Geographic Information Systems and Science

Author: Paul A. Longley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470721448
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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

Geographic Information Science and Systems

Author: Paul A. Longley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118676955
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"Effective use of today's powerful GIS technology requires an understanding of the science of problem-solving that underpins it. Since the first edition published over a decade ago, this book has led the way, with its focus on the scientific principles that support GIS usage. It has also provided thorough, upto- 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 4th edition continues to deliver on these strengths"--

Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science

Author: Karen Kemp
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412913136
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science covers the essence of this exciting, new, and expanding field in an easily understood but richly detailed style. In addition to contributions from some of the best recognized scholars in GIScience, this volume contains contributions from experts in GIS’ supporting disciplines who explore how their disciplinary perspectives are expanded within the context of GIScience—what changes when consideration of location is added, what complexities in analytical procedures are added when we consider objects in 2, 3 or even 4 dimensions, what can we gain by visualizing our analytical results on a map or 3D display?

Foundations of Geographic Information Science

Author: Matt Duckham
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203009541
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As the use of geographical information systems develops apace, a significant strand of research activity is being directed to the fundamental nature of geographic information. This volume contains a collection of essays and discussions on this theme. What is geographic information? What fundamental principles are associated with it? How can it be represented? How does it represent the world? How can geographic information be quantified? How can it be communicated and related to the other information sciences? How does HCI tie in with it? A number of other more specific but relevant issues are considered, such as Spatio-temporal relationships, boundaries, granularity and taxonomy. This book is a revised and updated version of a collection of presentations given by a group of distinguished researchers in the field of Geographic Information Science who gathered in Manchester in July 2001. It should be useful for graduate students as well as researchers and high-level professionals.

The Handbook of Geographic Information Science

Author: John P. Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470766530
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This Handbook is an essential reference and a guide to the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Science. Designed for students and researchers who want an in-depth treatment of the subject, including background information Comprises around 40 substantial essays, each written by a recognized expert in a particular area Covers the full spectrum of research in GIS Surveys the increasing number of applications of GIS Predicts how GIS is likely to evolve in the near future

Geographic Information Science and Systems

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ISBN: 9781642240207
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GIS is an interface for handling, collecting, sharing, recording, analyzing, updating, organizing, and integrating spatial (geographic) data, derived from maps, remote sensing, or GPS. In the most basic sense, GIS allows for the mapping of all hazard-related data, transforming it into visual information.. The main use of GIS is for spatial analysis, predictive modeling, cartography and visualization. The SI Industry, also known as the GIS industry, is a rapidly growing industry. GIS maps the exact location and survey coordinates of an object in space to provide answer to queries using a computer system. The applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can hardly be overemphasized in today's academic and professional field. This volume explores how geographic information science and systems help us to address the pervasive and dynamic challenges facing humanity. It covers research findings that explain GIS's applications in diverse subfields of social sciences. With several case studies conducted in different parts of the world, the book brings together the theories of GIS and their practical achievements in diverse conditions around the globe. It deals with GIS's application in the broad spectrum of geospatial analysis and modeling, water resources analysis, land use analysis, infrastructure network analysis like transportation and water distribution network, and much more. Spatial technologies and their applications will be covered. This volume is a good resource for professionals and academics have been using GIS than ever - urban & regional planners, civil engineers, geographers, spatial economists, sociologists, environmental scientists, criminal justice professionals, political scientists, and alike. As such, it is extremely important to understand the theories and applications of GIS in teaching, professional work, and research.

Classics from IJGIS

Author: Peter Fisher
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420006371
Format: PDF
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The past 20 years can be regarded as the adolescence of geographic information science (GIS), as it grew from a burgeoning area of study into a mature and thriving field. During those two decades, the International Journal of Geographic Information Science (formerly Systems) (IJGIS) was one of the most prominent academic guiding forces in GIScience, and looks to remain so for the foreseeable future. To celebrate this important milestone, Peter Fisher-the second editor of IJGIS-has compiled 19 of the most significant and influential articles ever published in the journal. Classics from IJGIS: Twenty Years of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science and Systems contains articles that shaped the way we approach the science of GIS, provided seeds from which grew key developments that have molded the field, opened new avenues of discovery across the landscape of modern GIScience, and some that may mark how it will change in the future. Accompanying nearly every article is a commentary written by at least one of the original authors. In these commentaries, the authors reflect on various aspects of the original work, including what drove their original research, why the concepts were widely adopted (or in some cases, why not), and what the future may hold for new research embarking on these and similar areas. The 20th article in this collection is an original contribution that examines the social and collaborative networks operating within and shaping the body of research in the field.

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

Author: David Unwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119962439
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Geographic Information Science and Technology (GISc&T) has been at the forefront of education innovation in geography and allied sciences for two decades. Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education is an invaluable reference for educators and researchers working in GISc&T, providing coverage of the latest innovations in the field and discussion of what the future holds for GI Science education in the years to come. This book clearly documents teaching innovations and takes stock of lessons learned from experience in the discipline. The content will be of interest both to educators and researchers working in GISc&T, and to educators in other related fields. More importantly, this book also anticipates some of the opportunities and challenges in GI Science and Technology education that may arise in the next decade. As such it will be of interest to chairs, deans, administrators, faculty in other subfields, and educators in general. Innovative book taking a look at recent innovations and teaching developments in the course provision of GI Science and Technology in higher education. Edited by leaders in the field of GISc&T who have been at the forefront of education innovation in GI Science and allied science subjects. Provides coverage of GISc & Technology in a range of institutional settings from an international perspective at all levels of higher education. An invaluable text for all educators within the field of GISc&T and allied subjects with advice from experts in the field on best practice. Includes coverage and practical advice on curriculum design, teaching with GIS technology, distance and eLearning with global examples from leading academics in the field.

Community Participation and Geographical Information Systems

Author: William J. Craig
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203469484
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Have you ever considered how much effect information technology has on society throughout the world? Progress often places lower income and marginalized communities at a distinct disadvantage. Community Participation and Geographic Information Systems, however, offers a detailed look at numerous incidences around the world where communities have actually taken control of the technology and really used it to their advantage. This is presented in the form of case studies and models such as Philadelphia's neighborhoods, the Atlanta Project, and neighborhood revitalization in Minneapolis, reflect on public participation in GIS concepts, best practices, constraints and opportunities.

Geographic Information Science and Systems

Author: Augustus Winstead
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781632385956
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Geographic information system refers to the system which is used to present, design, manage, store, capture, control, analyze and manipulate geographic and spatial data. As a sub-field of geoinformatics, GIS concerns itself with the academic study of the geographic data and the methods used to calculate and record it. Geographic information systems play a significant role in hydrological, topological and cartographic modeling. The topics included in this book on GIS are of utmost significance and bound to provide incredible insights to readers. This textbook is an essential guide for both academicians and those who wish to pursue this discipline further.