Geographic Information Systems and Science
Now divided into five clear sections the book investigates the unique, complex and difficult problems that are posed by geographic information and together they build into a holistic understanding of the key principles of GIS.
This is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture of: * GIS and the New World Order * security, health and well-being * digital differentiation in GIS consumption * the core organizing role of GIS in Geography * the greening of GIS * grand challenges of GIScience * science and explanation
Key features: * Four-colour throughout * Associated website with free online resources * Teacher s manual available for lecturers * A complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabi * Includes learning objectives and review boxes throughout each chapter
New in this edition: * Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and Policy * All new personality boxes of current GIS practitioners * New chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS