Basic GIS Coordinates

Basic GIS Coordinates
Author: Jan Van Sickle
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN: 1351650718
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic GIS Coordinates Book Excerpt:

Coordinates are integral building tools for GIS, cartography, surveying and are vital to the many applications we use today such as smart phones, car navigation systems and driverless cars. Basic GIS Coordinates, Third Edition grants readers with a solid understanding of coordinates and coordinate systems and how they operate as well as valuable insight into what causes them to malfunction. This practical and comprehensive guide lays out the foundation of a coordinate system and the implications behind building it as it elaborates on heights, two coordinate systems, and the rectangular system.The previous editions described horizontal and vertical datums such as the North American Datum 1983 (NAD 83) and the North American Vertical Datum 1988 (NAVD 88). Both will be replaced in 2022 or thereabouts. The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) plans to replace NAD83 with a new semi-dynamic terrestrial reference frame for North America and a new vertical datum will replace NAVD88. The foundation of the new vertical datum will be a temporally tracked gravimetric geoid. The interim period is intended to smooth the transition to the new paradigm and this new edition explores the changes and provides assistance in understanding them.

Basic GIS Coordinates

Basic GIS Coordinates
Author: Jan Van Sickle
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2004-05-27
ISBN: 9780203491485
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic GIS Coordinates Book Excerpt:

Computers tend to be very good at repetition and very bad at interpretation. People, on the other hand, are poor at repetition, because we can get bored or distracted. We are, however, excellent at interpretation, if we have the proper information. Basic GIS Coordinates is about providing some of the critical information needed to understand coordinate systems and effectively interpret GIS technology. GIS is emerging in all facets of business and government at an incredible rate; GIS and mapping professionals must have a clear understanding of coordinate systems. Basic GIS Coordinates explains how coordinates tie the real world to its electronic image in the computer. It is about understanding how these systems work, and how they sometimes don't work. It examines how points that are expected to be in one location are in reality somewhere completely different, even when the computer has done everything exactly as it was told. Basic GIS Coordinates explains the progression of ideas that are the foundation of coordinate systems without overwhelming you with supporting mathematics. It is a user-friendly study for those who need to apply GIS technology and resulting coordinates. From the basics of coordinate systems to specific practical examples, this book covers GIS coordinates without pages of complicated math; yet it is not oversimplified. This volume analyzes state plane coordinates, UTM coordinates, and the rectangular system in a concise format. To help you apply the information, each chapter concludes with review questions and answers.

Basic GIS Coordinates Second Edition

Basic GIS Coordinates  Second Edition
Author: Jan Van Sickle
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2010-04-21
ISBN: 1420092324
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic GIS Coordinates Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Coordinates are the foundation of GIS, cartography, and surveying, to name just a few fields. Computers have an astounding capacity for repetition and they possess a superior ability to handle the mathematics behind coordinate manipulation—but they are very bad at interpreting coordinates and coordinate systems. Basic GIS Coordinates, Second Edition clearly illustrates the basic principles of coordinate systems, covering ellipsoids, datums, and plane coordinates as they are used in GIS and GPS. Keeping in mind that it is ultimately incumbent on humans to ensure the correct use of coordinate systems, this book explains complex topics in a logical progression, presenting them in a way that is neither too complicated nor oversimplified. This new edition of a bestseller expands the material with updates on what has occurred in the field during the past five years, especially in the World Geodetic System and International Terrestrial Reference Frame. It also addresses the upcoming GNSS constellations and coordinate implications. Details how to build a coordinate system Addresses different methods of leveling, as well as measuring and modeling of height and gravity Explores two-coordinate (state-plane, UTM) systems Discusses initial points and other aspects of the rectangular system Covers the geoid and the concepts of elevation There are thousands of horizontal geodetic datums and Cartesian coordinate systems currently sanctioned by governments around the world to describe our planet electronically and on paper. Even if a computer has done nothing wrong, coordinate errors can often occur and lead to potentially disastrous miscalculations. This book is a valuable tool to help readers develop an understanding of how coordinate systems work—and how they sometimes don’t.

