9780130168290

Getting Started With Geographic Information Systems

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130168290

  • ISBN10:

    0130168297

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/1/2000
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

For introductory courses in Geographic Information Systems. Designed to make the complexity of this rapidly growing high tech field accessible to beginning students. This book provides a basic, non-technical and student-friendly introduction to GIS. The second edition features a fully functional version or arcview 3.1 packaged with every text, and significantly upgraded and improved web resources and lab exercises.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
What Is a GIS?
1(39)
GIS's Roots in Cartography
40(33)
Maps as Numbers
73(39)
Getting the Map into the Computer
112(34)
What Is Where?
146(20)
Why Is It There?
166(34)
Making Maps with GIS
200(17)
How to Pick a GIS
217(35)
GIS in Action
252(30)
The Future of GIS
282(40)
Glossary 322(19)
Index 341

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