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Geographic information systems and science

Author: Longley, Paul Α. ; ; Paul Longley
Publisher: Chichester ; New York : Wiley, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Geographic Information Systems and Science has become the pre-eminent textbook in its field, for students and practitioners alike. Its unique approach communicates the richness and diversity of GIS in a lucid and accessible format. This fully revised and updated second edition reinforces the view of GIS as a gateway to science and problem solving, sets out the scientific principles that govern its use, and  Read more...
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Geographic information systems and science.
Chichester ; New York : Wiley, ©2001
(OCoLC)606608710
Online version:
Geographic information systems and science.
Chichester ; New York : Wiley, ©2001
(OCoLC)608376364
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Longley, Paul Α. ; ; Paul Longley
ISBN: 0471495212 9780471495215 0471892750 9780471892755
OCLC Number: 45917067
Description: xviii, 454 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Systems, Science, and Study --
A Gallery of Applications --
Representing Geography --
Georeferencing --
The Nature of Geographic Data --
Uncertainty --
Generalization, Abstraction, and Metadata --
GIS Software --
Geographic Data Modeling --
GIS Data Collection --
Creating and Maintaining Geographic Databases --
Visualization and User Interaction --
Geographic Query and Analysis: From Data to Information --
Advanced Spatial Analysis --
Uncertainty, Error, and Sensitivity --
GIS and Management --
G-business: GIS Assets, Constraints, Risks, and Strategies --
Operational Aspects of GIS --
Success through GIS Partnerships at Local, National, and Global Level.
Responsibility: Paul A. Longley [and others].
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This volume deals with the scientific context, content and implications of GIS and the impact of Internet GIS on science and society. It has over 50 illustrated mini-case studies of real GIS  Read more...

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