple types of information on multiple geographical locations in a single map, enabling users to assess patterns and relationships between different information points, a crucial component for multiple aspects of modern life and industry. This 3-volumes reference provides an up-to date account of this growing discipline through in-depth reviews authored by leading experts in the field. Covers a rapidly expanding discipline, providing readers with a detailed overview of all aspects of geographic information systems, principles and applications Emphasizes the practical, socioeconomic applications of GIS Provides readers with a reliable, one-stop comprehensive guide, saving them time in searching for the information they need from different sources

Expert Systems and Geographic Information Systems for Impact Assessment

Expert Systems and Geographic Information Systems for Impact Assessment

  • Author: Agustin Rodriguez-Bachiller,John Glasson
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780203578841
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 408
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Impact Assessment is becoming part and parcel of an increasing number of development proposals in the UK and Europe. As the practice of Impact Assessment develops it becomes more standardized and good practice starts to be defined. However, the quality of Impact Assessment is still far from satisfactory. Expert Systems and GIS for Impact Assessment discusses the potential of integrating these two well known computer technologies to help with the process of Impact Assessment. The proposition behind the work is that all three areas are potentially complementary and that mutual benefits can be gained from bringing them together in the field of planning. Following an introduction to each area, the various ways in which GIS and Expert Systems can be applied are discussed. This book is aimed at professionals working with Environmental Impact Assessment, GIS and expert-systems professionals and students in these areas.

Introductory Geographic Information Systems

Introductory Geographic Information Systems

  • Author: John R. Jensen,Ryan R. Jensen
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780136147763
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 400
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Geospatial technologies in general – and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in particular – are becoming increasingly important in our society. GIS technology is used to identify the optimal routes for emergency vehicles, to determine the best locations for various businesses, schools, and facilities, to monitor the growth and expansion of urban areas as a way to manage natural resources, and much more. Principles of Geographic Information Systems by John Jensen and Ryan Jensen is an ideal introduction for those who know very little about geographic information systems and spatial analysis. Relatively complex GIS principles are introduced in basic terms, often using graphics to communicate principles rather than complex mathematical equations. Content is not geared toward any single commercial GIS software program, and the book's timely, practical examples and extensive visual format appeal to today's students. This text can be used at the undergraduate or graduate level in one or two semester courses in Introductory and Intermediate GIS, yet can also be useful for professionals looking to increase their knowledge in this subject area. Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, mygeoscienceplace does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase mygeoscienceplace, please visit www.mygeoscienceplace.com.

The History of Geographic Information Systems

The History of Geographic Information Systems

Perspectives from the Pioneers

  • Author: Timothy W. Foresman
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 397
  • View: 2023
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To understand the power of Geographical Information Systems and Geographical Positioning Systems today, it is essential to understand their background and history, and the needs they were designed to answer .This is the first comprehensive history of GIS for both practitioners and students.From GPS systems that help you find your destination in a rented car, to satellite imaging for locating new petroleum reserves, GIS technology is changing the world. This book brings together for the first time the expert testimonies of the pioneers, key scientists and entrepreneurs who created the GIS field and made it what it is today. It covers both the raster and vector sides of GIS development. From remote sensing to PC-based systems; from Land Information Systems to defense applications, this is the definitive history of GIS.For all GIS and GPS professional practitioners, developers and students.