Geographical Information Systems and Computer Cartography

Geographical Information Systems and Computer Cartography

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Synopsis

A concise text presenting the fundamental concepts in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), emphasising an understanding of techniques in management, analysis and graphic display of spatial information.

Divided into five parts - the first part reviews the development and application of GIS, followed by a summary of the characteristics and representation of geographical information. It concludes with an overview of the functions provided by typical GIS systems. Part Two introduces co-ordinate systems and map projections, describes methods for digitising map data and gives an overview of remote sensing. Part Three deals with data storage and database management, as well as specialised techniques for accessing spatial data. Spatial modelling and analytical techniques for decision making form the subject of Part Four, while the final part is concerned with graphical representation, emphasising issues of graphics technology, cartographic design and map generalisation.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780582044395
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 910.285
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 684g
Height: 244mm
Width: 190mm
Spine width: 22mm