An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems Paperback – 5 Oct 1998
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From the Back Cover
This authoratitive book offers an up-to-date introduction to the world of Geographical Information Systems. 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. Each chapter addresses a specific theme and is backed up with examples and directed reading. The glossary, index and suggestions for further study will help the reader to find all the information needed for getting to grips with the subject. Revision questions are provided at the end of each chaper to reinforce the concepts and issues introduced. The book has its own internet site providing supplementary material to the text. This book can be used to give the reader a quick tour through the world of GIS - to help the reader develop a thorough understanding of GIS or as a source of reference information.
* supplementary material is available from 'internet site address'
* revision questions at the end of each chapter test understanding of key concepts and issues
* recommended reading and suggestions for further study are included throughout
* includes boxes for further information throughout, which allow for more in depth coverage of specific topics and case studies
Introduction to Geographical Information Systems is an ideal text for undergraduates following courses in GIS and cartography. It will also be of interest to professionals retraining in GIS.
Ian Heywood and Sarah Cornelius are both Senior Lecturers in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University. Steve Carver is Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Leeds.
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.
Top customer reviews
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.
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