Geographical information systems : principles and applications / edited by David J. Maguire, Michael F. Goodchild, and David W. Rhind.

Contributor(s): Maguire, D. J. (David J.) | Goodchild, Michael F | Rhind, DavidMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Harlow, Essex, England : New York : Longman Scientific & Technical ; Wiley, 1991Description: 2 v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cmISBN: 0582056616 (Longman : set); 9780582056619 (Longman : set); 0470217898 (Wiley : set); 9780470217894 (Wiley : set); 0470217928; 9780470217924Subject(s): Geographic information systems | Geography Use of ComputersAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Geographical information systems.DDC classification: 910/.285 LOC classification: G70.2 | .M354 1991Other classification: 74.03 Also issued online.
v. 1. Principles -- v. 2. Applications.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

v. 1. Principles -- v. 2. Applications.

Also issued online.

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For the next several years, this set will become the standard reference work for geographic information system (GIS) users. Most of the 56 chapters are written by an acknowledged leader in the field. The editors have done a superb job of bringing the diverse styles and topics together into a coherent and thorough treatment of the current state of GIS technology. The volumes are divided into three major sections and an epilogue. Section 1 is an overview of GIS technology, including a look at its historical development, its use in various institutional settings, and its overall utility. The second section covers the underlying principles of the technology, including a look at computer systems, spatial analysis, and institutional or operational issues. The last major section is a thorough examination of the applications of GIS technology from a programmatic perspective (e.g., Swedish and Japanese programs) as well as from a problem-specific perspective (e.g., land information systems or urban uses). The epilogue explores the current and near-term research directions and the projected diffusion of GIS into management agencies. Extensive diagrams, and tables; the "Consolidated Bibliograpy" spans some 60 pages. Graduate level.-S. A. Carlson, Humboldt State University

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