Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Natural Resource Management by Michael G. WingGeographic Information Systems: Applications in Natural Resource Management by Michael G. Wing

Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Natural Resource Management

byMichael G. Wing, Peter Bettinger

Paperback | June 5, 2008

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An introduction to natural resource management, Geographic Information Systems provides students with a look at Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the GIS applications they are likely to encounter in the field. Covering topics such as querying, buffering, clipping, and overlay analysis,Geographic Information Systems also delivers background information on the history of GIS, database creation, editing and acquisition, and map development. It is important to note that this text is not about how to do GIS, but is instead about the potential application of GIS to natural resourcesmanagement. The applications provided can be extended to any region of the world, although the primary emphasis is on the U.S. and Canada.
Michael G. Wing is Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Engineering at Oregon State University and is licensed as a professional engineer and professional surveyor. Pete Bettinger is Associate Professor at the Warnell School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia.
Title:Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Natural Resource ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.6 inPublished:June 5, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195426106

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Table of Contents

List of TablesPrefacePart I - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Databases and Map Design1. Geographic Information Systems2. GIS databases: map projections, structures, and scale3. Acquiring, creating, and editing GIS databases4. Map designPart II - Applying GIS to Forestry and Natural Resource Management5. Selecting landscape features6. Obtaining information about a specific geographic region7. Buffering landscape features8. Combining and splitting landscape features, and merging GIS databases9. Associating spatial and non-spatial databas10. Updating GIS databases11. Overlay Processes12. Synthesis of techniques applied to advanced topics13. Raster GIS database analysis14. Raster GIS database analysis IIPart III - Contemporary Issues in GIS15. Trends in GIS technology16. Institutional challenges and opportunities related to GIS17. Certification and licensing of GIS usersAppendix A - TerminologyAppendix B - OrganizationsAppendix C - SoftwareIndex