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Published: 23 April 2015

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780198742845

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Principles of Geographical Information Systems

Third Edition

The late Professor Peter A. Burrough, Rachael A. McDonnell, and Christopher D. Lloyd

  • Provides a thorough, broad-ranging account of the theory and practice of GIS, which is suitable for students who are serious about mastering the subject.
  • Numerous and diverse real-world examples, with clear explanations of methodology, demonstrate the usefulness of GIS to solving practical problems and foster enhanced understanding.
  • End-of-chapter summaries, questions, and further reading allow students to check their understanding and explore the subject further.
  • An Online Resource Centre features additional resources for students and lecturers, enhancing the educational value of the text.

New to this Edition:

  • The book has been redesigned in full-colour, enlivening the text, artwork, and photographs and helping students to visualize the concepts being explained.
  • A new chapter on visualization has been added, covering topics including ephemeral and permanent output, three dimensional visualization, and virtual reality.
  • Dynamic modelling is also now covered in a new chapter, which provides a detailed introduction to the connections between GIS and these models.
  • The statistical analysis of geographical data is covered in another new chapter.
  • Coverage of mobile GIS, remote sensing, network analysis, spatial analysis, point pattern analysis, and digital elevation models has been enhanced.
  • Common datasets are now used throughout the book to illustrate how one set of data can be explored and applied in numerous ways.

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