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Nature of Geographic Information Systems

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David DiBiase, Pennsylvania State University

Copyright Year: 2014

Publisher: BCcampus

Language: English

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Reviewed by Ruopu Li, Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale on 4/1/21

Overall, this book well covers essential knowledge about GIS and related data. I am impressed with very comprehensive contents and detailed information on a few aspects of GIS. For example, I enjoyed reading the chapter on land surveying and GPS.... read more

Reviewed by Jay Hazra, Professor, Bunker Hill Community College on 6/30/20

The depth of the material is extensively covered in such an array of geographical topics that perhaps overwhelms the novice. The book appears to cover both the breadth and depth of the field. That might be all together appropriate to the scope and... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Data and Information
  • Chapter 2: Scales and Transformations
  • Chapter 3: Census Data and Thematic Maps
  • Chapter 4: TIGER,Topology and Geocoding
  • Chapter 5: Land Surveying and GPS
  • Chapter 6: National Spatial Data Infrastructure I
  • Chapter 7: National Spatial Data Infrastructure II
  • Chapter 8: Remotely Sensed Image Data
  • Chapter 9: Integrating Geographic Data

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  • About the Book

    The purpose of this text is to promote understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology enterprise (GIS&T, also known as “geospatial”).

    About the Contributors


    David DiBiase, Senior Lecturer, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, and Director of Education, Industry Solutions, Esri. Instructors and contributors: Jim Sloan, Research Assistant, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute; and Ryan Baxter, Senior Research Assistant, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University.

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