Geographic Information Systems and Science, 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/01/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley

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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

Key features:

-Four-colour throughout

-Associated website with free online resources

-Teacher’s 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

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