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GIS Basics

GIS Basics
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About the Book: In today`s world - the flow of information especially digital information has become the critical ingredient for success in any activity. That is why, the period we live in is often referred to as an information age. It is a simple fact that everything human beings do, do takes place at a certain location on the earth - it has a geographic component, although we tend not to think about it much. The digital information revolution of the late twentieth century has allowed this geographic information to be more easily accessed, analyzed and used than ever before. This led to the development of GIS as a discipline and emergence of GIS as a core of digital technology. Traditionally, the discipline of Geography dealt with spatial description and analysis. Now in the era of multi-disciplinary approach, students, researchers, professionals from different disciplines find their way into the emerging discipline of GIS making it popular. The rapid expansion and popularization of GIS means that now GIS is not just for the specialists, but for everyone, but these GIS users have different requirements. There are numerous amounts of GIS learning material available in the form of textbooks as well as posted on various websites. These literatures in general tend to be rather advanced and designed for specialists while requirements of GIS beginners are somewhat ignored. The present book is an attempt to provide basic fundamentals of GIS for beginners. The book is spread over twelve chapters providing indepth explanations of key concepts, issues and topics which are easy to follow and understand. It also contains wide range of highly effective and explanatory diagrams, tables, boxes and glossary for additional informations on specific topics. Contents: Geographical Information Systems - Representing Geography History and Development of GIS GISs Roots in Cartography Spatial Data Structure and Models The Nature and Source of Geographic Data GIS and the Real World Model Basic Data Models in GIS Advanced Data Models Geographic Query and Analysis Selection of a GIS The future of GIS GIS Project Design and Management.
New Age International Pvt. Ltd., Publishers; May 2008
350 pages; ISBN 9788122426397
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