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Encyclopedia of geographic information science

Author: Karen K Kemp
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Encyclopedia of geographic information science.
Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen K Kemp
ISBN: 9781412913133 1412913136
OCLC Number: 156902322
Notes: "A SAGE reference publication."
Description: xxv, 558 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Access to geographic information --
Accuracy --
Address standard, U.S. --
Agent-based models --
Aggregation --
Analytical cartography --
Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE) --
Cadastre --
Canada Geographic Information System (CGIS) --
Cartograms --
Cartographic modeling --
Cartography --
Cellular automata --
Census --
Census, U.S. --
Chorley Report --
Choropleth map --
Classification, Data --
Cognitive science --
Computer-aided drafting (CAD) --
Coordinate systems --
Coordination of Information on the Environment (CORINE) --
Copyright and intellectual property rights --
COSIT conference series --
Cost-benefit analysis --
Cost surface --
Critical GIS --
Cybergeography --
Data access policies --
Database, Spatial --
Database design --
Database management system (DBMS) --
Database conversion --
Data integration --
Data mining, Spatial --
Data structures --
Data warehouses --
Datum --
Density --
Diffusion --
Digital Chart of the World (DCW) --
Digital Earth --
Digital Elevation Model (DEM) --
Digital library --
Direction --
Discrete versus continuous phenomena --
Distance --
Distributed GIS --
Ecological fallacy --
Economics of geographic information --
Effect, First- and Second order --
Elevation --
Enterprise GIS --
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) --
Error propagation --
Ethics in the profession --
Evolutionary algorithms --
Experimental cartography unit (ECU) --
Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) --
Extensible Markup Language (XML) --
Extent --
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) --
First law of geography --
Fractals --
Fragmentation --
Framework data --
Fuzzy logic --
Gazetteers --
Generalizations, Cartographic --
Geocoding --
Geocomputation --
Geodemographics --
Geodesy --
Geodetic control framework --
Geographical Analysis Machine (GAM) --
Geographically weighted regression (GWR) --
Geographic information law --
Geographic information science (GISci) --
Geographic information systems (GIS) --
Geography Markup Language (GML) --
Geomatics --
Geometric primitives --
Geoparsing --
Georeference --
Georeferencing, Automated --
Geospatial intelligence --
Geostatistics --
Geovisualization --
GIS/LIS Consortium and Conference Series --
Global Positioning System (GPS) --
Google Earth --
Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis --
Historical studies, GIS for --
Image processing --
Index, Spatial --
Integrity constraints --
Intergraph --
Interoperability --
Interpolation --
Intervisibility --
Isoline --
Isotrophy --
Kernel --
Land information systems --
Layer --
Legend --
Liability associated with geographic information --
Licenses, Data and software --
LiDAR --
Life cycle --
Linear referencing --
Location-allocation modeling --
Location-based services (LBS) --
Logical expressions --
Manifold GIS --
Maplafo --
Mathematical model --
Mental map --
Metadata, Geospatial --
Metaphor, Spatial and map --
Motes and bounds --
MicroStation --
Minimum bounding rectangle --
Minimum mapping unit (MMU) --
Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP) --
Multicriteria evaluation --
Multidimensional scaling (MDS) --
Multiscale representation --
Multivalued logic --
Multivariate mapping --
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) --
National Geodetic Survey (NGS) --
National Mapping Accuracy Standards (NMAS) --
National mapping agencies --
Natural area coding system (NACS) --
Needs analysis --
Network analysis --
Network data structures --
Neural networks --
Nonstationarity --
Normalization --
Object orientation (OO) --
Ontology --
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) --
Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGF) --
Open standards --
Optimization --
Ordinance survey (OS) --
Outliers --
Pattern analysis --
Photogrammetry --
Polygon operations --
Postcodes --
Precision --
Privacy --
Projection --
Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) --
Qualitative analysis --
Quality-assurance/quality control (QA/QC) --
Quantitative revolution --
Raster --
Regionalized variables --
Remote sensing --
Representation --
Sampling --
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) --
Scale --
Scales of measurement --
Semantic interoperability --
Semantic network --
Shaded relief --
Simulation --
Slope measures --
Software, GIS --
Spatial analysis --
Spatial autocorrelation --
Spatial cognition --
Spatial data architecture --
Spatial data infrastructure --
Spatial data server --
Spatial decision support systems --
Spatial econometrics --
Spatial filtering --
Spatial heterogeneity --
Spatial interaction --
Spatialization --
Spatial literacy --
Spatial query --
Spatial reasoning --
Spatial relations, Qualitative --
Spatial statistics --
Spatial weights --
Spatiotemporal data models --
Specifications --
Spline --
Standards --
State Plane Coordination Systems --
Structured query language (SQL) --
Symbolization --
System implementation --
Terrain analysis --
Tessellation --
Three-dimensional GIS --
Three-dimensional visualization --
Tissot's Indicatrix --
Topographic map --
Topology --
Transformations, Coordinate --
Transformations, Datum --
Transformations, Cartesian coordinate --
Triangulated irregular networks (TIN) --
Uncertainty and error --
Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) --
University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) --
User interface --
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) --
Virtual environments --
Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) --
Visual variables --
Web GIS --
Web service --
Responsibility: editor, Karen K. Kemp.
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