The fourth 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 web and mobile applications.
An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems is suitable for students of Geographical Information studies at all levels, from undergraduate to professionals retraining in GIS.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Fundamentals of GIS
1 What is GIS?
2 Spatial data
3 Spatial data modelling
4 Database management
5 Data input and editing
6 Data analysis
7 Analytical modelling in GIS
8 Output: from new maps to enhanced decisions
Part 2 Issues in GIS
9 The development of computer methods for handling spatial data
10 Data quality issues
11 Human and organizational issues
12 GIS project design and management
13.The Future of GIS