GIS

GIS
Author: Patrick McHaffie,Sungsoon Hwang,Cassie Follett
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 0429804776
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GIS Book Excerpt:

Over the past few decades the world has been organized through the growth and integration of geographic information systems (GIS) across public and private sector industries, agencies, and organizations. This has happened in a technological context that includes the widespread deployment of multiple digital mobile technologies, digital wireless communication networks, positioning, navigation and mapping services, and cloud-based computing, spawning new ways of imagining, creating, and consuming geospatial information and analytics. GIS: An Introduction to Mapping Technologies is written with the detached voices of practitioner scholars who draw on a diverse set of experiences and education, with a shared view of GIS that is grounded in the analysis of scale-diverse contexts emphasizing cities and their social and environmental geographies. GIS is presented as a critical toolset that allows analysts to focus on urban social and environmental sustainability. The book opens with chapters that explore foundational techniques of mapping, data acquisition and field data collection using GNSS, georeferencing, spatial analysis, thematic mapping, and data models. It explores web GIS and open source GIS making geospatial technology available to many who would not be able to access it otherwise. Also, the book covers in depth the integration of remote sensing into GIS, Health GIS, Digital Humanities GIS, and the increased use of GIS in diverse types of organizations. Active learning is emphasized with ArcGIS Desktop lab activities integrated into most of the chapters. Written by experienced authors from the Department of Geography at DePaul University in Chicago, this textbook is a great introduction to GIS for a diverse range of undergraduates and graduate students, and professionals who are concerned with urbanization, economic justice, and environmental sustainability.

GIS

GIS
Author: Patrick McHaffie,Sungsoon Hwang,Cassie Follett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-05-11
ISBN: 9781032308975
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GIS Book Excerpt:

The second edition of this introductory GIS textbook is thoroughly rewritten, updated, and responds to today's students' demand for critical engagement with technologies that address relevant issues across several disciplines, and prepares them for higher-level work in geotechnologies. Chapters are arranged to (1) build competence in fundamental skills, (2) explore applications of higher-level managerial and analytical functions that are typically called upon in public, non-profit, and private sector milieu, and (3) propose and detail a template for organizing, executing, and completing a GIS project successfully. This interests all users from beginners to experienced professionals. Features: 1. Uses the latest version of ArcGIS Pro to present a fully rewritten and updated text with diverse perspectives. 2. Includes many real-world examples with urban planning, environmental, and social justice foci. 3. Provides new and expanded content on programming using multiple platforms and languages. 4. Presents new discussions, examples, and lab materials on open-source GIS projects. 5. Explains new research on GIS and the continued emergence of several new technologies including artificial intelligence. Intended for students at all levels, especially junior and senior level graduate students, as well as researchers and academics working and studying in the fields of remote sensing, GIS applications in Geography, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science, Urban Studies, Public Health, and Social Disciplines.

GIS

GIS
Author: Patrick McHaffie,Sungsoon Hwang,Cassie Follett
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 0429804784
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GIS Book Excerpt:

Over the past few decades the world has been organized through the growth and integration of geographic information systems (GIS) across public and private sector industries, agencies, and organizations. This has happened in a technological context that includes the widespread deployment of multiple digital mobile technologies, digital wireless communication networks, positioning, navigation and mapping services, and cloud-based computing, spawning new ways of imagining, creating, and consuming geospatial information and analytics. GIS: An Introduction to Mapping Technologies is written with the detached voices of practitioner scholars who draw on a diverse set of experiences and education, with a shared view of GIS that is grounded in the analysis of scale-diverse contexts emphasizing cities and their social and environmental geographies. GIS is presented as a critical toolset that allows analysts to focus on urban social and environmental sustainability. The book opens with chapters that explore foundational techniques of mapping, data acquisition and field data collection using GNSS, georeferencing, spatial analysis, thematic mapping, and data models. It explores web GIS and open source GIS making geospatial technology available to many who would not be able to access it otherwise. Also, the book covers in depth the integration of remote sensing into GIS, Health GIS, Digital Humanities GIS, and the increased use of GIS in diverse types of organizations. Active learning is emphasized with ArcGIS Desktop lab activities integrated into most of the chapters. Written by experienced authors from the Department of Geography at DePaul University in Chicago, this textbook is a great introduction to GIS for a diverse range of undergraduates and graduate students, and professionals who are concerned with urbanization, economic justice, and environmental sustainability.

Introduction to Web Mapping

Introduction to Web Mapping
Author: Michael Dorman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN: 1000768805
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Web Mapping Book Excerpt:

A web map is an interactive display of geographic information, in the form of a web page, that you can use to tell stories and answer questions. Web maps have numerous advantages over traditional mapping techniques, such as the ability to display up-to-date or even real-time information, easy distribution to end users, and highly customized interactive content. Introduction to Web Mapping teaches you how to develop online interactive web maps and web mapping applications, using standard web technologies: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The core technologies are introduced in Chapters 1-5, focusing on the specific aspects which are most relevant to web mapping. Chapters 6-13 then implement the material and demonstrate key concepts for building and publishing interactive web maps.

Interacting with Geospatial Technologies

Interacting with Geospatial Technologies
Author: Mordechai (Muki) Haklay
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-10-26
ISBN: 1119219248
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interacting with Geospatial Technologies Book Excerpt:

This book provides an introduction to HCI and usability aspects ofGeographical Information Systems and Science. Its aim is tointroduce the principles of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); todiscuss the special usability aspects of GIS which designers anddevelopers need to take into account when developing such systems;and to offer a set of tried and tested frameworks, matrices andtechniques that can be used within GIS projects. Geographical Information Systems and other applications ofcomputerised mapping have gained popularity in recent years. Today,computer-based maps are common on the World Wide Web, mobilephones, satellite navigation systems and in various desktopcomputing packages. The more sophisticated packages that allow themanipulation and analysis of geographical information are used inlocation decisions of new businesses, for public service deliveryfor planning decisions by local and central government. Many moreapplications exist and some estimate the number of people acrossthe world that are using GIS in their daily work at severalmillions. However, many applications of GIS are hard to learn andto master. This is understandable, as until quite recently, themain focus of software vendors in the area of GIS was on thedelivery of basic functionality and development of methods topresent and manipulate geographical information using the availablecomputing resources. As a result, little attention was paid tousability aspects of GIS. This is evident in many public andprivate systems where the terminology, conceptual design andstructure are all centred around the engineering of GIS and not onthe needs and concepts that are familiar to the user. This book covers a range of topics from the cognitive models ofgeographical representation, to interface design. It will providethe reader with frameworks and techniques that can be used anddescription of case studies in which these techniques have beenused for computer mapping application.

A Primer of GIS Second Edition

A Primer of GIS  Second Edition
Author: Francis Harvey
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-11-23
ISBN: 146252494X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Primer of GIS Second Edition Book Excerpt:

This accessible text prepares students to understand and work with geographic information systems (GIS), offering a detailed introduction to essential theories, concepts, and skills. The book is organized in four modular parts that can be used in any sequence in entry-level and more specialized courses. Basic cartographic principles are integrated with up-to-date discussions of GIS technologies and applications. Coverage includes everything from what geographic information is to its many uses and societal implications. Practical examples and exercises invite readers to explore the choices involved in producing reliable maps and other forms of geographic information. Illustrations include 170 figures (with 15 in color). The companion website provides links to Web resources for each chapter, plus downloadable PowerPoint slides of most of the figures. New to This Edition *Chapter on online mapping and Big Data. *New and updated discussions of remote sensing, vector and raster data models, location privacy, uses of geocoding, and other timely topics. *Chapter on the many uses of GIS, such as in market analyses, emergency responding, and tracking of epidemics. *Section overviews and an end-of-book glossary. Pedagogical Features *Modules and individual chapters can be used sequentially or in any order. *End-of-chapter review questions with answers, exercises, and extended exercises for applying theories and concepts. *"In-Depth" sidebars offering a closer look at key concepts and applications. *End-of-chapter links to relevant Web resources.

Internet GIS

Internet GIS
Author: Zhong-Ren Peng,Ming-Hsiang Tsou
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2003-03-31
ISBN: 9780471359234
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet GIS Book Excerpt:

* Provides case studies in each chapter illustrating how principles work in practice. * Compares strengths and weaknesses of off-the-shelf software packages.

GIS Online

GIS Online
Author: Brandon Plewe
Publsiher: Onword Press
Total Pages: 311
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GIS Online Book Excerpt:

GIS Online is a comprehensive guide for businesses, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and individuals who want to build a Web site based on GIS and mapping technology, or who simply want to include maps on their sites. The book describes the concepts of distributed geographic information (DGI), the integration of GIS and maps with the Internet, and data sharing, and provides guidance through the planning, development, and maintenance of an effective site.

Advances in Mobile Mapping Technology

Advances in Mobile Mapping Technology
Author: C. Vincent Tao,Jonathan Li
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2007-02-08
ISBN: 0203961870
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Mobile Mapping Technology Book Excerpt:

The growing market penetration of Internet mapping, satellite imaging and personal navigation has opened up great research and business opportunities to geospatial communities. Multi-platform and multi-sensor integrated mapping technology has clearly established a trend towards fast geospatial data acquisition. Sensors can be mounted on various pla

Managing Natural Resource Conflicts with Participatory Mapping and PGIS Applications

Managing Natural Resource Conflicts with Participatory Mapping and PGIS Applications
Author: Peter A. Kwaku Kyem
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2021-09-05
ISBN: 3030741664
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Natural Resource Conflicts with Participatory Mapping and PGIS Applications Book Excerpt:

This book integrates spatial analysis into the study and management of conflicts, and offers a model in conflict studies that incorporates theoretical explanations of conflict, its causes, and impacts, with a geospatial strategy for intervening in disputes over allocation and use of natural resources (connects theory and practice). Alongside a theoretical analysis of resource conflicts and an account of Participatory Mapping and PGIS development, this book provides a case study of GIS applications in conflict mediation. The book also lays out a practical and straightforward demonstration of PGIS applications in conflict management using a real-world case study, and traces the Participatory Mapping and PGIS movements’ evolution, compares PPGIS and PGIS practices, and makes distinctions between traditional GIS applications and PGIS practice. The approach embodies the enhanced use of spatial information and media, sets of tools for analyzing, mapping, and displaying spatial data and a platform for participatory discussions that enhances consensus-building. The book, therefore, contributes to the search for novel approaches for managing current and emerging conflicts. With this book, resource managers, development practitioners, students, and scholars of Participatory Mapping and PGIS applications and conflict studies will be equipped with the principles, skills, and the tools they need to manage non-violent resource conflicts and keep the disputes from slipping into violence. The book will also be a valuable text for basic and advanced studies in Participatory Mapping and PGIS applications, Conflict Resolution and Conflict Management.

Introduction to Geospatial Information and Communication Technology GeoICT

Introduction to Geospatial Information and Communication Technology  GeoICT
Author: Rifaat Abdalla
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2016-07-25
ISBN: 3319336037
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Geospatial Information and Communication Technology GeoICT Book Excerpt:

This book is designed to help students and researchers understand the latest research and development trends in the domain of geospatial information and communication (GeoICT) technologies. Accordingly, it covers the fundamentals of geospatial information systems, spatial positioning technologies, and networking and mobile communications, with a focus on OGC and OGC standards, Internet GIS, and location-based services. Particular emphasis is placed on introducing GeoICT as an integrated technology that effectively bridges various information-technology domains.

The Global Positioning System and GIS

The Global Positioning System and GIS
Author: Michael Kennedy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2000-03-01
ISBN: 9781575040172
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Positioning System and GIS Book Excerpt:

The Global Positioning System and Geographical Information Systems, working in tandem, provide a powerful tool. Recent developments such as the removal of Selective Availability have not merely made these technologies more accurate but have also opened up a new seam of applications, particularly in location based services. This is a significantly revised and extended new edition of Michael Kennedy's book. The Global Positioning System and GIS, is a guide to the use and integration of these powerful technologies, with each topic combining an overview with a step-by-step approach. The book now comes with a set of resources on a CD-ROM, including an instructor's guide, demonstration data and exercises. Many more sets of GIS data are provided with the sample GPS data. It is a straightforward introductory text for students and teachers on GIS/GPS courses. It is also a practical and introductory field manual for mapping science professionals, giving basic practical guidance, particularly to the integrated use of ESRI's GIS software with Trimble's GPS hardware.

