An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

Author: D. Ian Heywood,Sarah Cornelius,Steve Carver
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131293175
Category: Science
Page: 426
View: 6032
This text provides a clear introduction to the world of Geographical Information Systems and explains how they are actually used, across a variety of disciplines and within a range of industries.. Revision questions - allows students to test their understanding 'Further Study - Reading' offers sources of additional information for those who wish to explore a topic further 'Further Study - Activities' offers a selection of practical activities for the student to undertake to put into practice the techniques they have studied Companion website includes simulated spreadsheet data for students' practice, as well as multiple-choice questions, revision questions and weblinks for further investigation and lecturer resources

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Public Health

Author: Alan L. Melnick
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780834218789
Category: Computers
Page: 300
View: 8122
This clear and accessible text helps public health professionals gain a solid understanding of geographic information system technology; what it is, how it works, and how it shapes their careers. Using examples drawn from public health practice, the author fully explains this exciting technological development.


Visualization of Geospatial Data
Author: Menno-Jan Kraak,Ferjan Ormeling
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780130888907
Category: Science
Page: 205
View: 1150
This revised and updated edition integrates the latest in modern technology with traditional cartographic principles. While providing a solid conceptual foundation in cartographic methodology, the text also introduces the very latest advances that have greatly influenced cartographic techniques. The new edition reflects the increasing importance of cartography as the basis for further geographical study, the authors updating the original content and including three new chapters; Atlases, Mapping Time, and Exploratory Cartography. There will also be a more widespread emphasis on multimedia and the web, and the new edition has a companion website that will provide OHPs, show dynamics, provide an instructors manual and demonstrate more advanced cartographic techniques.

Geographic Information Systems and Public Health: Eliminating Perinatal Disparity

Eliminating Perinatal Disparity
Author: Curtis, Andrew
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591406102
Category: Medical
Page: 317
View: 2160
"This book provides an overview of why geography is important in the investigation of health, the importance of the main components of a GIS, how important neighborhood context is when using a GIS, and the general differences found between urban and rural health environments"--Provided by publisher.

Geographic Information Analysis

Author: David O'Sullivan,David John Unwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471211761
Category: Science
Page: 436
View: 7334
Clear, up-to-date coverage of methods for analyzing geographical information in a GIS context Geographic Information Analysis presents clear and up-to-date coverage of the foundations of spatial analysis in a geographic information systems environment. Focusing on the universal aspects of spatial data and their analysis, this book covers the scientific assumptions and limitations of methods available in many geographic information systems. Throughout, the fundamental idea of a map as a realization of a spatial stochastic process is central to the discussion. Key spatial concepts are covered, including point pattern, line objects and networks, area objects, and continuous fields. Analytical techniques for each of these are addressed, as are methods for combining maps, exploring multivariate data, and performing computationally intensive analysis. Appendixes provide primers on basic statistics and linear algebra using matrices. Complete with chapter objectives, summaries, "thought exercises," a wealth of explanatory diagrams, and an annotated bibliography, Geographic Information Analysis is a practical book for students, as well as a valuable resource for researchers and professionals in the industry.

Introduction to Geography

Author: Arthur Getis,Judith Getis,Jerome Donald Fellmann
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering
ISBN: 9780072521832
Category: Science
Page: 542
View: 2101
This market-leading book introduces college students to the breadth and spatial insights of the field of geography. The authors' approach allows the major research traditions of geography to dictate the principal themes. Chapter 1 introduces students to the four organizing traditions that have emerged through the long history of geographical thought and writing: earth science, culture-environment, location, and area analysis. Each of the four parts of this book centers on one of these geographic perspectives.

Encyclopedia of World Geography

Author: R. W. McColl
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816072299
Category: Science
Page: 433
View: 4473
Presents a comprehensive guide to the geography of the world, with world maps and articles on cartography, notable explorers, climate and more.

Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis

Author: Poh-Chin Lai,Fun-Mun So,Ka-Wing Chan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420045536
Category: Medical
Page: 194
View: 6383
Containing method descriptions and step-by-step procedures, the Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis equips readers with skills to prepare health-related data in the proper format, process these data using relevant functions and software, and display the results as mapped or statistical summaries. Describing the wide range of available methods and key GIS concepts for spatial epidemiology, this book illustrates the utilities of the software using real-world data. Additional topics include geographic data models, address matching, geostatistical analysis, universal kriging, point pattern analysis, kernel density, spatio-temporal display, and disease surveillance.

