Principles of Geographical Information Systems by Peter A. Burrough

Principles of Geographical Information Systems

byPeter A. Burrough, Rachael A. McDonnell, Christopher D. Lloyd

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Geographical data are used in so many aspects of our lives today, from disaster relief operations to finding directions on our cellphones. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are the software tools that turn raw data into useful information that can help us understand our world better.Principles of Geographical Information Systems presents a strong theoretical basis for GIS-often lacking in other texts-and an account of its practice. Through real-world examples, this text clearly explains the importance of spatial data and the information systems based upon them in solving arange of practical problems.

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Peter A. Burrough is former Professor of Physical Geography at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Rachael A. McDonnell is with the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford and International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Christopher D. Lloyd is in the Department of Geography at the...
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Title:Principles of Geographical Information SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.03 inPublished:May 4, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Geographical information: society, science, and systems2. Data models and axioms: formal abstractions of reality3. Geographical data in the computer4. Building on the database5. Visualization6. Exploring geographical data7. Analysis of discrete entities in space8. Interpolation 1: deterministic and spline-based approaches9. Interpolation 2: geostatistical approaches10. Analysis of continuous fields11. Digital elevation models12. Dynamic modelling13. Uncertainty and error propagation14. Current issues and trends in GIS

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"This new publication is up to date and provides comprehensive coverage of virtually all aspects of GIS. It is clearly written and technical where appropriate ... it should be recommended for postgraduate courses and for all teachers of GIS." --David Walker, The Times Higher Education Supplement 26/07/1999