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Author Chrisman, Nicholas R.

Title Exploring geographic information systems / Nicholas Chrisman
Published New York : J. Wiley & Sons, [1997]


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 MELB  025.06 Chr/Egi  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Preface: Call for Participation in an Exploration --Ch. 1. Measurement Basics -- Ch. 2. Measurement Frameworks -- Ch. 3. Representation -- Ch. 4. Attribute-based Operations -- Ch. 5. Overlay: Integration of Disparate Sources -- Ch. 6. Distance Transformations -- Ch. 7. Surfaces and Near Neighbors -- Ch. 8. Comprehensive Operations -- Ch. 9. Transformations -- Ch. 10. Evaluation and Implementation -- Ch. 11. Social and Institutional Context
Summary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the organized activity by which people measure aspects of geographic phenomena and processes; represent these measurements, usually in the form of a computer database, to emphasize spatial themes, entities, and relationships; operate upon these representations to produce more measurements, and to discover new relationships by integrating disparate sources; and transform these representations to conform to other frameworks of entities and relationships. These activities reflect the larger context, such as institutions and cultures, in which these people carry out their work. In turn, the GIS may influence these structures. This text provides the comprehensive coverage you will need to master this powerful new technology
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-282) and index
Subject Geographic information systems.
LC no. 96046941
ISBN 0471108421