Geographic Information Systems and Science, 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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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

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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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.
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