Principles of geographical information system / (Acc. 6401)Published by : Oxford University Press, (United Kingdom :) Physical details: viii, 285 p. : ill. ; 30 cm. ISBN:9780198748618.
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Overview of Principles of Geographical Information Systems Book
The original in its field and still my recommended student textbook, Principles of Geographical Information Systems supports the reader throughout their journey from novice to GIS professional. Dr Neil Stuart, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh.The most thorough, broad-ranging account of the theoretical basis and practical uses of geographical information systems.Geographical data are used in so many aspects of our lives today, from disaster relief operations to finding directions on our smartphones. We can all be data collectors, adding locational information as we digitally capture our day-to-day experiences. Geographical information systems (GIS) are the software tools that facilitate the transformation of raw data into useful information.Building on Peter Burrough s seminal work, this reinvigorated edition of Principles of Geographical Information Systems clearly explains how data are converted into digital form and how analytical capabilities are used to bring understanding to a range of issues and areas of interest.New to this edition: Three entirely new chapters introduce you to:- Visualization, with topics including ephemeral and permanent output, three-dimensional visualization and virtual reality;- Dynamic modelling, which provides a detailed introduction to the connections between GIS and these models;- The statistical analysis of geographical data. Coverage of mobile GIS, remote sensing, network analysis, spatial analysis, point pattern analysis and digital elevation models has been enhanced. Common datasets are now throughout the book to illustrate how one set of data can be explored and applied in numerous ways.Table of Contents1: Geographical information systems and society2: Modelling Spatial Data 3: Geographical data in the computer4: Adding and Verifying Data to a GIS5: Visualizing Geographical Data6: Exploring Geographical Patterns7: Analysis of Discrete Entities 8: Deterministic and Spline-based Approaches to Interpolation9: Interpolation using Geo-statistics10: Analysis of continuous fields11: Using Dynamic Modelling in a GIS Environment12: Digital Elevation Models13: GIS in Today s Society and the FutureAppendix 1 Glossary of Commonly Used GIS TermsReferencesIndex