Provides a thorough, broad-ranging account of the theory and practice of GIS, which is suitable for students who are serious about mastering the subject. Numerous and diverse real-world examples, with clear explanations of methodology, demonstrate the usefulness of GIS to solving practical problems and foster enhanced understanding. End-of-chapter summaries, questions, and further reading allow students to check their understanding and explore the subject further. An Online Resource Centre features additional resources for students and lecturers, enhancing the educational value of the text. The book has been redesigned in full-colour, enlivening the text, artwork, and photographs and helping students to visualize the concepts being explained. A new chapter on visualization has been added, covering topics including ephemeral and permanent output, three dimensional visualization, and virtual reality. Dynamic modelling is also now covered in a new chapter, which provides a detailed introduction to the connections between GIS and these models. The statistical analysis of geographical data is covered in another new chapter. Coverage of mobile GIS, remote sensing, network analysis, spatial analysis, point pattern analysis, and digital elevation models has been enhanced. Common datasets are now used throughout the book to illustrate how one set of data can be explored and applied in numerous ways.
|Número de páginas:||432|
|Ano de edição:||2015|
|Tipo de produto :||Livro|
|Assuntos :||Técnologia da Informação|