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Description - Geographic Information Systems by Michael G. Wing

Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Natural Resource Management is intended for introductory-course students in forestry and natural resource management, field forestry, biology, and other natural resource or natural resource-related fields. The emphasis of this book is on the application of Geographic Information systems (GIS). It provides detailed coverage of GIS operations such as querying, buffering, clipping, and overlay analysis; as well as background information on the history of GIS, database creation, editing and acquisition, and map development. The applications provided can be extended to any region of the world, although the primary emphasis is on Canada and the rest of North America. This book also examines current GIS trends, and the opportunities and challenges likely to face GIS users.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195426106
ISBN-10: 019542610X
Format: Paperback
(255mm x 205mm x 12mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Oxford University Press, Canada
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Canada
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Michael G. Wing

Pete Bettinger is an Associate professor of harvest scheduling and forest landscape planning in the Warnell School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgea. Michael G. Wing is an assistant professor of GIS and spatial analysis in the Forest Engineering Department at Oregon State University and is a registered professional land surveyor.