GIS Commons: An Introductory Textbook on Geographic Information Systems
by Michael Schmandt
Publisher: giscommons.org 2017
Number of pages: 232
This is a free, web-based, open-source textbook available to anyone interested in using mapping tools to create maps. This text focuses primarily on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- a geospatial technology that enables you to create spatial databases, analyze spatial patterns, and produce maps that communicate more effectively.
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