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Geographic Information Systems and Science, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-87002-0
536 pages
December 2005, ©2006
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The first edition of Geographic Information Systems and Science has taken the GIS textbook market by storm, selling over 22,000 copies since publication. It is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture.

GISS 2e builds on the success of the first 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
  • Specific coverage of current hot topics:
    • 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

A new suite of instructor resources including a companion website with an on-line lab resource and personal student sullabus and a cehensive Instructor’s Manual that maps the textbook to various disciplines and levels of courses.

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Foreword.

Addendum.

Preface.

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations.

PART I: INTRODUCTION.

1. Systems, Science, and Study.

2. A Gallery of Applications.

PART II: PRINCIPLES.

3. Representing Geography.

4. The Nature of Geographic Data.

5. Georeferencing.

6. Uncertainty.

PART III: TECHNIQUES.

7. GIS Software.

8. Geographic Data Modeling.

9. GIS Data Collection.

10. Creating and Maintaining Geographic Databases.

11. Distributed GIS.

PART IV: ANALYSIS.

12. Cartography and Map Production.

13. Geovisualization.

14. Query, Measurement, and Transformation.

15. Descriptive Summary, Design, and Inference.

16. Spatial Modeling with GIS.

PART V: MANAGEMENT AND POLICY.

17. Managing GIS.

18. GIS AND Management, the Knowledge Economy, and Information.

19. Exploiting GIS Assets and Navigating Constraints.

20. GIS Partnerships.

21. Epilog.

Index.

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  • 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
  • Specific coverage of current hot topics, including the greening of GIS and Grand challenges of GIS science
  • A new suite of instructor resources including a companion website with a comprehensive Instructor's Manual and Powerpoint slides, plus access to the 'Turning Data into Information' course on the ESRI Virtual Campus. http://www.wiley.com/go/longley
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  • The first edition of Longley, Goodchild, Maguire and Rhind's Geographic Information Systems and Science took the GIS field by storm, defining the subject area and setting the standard for GIS texts.  It was the first to cover GI systems, GI science, GI practice, GI Management, the impact of Internet GIS and the GI implementation.
  • Illustrated using real-world examples, it demonstrates the truly interdisciplinary nature of GIS, describing implementation issues in a clear, non-technical way.
  • Its unique approach communicates the richness and diversity of the GIS in a lucid and accessible format.
  • It provides a gateway to Internet-based classroom and distance learning, through its us of online educations resources at the ESRI Virtual Campus. 
  • Internationally renowned authors
  • Full colour throughout with over 300 illustrations.
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“One of the nicest features is the book’s accessibility … this is a must-have reference guide for all newcomers to the field, be they students or professionals.” (GISProfessional, July / August 2005)
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Instructor and student resources websiteWebsite containing a new suite of instructor and student resources including instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides, sample chapter, table of contents, author biographies and a link to ESRI Virtual Campus 
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