Geographic Information Systems and Science, 3rd Editionby Paul A. Longley (University College London, UK ); Mike Goodchild (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA ); David J. Maguire (Birmingham City University, UK ); David W. Rhind (City University, UK )
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The Third Edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field and still retains its accessible format to appeal to a broad range of students.
Now divided into five clear sections the book investigates the unique, complex and difficult problems that are posed by geographic information and together they build into a holistic understanding of the key principles of GIS.
This is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture of:
-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
-Associated website with free online resources
-Teacherís manual available for lecturers
-A complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabi
-Includes learning objectives and review boxes throughout each chapter
New in this 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
Table of Contents
LIST OF ACRONYMS.
Chapter 1: Systems, Science, and Study.
Chapter 2: A Gallery of Applications.
Chapter 3: Representing Geography.
Chapter 4: The Nature of Geographic Data.
Chapter 5: Georeferencing.
Chapter 6: Uncertainty.
Chapter 7: GIS Software.
Chapter 8: Geographic Data Modeling.
Chapter 9: GIS Data Collection.
Chapter 10: Creating and Maintaining Geographic Databases.
Chapter 11: The GeoWeb.
Chapter 12: Cartography and Map Production.
Chapter 13: Geovisualization.
Chapter 14: Spatial Data Analysis.
Chapter 15: Spatial Analysis and Inference.
Chapter 16: Spatial Modeling with GIS.
5 Management and Policy
Chapter 17: Managing GIS.
Chapter 18: Operating Safely with GIS.
Chapter 19: GIS Partnerships.
Chapter 20: Epilogue: GIS&S in the Service of Humanity.