Tata McGraw - Hill Education
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Environmental engineering & technology
OVERVIEW This book is designed to provide students in a first or second GIS course with a solid foundation in both GIS concepts and the use of GIS. Introduction to GIS strikes a careful balance between GIS concepts and hands-on applications. The main portion of the chapter presents GIS terms and concepts and helps students learn how each one fits into a complete GIS system. At the end of each chapter, an application section with 3-5 tasks presents students with actual GIS exercises and the necessary data to solve the problem.
The text provides data sets and instructions for the applications section in each chapter, as well as challenge tasks, written questions, and review questions for each chapter.
Key terms are boldfaced where they first appear in the chapter and then summarized and defined with a glossary at the end of the chapter.
The author created all the figures and tables ensuring precise correlation between the chapter material and their accompanying visuals.
Emphasizes both concepts and hands-on experience in GIS. Follows a logical progression from basic to complex and specialized GIS topics.
Key changes or enhancements in the 4th edition include network applications (Chapter 18), applications of geocoding (Chapter 17), and online connection to a remote database (Chapter 6).
Table of content :-
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Coordinate Systems
Chapter 3 Georelational Vector Data Model
Chapter 4 Object-Based Vector Data Model
Chapter 5 Raster Data Model
Chapter 6 Data Input
Chapter 7 Geometric Transformation
Chapter 8 Spatial Data Editing
Chapter 9 Attribute Data Input and Management
Chapter 10 Data Display and Cartography
Chapter 11 Data Exploration
Chapter 12 Vector Data Analysis
Chapter 13 Raster Data Analysis
Chapter 14 Terrain Mapping and Analysis
Chapter 15 Viewsheds and Watersheds
Chapter 16 Spatial Interpolation
Chapter 17 Geocoding and Dynamic Segmentation
Chapter 18 Path Analysis and Network Applications
Chapter 19 GIS Models and Modeling