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Great reference  June 22, 2011

Geographic Information Systems and Science, 3rd Edition includes the latest developments in the field and still retains its accessible format to appeal to a broad range of students. This is a great reference book. Initially purchased for a class, I have returned to it several times to review key points. I highly recommend this textbook for anyone who is serious about learning GIS.

Geographic Information Systems and Science, 3rd Edition: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


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

Key features:

-Four-colour throughout

-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





1 Introduction.

Chapter 1: Systems, Science, and Study.

Chapter 2: A Gallery of Applications.

2 Principles.

Chapter 3: Representing Geography.

Chapter 4: The Nature of Geographic Data.

Chapter 5: Georeferencing.

Chapter 6:  Uncertainty.

3 Techniques.

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.

4 Analysis.

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.


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