GIS A Computing Perspective 2ed

Author: Worboys,M. & Du
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 448
Pub Date: 11/05/2004
ISBN: 9780415283755
Availability: Out of Stock
Quick overview Highlighting the fundamental role played by computing science, information systems and IT in the field of GIS, this title brings the topic in line with the latest thinking and technologies underpinning GIS. It reflects new developments such as the impact the Internet has had in terms of distribution and viualization.
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GIS: A Computing Perspective, Second Edition, provides a full, up-to-date overview of GIS, both Geographic Information Systems and the study of Geographic Information Science. Analyzing the subject from a computing perspective, the second edition explores conceptual and formal models needed to understand spatial information, and examines the representations and data structures needed to support adequate system performance. This volume also covers the special-purpose interfaces and architectures required to interact with and share spatial information, and explains the importance of uncertainty and time. The material on GIS architectures and interfaces as well as spatiotemporal information systems is almost entirely new. The second edition contains substantial new information, and has been completely reformatted to improve accessibility. Changes include: * A new chapter on spatial uncertainty * Complete revisions of the bibliography, index, and supporting diagrams * Supplemental material is offset at the top of the page, as are references and links for further study * Definitions of new terms are in the margins of pages where they appear, with corresponding entries in the index

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