Understanding GIS

Understanding GIS Author Environmental Systems Research Institute
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060997122
Release 1995
Pages 525
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A hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & the functions & capabilities of ARC/INFO. By the end of the book, a small GIS project will be completed, a digital spatial database will be developed & designed, spatial analysis performed, a map created & a short report written.



Understanding GIS

Understanding GIS Author
ISBN-10 1862420335
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 560
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This self-study workbook provides a hands-on introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) in ten easy-to-follow lessons. Tasks featured include: designing and spatial database; automating a spatial database; linking datasets; analyzing spatial data; creating maps; generating reports; and customizing ARC/INFO software. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the datasets needed to complete the lessons. Lessons require ARC/INFO Version 7.1 or higher and 4MB of disk space.



Understanding GIS

Understanding GIS Author Environmental Systems Research Institute (Redlands, Calif.)
ISBN-10 1879102013
Release 1997
Pages 600
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This workbook, designed primarily for beginners, uses hands-on exercises to teach the basics of GIS in the context of completing an ARC/INFO software project.



Understanding GIS

Understanding GIS Author Christian Harder
ISBN-10 1589483464
Release 2013
Pages 372
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Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook explains the methods, tools, and processes needed to apply full-scale GIS analysis to a spatially-based problem. This book lets you assume the role of a GIS analyst challenged with finding the best location for a new park along the Los Angeles River in Southern California. The problem is complex: you need vacant land that's close to the river in park-poor urban neighborhoods with lots of families. The book provides the starting data and guidance you need to perform a complete GIS analysis: explore the study area; evaluate the data; build a database; process, edit, and analyze the data; model alternative outcomes; map your findings, and share your results on interactive web maps. Through this process, you develop critical-thinking and geographic problem-solving skills. You also learn to use ArcGIS® 10.1 for Desktop software from Esri®. Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook includes valuable learning materials: Self-paced tutorials. The project is carried out progressively in nine lessons comprising more than thirty exercises. Each exercise has step-by-step instructions, graphics to confirm your results, and explanations of key concepts. ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software. The book includes access to a 180-day software trial to perform the analysis. The book's DVD includes starting data for the project. An online Understanding GIS web site includes the book's final lesson in PDF format, "GIS TV" videos that walk you through the exercises in real time, exercise results for each lesson, discussion forums, and links to L.A. River content in ArcGIS Online.



Picture Planning Perspectives

Picture Planning Perspectives Author Hugo de Vos
ISBN-10 9789051707588
Release 2004-01-06
Pages 279
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This book investigates problems of GIS implementation in three Costa Rican ministries. It reveals that embedding technology is part of complex institutional processes where actors and politics shape contexts. By linking an historical analysis of land use



Spatial Reasoning for Effective GIS

Spatial Reasoning for Effective GIS Author Joseph K. Berry
ISBN-10 0470236337
Release 1996-10-14
Pages 208
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Spatial Reasoning for Effective GIS by Joseph K. Berry This incisive and witty book describes the development of geographic technology from maps that simply tell us "Where is what?" to systems that help us decide "So what?" It encourages new understandings of mapped data, data analysis procedures, and the uses of maps, fostering an appreciation of GIS as an effective analytical tool in many complex processes. The cover image was generated by Innovative GIS Solutions, Inc., Fort Collins, Colo., using its RAPiD Surfing software to enhance the terrain analysis capabilities available with the ARC/INFO GIS.?* The image was created using Digital Elevation Model data for the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District of the Santa Ana mountains in southern California. The image represents a 3-D perspective looking north toward Lake Elsinore with partial renderings of analytical hillshading and shaded relief draped on a wire frame elevation model. ?*RAPiD Surfing is a trademark of Innovative GIS Solutions, Inc., Fort Collins, Colo. ARC/INFO is a registered trademark of Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc., Redlands, Calif.



GIS in Public Policy

GIS in Public Policy Author R. W. Greene
ISBN-10 1879102668
Release 2000
Pages 100
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How government officials, educators, and social welfare experts can put GIS to use.



