DescriptionEffective use of today’s powerful GIS technology requires an understanding of the science of problem-solving that underpins it. Since the first edition was published over a decade ago, this book has led the way, with its focus on the scientific principles that underpin GIS usage. It has also provided thorough, up-to-date coverage of GIS procedures, techniques and public policy applications. This unique combination of science, technology and practical problem solving has made this book a best-seller across a broad spectrum of disciplines. This fully updated Third Edition continues to deliver on these strengths.
LIST OF ACRONYMS.
Chapter 1: Systems, Science, and Study.
Chapter 2: A Gallery of Applications.
Chapter 3: Representing Geography.
Chapter 4: The Nature of Geographic Data.
Chapter 5: Georeferencing.
Chapter 6: Uncertainty.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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