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The handbook of geographic information science

Author: John P Wilson; A Stewart Fotheringham
Publisher: Malden, Massachusetts : Blackwell Pub., Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2008. 2013.
Series: Blackwell companions to geography, 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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This Handbook is an essential reference and a guide to the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Science. Designed for students and researchers who want an in-depth treatment of the subject, including background information. Comprises substantial essays, each written by a recognized expert in a particular area. Covers the full spectrum of research in GIS. Surveys the increasing number of applications of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xviii, 634 pages : illustrations, maps
(DLC) 2007008297
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John P Wilson; A Stewart Fotheringham
ISBN: 9781784020989 1784020982
OCLC Number: 862057603
Description: 1 online resource (51 entries) : 214 images.
Contents: Geographic Information Science: An Introduction --
Part I Data Issues. Introduction to Part I --
1 The Availability of Geographic Data: The Current Technical and Institutional Environment / David J. Cowen --
2 Social Data / David J. Martin --
3 Remote Sensing / Brian G. Lees --
4 Spatialization / Andř Skupin and Sara I. Fabrikant --
5 Uncertainty in Spatial Databases / Ashley Morris --
6 On the Identification of Uncertainties in Spatial Data and Their Quantification with Probability Distribution Functions / James D. Brown and Gerald B.M. Heuvelink. Part II Database Trends and Challenges. Introduction to Part II --
7 Object-Oriented Database Management Systems / Shashi Shekhar and Ranga Raju Vatsavai --
8 Adding the Z Dimension / Michael F. Hutchinson --
9 Adding Time into Geographic Information System Databases / May Yuan --
10 Geospatial Data Integration / Craig A. Knoblock and Cyrus Shahabi. Part III Visualization. Introduction to Part III --
11 Mapping in a Digital Age / William E. Cartwright --
12 Generalization of Spatial Databases / William A. Mackaness --
13 Geographic Information Systems and Surfaces / Nicholas J. Tate, Peter F. Fisher, and David J. Martin --
14 Fuzzy Classification and Mapping / Vincent B. Robinson --
15 Rule-Based Mapping / A-Xing Zhu --
16 Multivariate Geovisualization / Mark Gahegan --
17 Virtual Reality in Geographic Information Systems / Michael Batty. Part IV Knowledge Elicitation. Introduction to Part IV --
18 Inference and Spatial Data / Chris Brunsdon --
19 Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery / Harvey J. Miller --
20 The Geospatial Semantic Web / Frederico Fonseca. Part V Spatial Analysis. Introduction to Part V --
21 Quantitative Methods and Geographic Information Systems / Martin E. Charlton --
22 Spatial Cluster Analysis / Geoffrey M. Jacquez --
23 Terrain Analysis / Yongxin Deng, John P. Wilson, and John C. Gallant --
24 Dynamic Modeling / Jochen Albrecht. Part VI Geographic Information Systems and Society. Introduction to Part VI --
25 Institutional Geographic Information Systems and Geographic Information Partnering / David L. Tulloch --
26 Participatory Geographic Information Systems / Daniel Weiner and Trevor M. Harris --
27 Geographic Information Systems and Participatory Decision Making / Piotr Jankowski and Timothy L. Nyerges --
28 Surveys of People and Place / Peter H. Dana --
29 Geographic Information Science, Personal Privacy, and the Law / George C.H. Cho --
30 Geographic Information Systems in Education / Joseph J. Kerski. Part VII Future Trends and Challenges. Introduction to Part VII --
31 Web-based Geographic Information Systems / Christopher B. Jones and Ross S. Purves --
32 Location-based Services and Geographic Information Systems / Allan J. Brimicombe --
33 Geographic Information Science: The Grand Challenges / Michael F. Goodchild --
34 Geographic Information Science: Where Next? / Andreas Reuter and Alexander Zipf.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to geography, 7.
Responsibility: edited by John P. Wilson and A. Stewart Fotheringham.

Abstract:

This Handbook is an essential reference and a guide to the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Science. Designed for students and researchers who want an in-depth treatment of the subject, including background information. Comprises substantial essays, each written by a recognized expert in a particular area. Covers the full spectrum of research in GIS. Surveys the increasing number of applications of GIS. Predicts how GIS is likely to evolve in the near future.

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