GIS Fundamentals

GIS Fundamentals

This fifth edition balances theoretical and applied material, so that students may apply knowledge of GIS in the solution of real-world problems. Improvements over the previous editions are included in each chapter.

Author: Paul Bolstad


ISBN: 1506695876

Category: Geographic information systems

Page: 769

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GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems Fourth Edition. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computerised tools for the entry, maintenance, and analysis of spatial data. GIS are critical for effective resource management, and have been applied across a wide range of science, business, and government endevours. This book provides an introduction to the theory and application of GIS. It is written for use in an introductory GIS class and as a reference for the GIS practitioner. This fourth edition balances theoretical and applied material, so that students may apply knowledge of GIS in the solution of real-world problems. Improvements over the previous editions are included in each chapter. Topics treated include an introduction to GIS, spatial data models, map projections, data entry, image data, GPS, digital data, database systems in GIS, general spatial analysis, raster analysis, terrain modeling, metadate, standards, and accuracy assessments. Paul Bolstad is a Professor at the University of Minnesota. He has 26 years of experience teaching, using, and researching GIS for industry, education, and government.
Categories: Geographic information systems

Geospatial Information System Use in Public Organizations

Geospatial Information System Use in Public Organizations

How and Why GIS Should be Used in the Public Sector Nicolas Valcik, Denis Dean. industry uses. ... GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, Fifth Edition. XanEdu Publishing Inc., Ann Arbor, MI.

Author: Nicolas Valcik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781498767644

Category: Medical

Page: 266

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This book shows how Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) can be used for operations management in public institutions. It covers theory and practical applications, ranging from tracking public health trends to mapping transportation routes to charting the safest handling of hazardous materials. Along with an expert line-up of contributors and case studies, the editor provides a complete overview of how to use GIS as part of a successful, collaborative data analysis, and how to translate the information into cost-saving decisions, or even life-saving ones.
Categories: Medical



Bolstad, P. 2016. GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, 5th Edition. XanEdu: Ann Arbor, MI. Brimicombe, A. 2010. GIS, Environmental Modeling and Engineering, 2nd Edition. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL.

Author: Patrick McHaffie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429804779

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 388

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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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Spatial Analysis in Field Primatology

Spatial Analysis in Field Primatology

GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, 5th edition. XanEdu Publishing Inc., Ann Arbor, MI. Burrough, P. A., McDonnell, R. A., and Lloyd, C. D. 2015. Principles of Geographical Information Systems.

Author: Francine L. Dolins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107062306

Category: Nature

Page: 461

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A primatologist's guide to using geographic information systems (GIS); from mapping and field accuracy, to tracking travel routes and the impact of logging.
Categories: Nature

Geospatial Intelligence

Geospatial Intelligence

GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems. 5th ed. Ann Arbor, MI: XanEdu, 2016. Brugioni, Dino. Eyeball to Eyeball: The Inside Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: Random House, 1990.

Author: Robert M. Clark

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781647120115

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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A riveting introduction to the complex and evolving field of geospatial intelligence. Although geospatial intelligence is a term of recent origin, its underpinnings have a long and interesting history. Geospatial Intelligence: Origins and Evolution shows how the current age of geospatial knowledge evolved from its ancient origins to become ubiquitous in daily life across the globe. Within that framework, the book weaves a tapestry of stories about the people, events, ideas, and technologies that affected the trajectory of what has become known as GEOINT. Author Robert M. Clark explores the historical background and subsequent influence of fields such as geography, cartography, remote sensing, photogrammetry, geopolitics, geophysics, and geographic information systems on GEOINT. Although its modern use began in national security communities, Clark shows how GEOINT has rapidly extended its reach to other government agencies, NGOs, and corporations. This global explosion in the use of geospatial intelligence has far-reaching implications not only for the scientific, academic, and commercial communities but for a society increasingly reliant upon emerging technologies. Drones, the Internet of things, and cellular devices transform how we gather information and how others can collect that information, to our benefit or detriment.
Categories: Political Science

Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data

Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data

Principles and Practices, Third Edition Russell G. Congalton, Kass Green ... GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems. 5th Edition. XanEdu Publishers, Ann Arbor, MI. 770 pp. Brennan, R. and D. Prediger. 1981.

Author: Russell G. Congalton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429627712

Category: Mathematics

Page: 303

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The past 10 years have brought amazing changes to the technologies used to turn remotely sensed data into maps. As a result, the principles and practices necessary for assessing the accuracy of those maps have also evolved and matured. This third edition of Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data: Principles and Practices is thoroughly updated and includes five new chapters. Now 15 chapters long, this text is the only one of its kind to provide geospatial analysts with the requisite considerations, tools, and theory necessary to conduct successful and efficient map accuracy assessments; and map users with the knowledge to fully understand the assessment process to ensure effective use of maps. See What’s New in the Third Edition: All original chapters have been updated to include new standards, practices, and methodologies. A new chapter on planning accuracy assessments. A new chapter on assessing maps created using object-based technologies. Two case study chapters - one showcasing the assessment of maps created from traditional methods, and one on the assessment of object-based maps. Emphasis on considering and planning for positional accuracy in concert with thematic accuracy. An appendix containing the internationally recognized ASPRS Positional Accuracy Standards. A new final chapter summarizing the key concepts, considerations and lessons learned by the authors in their decades of implementing and evaluating accuracy assessments. Assessing map accuracy is complex; however, the discussions in this book, together with the many figures, tables, and case studies, clearly present the necessary concepts and considerations for conducting an assessment that is both is practical, statistically reliable, and achievable.
Categories: Mathematics

Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

This study experienced significant challenges in collecting such reference data for the first time. ... Agisoft PhotoScan Professional Edition. ... GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems (5th edn, 769 p).

