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An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems By Ian Heywood

An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

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This text is an introduction to geographical information systems and focuses on practical applications and how the technology works. Revision questions are provided at the end of each chapter and a supporting Internet site provides supplementary material to the text.

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An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems by Ian Heywood

This authoratitive book offers an up-to-date introduction to the world of Geographical Information Systems. It is designed to be easy to use for students at all levels, from undergraduates to professionals retraining in GIS. The book focuses on the practical application of GIS, and considers how the technology works. Each chapter addresses a specific theme and is backed up with examples and directed reading. The glossary, index and suggestions for further study will help the reader to find all the information needed for getting to grips with the subject. Revision questions are provided at the end of each chaper to reinforce the concepts and issues introduced. The book has its own internet site providing supplementary material to the text. This book can be used to give the reader a quick tour through the world of GIS - to help the reader develop a thorough understanding of GIS or as a source of reference information. "Introduction to Geographical Information Systems" is an ideal text for undergraduates following courses in GIS and cartography. It will also be of interest to professionals retraining in GIS. A companion website for this book will be available from www.booksites.net in January 2000

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Table of Contents


1. What is GIS?; 2. Concepts of Space; 3. The Evolution of Computer Methods for the Handling of Spatial Data; 4. Modelling Systems Thinking and GIS; 5. Spatial Data Models; 6. Attribute Data Management; 7. Data Encoding and Manipulation; 8. Data Analysis; 9. Data Output; 10. Data Quality Issues; 11. Organisational Issues; 12. Project Design

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GOR001863812
An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems by Ian Heywood
Ian Heywood
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1998-10-05
296
0582089409
9780582089402
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