RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 156902322 LA English T1 Encyclopedia of geographic information science A1 Kemp, Karen K., PB SAGE Publications PP Los Angeles YR 2008 SN 9781412913133 1412913136 AB This encyclopedia contains contributions from scholars in geographic information science (GIS) as well as experts in the field's supporting disciplines. There are a total of 230 entries of varying length, averaging around 1,350 words. Long entries define the domain of GIS and its major subdomains, while medium-length articles address significant topics such as network analysis and polygon operations. Short entries summarize specialized concepts and techniques, such as the ecological fallacy and open standards, and given information on key organizations. The 10 knowledge areas identified in the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge inventory provide an organizing framework for the encyclopedia.