Author: J.B. Sharma

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429534324

Category: Science

Page: 281

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Advances in high spatial resolution mapping capabilities and the new rules established by the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States for the operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) have provided new opportunities to acquire aerial data at a lower cost and more safely versus other methods. A similar opening of the skies for sUAS applications is being allowed in countries across the world. Also, sUAS can access hazardous or inaccessible areas during disaster events and provide rapid response when needed. Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft systems: Best Practices and Case Studies is the first book that brings together the best practices of sUAS applied to a broad range of issues in high spatial resolution mapping projects. Very few sUAS pilots have the knowledge of how the collected imagery is processed into value added mapping products that have commercial and/or academic import. Since the field of sUAS applications is just a few years old, this book covers the need for a compendium of case studies to guide the planning, data collection, and most importantly data processing and map error issues, with the range of sensors available to the user community. Written by experienced academics and professionals, this book serves as a guide on how to formulate sUAS based projects, from choice of a sUAS, flight planning for a particular application, sensors and data acquisition, data processing software, mapping software and use of the high spatial resolution maps produced for particular types of geospatial modeling. Features: Focus on sUAS based data acquisition and processing into map products Broad range of case studies by highly experienced academics Practical guidance on sUAS hardware, sensors, and software utilized Compilation of workflow insights from expert professors and professionals Relevant to academia, government, and industry Positional and thematic map accuracy, UAS curriculum development and workflow replicability issues This book would be an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate to graduate level sUAS mapping application courses. It is also invaluable as a reference for educators designing sUAS based curriculum as well as for potential sUAS users to assess the scope of mapping projects that can be done with this technology.
Categories: Science

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

... NY: David McKay Company, Inc. Bolstad, P. (2008) GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, 3rd ed. White Bear Lake, MN: Eider Press. Chang, K.-T. (2010) Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, 5th ed.

Author: David Unwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470748565

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 497

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Geographic Information Science and Technology (GISc&T) has been at the forefront of education innovation in geography and allied sciences for two decades. Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education is an invaluable reference for educators and researchers working in GISc&T, providing coverage of the latest innovations in the field and discussion of what the future holds for GI Science education in the years to come. This book clearly documents teaching innovations and takes stock of lessons learned from experience in the discipline. The content will be of interest both to educators and researchers working in GISc&T, and to educators in other related fields. More importantly, this book also anticipates some of the opportunities and challenges in GI Science and Technology education that may arise in the next decade. As such it will be of interest to chairs, deans, administrators, faculty in other subfields, and educators in general. Innovative book taking a look at recent innovations and teaching developments in the course provision of GI Science and Technology in higher education. Edited by leaders in the field of GISc&T who have been at the forefront of education innovation in GI Science and allied science subjects. Provides coverage of GISc & Technology in a range of institutional settings from an international perspective at all levels of higher education. An invaluable text for all educators within the field of GISc&T and allied subjects with advice from experts in the field on best practice. Includes coverage and practical advice on curriculum design, teaching with GIS technology, distance and eLearning with global examples from leading academics in the field.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering Third Edition

The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering  Third Edition

GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, 4th edn. paperback. Eider Press, White Bear Lake, MN. Clarke, K. C. 2010. Getting Started with Geographic Information Systems, 5th edn. hardcover.

Author: John H. Cushman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315354538

Category: Science

Page: 1940

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This new edition adds several new chapters and is thoroughly updated to include data on new topics such as hydraulic fracturing, CO2 sequestration, sustainable groundwater management, and more. Providing a complete treatment of the theory and practice of groundwater engineering, this new handbook also presents a current and detailed review of how to model the flow of water and the transport of contaminants both in the unsaturated and saturated zones, covers the protection of groundwater, and the remediation of contaminated groundwater.
Categories: Science

Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing

Principles, Interpretation, and Applications, Fourth Edition Floyd F. Sabins, Jr., James M. Ellis ... GIS Fundamentals: A First Text on Geographic Infor- mation Systems (5th ed.). ... Principles of Geographical Information Systems.

Author: Floyd F. Sabins, Jr.

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478645061

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 524

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Remote sensing has undergone profound changes over the past two decades as GPS, GIS, and sensor advances have significantly expanded the user community and availability of images. New tools, such as automation, cloud-based services, drones, and artificial intelligence, continue to expand and enhance the discipline. Along with comprehensive coverage and clarity, Sabins and Ellis establish a solid foundation for the insightful use of remote sensing with an emphasis on principles and a focus on sensor technology and image acquisition. The Fourth Edition presents a valuable discussion of the growing and permeating use of technologies such as drones and manned aircraft imaging, DEMs, and lidar. The authors explain the scientific and societal impacts of remote sensing, review digital image processing and GIS, provide case histories from areas around the globe, and describe practical applications of remote sensing to the environment, renewable and nonrenewable resources, land use/land cover, natural hazards, and climate change. • Remote Sensing Digital Database includes 27 examples of satellite and airborne imagery that can be used to jumpstart labs and class projects. The database includes descriptions, georeferenced images, DEMs, maps, and metadata. Users can display, process, and interpret images with open-source and commercial image processing and GIS software. • Flexible, revealing, and instructive, the Digital Image Processing Lab Manual provides 12 step-by-step exercises on the following topics: an introduction to ENVI, Landsat multispectral processing, image processing, band ratios and principal components, georeferencing, DEMs and lidar, IHS and image sharpening, unsupervised classification, supervised classification, hyperspectral, and change detection and radar. • Introductory and instructional videos describe and guide users on ways to access and utilize the Remote Sensing Digital Database and the Digital Image Processing Lab Manual. • Answer Keys are available for instructors for questions in the text as well as the Digital Image Processing Lab Manual.
Categories: Technology & Engineering