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A primer of GIS : fundamental geographic and cartographic concepts

Author: Francis Harvey
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2008.
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This textbook examines the choices considered when creating geographic representations and cartographic representations, transforming spherical coordinates to planar coordinates, and modeling geographic data. Harvey (geography, University of Minnesota) introduces the three generic options for recording the locations and characteristics of things and events, the principles of remote sensing, map design elements, and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harvey, Francis (Francis James).
Primer of GIS.
New York : Guilford Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)653052296
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Harvey
ISBN: 9781593855659 1593855656 9781593855666 1593855664
OCLC Number: 183926602
Description: x, 310 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. Communication and geographic understanding --
Goals of cartography and GI: representation and communication --
Choices in how we make representations --
GI and cartography issues --
pt. II. Principles of GI and cartography --
Projections --
Locational and coordinate systems --
Databases, cartography, and geographic information --
Surveying, GPS, digitization --
Remote sensing --
Positions, networks, fields, and transformations --
pt. III. Advanced issues in GI and cartography --
Cartographic Representation --
Map cultures, misuses, and GI --
Administration of spaces --
pt. IV. GI analysis: understanding our world --
GI analysis and GIS --
Geostatistics --
Futures of GIS.
Responsibility: Francis Harvey.
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Introduces key concepts and skills to prepare students to understand and use geographic information systems (GIS). This text explains what geographic information is, how it is represented and  Read more...

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