Essentials of Geographic Information SystemsVersion 2.1
By Michael Shin, Jonathan Campbell, and Nick Burkhart
- Focus on the foundations and fundamentals of geographic information systems.
- Concise and direct approach.
This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Introductory Geographic Information Systems.
Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential geographic information system users are non-specialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. This textbook illustrates how geographic information systems are used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with mapping, this book provides an accessible, yet substantive, introduction to the use and application of digital maps, mapping, and geographic information systems.
New in This Version
- Revised chapter and content structure designed to improve the learning of geographic concepts, highlight the elements of mapping, and reinforce the essentials of geographic information systems.
- Updates throughout the text to reflect the state-of-the-art in geospatial technology and Web mapping techniques.
The Instructor’s Manual guides you through the main concepts of each chapter and important elements such as learning objectives, key terms, and key takeaways. Can include answers to chapter exercises, group activity suggestions, and discussion questions.
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