Geographic Information Systems and Science

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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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About the author (2005)

Longley-University of Bristol, UK

Michael F. Goodchild is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Director, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis. He was Editor of Geographical Analysis between 1987 and 1990 and has served as Chair of the GIS Specialty Group of the Association of
American Geographers. Dr. Bradley O. Parks is GIS Coordinator for Great Lakes Research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Large Lakes Research Station, Grosse Ile, MI. Dr. Louuis T. Steyaert is a research physical scientist within the National Mapping Division of the U.S. Geological
Survey.

ESRI, Redlands, California.

About the Editor David Rhind is Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey, the National Mapping Organization of Britain. He has worked in geographical information for 30 years and lectured on mapping or GIS in over 40 countries. He was Professor of Geography in Birkbeck College, University of London, for the decade up to the end of 1991, previously being Dean of Economics Faculty and 'Head of a Resource Centre' (comprising the departments of Computer Science, Economics, Geography, and Mathematics and Statistics). A graduate of both the universities of Bristol and Edinburgh, he was Research Fellow at the Royal College of Art from 1969-73 followed by Lecturer and Reader at the University of Durham. He also worked for short periods at the International Training Centre in the Netherlands and at the Australian National University.

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