An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems

Author: William E. Huxhold

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195065350

Category: Science

Page: 337

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A nuts-and-bolts introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), this book outlines the basic concepts and diverse uses of this technology in a local government environment. Emphasizing the value of integrating data from various sources, the book provides a set of tools for improving the way public services are delivered, resources are managed, and policy decisions are made. Rather than stressing the computer technology that is so rapidly changing in the GIS industry, this book concentrates on the concepts upon which this technology is based: information systems design, computer-aided mapping, topological data structures, geographic base files, and land records systems. It also provides the latest information on the U.S. Census Bureau's TIGER files and the Global Positioning Satellite System established by the U.S. Department of Defense. Special features include fourteen case studies, a chapter describing the enormous effort required to set up and manage a typical GIS project, and an appendix on who is using GIS technology and how it is being used. Whether they run the GIS or help run the government, readers of An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems will learn efficient and effective methods for improving the impact that local government has on its citizens.
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Spatial Information Theory A Theoretical Basis for GIS

International Conference COSIT '97, Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania, USA, October 15-18, 1997. Proceedings

Author: Stephen C. Hirtle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540636236

Category:

Page: N.A

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Handbook of Public Information Systems, Third Edition

Author: Christopher M Shea,G. David Garson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439807576

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

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Delivering IT projects on time and within budget, while maintaining privacy, security, and accountability, remains one of the major public challenges of our time. In the four short years since the publication of the second edition of the Handbook of Public Information Systems, the field of public information systems has continued to evolve. This evolution has elucidated many issues that public sector managers face as they wrestle with the information age. Completely revised and updated, the third edition addresses all aspects of public IT projects while emphasizing a common theme: Information technology initiatives are neither simple nor routine. These initiatives carry substantial implications for democratic values, policy development, strategic planning, and the mobilization of human capital. The third edition provides further insight into significant issues such as: Network governance Cross organizational integration and operability Enterprise architecture design, development, and management The impact of information technology on government service delivery With articles contributed by experts in the field, the coverage includes 21st century public information systems, modern IT needs, and the development of e-governments. The book examines the growth and use of information technology within and among government agencies and organizations. It examines current policy issues, offers case studies, and demonstrates successful public sector applications. Each section leads to a holistic approach that emphasizes communication, understanding, and participation from top management, technology teams, and end users. The more we learn about e-government and e-governance issues, the more it becomes apparent that the interrelationships between political environments, organizational environments, and technological capabilities are often difficult to summarize and predict. As the field advances, our understanding of the complexity of the relevant issues increases, and more guidance becomes available to administrators. This book puts you on the path to a better understanding of the issues and successful implementation of IT projects.
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Geographic Information Systems

An Introduction

Author: Tor Bernhardsen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471419686

Category: Science

Page: 428

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer systems used for capturing, managing, integrating, manipulating, analysing, and displaying spatially referenced data. Tor Bernhardsen introduces the key concepts needed to understand GIS.
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Geographic Information Systems in Business

Author: Pick, James

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591404010

Category: Computers

Page: 414

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This book contains state-of-the-art research studies on the concepts, theory, processes, and real world applications of geographical information systems (GIS) in business. Its chapters are authored by many of the leading experts in applying GIS and geospatial science to business. The book utilizes a wide variety of approaches and methodologies including conceptual theory development, research frameworks, quantitative and qualitative methods, case studies, systems design, DSS theory, and geospatial analysis combined with point-of-sale. Since relatively little research has been published on GIS in business, this book is pioneering and should be the principal compendium of the latest research in this area. The book impacts not only the underlying definitions, concepts, and theories of GIS in business and industry, but its practice as well.
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Profiting from a Geographic Information System

Author: Gilbert H. Castle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780962506376

Category: Science

Page: 394

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In the near future geographic information system (GIS) technology will be as commonly used as spreadsheets in a wide range of businesses. Find out why this fundamental new technology holds such tremendous potential for improving productivity, credibility, and profitability. Thirty-seven writers ù leaders within their respective fields in GIS ù introduce GIS, present vertical industry applications, and evaluate critical data sources. Our writers, from the following private sector and academic institutions, conclude with near-term and long-term forecasts of promising GIS business opportunities. Arbys, Inc. Badillo Consulting BellSouth Telecommunications Castle Consulting Center for Governmental Research Inc. Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Compusearch Marketing & Data Systems Donnelley Marketing Informations Services Emery & Associates Ernst & Young Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Geographic Data Technology, Inc. (GDT) Georgia Institute of Technology GTE Mobile Communications Intera Tydac Technologies Inc. Intergraph Corporation Juhl Communications Massachusetts Institute of Technology PlanGraphics, Inc. Rutgers University Savage GIS Consultant Strategic Mapping, Inc. Synercom Technology, Inc. Tactics International Limited UGC Consulting University of California at Berkeley University of Illinois University of Melbourne University of Ottawa University of Sheffield University of Warwick Verdi Ryan Associates
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Time-Integrative Geographic Information Systems

