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Description - GIS For Dummies by Michael N. DeMers

GIS (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 Details

ISBN: 9780470236826
ISBN-10: 0470236825
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 191mm x 27mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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