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Elsevier"s Dictionary of Geographical Information Systems

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Published by North Holland .
Written in English


  • Geographical information systems (GIS),
  • Science,
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  • Dictionaries - General,
  • Earth Sciences - Geography,
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  • Science / Geology,
  • Earth Sciences - Geology,
  • Dictionaries,
  • Geographic information systems

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Number of Pages372
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10260285M
ISBN 100444509917
ISBN 109780444509918

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An Introduction To Geographical Information Systems (GIS) What is a Geographical Information System? A Geographical Information System is a collection of spatially referenced data (i.e. data that have locations attached to them) and the tools required to work with the data. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask . The geographical information system is also called as a geographic information system or geospatial information system. It is an information system capable of integrating, storing, editing, analyzing, sharing, and displaying geographically referenced information. In a more generic sense, GIS is a software tool that allows users. This dictionary contains 4, terms with about 1, cross-references that are commonly used in the theory and practice of geographical information systems. It includes coverage of geoinformatics, geostatistics, computer cartography and geodesy in English, German, French and Russian.

  GIS: (Geographic Information System) An integrated collection of computer software and data used to view and manage information about geographic places, analyze spatial relationships, and model spatial processes. ¹ ; GIS "Lite ": A commonly used and broad term describing GIS tools that are less full-featured and have a lower barrier to entry. Written, developed, and reviewed by more than subject-matter experts, A to Z GIS An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems is packed with more than 1, terms, nearly full-color illustrations, and seven encyclopedia-style appendix articles about annotation and labels, features, geometry, layers in ArcGIS, map projections and coordinate systems, remote sensing, and s: Purchase Elsevier's Dictionary of Trees - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBN , elseviers dictionary of geographical information systems contains terms with about cross references that are commonly used in the theory and practice of geographical information systems the terms were selected according to their significance or frequency of use.