GIS For Dummies
By Michael N. DeMers
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: February 2009
Pages: 384

Curious about GIS?

Organizing a GIS?

Here's the book you need!

Geographic information system, or GIS, is a powerful technologythat has been called "geography on steroids." This book containswhat you need to know on mapping terminology and digital mapping,how to locate geographic features and analyze their patterns, andhow to generate travel directions, customer locations lists, andmuch more with GIS.

  • GIS takes a village — know all the hardware and softwarenecessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data

  • Just for map mavens — explore the difference between 2D and3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps

  • What the data mean — analyze patterns that appear in mapsand interpret the results

  • Think spatially — recognize how spatial factors relate togeographic data

  • On the grid — define and locate geographic objects on thegrid

  • The earth is not flat — accurately portray geographicfeatures with map projections

  • Technological duct tape — discover the many uses of GIS forbusiness, the military, city planning, emergency services, landmanagement, and more

  • Design a GIS — determine what your organization needs, doappropriate analyses, and plan your system

Open the book and find:

  • How to get paper maps into your computer

  • Different ways to measure distance

  • How to organize your spatial data

  • What raster and vector mean to a cartographer

  • How to choose a GIS software vendor

  • How GIS can help you determine appropriate land use

  • Dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses

  • How to create animated GIS output

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