Getting Started with Geographic Information Systems

Hardcover | April 2, 2010

byKeith C. Clarke

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This text puts the high-tech field of geographic information systems within reach for students like you. It provides a basic, non-technical, and friendly introduction in one convenient source. It examines the basic GIS material that is traditionally found throughout the Geography curriculum—e.g., in Cartography, GIS spatial analysis, and quantitative methods. Clarke’s “learn-by-seeing” approach gives you clear, simple explanations, and an abundance of illustrations and photos.

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This text puts the high-tech field of geographic information systems within reach for students like you. It provides a basic, non-technical, and friendly introduction in one convenient source. It examines the basic GIS material that is traditionally found throughout the Geography curriculum—e.g., in Cartography, GIS spatial analysis, a...

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Designed to make the complexity of this essential high-tech field accessible to beginners, this text provides a basic, non-technical, and reader-friendly introduction to geographic information systems. In one convenient source, its comprehensive, integrated coverage examines the basic GIS material that is traditionally scattered throug...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.3 × 6.9 × 0.8 inPublished:April 2, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131494988

ISBN - 13:9780131494985

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Table of Contents

1. What Is a GIS?

2. GIS's Roots in Cartography.

3. Maps as Numbers.

4. Getting the Map into the Computer.

5. What Is Where?

6. Why Is It There?

7. On the Surface.

8. Making Maps with GIS.

9. How to Pick a GIS.

10. GIS in Action.

11. The Future of GIS.