Management and Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Data

Author: Thomas Ott,Frank Swiaczny

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540410164

Category: Computers

Page: 234

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CD-ROM contains: Examples and code from text.
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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Author: Kang-Tsung Chang

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering

ISBN: 9780072861211

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This book is designed to provide students in a first or second GIS course with a solid foundation in both GIS concepts and the use of GIS. The book retains the same comprehensive coverage of GIS topics as featured in the first edition. This edition is organized into five parts. Part 1 (Chapters 1 to 7) explains the fundamentals of GIS including coordinate systems, data models, data input, spatial data editing, and attribute data management. Part 2 (Chapters 8 and 9) includes data display and data exploration. Part 3 (Chapters 10 and 11) examines the basic tools for GIS analysis and their applications. Part 4 (Chapters 12 and 13) covers terrain mapping and analysis, and spatial interpolation. Part 5 (Chapters 14 to 16) deals with GIS models and modeling, regions, and network and dynamic segmentation. This book stresses both concepts and practices. GIS concepts from fields such as geography, cartography, spatial analysis, and database management explain the purpose and objectives of GIS operations and the interrelationship among GIS operations. For example, a basic understanding of map projection explains why we must project map layers to be used together with a common coordinate system and why we need to input numerous projection parameters. Each chapter in this book is divided into two main sections. The first section covers topics and concepts addressed in the chapter. The second section covers applications, usually with three to five problem-solving tasks
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An Introduction to Geographic Information Technology

Author: Suchandra Choudhury

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 8188237663

Category: Geographic information systems

Page: 300

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Introduction to Geographic Information Technology is an up-to-date introduction that provides a balanced treatment of concepts and techniques required for GIS and Remote Sensing. The book focuses on foundation, integration and practical applications of GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS and other areas of Geographic Information Technology. It also considers how the technology. It also considers how the technology works. The book can be used to give the reader a quick tour through the world of Geographic Information Technology, to help the reader develop a thorough understanding of Geographic Information Technology or as a source of reference information. The authors are scientists, practitioners and teachers who understand student requirements in developing basic foundation required to build specific skills in Geographic Information Technology. The book presented with examples on the subject, makes the study of any branch of Geographic Information Technology from the broader context of geography in general to spatial information resource management in particular. It gives a wholesome coverage of GIS, Remote Sensing and GPS principles as well as data structures, spatial database modeling and their applications.
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ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS -Volume I

Author: Claudia Maria Bauzer Medeiros

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 190583991X

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Page: 410

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Advanced Geographic Information Systems is a component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The content of the Theme on Advanced Geographic Information Systems is organized with state-oc-the-art presentations covering the following aspects of the subject: Spatio-Temporal Information Systems; Interacting with GIS - From Paper Cartography to Virtual Environments; Spatial Data Management: Topic Overview; Introduction to Spatial Decision Support Systems; GIS Interoperability, from Problems to Solutions. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
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Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 11g

Author: Ravikanth Kothuri,Albert Godfrind,Euro Beinat

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 143020446X

Category: Computers

Page: 787

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Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 11g shows you how to take advantage of Oracle Database's built-in feature set for working with location-based data. The book addresses the special nature of spatial data and its role in professional and consumer applications. It also details issues in spatial data management and covers how spatial information is used to understand business and support decisions, to manage customer relations, and to better serve private and corporate users. When you read this book, you're learning from the very best, the authors are key players on the team that develops the Oracle Spatial feature set.
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An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

Author: D. Ian Heywood,Sarah Cornelius,Steve Carver

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 295

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This authoritative book offers an up-to-date introduction to the world of Geographical Information Systems. Fully revised an updated it is designed to be easy to use for students at all levels, from undergraduates to professionals retraining in GIS. The book focuses on the practical application of GIS, and considers how the technology works.
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Geographical Information Systems for Urban and Regional Planning

Author: Henk J. Scholten,John Stillwell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401716773

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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In August 1989, a Summer Institute was held at the Academie van Bouwkunst, the seventeenth century home of Amsterdam's School of Architecture, Town Planning and Landscape. The meeting brought together experts in Geographical Information Systems from throughout the world to address an international audience of planners. The contents of this book reflect many of the themes that were presented and discussed at the conference. The Summer Institute, let alone this volume, would not have been possible without the support of the International Association for the Development and Management of Existing and New Towns (INTNAIVN), the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISoCaRP), The National Physical Planning Agency of the Netherlands (RPD) and the Berlage Studio. We wish to acknowledge the assistance provided by these organisations and by the various sponsors: The Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning and Environment, the Municipality of Amsterdam, Logisterion b.v., ESRI, UNISYS, MABON b.v., SPSS, PRIME Computer Inc., PANDATA. The provision of hardware facilities by the various computer companies allowed immensely valuable 'hands on' experience to be gained by all the participants.
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Regional and Urban GIS

