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Geographic Information Science And Systems

Effective use of today’s vast geographic information (GI) resources requires more than just powerful technology for problem solving. It requires science to help us understand the way the world works, and to help us devise effective procedures for making decisions. Three previous editions have established this text as a defining multidisciplinary treatment of the scientific principles that underpin the use of geographic information technologies for problem solving. This extensively revised and updated edition provides a guide to the enduring scientific principles and information systems that support effective use of today’s GI. It also provides a primer on essential methods for analysis of GI, and the ways in which effective management of GI informs policy and action. 

Paperback: 496 pages

Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (March 9, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1118676955

ISBN-13: 978-1118676950

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #43,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7 in Books > Computers & Technology > Graphics & Design > Computer Modelling > Remote Sensing & GIS #8 in Books > Science & Math > Earth Sciences > Geography > Information Systems #66 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Telecommunications & Sensors

This book caters to people who already have a basic understanding of GIS and computer software functions. If you do not already have this knowledge then you will likely struggle with understanding the text. There are multiple topics discussed that are not defined and I found it easier to turn to the internet for help with my GIS work than I did this textbook.

Book was in excellent condition. Did not have any markings, despite being used. A difficult read on an important subject; authors could have used simpler and more straightforward writing. Contains very up-to-date GI descriptions and illustrations.

Great textbook, but my Professor chose to use the older version so this one sat on my bookshelf. Hopefully I will use it in an upcoming semester.

This book is not very good at explaining GIS.

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