Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems
This title is intended for Geographic Information Systems courses held in departments of Geography or Anthropology. Fully updated to reflect advances in GIS concepts and techniques, this text approaches the subject from the broader context of information technology. Complete, up-to-date coverage is given to the concepts and techniques pertaining to every stage of the systems development life cycle of GIS, as well as its applications to various areas of spatial problem solving and decision making. It emphasizes GIS and mainstream IT integration. It explores new spatial analysis techniques/landscape metrics. It expands discussion of geovisualization. It examines new terrain data acquisition by LiDAR; and covers emerging technology in mobile computing and location-based services.
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Maps and Geospatial Data
Digital Representation and Organization of Geospatial Data
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