GIS: A Short Introduction (Short Introductions to Geography) pdf epub fb2

GIS: A Short Introduction (Short Introductions to Geography) by Nadine Schuurman epub fb2 djvu

Author: Nadine Schuurman
Title: GIS: A Short Introduction (Short Introductions to Geography)
ISBN: 0631235329
ISBN13: 978-0631235323
Other Formats: mbr mobi azw rtf
Pages: 169 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (May 31, 2004)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1830 kb
Size FB2 version: 1421 kb
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering

This guide enables students of human geography to take a critical look at the set of practices, hardware and software that are together described as GIS. A guide to GIS for students of human geography. Outlines the distinct approaches to inquiry employed in GIS and illustrates their relevance for human geographers. Traces the history of GIS and human geography from 1970 to the present. Illustrates the challenges of data collection, classification in the context of multiple stakeholders and epistemological approaches. Tracks the use of GIS in applied contexts through the stages of problem definition, data acquisition and classification, choice of software, spatial analysis and graphic output. Includes an inventory of tools and information related to GIS, including web-based resources. Supported by a website, www.blackwellpublishing.com/schuurman.

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