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Getting Started with Geographic Information Systems, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Keith C. Clarke

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Apr 16, 2010

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Designed to make the complexity of this essential high-tech field accessible to beginning students, this text provides a basic, non-technical, and student-friendly introduction to geographic information systems. In one convenient source, its comprehensive, integrated coverage examines the basic GIS material that is traditionally scattered throughout the Geography curriculum–e.g., in Cartography, GIS spatial analysis, and quantitative methods. Clarke’s “learn-by-seeing” approach features clear, simple explanations, and an abundance of illustrations and photos. CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

Table of Contents

1. What Is a GIS?

2. GIS's Roots in Cartography.

3. Maps as Numbers.

4. Getting the Map into the Computer.

5. What Is Where?

6. Why Is It There?

7. On the Surface.

8. Making Maps with GIS.

9. How to Pick a GIS.

10. GIS in Action.

11. The Future of GIS.

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Getting Started with Geographic Information Systems, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
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$57.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-69763-9