Practical GIS

Practical GIS Author Gabor Farkas
ISBN-10 9781787128514
Release 2017-06-13
Pages 428
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Learn the basics of Geographic Information Systems by solving real-world problems with powerful open source tools About This Book This easy-to-follow guide allows you to manage and analyze geographic data with ease using open source tools Publish your geographical data online Learn the basics of geoinformatics in a practical way by solving problems Who This Book Is For The book is for IT professionals who have little or no knowledge of GIS. It's also useful for those who are new to the GIS field who don't want to spend a lot of money buying licenses of commercial tools and training. What You Will Learn Collect GIS data for your needs Store the data in a PostGIS database Exploit the data using the power of the GIS queries Analyze the data with basic and more advanced GIS tools Publish your data and share it with others Build a web map with your published data In Detail The most commonly used GIS tools automate tasks that were historically done manually—compiling new maps by overlaying one on top of the other or physically cutting maps into pieces representing specific study areas, changing their projection, and getting meaningful results from the various layers by applying mathematical functions and operations. This book is an easy-to-follow guide to use the most matured open source GIS tools for these tasks. We'll start by setting up the environment for the tools we use in the book. Then you will learn how to work with QGIS in order to generate useful spatial data. You will get to know the basics of queries, data management, and geoprocessing. After that, you will start to practice your knowledge on real-world examples. We will solve various types of geospatial analyses with various methods. We will start with basic GIS problems by imitating the work of an enthusiastic real estate agent, and continue with more advanced, but typical tasks by solving a decision problem. Finally, you will find out how to publish your data (and results) on the web. We will publish our data with QGIS Server and GeoServer, and create a basic web map with the API of the lightweight Leaflet web mapping library. Style and approach The book guides you step by step through each of the core concepts of the GIS toolkit, building an overall picture of its capabilities. This guide approaches the topic systematically, allowing you to build upon what you learned in previous chapters. By the end of this book, you'll have an understanding of the aspects of building a GIS system and will be able to take that knowledge with you to whatever project calls for it.



GIS Organisations and People

GIS  Organisations and People Author James Petch
ISBN-10 0748406530
Release 1999-01-31
Pages 232
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GIS projects have previously been viewed primarily as technical exercises, but it is now evident that the success of GIS projects depends as much on organisational issues as upon technicalities. GIS projects have profound socio-organisational contexts which must be taken into account if such projects are to succeed. The books presents an overview of the `human' side of GIS, both individual and organisational. GIS Organisations and People draws on material from the fields of mainstream business administration and information systems and builds a picture of how important they can be to GIS development and describes the implementation strategies which will allow their introduction. This unique textbook will meet the needs of an introductory module on the human aspects of GIS at advanced undergraduate and Master's level. It will equally be suitable for GIS professionals whose technical knowledge may be considerably greater than their appreciation of organisational strategic concerns. Key Features: * This introductory guide fully explains the importance of organisational issues in promoting successful GIS projects * A full glossary of specialist terms and a `self-check' questions round-up at the end of each chapter help develop the reader's comprehension



The GIS Book

The GIS Book Author
ISBN-10 0766828204
Release 2001
Pages 387
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Discover what a geographic information system (GIS) is, how it applies to a variety of professions, and what it can do. "The GIS Book" features hands-on exercises enabling readers to use free GIS software and data downloaded over the Internet to gain a first-hand understanding of the power of GIS technology today. New chapters on GIS data sources, data quality, plus managing and maintaining a GIS database have also been added along with new graphics, an updated glossary, and an expanded index.



Advanced Information Systems Engineering

Advanced Information Systems Engineering Author Jelena Zdravkovic
ISBN-10 9783319190693
Release 2015-05-26
Pages 530
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2015, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 2015. The 31 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 236 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: social and collaborative computing; business process modeling and languages; high volume and complex information management; requirements elicitation and management; enterprise data management; model conceptualisation and evolution; process mining, monitoring and predicting; intra- and inter-organizational process engineering; process compliance and alignment; enterprise IT integration and management; and service science and computing. The book also contains the abstracts of 3 keynote speeches and 5 tutorials, presented at the conference.



Geographic Information Systems GIS for Disaster Management

Geographic Information Systems  GIS  for Disaster Management Author Brian Tomaszewski
ISBN-10 9781482211696
Release 2014-12-19
Pages 310
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide essential disaster management decision support and analytical capabilities. As such, homeland security professionals would greatly benefit from an interdisciplinary understanding of GIS and how GIS relates to disaster management, policy, and practice. Assuming no prior knowledge in GIS and/or disaster management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Management guides readers through the basics of GIS as it applies to disaster management practice. Using a hands-on approach grounded in relevant GIS and disaster management theory and practice, this textbook provides coverage of the basics of GIS. It examines what GIS can and can’t do, GIS data formats (vector, raster, imagery), and basic GIS functions, including analysis, map production/cartography, and data modeling. It presents a series of real-life case studies that illustrate the GIS concepts discussed in each chapter. These case studies supply readers with an understanding of the applicability of GIS to the full disaster management cycle. Providing equal treatment to each disaster management cycle phase, the book supplies disaster management practitioners and students with coverage of the latest developments in GIS for disaster management and emerging trends. It takes a learning-by-examples approach to help readers apply what they have learned from the examples and disaster management scenarios to their specific situations. The book illustrates how GIS technology can help disaster management professionals, public policy makers, and decision-makers at the town, county, state, federal, and international levels. Offering software-neutral best practices, this book is suitable for use in undergraduate- or graduate-level disaster management courses. Offering extensive career advice on GIS for disaster management from working professionals, the book also includes a GIS for disaster management research agenda and ideas for staying current in the field.



