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Very good introductory and reference text.13 Jun 1999
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This book is a very well written general introduction to data conversion in GIS. The separate chapters are written by contributors with expertise in the particular aspect of data conversion. It is readable, even by people with little technical knowledge or computer experience. I gave it to a friend of mine and he commented on this readability. There are some technical errors contained within various chapters, but nothing that would affect the actual data conversion process. I have recommended this text for our GIS course. The text does not promote the virtues of any particular vendor's GIS software and adheres to teaching basic principles of GIS data conversion. There are particularly well-written chapters on project management and quality control. The book price is well within the budget of most students. Some lab exercises would be a fine addition to this product.