By: Drew Decker
193 pages, no illustrations
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)
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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