GIS For Dummies
By (author) Michael N. DeMers
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GIS For Dummies by Michael N. DeMers
Book DescriptionGIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called "geography on steroids." GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald's is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS. Whether you're in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you'll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can:* Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data* Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps* Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results* Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways* Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data* Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more* Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur* Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system You'll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470236826
(232mm x 187mm x 21mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael N. DeMers
Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems, Hardback (May 2008)
Streamlines the coverage of important concepts to make the materials more accessible Offers more practical and relevant coverage of GIS design and implementation Reflects that latest changes in GIS applications Uncovers the most recent developments on GIS research Includes Web-based labs and links to current and updated dataset resources.
GIS Modeling in Raster, Hardback (September 2001)» View all books by Michael N. DeMers
The primary focus of this text is on the process of cartographic modeling and GIS modeling. The text goes beyond cartographic modeling to incorporate supplementary or complementary technologies and logics to show that spatio-temporal modeling is not limited to cartographic modeling, nor to Map Algebra.
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Author Biography - Michael N. DeMers
Michael N. DeMers is an Associate Professor of Geography with more than 25 years of GIS experience. He is also CEO of DeMers Geographics, a provider of educational resources for GIS students and educators.
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