GIS World

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
View: 8050

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 2787
Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Principles of Geographic Information Systems

An Introductory Textbook
Author: Rolf A. de By
Publisher: N.A
Category: Geographic information systems
Page: 226
View: 364

Visualization in geographical information systems

Author: Hilary M. Hearnshaw,David John Unwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471944355
Category: Science
Page: 243
View: 663
A practical, research-oriented introduction to the principles of scientific visualization applied to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Brings together the world's foremost practitioners to produce an integrated, up-to-the-minute manual concerned with techniques and their applications. Copiously illustrated in line, black and white and full color with many of the color images published for the first time.

Die Kartenwissenschaft

Forschungen und Grundlagen zu einer Kartographie als Wissenschaft
Author: Max Eckert
Publisher: N.A
Category: Cartography
Page: N.A
View: 6466

Graphische Darstellungen und die graphische Weiterverarbeitung der Information

Author: Jacques Bertin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110069006
Category: Computer science
Page: 275
View: 8759

Schließende Statistik für Geographen

Eine Einführung
Author: G.B. Norcliffe
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642681034
Category: Science
Page: 252
View: 3197

Mit der Endurance ins ewige Eis

Meine Antarktisexpedition 1914–1917
Author: Ernest Shackleton
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492972721
Category: Travel
Page: 288
View: 2020
Eine der berühmtesten Expeditionen ins Eismeer: Im Sommer 1914 stechen Sir Ernest Shackleton und seine Crew an Bord der »Endurance« in See. Das Ziel der Briten: den antarktischen Kontinent mit Hundeschlitten zu durchqueren. Doch bald schon steckt das Schiff im Packeis fest und zerbirst. Monatelang treibt die Besatzung auf einer Eisscholle durch die weiße Hölle, halb verhungert und erfroren. Shackleton ist entschlossen, seine Mannschaft lebendig nach Hause zu bringen. Und so bricht er auf, in einem winzigen Beiboot, mit fünf seiner Männer, um Hilfe zu holen. Es wird ein erbarmungsloser Wettlauf gegen den Tod.

Muße und Kult

Mit einer Einführung von Kardinal Karl Lehmann
Author: Josef Pieper
Publisher: Kösel-Verlag
ISBN: 3641043700
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
View: 6039
Zentrum unserer Kultur muss die Muße sein, nicht die Arbeit »Ein schmales, aber ein tiefes Buch: eindrucksvoll, ja erschreckend.« (New York Times) »Hier ist mit psychologischen und philosophischen Kategorien und der Sprachkraft eines großen Schriftstellers endlich die lange fällige Polemik gegen den modernen Götzen der Arbeit geschrieben.« (Joachim Günther) • Eines der wichtigsten und erfolgreichsten Bücher Josef Piepers • Vorwort von Kardinal Lehmann • 10. Todestag des großen Philosophen am 6.11.2007


Grundlagen und Anwendungen
Author: Friedrich Kühn,Bernhard Hörig
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642578292
Category: Science
Page: 166
View: 494

Geographie für Dummies

Author: Charles A. Heatwole
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527813217
Category: Education
Page: 368
View: 9721
Bei der Geografie geht es längst nicht nur darum, zu wissen, wo welches Land oder welcher Fluss zu finden ist. "Geografie für Dummies" erklärt Ihnen, wie das geografische Koordinatensystem aufgebaut ist, wie man damit Orte bestimmt und so Karten richtig deutet. Im Mittelpunkt des Buches stehen die Geofaktoren Boden, Wasser und Klima und deren Wechselwirkungen miteinander: Wie formen Vulkane, Erosion und Wetter die Erdoberfläche? Wie beeinflussen die Ozeane das Klima? Und wie ist es möglich, dass Wüste und Regenwald nur durch eine Bergkette voneinander getrennt sind? Aber auch der Einfluss des Menschen kommt nicht zu kurz, so wird auch die urbane, politische und wirtschaftliche Geografie erläutert. Egal, ob Sie wissen möchten, wie das Klima die Erde beeinflusst oder wo ein günstiger Standort für das nächste Eigenheim wäre, dieses Buch liefert Ihnen alle Antworten.

National Geographer

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
View: 3799