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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
  • View: 402
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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.

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
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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"--

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.

Geographical Information Systems

Geographical Information Systems

Principles, Techniques, Management and Applications

  • Author: Paul Longley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780471735458
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 358
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This book provides a crucial background on basic GIS concepts and addresses the radical shifts and changes that have taken place in GIS technology, and its uses.

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: 1426
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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.

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 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

Geographic Information Systems

A Concise Handbook of Spatial Data Handling, Representation, and Computation

  • Author: Steven A. Roberts,Colin Robertson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780199003631
  • Category: Geographic information systems
  • Page: 392
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Adopting a critical approach and highlighting many of the common research challenges of the field, this text helps students understand how GIS enables the digital representation of Earth's forms, patterns, and processes. Designed for users already familiar with GIS, this concise handbookinvites students to think broadly about the assumptions embedded in GIS practice today.

Marine and Coastal Geographical Information Systems

Marine and Coastal Geographical Information Systems

  • Author: Dawn J. Wright,Darius J. Barlett
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0203484738
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 320
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Marine and coastal applications of GIS are finally gaining wide acceptance in scientific as well as GIS communities, and cover the fields of deep sea geology, chemistry and biology, and coastal geology, biology, engineering and resource management. Comprising rigorous contributions from a group of leading scholars in marine and coastal GIS, this book will inspire and stimulate continued research in this important new application domain. Launched as a project to mark the UN International Year of the Ocean (1998) and supported by the International Geographical Union's Commission on Coastal Systems, this book covers progress and research in the marine and coastal realms, in the areas of theory, applications and empirical results. It is the first book of its kind to address basic and applied scientific problems in deep sea and coastal science using GIS and remote sensing technologies. It is designed for GIS and remote sensing specialists, but also for those with an interest in oceans, lakes and shores. Coverage ranges from seafloor spreading centres to Exclusive Economic Zones to microscale coastal habitats; and techniques include submersibles, computer modelling, image display, 3-D temporal data visualization, and development and application of new algorithms and spatial data structures. It illustrates the broad usage of GIS, image processing, and computer modelling in deep sea and coastal environments, and also addresses important institutional issues arising out of the use of these technologies.

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.

Geographical Information Systems: Principles and technical issues

Geographical Information Systems: Principles and technical issues

  • Author: Paul Longley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • ISBN: 9780471331322
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 580
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Interoperating Geographic Information Systems

Interoperating Geographic Information Systems

  • Author: Michael Goodchild,Max J. Egenhofer,Robin Fegeas,Cliff Kottman
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461551897
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 509
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Geographic information systems have developed rapidly in the past decade, and are now a major class of software, with applications that include infrastructure maintenance, resource management, agriculture, Earth science, and planning. But a lack of standards has led to a general inability for one GIS to interoperate with another. It is difficult for one GIS to share data with another, or for people trained on one system to adapt easily to the commands and user interface of another. Failure to interoperate is a problem at many levels, ranging from the purely technical to the semantic and the institutional. Interoperating Geographic Information Systems is about efforts to improve the ability of GISs to interoperate, and has been assembled through a collaboration between academic researchers and the software vendor community under the auspices of the US National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis and the Open GIS Consortium Inc. It includes chapters on the basic principles and the various conceptual frameworks that the research community has developed to think about the problem. Other chapters review a wide range of applications and the experiences of the authors in trying to achieve interoperability at a practical level. Interoperability opens enormous potential for new ways of using GIS and new mechanisms for exchanging data, and these are covered in chapters on information marketplaces, with special reference to geographic information. Institutional arrangements are also likely to be profoundly affected by the trend towards interoperable systems, and nowhere is the impact of interoperability more likely to cause fundamental change than in education, as educators address the needs of a new generation of GIS users with access to a new generation of tools. The book concludes with a series of chapters on education and institutional change. Interoperating Geographic Information Systems is suitable as a secondary text for graduate level courses in computer science, geography, spatial databases, and interoperability and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry, commerce and government.

Geographic Information Systems and Science

Geographic Information Systems and Science

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1619056534
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 77
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Geographic Information Systems and Science. 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.

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.

Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology

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
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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.

GIS and Spatial Analysis in Veterinary Science

GIS and Spatial Analysis in Veterinary Science

  • Author: P. A. Durr,Anthony C. Gatrell
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 9780851990460
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 320
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The use of geographical information systems (including remote sensing) and spatial analysis in public health is now widespread. Its importance and potential for the monitoring of animal diseases has never been greater with the recent outbreaks of BSE and Foot-and-Mouth Disease. GIS and Spatial Analysis in Veterinary Science is the first book to review how such practices can be applied to veterinary science. Topics covered include the application of GIS to epidemic disease response, to companion animal epidemiology and to the management of wildlife diseases. It also covers the parallels with human health and spatial statistics in the biomedical sciences.

Geographic Information Systems for Transportation

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: 3878
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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.

ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS -Volume II

ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS -Volume II

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1905839928
  • Category:
  • Page: 308
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Advanced Geographic Information Systems is a component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The content of the Theme on Advanced Geographic Information Systems is organized with state-oc-the-art presentations covering the following aspects of the subject: Spatio-Temporal Information Systems; Interacting with GIS - From Paper Cartography to Virtual Environments; Spatial Data Management: Topic Overview; Introduction to Spatial Decision Support Systems; GIS Interoperability, from Problems to Solutions. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Spatial and Temporal Reasoning in Geographic Information Systems

Spatial and Temporal Reasoning in Geographic Information Systems

  • Author: Departments of Surveying Engineering and Computer Science Max J Egenhofer,Max J. Egenhofer,Reginald G. Golledge
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780195103427
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 276
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In an effort to further investigation into critical development facets of geographic information systems (GIS), this book explores the reasoning processes that apply to geographic space and time. As a result of an iniative sponsored by the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), it treats the computational, cognitive and social science applications aspects of spatial and temporal reasoning in GIS. Essays were contributed by scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines including: geography, cartography, surveying and engineering, computer science, mathematics and environmental and cognitive psychology.