Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Chang's Introduction to Geographic Information Systems provides a comprehensive cover of GIS topics and new developments. It also provides a range of illustrations, supplementary boxes, key concepts and terms, review questions, and references in each chapter to promote a better understanding of GIS topics. Also new are the expanded topics on raster data management, geocoding, watershed analysis, viewshed analysis and path analysis. Included are problem solving and challenge tasks along with instructions and task related questions in the applications section of every chapter to reinforce the learning process and provide a working knowledge of GIS functions.
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affine transformation algorithm applications ArcCatalog ArcGIS ArcInfo ArcMap ArcToolbox attribute data attribute table buffer Cartography cell values Chapter Click OK color control points coordinate system create data analysis data frame data model data query data set database DEMs digitizing distance measures Double-click dropdown arrow editing elevation raster emidalat errors ESRI example feature class feature dataset field Figure geocoding geodatabase geographic coordinate system Geographical Information Systems geometric Geostatistical GIS package input layers input raster intersection Journal of Geographical known points kriging label linear map projection menu meters node option output raster pixel polygon raster data Right-click route scale Section semivariance shapefile shows soil Spatial Analyst spatial data spatial features spatial interpolation statistics stream surface symbols Task terrain tion tool toolbar toolset topology transformation users USGS vector data viewshed viewshed analysis visual watershed y-coordinates zone