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Introductory Geographic Information System

Introductory Geographic Information System

Author(s):
  • John R. Jensen
  • Author: John R. Jensen
    • ISBN:9789352864331
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9352864336
    • Price:Rs. 895.00
    • Pages:432
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available


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    "Geospatial technologies in general — and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in particular — are becoming increasingly important in our society. GIS technology is used to identify the optimal routes for emergency vehicles, to determine the best locations for various businesses, schools, and facilities, to monitor the growth and expansion of urban areas as a way to manage natural resources, and much more.


    Principles of Geographic Information Systems by John Jensen and Ryan Jensen is an ideal introduction for those who know very little about geographic information systems and spatial analysis. Relatively complex GIS principles are introduced in basic terms, often using graphics to communicate principles rather than complex mathematical equations. Content is not geared toward any single commercial GIS software program, and the book's timely, practical examples and extensive visual format appeal to today's students. This text can be used at the undergraduate or graduate level in one or two semester courses in Introductory and Intermediate GIS, yet can also be useful for professionals looking to increase their knowledge in this subject area.


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    Table of Content

    "1. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    2. Datums, Ellipsoids, Geoids, Coordinate Systems, and Map Projections
    3. Data for Input to GIS
    4. Data Quality
    5. Data Models and Databases
    6. Spatial Analysis of Vector and Raster Data
    7. GIS Network Analysis
    8. Statistics and Spatial Data Measurements
    9. Spatial Analysis of Three-dimensional Data
    10. Cartography Using A GIS
    11. Computers and Computer Programming in GIS
    12. Future of GIScience"
     

    Salient Features

    "Introductory-level treatment - This book is written for those who know very little about geographic information systems and spatial analysis. Relatively complex GIS principles are introduced in as simple a manner as possible, often using graphics to communicate principles rather than complex mathematical equations. When equations are required, they are presented using simple algebraic and/or trigonometry terms.
    Versatile presentation - Although the book is written for a college audience, many professionals wishing to learn the fundamentals of GIS will also find the book useful. This book is a resource for physical, natural, and social scientists interested in how GIS can be used to solve real-world problems. Ideally, the reader should have education or practical experience in a systematic body of knowledge (e.g., physical geography, geology, forestry, biogeography, planning, wildlife biology, etc.) where they will apply the GIS principles and procedures described in this book.
    Timely, practical examples and applications appear in each chapter. Many of the GIS principles and spatial analysis methods introduced in the book are adapted from GIS research projects conducted by Drs. John and Ryan Jensen during the past 10 years.
    Content is not oriented toward any single commercial GIS software program. The majority of the geospatial analysis examples used in the book were created using ESRI ArcGIS and ERDAS Imagine. Nevertheless, the illustrative examples are crafted so that the book emphasizes theoretical and practical GIS processing without advocating or advertising the use of one GIS or digital image processing system over another."