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  • GIS for Group Decision Makingby Piotr Jankowski; Timothy Nyerges

    CRC Press 2001; US$ 132.95

    In today's society, it is very common for decisions that influence us all to be made by a combination of interested parties, all with their own agenda. In this instance, how can we be sure that the decision is the correct one, not just decided by the group with the most political influence or most money? Such groups have now become fundamental decision-making... more...

  • Online GIS and Spatial Metadataby Terry Bossomaier; Brian A. Hope; David R. Green

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 121.95

    The World Wide Web presents many new, exciting prospects for geographic information systems, but also numerous technical, practical and organizational challenges. Users no longer require specialized and expensive hardware, software and data, and they can access a GIS readily from almost anywhere, using off-the-shelf browser software. An online GIS... more...

  • Developing Spatial Data Infrastructuresby Ian P. Williamson; Abbas Rajabifard; Mary-Ellen F. Feeney

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 172.95

    Expert perspectives on SDI theory and practice The spatial data infrastructure (SDI) concept continues to evolve and become an increasingly important element of the infrastructure that supports economic development, environmental management, and social stability. Because of its dynamic and complex nature, however, it remains a fuzzy concept to many,... more...

  • Introductory Readings In Geographic Information Systemsby D J Peuquet; D F Marble

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    Even though Geographic Information Systems GIS have been available for over 20 years, they have only recently become accessible to geographers and others as a useful tool in spacial analysis. This is a sampling of basic principles of GIS, as well as more...

  • GIS Basicsby Stephen Wise

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 99.95

    Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are computer systems for storing, displaying and analyzing spatial data. The past twenty years have seen a rapid growth in their use in government, commerce and academia, and they can be used for managing a network of utilities, from handling census data through to planning the location of a new supermarket. But... more...

  • Spatial Data Qualityby Wenzhong Shi; Peter Fisher; Michael F. Goodchild

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 167.95

    As research in the geosciences and social sciences becomes increasingly dependent on computers, applications such as geographical information systems are becoming indispensable tools. But the digital representations of phenomena that these systems require are often of poor quality, leading to inaccurate results, uncertainty, error propagation, and... more...

  • In the Land of White Deathby Valerian Albanov

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara... more...

  • Political Geographyby Mark Blacksell

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 55.95

    In 1904 Sir Halford Mackinder published his seminal paper The Geographical Pivot of History demonstrating the central position of political geography in the study of geography as a whole; a century later and political geography is still at the heart of human geography. Yet over time political geography has experienced many significant ups and... more...

  • Remote Sensing and GIS Accuracy Assessmentby Ross S. Lunetta; John G. Lyon

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 220.00

    The development of robust accuracy assessment methods for the validation of spatial data represents a difficult challenge for the geospatial science community. Obstacles to robust assessments include continuous data characteristics and positional errors, demanding ongoing development by GIS and remote sensing experts. Based upon a special symposium... more...

  • Expert Systems and Geographic Information Systems for Impact Assessmentby Agustin Rodriguez-Bachiller; John Glasson

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 68.95

    Impact Assessment is becoming part and parcel of an increasing number of development proposals in the UK and Europe. As the practice of Impact Assessment develops it becomes more standardized and good practice starts to be defined. However, the quality of Impact Assessment is still far from satisfactory. Expert Systems and GIS for Impact Assessment... more...