Geographic Information Systems and Science

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 22, 2005 - Science - 517 pages
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The first edition of Geographic Information Systems and Science has taken the GIS textbook market by storm, selling over 22,000 copies since publication. It is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture.

GISS 2e builds on the success of the first 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
  • Specific coverage of current hot topics:
    • 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 GIS science
    • Science and explanation

A new suite of instructor resources including a companion website with an on-line lab resource and personal student sullabus and a cehensive Instructor’s Manual that maps the textbook to various disciplines and levels of courses.

  

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Absolute bollocks!
Spends pages on completely irrelevant subjects such as the difference between knowledge and information, but fails to give a decent explanation of useful concepts, such as map
projections. Written in an overly exhaustive, boring style, it fails to provide ANY useful information. If you want to learn about GIS, I suggest you read its wikipedia entry, instead of wasting money on this piece of junk. If you really want to understand the concept of GIS, the best thing to do is to learn to work with GIS software (QuantumGIS, Idrisi, ArcGIS) (the book, of course, only tries (and miserably fails) to teach the basic concepts of GIS, it does not contain a manual to work with a GIS program). I have been studying at university for five years now, I've had all sorts of text books from varying scientific domains, but this one is without any doubt by far the worst, dullest, most useless text book I ever used. I regret buying it. 

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Good book. Covers the principles really well. Read full review

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Contents

Questions for further study
33
Representing geography
63
The nature of geographic data
85
Questions for further study
107
Questions for further study
126
Questions for further study
153
Further reading
175
Questions for further study
196
Cartography and map production
263
Ceovisualization
289
Questions for further study
312
Descriptive summary design
341
Questions for further study
362
Management and Policy
383
Questions for further study
402
Exploiting GIS assets and navigating
425

transfer
211
Creating and maintaining geographic
217
Questions for further study
238
Questions for further study
445
Index
487

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Longley-University of Bristol, UK

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