GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called geography on steroids. GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald s is.
GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS.
Whether you re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information.
For example, you can: Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS dataExplore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple mapsAnalyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the resultsMeasure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional waysRecognize how spatial factors relate to geographic dataDiscover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and moreFind out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occurDetermine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system You ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output.
Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/01/2009
- Category: Geographical information systems (GIS) & remote sensing
- ISBN: 9780470236826