A Decision Support Approach

Author: Timothy L. Nyerges,Piotr Jankowski

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160623336X

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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This unique text shows students and professionals how geographic information systems (GIS) can guide decision making about complex community and environmental problems. The authors’ step-by-step introduction to GIS-based decision analysis methods and techniques covers important urban and regional issues (land, transportation, and water resource management) and decision processes (planning, improvement programming, and implementation). Real-world case studies demonstrate how GIS-based decision support works in a variety of contexts, with a special focus on community and regional sustainability management. Ideal for course use, the book reinforces key concepts with end-of-chapter review questions; illustrations include 18 color plates.
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Islamic Area Studies with Geographical Information Systems

Author: Atsuyuki Okabe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134320434

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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In this volume the contributors use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to reassess both historic and contemporary Asian countries and traditionally Islamic areas. This highly illustrated and comprehensive work highlights how GIS can be applied to the social sciences. With its description of how to process, construct and manage geographical data the book is ideal for the non-specialist looking for a new and refreshing way to approach Islamic area studies.
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GIS County user guide

laboratory exercises in urban geographic information systems

Author: William E. Huxhold

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 261

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This workbook, written to complement the PC version of ARC/INFO, the popular Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software package, is intended to give readers "hands on" experience in exploring a wide range of GIS applications. The exercises are designed to give readers direct experience with geographic data -- building their own topological databases, creating and using property and population data, and learning firsthand how GIS process geographic information so that effective applications of the technology can be designed and used by local government officials. The book includes a disk of completed exercises.
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Geographic Information Systems and Public Health: Eliminating Perinatal Disparity

Eliminating Perinatal Disparity

Author: Curtis, Andrew

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591406102

Category: Medical

Page: 317

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"This book provides an overview of why geography is important in the investigation of health, the importance of the main components of a GIS, how important neighborhood context is when using a GIS, and the general differences found between urban and rural health environments"--Provided by publisher.
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GIS World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geographic information systems

Page: N.A

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An Introduction to the Geography of Health

Author: Peter Anthamatten,Helen Hazen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135999333

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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Health issues such as the emergence of infectious diseases, the potential influence of global warming on human health, and the escalating strain of increasing longevity and chronic conditions on healthcare systems are of growing importance in an increasingly peopled and interconnected world. A geographic approach to the study of health offers a critical perspective to these issues, considering how changing relationships between people and their environments influence human health. An Introduction to the Geography of Health provides an accessible introduction to this rapidly growing field, covering theoretical and methodological background. The text is divided into three sections which consider distinct approaches and techniques related to health geographies. Section one introduces ecological approaches, with a focus on how natural and built environments affect human health. For instance, how have irrigation projects influenced the spread of water-borne diseases? How can modern healthcare settings, such as hospitals, affect the spread and evolution of pathogens? Section two discusses social aspects of health and healthcare, considering health as not merely a biological interaction between a pathogen and human host, but as a process that is situated among social factors which ultimately drive who suffers from what, and where disease occurs. Section three then considers spatial techniques and approaches to exploring health, giving special focus to the growing role of cartography and geographic information systems (GIS) in the study of health. This clearly written text contains a range of pedagogical features including a wealth of global case studies, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, a colour plate section and over eighty diagrams and figures. The accompanying website also provides presentations, exercises, further resources, and tables and figures. This book is an essential introductory text for undergraduate students studying Geography, Health and Social Studies.
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Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Engineering

Author: Lynn E. Johnson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420069143

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 316

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State-of-the-art GIS spatial data management and analysis tools are revolutionizing the field of water resource engineering. Familiarity with these technologies is now a prerequisite for success in engineers’ and planners’ efforts to create a reliable infrastructure. GIS in Water Resource Engineering presents a review of the concepts and applications of GIS in the various sub-fields of water resource engineering. After a summary review of analyses and database functions, the book addresses concepts and applications in the following areas: Surface Water Hydrology Groundwater Hydrology Water Supply and Irrigation systems Wastewater and Stormwater Systems Floodplain Management Water Quality Water Resource Monitoring and Forecasting River Basin Planning and Management The book develops a general understanding of the nature of GIS and how it is used to create and analyze geographic data. The author first introduces primary field data collection methods and describes procedures for interpretation and analysis. The second portion of the book focuses on the linkage of GIS data with water resource analysis and management models. Applications are presented with descriptions of GIS database development, analysis background theory, and model integration with GIS. The profound impact of GIS systems on water resources engineering continues to grow. GIS in Water Resource Engineering arms engineers and planners with an arsenal of tools to assist in the creation of a reliable, environmentally sensitive, infrastructure.
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