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Geographical Data: Characteristics and Sources

Geographical Data: Characteristics and Sources

Nigel Walford

ISBN: 978-0-471-97085-9

Mar 2002

292 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$284.95

Description

Provides a comprehensive overview of the characteristics relating to remote sensing, cartography, censuses/surveys and administrative/statutory. Presents up-to-date information in this remarkable growth area, with clear explanations of the problems and pitfalls as well as the potentiality of analysing geographical data.

An ideal book for both those already confident with GIS technology, and the novice user.
* Covers spatial and thematic worldwide geographical data


* Exemplifies the problems and pitfalls of using geographical data


* Provides introductory details of GIS without the need for a separate text


* Refers to the latest internet sources


* Covers geographical data relating to the environmental and human domains


* Focuses on digital geographical data
Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations List.

Part 1 Geographical Data

Geographical Phenomena and Geographical Data

Generic Problems of Data

Accessibility and Availability of Geographical Data

Part 2 Characteristics and Review of Secondary Sources

Remotely Sensed Data

Cartographic Data

Censuses and Surveys

Adminstrative and Statutory Data

International Comparison of Geographical Data Sources

Part 3 Secondary Analysis

Examples of Geographical Data Analysis

Future Developments in Geographical Data

Bibliography

Appendix: Household Form in the 2001 UK Census of Population.

Subject Index.
"...well conceived and contains much useful reference material..." (Int Journal of Geographical Information Science, January/February 2003)