A to Z GIS

A to Z GIS

An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems

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Baker & Taylor
Provides a collection of more than 1800 GIS terms and illustrations.

Book News
This dictionary meant for students and professionals consists of terms relating to geographic information systems (GIS) and their use in research, field studies, and practical applications. Approximately 1,800 terms--general, not software-specific--are included, as well as color illustrations, and articles by other contributors about annotation and labels, features, geometry, layers in ArcGIS software, map projections and coordinate systems, remote sensing, and topology. Terms that describe concepts, processes, and operations, and those from related fields such as cartography, computing, geodesy, geography, GPS, and remote sensing, are included. Definitions incorporate subject area classifications. Wade is a project manager at ESRI and Sommer is a research specialist at ESRI. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
An invaluable resource for anyone who uses or encounters GIS terminology in the classroom, on the job, or in the field, this dictionary contains more than 1,600 terms covering the entire lexicon of geographic information systems. Terms have been selected from GIS operations such as analysis, data management, and geocomputation; from rapidly evolving uses of GIS for modeling, GIScience, and Web-based GIS; and the GIS foundation fields of cartography, spatial statistics, computer science, surveying, geodesy, and remote sensing. Hundreds of subject-matter experts and GIS educators have reviewed the definitions, ensuring the authoritative coverage that is a necessity for managers, programmers, users, and students discovering the interdisciplinary nature of GIS.

An invaluable resource for anyone who uses or encounters GIS terminology in the classroom, on the job, or in the field, this dictionary contains more than 1,600 terms covering the entire lexicon of geographic information systems.


Independent Publishing Group
An invaluable resource for anyone who uses or encounters GIS terminology in the classroom, on the job, or in the field, this dictionary contains more than 1,600 terms covering the entire lexicon of geographic information systems. Terms have been selected from GIS operations such as analysis, data management, and geocomputation; from rapidly evolving uses of GIS for modeling, GIScience, and Web-based GIS; and the GIS foundation fields of cartography, spatial statistics, computer science, surveying, geodesy, and remote sensing. Hundreds of subject-matter experts and GIS educators have reviewed the definitions, ensuring the authoritative coverage that is a necessity for managers, programmers, users, and students discovering the interdisciplinary nature of GIS.


Blackwell North Amer
Geographic information systems (GIS) are now everywhere; the technology has become embedded in our society. GIS is a tool for everything from saving endangered wildlife to exploring distant planets. As GIS has evolved and grown, so has the language of this powerful technology. Now, a new dictionary from ESRI Press presents the most comprehensive collection of GIS terms and illustrations to help students, educators, and professionals understand and use the special language of GIS in research, field studies, and real-world applications.
With definitions written, developed, and contributed by more than 150 subject-matter experts, A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems is packed with the following features: More than 1,800 terms; Nearly 400 full-color illustrations; and Seven encyclopedia-style appendix articles about annotation and labels, features, geometry, layers in ArcGIS software, map projections and coordinate systems, remote sensing, and topology.

Publisher: Redlands, Calif. : ESRI Press : Independent Publishers Group [distributor], 2006
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781589481404
1589481402
Branch Call Number: 910.285 GIS
Characteristics: xvi, 268 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Sommer, Shelly 1969-
Wade, Tasha 1973-

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