Cartography

Cartography
Author: Menno-Jan Kraak,Ferjan Ormeling
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN: 0429874898
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cartography Book Excerpt:

This Fourth Edition of Cartography: Visualization of Geospatial Data serves as an excellent introduction to general cartographic principles. It is an examination of the best ways to optimize the visualization and use of spatiotemporal data. Fully revised, it incorporates all the changes and new developments in the world of maps, such as OpenStreetMap and GPS (Global Positioning System) based crowdsourcing, and the use of new web mapping technology and adds new case studies and examples. Now printed in colour throughout, this edition provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to read and understand maps and mapping changes and offers professional cartographers an updated reference with the latest developments in cartography. Written by the leading scholars in cartography, this work is a comprehensive resource, perfect for senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in GIS (geographic information system) and cartography. New in This Edition: Provides an excellent introduction to general cartographic visualization principles through full-colour figures and images Addresses significant changes in data sources, technologies and methodologies, including the movement towards more open data sources and systems for mapping Includes new case studies and new examples for illustrating current trends in mapping Provides a societal and institutional framework in which future mapmakers are likely to operate, based on UN global development sustainability goals

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Public Health

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Public Health
Author: Alan L. Melnick
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780834218789
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Public Health Book Excerpt:

This clear and accessible text helps public health students and officials gain a solid understanding of geographic information systems technology. Using examples drawn from public health practice, the author shows how to best harness the opportunities of this exciting technological development.

Putting People and Health Needs on the Map

Putting People and Health Needs on the Map
Author: Kathy O'Neill,World Health Organization,Jean-Pierre Meert
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9241563370
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Putting People and Health Needs on the Map Book Excerpt:

This publication shows how the use of GIS for health mapping is being used by decision-makers to: identify populations at risk, assess health care coverage, highlight the geographical spread of diseases, and stratify risk factors. It also helps assess resource allocation, plan and target interventions, support the monitoring and analysis of trends and support advocacy and fundraising. Part 1 highlights some of the ways in which health mapping and GIS are being used to inform decision-making and improve health care. Part 2 looks at the way they are being used to combat malaria. Part 3 examines how they are poised to become a cutting-edge tool for disease surveillance and global health security in the 21st century.

Digital Mapping Techniques 00 Workshop Proceedings

Digital Mapping Techniques  00  Workshop Proceedings
Author: David R. Soller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cartography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Mapping Techniques 00 Workshop Proceedings Book Excerpt:

Building a GIS

Building a GIS
Author: Dave Peters
Publsiher: ESRI, Inc.
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1589481593
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a GIS Book Excerpt:

The book's reach is as broad as it is detailed, intended both for IT experts just now adopting the technology and for GIS experts just now getting into system design - and for the nontechnical executives who need to take advantage of advancements in technology while managing change."--Jacket.

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computer Mapping in Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computer Mapping in Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Author: International Symposium on Computer Mapping in Epidemiology and Environmental Health (1995 : Tampa, Florida)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computer Mapping in Epidemiology and Environmental Health Book Excerpt:

Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment

Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment
Author: Peter Morris,Riki Therivel
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780415239585
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment Book Excerpt:

Written by experts, this text deals with how environmental impact assessment should be carried out for specific environmental components such as air and water.

A Primer of GIS Second Edition

A Primer of GIS  Second Edition
Author: Francis Harvey
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2015-10-29
ISBN: 1462522173
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Primer of GIS Second Edition Book Excerpt:

This accessible text prepares students to understand and work with geographic information systems (GIS), offering a detailed introduction to essential theories, concepts, and skills. The book is organized in four modular parts that can be used in any sequence in entry-level and more specialized courses. Basic cartographic principles are integrated with up-to-date discussions of GIS technologies and applications. Coverage includes everything from what geographic information is to its many uses and societal implications. Practical examples and exercises invite readers to explore the choices involved in producing reliable maps and other forms of geographic information. Illustrations include 170 figures (with 15 in color). The companion website provides links to Web resources for each chapter, plus downloadable PowerPoint slides of most of the figures. New to This Edition *Chapter on online mapping and Big Data. *New and updated discussions of remote sensing, vector and raster data models, location privacy, uses of geocoding, and other timely topics. *Chapter on the many uses of GIS, such as in market analyses, emergency responding, and tracking of epidemics. *Section overviews and an end-of-book glossary. Pedagogical Features *Modules and individual chapters can be used sequentially or in any order. *End-of-chapter review questions with answers, exercises, and extended exercises for applying theories and concepts. *"In-Depth" sidebars offering a closer look at key concepts and applications. *End-of-chapter links to relevant Web resources.