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Description - Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science by Karen K. Kemp

Geographic information science (GIS) is an emerging field that combines aspects of many different disciplines. As a result, GIS literature is spread widely across the academic spectrum and the vocabulary is an amalgam of all of these fields. Often, given the specialized disciplinary orientations of authors, some expectation of foundational knowledge is assumed in much of the literature, making it difficult for readers from different disciplines to understand the full context of what they are reading. The Encyclopedia of Geographical Information Science provides a condensed but rich resource about themes broadly across the field. It also provides details about the key foundations of GIS, no matter what their disciplinary origins, and is, therefore, an important resource for both academic and corporate libraries. Key Themes: - Conceptual Foundations - Cartography and visualisation - Design aspects - Data modeling - Data manipulation - Geocomputation - Geospatial data - Societorial Issues - Spatial analysis - Organizational and institutional aspects

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412913133
ISBN-10: 1412913136
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 584
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 26-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Karen K. Kemp

Karen Kemp is Professor of the Practice of Spatial Science at the University of Southern California. While she teaches full-time in the on-line Masters in Geographic Information Science and Technology, she lives full time on the Island of Hawaii. Prior to joining USC, Prof. Kemp was Director of the MS GIS Program at the University of Redlands and Executive Director of the Geographic Information Science Center at University of California Berkeley. She earned her Phd from University of California Santa Barbara in 1992.