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Geographic Information Systems and Science 3e

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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 GIScience
  • science and explanation

Key features:

  • Four-colour throughout
  • Associated website with free online resources
  • Teacher’s 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
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FOREWORD.

DEDICATION.

PREFACE.

LIST OF ACRONYMS.

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.

Index.

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  • Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and Policy
  • New boxes that feature biographies and research of current GIS practitioners
  • Now includes coverage of the latest Internet mapping interfaces and hand-held devices, and  discusses their adoption and use in scientific investigation
  • New or extended coverage of Web2.0, open-source GIS, cyberGIS, and neogeography mashups
  • Includes learning objectives and review boxes throughout each chapter
  • New or thoroughly reworked chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS
  • Outstanding supplements package complete with instructors companion website that includes links, online lab resources, instructors manual and sample syllabi
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  • Presents principles and techniques of GIS alongside the latest trends in data, software, societal exploitation of technologies, and industry developments.
  • Applications of how GIS is used to solve problems from the global to the local levels in a broad range of disciplines, and for government, business, and community initiatives.
  • A market leader,  the was the first book cover GI systems, GI science, GI practice, GI Management, the impact of Internet GIS and the GI implementation.
  • Demonstrates the truly interdisciplinary nature of GIS, describing implementation issues in a clear, non-technical way.
  • Communicates the richness and diversity of the GIS in a lucid and accessible format.
  • Provides a gateway to Internet-based classroom and distance learning, through its use of online educations resources at the ESRI Virtual Campus. 
  • Internationally renowned authors and researchers
  • Full color throughout with over 300 illustrations.
  • Dedicated on-line “Virtual Campus” exercises for lab classes or on-line learning
  • In-text student-centered activities to foster review, research and “learning by doing”
  • In-chapter summaries of key points
  • In-chapter "Review and Research" activities
  • Instructor’s Resource site with comprehensive instructor manual, PowerPoint slides, and suggested activities
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Geographic Information Systems and Science, 3rd Edition
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