Essentials of Geographic Information Systems
by Jonathan Campbell, Michael Shin
Publisher: Saylor Foundation 2011
Number of pages: 259
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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by Bhuiyan Monwar Alam - InTech
This volume presents GIS's applications in different subfields of social sciences. With several case studies conducted in different parts of the world, the book blends together the theories of GIS and their implementations in different conditions.
by Michael Schmandt - giscommons.org
This free, web-based, open-source textbook 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.
by Y. Fang, V. Shandas, E. Arriaga Cordero - Portland State University
This textbook attempts to facilitate spatial thinking focusing more on open-ended planning questions, which require judgment and exploration, while developing the analytical capacity for understanding a variety of local and regional challenges.
by T. Sutton, O. Dassau, M. Sutton
GIS is an important tool in environmental management, retail, military, police, tourism and many other spheres of our daily lives. If you use a computer or a cell phone, you have probably already used a GIS in some form without even realizing it.