Politics and Practice in Economic Geography

Politics and Practice in Economic Geography Author Adam Tickell
ISBN-10 9781446234341
Release 2007-07-17
Pages 336
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"The biggest strength of the book is its pedagogic design, which will appeal to new entrants in the field but also leaves space for methodological debates... It is well suited for use on general courses but it also involves far more than an introduction and is full of theoretical insights for a more theoretically advanced audience." - Economic Geography Research Group In the last fifteen years economic geography has experienced a number of fundamental theoretical and methodological shifts. Politics and Practice in Economic Geography explains and interrogates these fundamental issues of research practice in the discipline. Concerned with examining the methodological challenges associated with that 'cultural turn', the text explains and discusses: qualitative and ethnographic methodologies the role and significance of quantitative and numerical methods the methodological implications of both post-structural and feminist theories the use of case-study approaches the methodological relation between the economic geography and neoclassical economics, economic sociology, and economic anthropology. Leading contributors examine substantive methodological issues in economic geography and make a distinctive contribution to economic-geographical debate and practice.



Community culture and the environment a guide to understanding a sense of place

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ISBN-10 9781428900257
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Community culture and the environment a guide to understanding a sense of place has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Community culture and the environment a guide to understanding a sense of place also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Community culture and the environment a guide to understanding a sense of place book for free.



Strategic GIS Planning and Management in Local Government

Strategic GIS Planning and Management in Local Government Author David A. Holdstock
ISBN-10 9781315356839
Release 2016-10-16
Pages 280
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This "how-to" book on planning and managing GIS within local government describes and details the key components of a successful enterprise, sustainable and enduring GIS. It describes the strategic planning process an organization must undertake prior to GIS implementation. The heart of the book is the formula for success that offers a systematic methodology for examining and benchmarking a GIS initiative and the practical and repeatable strategy for success. There are many obstacles to successful GIS implementation, and unfortunately, the local government landscape is riddled with false starts, poorly planned implementations, and glorified mapping systems. This book documents the reason for failure and possible remedies to overcome the challenges to implementation. It discusses pathways to change, ways of improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and lays out the organizational approaches, management processes, and leadership actions that are required for GIS to become an indispensable part of an organization. This book is about aiming high, so you can consistently hit your mark by formulating goals and objectives that will tremendously influence the success of a GIS initiative. It details the factors crucial for building an enterprise GIS vision statement that includes governance, data and databases, procedures and workflow, GIS software, GIS training and education, and infrastructure, and how to develop performance measures related to the stated objectives of an organization. The book combines theory with real-world experience to offer guidance on the process of managing GIS implementation. Through key components, this book introduces a new way to think about GIS technology.



Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS

Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS Author Michael D. Kennedy
ISBN-10 9781118330340
Release 2013-03-20
Pages 672
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An integrated approach that combines essential GIS background with a practical workbook on applying the principles in ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1 Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGISintegrates a broad introduction to GIS with a software-specific workbook for Esri's ArcGIS. Where most courses make do using two separate texts, one covering GIS and another the software, this book enables students and instructors to use a single text with an integrated approach covering both in one volume with a common vocabulary and instructional style. This revised edition focuses on the latest software updates—ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1. In addition to its already successful coverage, the book allows students to experience publishing maps on the Internet through new exercises, and introduces the idea of programming in the language Esri has chosen for applications (i.e., Python). A DVD is packaged with the book, as in prior editions, containing data for working out all of the exercises. This complete, user-friendly coursebook: Is updated for the latest ArcGIS releases—ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1 Introduces the central concepts of GIS and topics needed to understand spatial information analysis Provides a considerable ability to operate important tools in ArcGIS Demonstrates new capabilities of ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1 Provides a basis for the advanced study of GIS and the study of the newly emerging field of GIScience Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS, Third Edition is the ideal guide for undergraduate students taking courses such as Introduction to GIS, Fundamentals of GIS, and Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop. It is also an important guide for professionals looking to update their skills for ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1.



Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling Support

Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling Support Author David R. Maidment
ISBN-10 1879102803
Release 2000
Pages 216
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This edited collection deals with the international issue of conserving and allocating water as the world's population continues to grow dramatically. Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling Support with Geographic Information Systems discusses applications such as watershed delineation, topographic characteristic extraction, and floodplain extent determination and provides an informed basis for water resource professionals to make sound decisions.