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Introduction to Geospatial Technologies

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies Lowest new price: $135.37
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Author: Bradley A. Shellito

Written for majors and non-majors alike, Introduction to Geospatial Technologies demonstrates the wide range of geographic technologies available to and used by geographers today. Each chapter contains an introduction to the key concepts and a lab activity, so that in addition to gaining a basic foundation of knowledge, students also obtain hands-on experience with the relevant software.

This new edition stays current with its rapidly moving field, with coverage and lab activities revised to reflect is the most up-to-date ideas and innovations in GST.

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GIS Modeling in Raster

GIS Modeling in Raster Lowest new price: $83.59
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Author: Michael N. DeMers

The primary focus of this text is on the process of cartographic modeling and GIS modeling. The text goes beyond cartographic modeling to incorporate supplementary or complementary technologies and logics to show that spatio-temporal modeling is not limited to cartographic modeling, nor to Map Algebra. DeMers consistent, friendly and engaging style has been highly praised by reviewers of this title as well as users of his market leading Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems.

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Springer Handbook of Geographic Information (Springer Handbooks)

Springer Handbook of Geographic Information (Springer Handbooks) Lowest new price: $239.00
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Brand: Brand: Springer

Computer science provides a powerful tool that was virtually unknown three generations ago. Some of the classical fields of knowledge are geodesy (surveying), cartography, and geography. Electronics have revolutionized geodetic methods. Cartography has faced the dominance of the computer that results in simplified cartographic products. All three fields make use of basic components such as the Internet and databases.

The Springer Handbook of Geographic Information is organized in three parts, Basics, Geographic Information and Applications. Some parts of the basics belong to the larger field of computer science. However, the reader gets a comprehensive view on geographic information because the topics selected from computer science have a close relation to geographic information.

The Springer Handbook of Geographic Information is written for scientists at universities and industry as well as advanced and PhD students.


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Confronting Catastrophe: A GIS Handbook

Confronting Catastrophe: A GIS Handbook Lowest new price: $7.99
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Author: R W Greene

Showing how geographic information systems (GIS) technology can provide crucial and timely information and analysis to organizations involved in emergency response and homeland security, this hands-on manual is written for communities that face the threat of large-scale disasters, whether they be wild-fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, or terrorist attacks. With full-color maps depicting the landscape of real catastrophic events; community checklists, and lessons learned from the real world of catastrophe response and preparedness, this manual is essential reading for communities that seek to make themselves more prepared should the unthinkable happen. Included are examples of how technology-savvy organizations have used the digital mapping and analysis tools of GIS technology to help in response to disasters.

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Modeling Our World: The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Concepts

Modeling Our World: The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Concepts Lowest new price: $18.78
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Author: Michael Zeiler
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Modeling Our World presents a complete survey of the geodatabase information model. Updated to reflect recent changes in ArcGIS software, this book explains how to use geodatabase structural elements to promote best practices for data modeling and powerful geographic analyses; how to use rules and data properties in the geodatabase to ensure spatial and attribute integrity; how to manage your organizations work flow; how to scale geodatabases from small projects up to multiple departments across a large organization.



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The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data

The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data Lowest new price: $27.99
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Author: Joseph J. Kerski
Brand: Brand: Esri Press

The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data gives users of geographic information systems (GIS) relevant information about the sources and quality of available public domain spatial data. Readers will understand how to find, evaluate, and analyze data to solve location-based problems. This guide covers practical issues such as copyrights, cloud computing, online data portals, volunteered geographic information, and international data. Supplementary exercises are available online to help put the concepts into practice. Students, researchers, and professionals will find The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data a useful desk companion to help them navigate the world of spatial data in the public domain.


  • Esri Press

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Principles of Geographical Information Systems

Principles of Geographical Information Systems Lowest new price: $51.80
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Author: Peter A. Burrough
Brand: imusti

Geographical data are used in so many aspects of our lives today, ranging from disaster relief operations through to finding directions on our mobile phones. We can all be data collectors, adding locational information as we capture digitally our day-to-day experiences. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are the software tools that facilitate this, turning the raw data into useful information that can help us understand our worlds better.

Principles of Geographical Information Systems presents a thorough overview of the subject, exploring both the theoretical basis of GIS, and their use in practice. It explains how data on the world are converted into digital form and the analytical capabilities used to bring understanding to a range of areas of interest and issues.

Spatial data are usually based on two, dichotomous paradigms: exactly defined entities in space, such as land parcels and urban structures, or the continuous variation of single attributes, such as temperature or rainfall. The adoption of one or the other influences how the geographical data are structured in the GIS and the types of analysis possible. A further area of focus in the book concerns the problems of data quality and how statistical errors in spatial data can affect the results of spatial modelling based on the two paradigms of space. Fuzzy logic and continuous classification methods are presented as methods for linking the two spatial paradigms. The book concludes with an overview of current developments and trends in providing spatial data to an ever-expanding global community of users.

Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Principles of Geographical Information Systems features:

For students:
DT Links to useful software and software providers for GIS
DT Datasets with instructions of how to repeat analyses presented in the book using widely-used software

For registered adopters of the book:
DT Figures from the book, available for download


  • Oxford University Press USA

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PostGIS Cookbook - Second Edition: Store, organize, manipulate, and analyze spatial data

PostGIS Cookbook - Second Edition: Store, organize, manipulate, and analyze spatial data Lowest new price: $49.99
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Author: Mayra Zurbaran

Create and manage spatial data with PostGIS

Key Features

  • Import and export geographic data from the PostGIS database using the available tools
  • Maintain, optimize, and fine-tune spatial data for long-term viability
  • Utilize the parallel support functionality that was introduced in PostgreSQL 9.6

Book Description

PostGIS is a spatial database that integrates the advanced storage and analysis of vector and raster data, and is remarkably flexible and powerful. PostGIS provides support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database and is currently the most popular open source spatial databases.

If you want to explore the complete range of PostGIS techniques and expose related extensions, then this book is for you.

This book is a comprehensive guide to PostGIS tools and concepts which are required to manage, manipulate, and analyze spatial data in PostGIS. It covers key spatial data manipulation tasks, explaining not only how each task is performed, but also why. It provides practical guidance allowing you to safely take advantage of the advanced technology in PostGIS in order to simplify your spatial database administration tasks. Furthermore, you will learn to take advantage of basic and advanced vector, raster, and routing approaches along with the concepts of data maintenance, optimization, and performance, and will help you to integrate these into a large ecosystem of desktop and web tools.

By the end, you will be armed with all the tools and instructions you need to both manage the spatial database system and make better decisions as your project's requirements evolve.

What you will learn

  • Import and export geographic data from the PostGIS database using the available tools
  • Structure spatial data using the functionality provided by a combination of PostgreSQL and PostGIS
  • Work with a set of PostGIS functions to perform basic and advanced vector analyses
  • Connect PostGIS with Python
  • Learn to use programming frameworks around PostGIS
  • Maintain, optimize, and fine-tune spatial data for long-term viability
  • Explore the 3D capabilities of PostGIS, including LiDAR point clouds and point clouds derived from Structure from Motion (SfM) techniques
  • Distribute 3D models through the Web using the X3D standard
  • Use PostGIS to develop powerful GIS web applications using Open Geospatial Consortium web standards
  • Master PostGIS Raster

Who This Book Is For

This book is for developers who need some quick solutions for PostGIS. Prior knowledge of PostgreSQL and spatial concepts would be an added advantage.

Table of Contents

  1. Moving Data In and Out of PostGIS
  2. Structures That Work
  3. Working with Vector Data – The Basics
  4. Working with Vector Data – Advanced Recipes
  5. Working with Raster Data
  6. Working with pgRouting
  7. Into the Nth Dimension
  8. PostGIS Programming
  9. PostGIS and the Web
  10. Maintenance, Optimization, and Performance Tuning
  11. Using Desktop Clients
  12. Introduction to Location Privacy Protection Mechanisms

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Fundamentals of Crime Mapping

Fundamentals of Crime Mapping Lowest new price: $57.50
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Author: Bryan Hill
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A Revised and Updated Edition of a Bestselling GIS Text

Fundamentals of Crime Mapping, Second Edition walks readers through the research, theories, and history of geographic information systems used in law enforcement. Practical, comprehensive, and highly accessible, the revised and updated Second Edition of this bestselling text explains the day-to-day application of crime analysis for mapping. The text is packed with relevant real-world scenarios that contextualize key concepts and reflect actual crime patterns, trends, and series. Students will develop the skills to analyze and synthesize information and transition classroom-based knowledge to careers in the fast-growing field of law enforcement. Special topics discussed include current basic mapping terminology, crime trends in rural and urban areas, the major ecological theories of crime, geographic profiling, and empirical research using crime mapping tools.

The Second Edition incorporates all-new material, including new chapters on the basics of cartography and police methodologies and their impact on crime mapping, as well as all-new exercises using ArcGIS 10. Fundamentals of Crime Mapping, Second Edition helps to equip any practitioner of crime mapping and its related fields with the tools and understanding necessary to meet the challenges of the day.

A DVD containing the data files to complete the exercises available within the printed text and the companion website are not included in the purchase of an eBook nor a used text.


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Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology

Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology Lowest new price: $64.88
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Author: Mark Stevenson

This book provides a practical, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the use of spatial statistics in epidemiology - the study of the incidence and distribution of diseases. Used appropriately, spatial analytical methods in conjunction with GIS and remotely sensed data can provide significant insights into the biological patterns and processes that underlie disease transmission. In turn, these can be used to understand and predict disease prevalence. This user-friendly text brings together the specialised and widely-dispersed literature on spatial analysis to make these methodological tools accessible to epidemiologists for the first time.

With its focus on application rather than theory, Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology includes a wide range of examples taken from both medical (human) and veterinary (animal) disciplines, and describes both infectious diseases and non-infectious conditions. Furthermore, it provides worked examples of methodologies using a single data set from the same disease example throughout, and is structured to follow the logical sequence of description of spatial data, visualisation, exploration, modelling and decision support. This accessible text is aimed at graduate students and researchers dealing with spatial data in the fields of epidemiology (both medical and veterinary), ecology, zoology and parasitology, environmental science, geography and statistics

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