Getting Started with Geographic Information Systems

Author: Keith C. Clarke

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131494985

Category: Science

Page: 369

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This text puts the high-tech field of geographic information systems within reach for students like you. It provides a basic, non-technical, and friendly introduction in one convenient source. It examines the basic GIS material that is traditionally found throughout the Geography curriculum—e.g., in Cartography, GIS spatial analysis, and quantitative methods. Clarke's “learn-by-seeing” approach gives you clear, simple explanations, and an abundance of illustrations and photos.

Introductory Geographic Information Systems

Author: John R. Jensen,Ryan R. Jensen

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136147763

Category: Education

Page: 400

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Geospatial technologies in general – and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in particular – are becoming increasingly important in our society. GIS technology is used to identify the optimal routes for emergency vehicles, to determine the best locations for various businesses, schools, and facilities, to monitor the growth and expansion of urban areas as a way to manage natural resources, and much more. Principles of Geographic Information Systems by John Jensen and Ryan Jensen is an ideal introduction for those who know very little about geographic information systems and spatial analysis. Relatively complex GIS principles are introduced in basic terms, often using graphics to communicate principles rather than complex mathematical equations. Content is not geared toward any single commercial GIS software program, and the book's timely, practical examples and extensive visual format appeal to today's students. This text can be used at the undergraduate or graduate level in one or two semester courses in Introductory and Intermediate GIS, yet can also be useful for professionals looking to increase their knowledge in this subject area. Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, mygeoscienceplace does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase mygeoscienceplace, please visit www.mygeoscienceplace.com.

Introductory Digital Image Processing

A Remote Sensing Perspective

Author: John R. Jensen

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780134058160

Category: Science

Page: 544

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For junior/graduate-level courses in Remote Sensing in Geography, Geology, Forestry, and Biology. Introductory Digital Image Processing: A Remote Sensing Perspective focuses on digital image processing of aircraft- and satellite-derived, remotely sensed data for Earth resource management applications. Extensively illustrated, it explains how to extract biophysical information from remote sensor data for almost all multidisciplinary land-based environmental projects. Part of the Pearson Series Geographic Information Science. Now in full color, the Fourth Edition provides up-to-date information on analytical methods used to analyze digital remote sensing data. Each chapter contains a substantive reference list that can be used by students and scientists as a starting place for their digital image processing project or research. A new appendix provides sources of imagery and other geospatial information.

Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems

Author: Chor Pang Lo,Albert K. W. Yeung

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131495029

Category: Computers

Page: 532

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Fully updated to reflect advances in GIS concepts and techniques, this guide approaches the subject from the broader context of information technology. Gives complete, up-to-date coverage to the concepts and techniques pertaining to every stage of the systems development life cycle of GIS, as well as its applications to various areas of spatial problem solving and decision making. For GIS specialists, GIS technologists, GIS sales directors, urban planners, natural resource managers, land surveyors, geomatics engineers, and foresters who want a complete understanding of GIS and how GIS applies to their fields of interest.

Political Geography

World-Economy, Nation-State and Locality

Author: Colin Flint,Peter J. Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351673971

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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The new and updated seventh edition of Political Geography once again shows itself fit to tackle a frequently and rapidly changing geopolitical landscape. It retains the intellectual clarity, rigour and vision of previous editions based upon its world-systems approach, and is complemented by the perspective of feminist geography. The book successfully integrates the complexity of individuals with the complexity of the world-economy by merging the compatible, but different, research agendas of the co-authors. This edition explores the importance of states in corporate globalization, challenges to this globalization, and the increasingly influential role of China. It also discusses the dynamics of the capitalist world-economy and the constant tension between the global scale of economic processes and the territorialization of politics in the current context of geopolitical change. The chapters have been updated with new examples – new sections on art and war, intimate geopolitics and geopolitical constructs reflect the vibrancy and diversity of the academic study of the subject. Sections have been updated and added to the material of the previous edition to reflect the role of the so-called Islamic State in global geopolitics. The book offers a framework to help students make their own judgements of how we got where we are today, and what may or should be done about it. Political Geography remains a core text for students of political geography, geopolitics, international relations and political science, as well as more broadly across human geography and the social sciences.

