A Primer of GIS, Second Edition Fundamental Geographic and Cartographic Concepts

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/29/2015
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Author Biography

Francis Harvey, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota. His research addresses a range of central issues in geographic information science, including visualization, ethics, values, institutional aspects, cadastral issues, pedagogy, and overlay algorithms. His teaching covers the use of evolving geographic information technologies for undergraduates and graduate students in the United States and internationally. Currently, he is Chair of the International Geographical Union Commission on Geographic Information Science.

Table of Contents

I. Your World and Geographic Information Technology
1. Goals of Cartography and GI: Representation and Communication
2. Choices in How We Make Representations
3. GI and Cartography Issues
4. The Many Uses of GIS with Case Examples
5. Projections
II. The Functions and Methods of GIS
6. Locational and Coordinate Systems
7. Databases, Cartography, and Geographic Information
8. Surveying, GPS, Digitization
9. Remote Sensing
10. Locations and Fields: Discrete and Nondiscrete Geographic Information
III. Techniques and Practices
11. Cartographic Representation
12. Map Cultures, Misuses, and GI
13. Administration of Spaces
14. Online Mapping and Geocoded Worlds
IV. Fundamentals of Geographic Information Analysis: Understanding the World
15. GI Analysis and GIS
16. Geospatial Statistics

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