GIS Algorithms

by Ningchuan Xiao

Series: SAGE Advances in Geographic Information Science and Technology Series

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ISBNs
  • 9781446274323
  • 9781473933477
  • 9781473933460
Geographic information systems (GIS) have become increasingly important in helping us understand complex social, economic, and natural dynamics where spatial components play a key role. The critical algorithms used in GIS, however, are notoriously difficult to both teach and understand, in part due to the lack of a coherent representation. GIS Algorithms attempts to address this problem by combining rigorous formal language with example case studies and student exercises.

Using Python code throughout, Xiao breaks the subject down into three fundamental areas:
  • Geometric Algorithms
  • Spatial Indexing
  • Spatial Analysis and Modelling
With its comprehensive coverage of the many algorithms involved, GIS Algorithms is a key new textbook in this complex and critical area of geography.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446274323
  • 9781473933477
  • 9781473933460

In The Press

This is a welcome book, which covers the major geographical algorithms for vector and point-based analyses, along with network travel analysis and optimal solution searches, in practical detail. Its concentration on applied Python examples is timely, and it is sure to be the go-to handbook for anyone wanting to build from-the-ground up GIS functions into Python software. In addition the algorithms are a good starting point for anyone looking to implement functions in other languages.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446274323
  • 9781473933477
  • 9781473933460