GIS and Archaeological Site Location Modeling

GIS and Archaeological Site Location Modeling
Author: Mark W. Mehrer,Konnie L. Wescott
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2005-12-21
ISBN: 0203563352
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GIS and Archaeological Site Location Modeling Book Excerpt:

Although archaeologists are using GIS technology at an accelerating rate, publication of their work has not kept pace. A state-of-the-art exploration the subject, GIS and Archaeological Site Location Modeling pulls together discussions of theory and methodology, scale, data, quantitative methods, and cultural resource management and uses loc

Local Government GIS Development Guides Survey of available data evaluating hardware software database planning design database construction pilot studies benchmark tests

Local Government GIS Development Guides  Survey of available data  evaluating hardware   software  database planning   design  database construction  pilot studies   benchmark tests
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: City planning
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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GPS for Land Surveyors

GPS for Land Surveyors
Author: Jan Van Sickle
Publsiher: CRC PressI Llc
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780849391958
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GPS for Land Surveyors Book Excerpt:

In the 20 years since the publication of the first edition of Bodyspace the knowledge base upon which ergonomics rests has increased significantly. The need for an authoritative, contemporary and, above all, usable reference is therefore great. This third edition maintains the same content and structure as previous editions, but updates the material and references to reflect recent developments in the field. The book has been substantially revised to include new research and anthropometric surveys, the latest techniques, and changes in legislation that have taken place in recent years. New coverage in the third edition: Guidance on design strategies and practical advice on conducting trials Overview of recent advances in simulation and digital human modes Dynamic seating · Recent work on hand/handle interface Computer input devices · Laptop computer use and children’s use of computers · Design for an aging population and accessibility for people with disabilities · New approaches to risk management and new assessment tools, legislation, and standards As the previous two editions have shown, Bodyspace is an example of the unusual: a text that is a favorite among academics and practitioners. Losing none of the features that made previous editions so popular, the author skillfully integrates new knowledge into the existing text without sacrificing the easily accessible style that makes this book unique. More than just a reference text, this authoritative book clearly delineates the field of ergonomics.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1264
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography, National
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Geographical Information Systems

Geographical Information Systems
Author: Julie Delaney,Kimberly Van Niel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographical Information Systems Book Excerpt:

Using real world examples, this text provides a concise introduction to the theory and practice of GIS for students with little or no knowledge of the subject. It aims to provide a cumulative learning experience and gradually leads the student through the subject matter. It includes a strong pedagogical focus with examples with GIS application.

Bulletin Association Des Cartoth ques Et Archives Cartographiques Du Canada

Bulletin   Association Des Cartoth  ques Et Archives Cartographiques Du Canada
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cartography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Datums and Map Projections for Remote Sensing GIS and Surveying

Datums and Map Projections for Remote Sensing  GIS  and Surveying
Author: Jonathan Iliffe
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780849308840
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Datums and Map Projections for Remote Sensing GIS and Surveying Book Excerpt:

New methods of acquiring spatial data and the advent of geographic information systems (GIS) for handling and manipulating data mean that we no longer must rely on paper maps from a single source, but can acquire, combine, and customize spatial data as needed. To ensure quality results, however, one must fully understand the diverse coordinate frameworks upon which the data are based. Datums and Map Projections provides clear, accessible explanations of the terminology, relationships, transformations, and computations involved in combining data from different sources. The first half of the book focuses on datums, exploring different coordinate systems and datums, including two- and three-dimensional representations of Earth coordinates and vertical datums. After an overview of the global positioning system (GPS), the author introduces the fundamentals of map projections and examines the different types. He then presents models and procedures for transforming directly between data sets. The final chapter presents case studies of projects that illustrate the types of problems often encountered in practice. Newcomers to the field will welcome this treatment that, instead of detailed mathematics, uses lucid explanations and numerous examples to unravel the complexities of the subject. For more experienced readers, the book is a valuable reference that answers specific questions and imparts a better understanding of transformation operations and principles. Features

GIS Requirements Analysis for the Public Utilities Commission

GIS Requirements Analysis for the Public Utilities Commission
Author: Barry M. Evans
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geographic information systems
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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GIS LIS 91

