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Geographic Information Systems & Science

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The Third Edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field and still retains its accessible format to appeal to a broad range of students.Now divided into five clear sections the book investigates the unique, complex and difficult problems that are posed by geographic information and together they build ...more
Paperback, 539 pages
Published August 9th 2010 by John Wiley & Sons (first published July 13th 2001)
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Mary G
Nov 26, 2016 Mary G rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was not expecting this book to include, and have thoroughly enjoyed so far:

• its critiques of GIS, ex Pickles' 1993 book
• discussion of the social implications of GIS, including GIS use in surveillance by private entities and non-govt agents
• the idea that "the world can be understood as a series of layers of different types of information, that can be added together meaningfully... to arrive at conclusions" (69).
• "...much wider communication became possible with the invention of the printing p
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Lauren
Feb 23, 2009 Lauren marked it as unfinished  ·  review of another edition
A primer. Has some of the throwaway, overwrought language of a high school textbook attempting to make up for its inability to get in depth with such basic, cornerstone material, but I have learned many things since I began reading it.
Laura
Sep 05, 2007 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gis-geography
VERY well-written book, interesting and full of examples and vignettes. Could use a little help in the math department, but other than that, it's a fabulous introduction to GIS.
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