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Exploring Geographic Information Systems


By: Nicholas Chrisman

298 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 2 | #124224 | ISBN: 0471314250
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Exploration of GIS that expands the discussion beyond the normal input-processing-output sequence. Second edition includes database structure and DBMS.

...a truly excellent distillation of the comprehensive nature of geographic information handling in computerized systems. (Society of Cartographers Bulletin, Vol.35, No.2)


BUILDING BLOCKS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION. Reference Systems for Measurement. Representation. TRANSFORMATIONS AND OPERATIONS. Attribute-based Operations. Overlay: Integration of Disparate Sources. Distance Relationships. Surfaces and Near Neighbors. Comprehensive Operations. Transformations. THE BROADER ARENA. Evaluation and Implementation. Social and Institutional Interactions.

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