GIS LIS  91
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
Total Pages: 532
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cartography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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GIS LIS 91 Proceedings

GIS LIS  91 Proceedings
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 534
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cartography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books
Author: Rose Arny
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1256
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Applied Hydrology Second Edition

Handbook of Applied Hydrology  Second Edition
Author: Vijay P. Singh
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 1808
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN: 0071835105
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Applied Hydrology Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Fully Updated Hydrology Principles, Methods, and Applications Thoroughly revised for the first time in 50 years, this industry-standard resource features chapter contributions from a “who’s who” of international hydrology experts. Compiled by a colleague of the late Dr. Chow, Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers scientific and engineering fundamentals and presents all-new methods, processes, and technologies. Complete details are provided for the full range of ecosystems and models. Advanced chapters look to the future of hydrology, including climate change impacts, extraterrestrial water, social hydrology, and water security. Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers: · The Fundamentals of Hydrology · Data Collection and Processing · Hydrology Methods · Hydrologic Processes and Modeling · Sediment and Pollutant Transport · Hydrometeorologic and Hydrologic Extremes · Systems Hydrology · Hydrology of Large River and Lake Basins · Applications and Design · The Future of Hydrology

The Basics of Geographic Information Systems

The Basics of Geographic Information Systems
Author: Lloyd P. Queen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 15
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geographic information systems
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fundamentals of GIS 2nd Edition Update with Integrated Lab Manual

Fundamentals of GIS 2nd Edition Update with Integrated Lab Manual
Author: Michael N. DeMers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of GIS 2nd Edition Update with Integrated Lab Manual Book Excerpt:

The Updated Second Edition of Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems includes thirteen laboratory exercises integrated into the text itself. The labs are linked to particular chapter where the concepts described in the reading can be practiced immediately in a laboratory setting. The second edition of this well-received text on principles of geographic information systems (GIS) continues the author\'s style of "straight talk" in its presentation. The writing is accessible and easy to follow. Unlike most other texts, this book covers GIS design and modeling, reflecting the belief that modeling and analysis are at the heart of GIS. This enables students to understand how to use a GIS and what it does.

Working with Projections and Datum Transformations in ArcGIS

Working with Projections and Datum Transformations in ArcGIS
Author: Werner Flacke,Birgit Kraus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: ArcGIS.
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working with Projections and Datum Transformations in ArcGIS Book Excerpt:

*Weitere Angaben Sonstiges: An invaluable aid for ArcGIS users: This book contains an ideal mix of background information on projections and transformations together with detailed explanations of their usage in ArcGIS. Recent decades have seen major developments in geodesy and GIS software, so that ArcGIS users are increasingly being confronted with the need to deal with coordinate systems and projections. Have you, too, wondered why your data doesn't align or how to convert your data from one UTM zone to another? This book provides clear, practical answers to these and many other questions. The emphasis is on how to perform projections and transformations in ArcGIS as well as when and why you need to do so. It contains no formulae - the first book of its kind to do this. Recognizing the need for a book which can bridge the gap between theory and practice and provide in-depth support specifically for ArcGIS users, two GIS experts (a geodesist and a mathematician) took on the challenge. Following its successful launch in German the book has now been made available to the English speaking ArcGIS community just as ArcGIS 9 has brought further important changes in the treatment and availability of projections and transformations. Working with Projections and Datum Transformations in ArcGIS contains four practical chapters covering coordinate system handling, customizing and programming techniques. The theoretical chapters supply solid background information without overloading the book. The authors have taken care to ensure that the complex terminology and conceptual basis of the subject are clearly explained. Chapter 8 contains Frequently Asked Questions distilled from practical experience in User Support. These sections provide quick access to some typical scenarios and problem solutions. There are many useful tips for general users, administrators and programmers. The examples involving ArcObjects and VBA will whet the appetites of both beginners and experienced programmers to enhance ArcGIS with their own creativity. Thus many different types of user will find the book a fund of useful information: General users will value the balance of theoretical and practical information; software experts will appreciate the geodetic sections, whilst geodesists will profit from the authors' intimate knowledge of ArcGIS.

Occasional Papers

Occasional Papers
Author: Texas Tech University. Museum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Natural history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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