A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems

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Tasha Wade, Shelly Sommer
ESRI Press, 2006 - Computers - 268 pages
An invaluable resource for anyone who uses or encounters GIS terminology in the classroom, on the job, or in the field, this dictionary contains more than 1,600 terms covering the entire lexicon of geographic information systems. Terms have been selected from GIS operations such as analysis, data management, and geocomputation; from rapidly evolving uses of GIS for modeling, GIScience, and Web-based GIS; and the GIS foundation fields of cartography, spatial statistics, computer science, surveying, geodesy, and remote sensing. Hundreds of subject-matter experts and GIS educators have reviewed the definitions, ensuring the authoritative coverage that is a necessity for managers, programmers, users, and students discovering the interdisciplinary nature of GIS.

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Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Shelly Sommer is a librarian and researcher for ESRI and the science library manager at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Tasha Wade is the coordinator for the ESRI GIS term library project where she oversees the design and development of several web resources, including the GIS dictionary on the ESRI support center. She lives in Redlands, California.

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