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The Third Edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field and still retains its accessible format to appeal to a broad range of students.
Now divided into five clear sections the book investigates the unique, complex and difficult problems that are posed by geographic information and together they build into a holistic understanding of the key principles of GIS.
This is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture of:
-GIS and the New World Order
-security, health and well-being
-digital differentiation in GIS consumption
-the core organizing role of GIS in Geography
-the greening of GIS
-grand challenges of GIS science
-science and explanation
-Associated website with free online resources
-Teacherís manual available for lecturers
-A complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabi
-Includes learning objectives and review boxes throughout each chapter
New in this edition:
-Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and Policy
-All new personality boxes of current GIS practitioners
-New chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS