Principles of Geographical Information Systems download free [PDF and Ebook] by Professor Peter A. Burrough

Principles of Geographical Information Systems download free [PDF and Ebook] by Professor Peter A. Burrough year 2015
  • Book name: Principles of Geographical Information Systems
  • Author: Professor Peter A. Burrough
  • Release date: 2015/6/18
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9780198742845
  • Rating: 8.56 of 10
  • Votes: 192
  • Review by: Isla Hannon
  • Review rating: 8.5 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/8
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Geographical data are used in so many aspects of our lives today, ranging from disaster relief operations through to finding directions on our mobile phones. We can all be data collectors, adding locational information as we capture digitally our day-to-day experiences. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are the software tools that facilitate this, turning the raw data into useful information that can help us understand our worlds better.Principles of Geographical Information Systems presents a thorough overview of the subject, exploring both the theoretical basis of GIS, and their use in practice. It explains how data on the world are converted into digital form and the analytical capabilities used to bring understanding to a range of areas of interest and issues. Spatial data are usually based on two, dichotomous paradigms: exactly defined entities in space, such as land parcels and urban structures, or the continuous variation of single attributes, such as temperature or rainfall. The adoption of one or the other influences how the geographical data are structured in the GIS and the types of analysis possible. A further area of focus in the book concerns the problems of data quality and how statistical errors in spatial data can affect the results ofspatial modelling based on the two paradigms of space. Fuzzy logic and continuous classification methods are presented as methods for linking the two spatial paradigms. The book concludes with an overview of current developments and trends in providing spatial data to an ever-expanding globalcommunity of users.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Principles of Geographical Information Systems features:For students: Datasets with instructions of how to repeat analyses presented in the book using widely-used softwareFor registered adopters of the book: Figures from the book, available for download
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H49M3S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Earth Sciences, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing, Cartography, Map-making & Projections, Geodesy & Surveying For Maps & Charts, Physical Geography & Topography, Geography Books, Economic History, Guidebooks
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 60.84 USD
  • Dimensions: 199x265x14mm
  • Weight: 748g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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