Environmental Governance

Author: J.P. Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136581332

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Climate change is prompting an unprecedented questioning of the fundamental bases upon which society is founded. Businesses claim that technology can save the environment, while politicians champion the role of international environmental agreements to secure global action. Economists suggest that we should pay developing countries not to destroy their forests, while environmentalists question whether we can solve ecological problems with the same thinking that created them. As the process of steering society, governance has a critical role to play in coordinating these disparate voices and securing collective action to achieve a more sustainable future. Environmental Governance is the only book to discuss the first principles of governance, while also providing a critical overview of the wide ranging theories and approaches that underpin policy and practice today. It places governance within its wider political context to explore how the environment is controlled, manipulated, regulated, and contested by a range of actors and institutions. This book shows how network and market governance have shaped current approaches to environmental issues, while also introducing emerging approaches such as transition management and adaptive governance. In so doing, it highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches currently in play, and considers their political implications. This text provides a groundbreaking overview of dominant and emerging approaches of environmental governance, drawing on cutting edge debates and forging critical links between them. Each chapter is complemented by case studies, key debates, questions for discussion and further reading. It is essential reading for students of the environment, politics and sociology, and, indeed, anyone concerned with changing society to secure a more sustainable future.

An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

Author: D. Ian Heywood,Ian Heywood,Sarah Cornelius,Steve Carver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780273722595

Category: Education

Page: 446

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The new edition has been substantially revised and updated to include coverage of the latest advances in GIS technology and applications (particularly web-based and mobile applications) and to provide pointers to recent research and publications. --

Geographic Information Systems and Science

Author: Paul A. Longley,Mike Goodchild,David J. Maguire,David W. Rhind

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470721448

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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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 into a holistic understanding of the key principles of GIS. This is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture of: GIS and the New World Order security, health and well-being digital differentiation in GIS consumption the core organizing role of GIS in Geography the greening of GIS grand challenges of GIScience science and explanation Key features: Four-colour throughout Associated website with free online resources Teacher’s manual available for lecturers A complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabi Includes learning objectives and review boxes throughout each chapter New in this edition: Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and Policy All new personality boxes of current GIS practitioners New chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop

Basics of ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo

Author: Tim Ormsby

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589480834

Category: Computers

Page: 572

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Explains how to use ArcView, then uses ArcView as a base for teaching ArcEditor and ArcInfo to allow readers to learn tasks including mapmaking, spatial analysis, and managing geographic data.

Security in Computing

Author: Charles P. Pfleeger,Shari Lawrence Pfleeger

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130355485

Category: Computers

Page: 746

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This third edition of the all time classic computer security book provides an overview of all types of computer security from centralized systems to distributed networks. The book has been updated to make the most current information in the field available and accessible to today's professionals.

Geosystems

An Introduction to Physical Geography, Fourth Canadian Edition

Author: Robert W Christopherson,Mary-Louise Byrne,Philip Thomas Giles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780133405521

Category: Physical geography

Page: 744

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Note: If you are purchasing an electronic version, MasteringGeography does not come automatically packaged with it. To purchase MasteringGeography, please visitwww.MasteringGeography.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MasteringGeography by searching for ISBN 10: 0133405524 / ISBN 13: 9780133405521. Respected for its scientific accuracy, currency and thoroughness, and for its integration of high quality figures and photos, Christopherson/Byrne/Giles, Geosystems Fourth Canadian edition is the name you can trust with the content your students will read.

Introduction to Geography

People, Places, and Environment

Author: Carl H. Dahlman,Carl T. Dahlman,William H. Renwick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292061269

Category: Geography

Page: 576

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Introduction to Geography: People, Places, & Environment, Sixth Edition introduces students to the major tools, techniques, and methodological approaches of the discipline through new applied and visual features that engage students and reinforce real-world connections. The authors emphasize the integration of various aspects of geographic processes and systems by discussing what happens in one set of geographic processes and how that affects others. For example, what happens in economic systems affects environmental conditions; what happens to climate affects political dynamics.

Geographic Information Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries

Author: Vasilis D. Valavanis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203303180

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 209

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Over the last two decades there has been increasing recognition that problems in oceanography and fisheries sciences and related marine areas are nearly all manifest in the spatio-temporal domain. Geographical Information Systems (GIS), the natural framework for spatial data handling, are being recognized as powerful tools with useful applications in marine sciences. Geographic Information Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries provides a thorough examination of marine GIS applications that include a wide variety of methods and sophisticated approaches in coastal, continental shelf, and deep ocean studies. It presents new innovative approaches of using GIS in the examination of the dynamic relations that characterize the marine world, including marine GIS macro routines for the development of oceanography and fisheries GIS tools and applications. This book is divided into four parts. The first gives an overview of marine GIS, including conceptual issues on marine spatial thinking and models of marine GIS development. The second and third parts examine the main sampling methods and online sources of spatially referenced data, and discuss application examples and innovative approaches in GIS developments for many oceanographic and fisheries tasks. The fourth part presents GIS technical issues by listing marine GIS routines for a wide array of GIS tasks. Anyone with interests in marine GIS development, physical and biological oceanography, fisheries and information based proposals for ocean and fisheries resource management will find this book useful.

