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GIS Data Sources

Handbook / Manual

By: Drew Decker

193 pages, no illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jan 2001 | #128266 | ISBN: 0471355054
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NHBS Price: £90.00 $115/€107 approx

About this book

Offers a comprehensive , straightforward reporting on GIS data sources - what they are, how to find them, and how to determine the right source for a given project.

...this book is very informative, concise and deserves a wide readership.. (Transactions of the Institute of British Geography, Vol.27, No.3, 2002)


Contents

Preface. Introduction. The Basic GIS Groups. Defining Your Needs. Applying the Data--Envisioning a Finished Product. Locating Data: The Sources. How to Obtain GIS Data. When Data Don't Exist, How Can We Make It? Keys to GIS Data Success. Common Problems Encountered in Using GIS Data. Future Trends. Glossary. Notes. Notes on Appendices: GIS Data Sources. Appendix A: U.S. Federal Sources. Appendix B: U.S. State Government Sources. Appendix C: U.S. Local and Regional Sources. Appendix D: Private Sources. Appendix E: Foreign Sources. Appendix F: Other GIS Sites of Interest. Index.

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