Geographic Information Systems and Science

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 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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User Review  - George Silva - Goodreads

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

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

VERY well-written book, interesting and full of examples and vignettes. Could use a little help in the math department, but other than that, it's a fabulous introduction to GIS. Read full review

Contents

Systems science and study
3
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
Cartography and map production
263
Geovisualization
289
Questions for further study
312
Descriptive summary design
341
Questions for further study
362
Managing GIS
385
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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