Globalization and Diversity

Geography of a Changing World

Author: Lester Rowntree,Martin Lewis,William Wyckoff,Marie Price

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780134117010

Category:

Page: 560

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For courses in world regional geography. Helping Readers Understand the Tension Between Globalization and Local Diversity This contemporary approach to World Regional Geography introduces the latest ideas, concepts, and theories in geography while also developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of world regions. It conveys a strong sense of place and an understanding of the connections within and between world regions. Globalization and Diversity focuses on the core materials that readers need to know. The Fifth Edition features new content on everyday globalization, and the tools, skills, and applied approach of contemporary geography, along with MasteringGeographyTM with MapMaster(tm) NextGen interactive maps, new video resources, animations, and author blogs. Also Available with MasteringGeography (tm) This title is available with MasteringGeography-an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringGeography does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringGeography search for: 0134075048 / 9780134075044 Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World Plus MasteringGeography with eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e Package consists of: 0134117018 / 978013411701 Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World 0134182731 / 9780134182735 MasteringGeography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World

Environment and Society

Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues

Author: Charles Harper,Monica Snowden

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315463245

Category: Social Science

Page: 466

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The sixth edition of Environment and Society continues to connect issues about human societies, ecological systems, and environments with data and perspectives from different fields. The text looks at the environment from a primarily sociological viewpoint and is designed for courses in Environmental Sociology and Environmental Issues in departments of Sociology, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, and Human Geography. Clearly defined terms and theories help quickly acquaint students from various backgrounds with the material. Every chapter of the sixth edition has been significantly revised with new research, data, concepts, and ideas. Also new to this edition, the end of each chapter features review questions, as well as additional examples and conceptual questions that help make macro-micro links between large-scale issues and the lived experiences.

Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing

Author: Lorraine Olszewski Walker,Kay Coalson Avant

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134754079

Category: Nursing

Page: 272

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For courses in nursing theory. The clearest, most useful introduction to theory development methods Strategies for Theory Construction in Nursing provides a straightforward, logically organized resource on theory development, from a nursing perspective. It places theory development in the context of both a rich history tracing back to the mid-¿20th century and of contemporary and emerging issues. Present¿-day coverage includes population- and domain-specific theories addressing the needs of diverse clients. Reflecting vast changes in nursing practice, the 7th edition covers advances both in theory development and in strategies for concept, statement, and theory development. It also builds further connections between nursing theory and evidence-based practice.

Geographic Information Systems in Business

Author: Pick, James

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591404010

Category: Computers

Page: 414

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This book contains state-of-the-art research studies on the concepts, theory, processes, and real world applications of geographical information systems (GIS) in business. Its chapters are authored by many of the leading experts in applying GIS and geospatial science to business. The book utilizes a wide variety of approaches and methodologies including conceptual theory development, research frameworks, quantitative and qualitative methods, case studies, systems design, DSS theory, and geospatial analysis combined with point-of-sale. Since relatively little research has been published on GIS in business, this book is pioneering and should be the principal compendium of the latest research in this area. The book impacts not only the underlying definitions, concepts, and theories of GIS in business and industry, but its practice as well.

Evolutionary Analysis, Global Edition

Author: Scott Freeman,Jon C. Herron,Jason Hodin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292061276

Category: Evolution

Page: 864

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For undergraduate courses in Evolution By presenting evolutionary biology as a dynamic, ongoing research effort and organizing discussions around questions, this best-selling text helps students think like scientists as they learn about evolution. The authors convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications. In the Fifth Edition, co-author Jon Herron takes the lead in streamlining and updating content to reflect key changes in the field. The design and art program have also been updated for enhanced clarity.

Management Information Systems

Managing the Digital Firm

Author: Kenneth C. Laudon,Jane P. Laudon

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133898163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMISLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text andMyMISLab search for ISBN-10 :013405847X/ISBN-13:9780134058474 . That package includes ISBN-10: 0133898164/ISBN-13:9780133898163 and ISBN-10: 0133974529/ ISBN-13: 9780133974522. For undergraduate and graduate Management Information Systems courses. An in-depth exploration of how businesses successfully manage information In its Fourteenth Edition , Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firmcontinues to define courses in Management Information Systems. Designed for business school students, the text provides insight into how today's businesses leverage information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives. Providing comprehensive and integrative coverage of essential new technologies and information system applications, as well their impact on business models and managerial decision-making,Management Information Systems increases student engagement and enhances learning through vivid examples. In this new edition, students will find the most up-to-date, relevant information about information systems used by today's businesses–capturing students' attention no matter their industry or vertical of interest. With the help of this text, students will build skills sought after in today's workplace. Later on, they will be able to understand, participate in, and eventually lead management discussions and drive decisions about their firm's information systems. Also available with MyMISLab MyMISLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.