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An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems Paperback – 11 May 2006
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From the Back Cover
An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
The third edition of this highly regarded and successful text continues to provide a clear and accessible introduction to the world of GIS for students and professionals. With an increased focus on the practical applications of GIS, the new edition features a wealth of new multi-disciplinary case studies and examples of GIS in practice, demonstrating how it is used worldwide and within a variety of different industries.
Furthermore, the new edition has been substantially revised and updated to include coverage of the latest advances in GIS such as location-based services, time-based GIS, web mapping, data supply and 3D visualization.
- A striking new full-colour design enriches the photographs, maps, diagrams, and screenshots to provide a highly visual illustration of GIS output and applications;
- A selection of new international case studies written by both specialists and practitioners provides a detailed picture of how GIS is used across a variety of different disciplines and industries;
- Practice boxes demonstrate how GIS tools and techniques are applied in the real world across a range of sectors including business, environmental management, tourism and planning;
- Theory boxes provide consolidation of important issues and concepts;
- Reflection boxes included at the end of each main section - enable you to check progress and further explore the key issues;
- A range of useful revision material at the end of each chapter including questions, text and web-based activities and a guide to further reading;
- A dedicated website including:
o Self-test multiple-choice questions and extension activities
o Weblinks for further investigation.
o Datasets offering practice and extension opportunities.
o PowerPoints containing the main images from the text.
An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems is suitable for students of Geographical Information studies at all levels, from undergraduate to professionals retraining in GIS.
About the authors
Ian Heywood, previously Director of Learning for UK BusinessLab Ltd., Director of Open and Distance Learning for RobertGordonUniversity, Aberdeen, and a Senior Lecturer in GIS at ManchesterMetropolitanUniversity, is now Director of Skills and Learning for Scottish Enterprise Grampian.
Sarah Corneliusis a trainer a Lecturer in the Schoolof Educationat the Universityof Aberdeenand an Associate Lecturer at the Open University.
Steve Carver is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the Universityof Leeds. He was the Director of Leeds successful MSc in GIS for twelve years and is now BSc Programme Manager.
Additional student support at www.pearsoned.co.uk/heywood
About the Author
Ian Heywood, previously Director of Director of Growing Business and Skills for Scottish Enterprise Grampian, Director of Open and Distance Learning for RobertGordonUniversity, Aberdeen, and a Senior Lecturer in GIS at ManchesterMetropolitanUniversity, is now a freelance consultant and Director of the Ideas Academy Ltd.
Sarah Cornelius is a Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen, specializing in adult and online learning. She was previously an Associate Lecturer for the Open University and has taught GIS at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Free University of Amsterdam.
Steve Carver is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Leeds. He is Director of the MA in GIS and MSc in GIS.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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In short - a superb, well written entry level text.
The book is perfect also for self-taught GIS users, that after using GIS for a while need to strenghten their theory background and order the lessons learnt through practice.
Good graphs and tables, straight and clear organization of arguments and examples, useful questions and reflection inputs at the end of each chapter, good suggestions and web links for further study.
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A very lucid and clear introduction into GIS.