GIS For Dummies (Google eBook)
GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technologythat has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS iswhat lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells youwhere the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tellsyou all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how tolocate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets andwaterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer locationlists, and much more with GIS.
Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications foryour business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS ForDummies is packed with information. For example, you can:
You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries andanalyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whetheryour goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS ForDummies will get you there!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.
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Exploring Topographical Surfaces
Workingwith Networks Measuring Connectivity
Comparing Multiple Maps Exploring Methods ofMapOverlay Finding pointsin polygons Finding lines on polygons
Map Algebra andModel Building
GIS Output and Application Chapter 18 Producing Cartographic Output
Looking for Routings and Travel Directions
ManagingMultiple Maps Layering Data in GIS Models Comparing the MapHandling Capabilities ofGIS System Models
Deciding what to digitize
Finding Information in Raster Systems
Getting Explicitwith Vector Data Seeing How Data StructureAffects Retrieval Deciding How to Search the Systems
Searching Vector Systems using Geography
GIS in Organizations
The PartofTens Chapter 21 Ten GIS Software Vendors
Ten Questions to Ask Potential Vendors