Essentials of Geographic Information Systems
by Jonathan Campbell, Michael Shin
Publisher: Flat World Knowledge 2011
Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are non-specialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic and concise.
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