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Title The handbook of geographic information science / edited by John P. Wilson and A. Stewart Fotheringham.

Published Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  910.285 HAND    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 634 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Series Blackwell companions to geography
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Data Issues -- 1 The Availability of Geographic Data: The Current Technical and Institutional Environment -- 2 Social Data -- 3 Remote Sensing -- 4 Spatialization -- 5 Uncertainty in Spatial Databases -- 6 On the Identification of Uncertainties in Spatial Data and Their Quantification with Probability Distribution Functions -- Part II Database Trends and Challenges -- 7 Object-Oriented Database Management Systems -- 8 Adding the Z Dimension -- 9 Adding Time into Geographic Information System Databases -- 10 Geospatial Data Integration -- Part II Visualization -- 11 Mapping in a Digital Age -- 12 Generalization of Spatial Databases -- 13 Geographic Information Systems and Surfaces -- 14 Fuzzy Classification and Mapping -- 15 Rule-Based Mapping -- 16 Multivariate Geovisualization -- 17 Virtual Reality in Geographic Information Systems -- Part IV Knowledge Elicitation -- 18 Inference and Spatial Data -- 19 Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery -- 20 The Geospatial Semantic Web -- Part V Spatial Analysis -- 21 Quantitative Methods and Geographic Information Systems -- 22 Spatial Cluster Analysis -- 23 Terrain Analysis -- 24 Dynamic Modeling -- Part VI Geographic Information Systems and Society -- 25 Institutional Geographic Information Systems and GI Partnering -- 26 Participatory Geographic Information Systems -- 27 Geographic Information Systems and Participatory Decision Making -- 28 Surveys of People and Place -- 29 Geographic Information Systems, Personal Privacy, and the Law -- 30 Geographic Information Systems in Education -- Part VII Future Trends and Challenges -- 31 Web-based Geographic Information Systems -- 32 Location-based Services and GIS -- 33 Geographic Information Science: The Grand Challenges and where Next?
Summary "This Handbook is an essential reference and a guide to the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Science. Designed for students and researchers who want an in-depth treatment of the subject, including background information. Comprises around 40 substantial essays, each written by a recognized expert in a particular area. Covers the full spectrum of research in GIS. Surveys the increasing number of applications of GIS. Predicts how GIS is likely to evolve in the near future."--Publisher's website.
Other author Fotheringham, A. Stewart.
Wilson, John P. (John Peter), 1955-
Subject Geographic information systems.
Geography -- Data processing.
ISBN 9781405107952 (hbk.)
9781405107969 (pbk.)