An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems (Spatial Information Systems)

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9780195065350: An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems (Spatial Information Systems)

A nuts-and-bolts introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), this book outlines the basic concepts and diverse uses of this technology in a local government environment. Emphasizing the value of integrating data from various sources, the book provides a set of tools for improving the way public services are delivered, resources are managed, and policy decisions are made. Rather than stressing the computer technology that is so rapidly changing in the GIS industry, this book concentrates on the concepts upon which this technology is based: information systems design, computer-aided mapping, topological data structures, geographic base files, and land records systems. It also provides the latest information on the U.S. Census Bureau's TIGER files and the Global Positioning Satellite System established by the U.S. Department of Defense. Special features include fourteen case studies, a chapter describing the enormous effort required to set up and manage a typical GIS project, and an appendix on who is using GIS technology and how it is being used. Whether they run the GIS or help run the government, readers of An Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems will learn efficient and effective methods for improving the impact that local government has on its citizens.

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About the Author:

William E. Huxhold is Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin, and Project Director in the Data Services Department, City of Milwaukee.

Review:

"This text is a very good introductory guide for surveyors. It covers all technical aspects of a GIS by municipalities."--Indrajith Wijayratne, Michigan Tech University

"Solid work!"--John Morris, University of Texas at San Antonio

"An excellent book and the best I have found as a text for a college course. The author has obviously had many years experience in his field."--P. Boniface, California State Polytech University

"An excellent text for urban GIS. I especially like the Milwaukee examples and list of applications elsewhere. I use the exercises a great deal."--William Craig, University of Minnesota

"Good basic introduction to urban GIS plan to use in marketing and sales forecasting for retail locations."--James H. Underwood, University of Southwestern Louisiana

"Huxhold will become a recommended text for students who are focusing on urban applications."--Dueker/URISA Journal

"Excellent examples and case studies!"--Donna Buckey, University of Kansas

"A good introduction to basic concepts and definitions of GIS....Provides a good set of exercises to test understanding of the concepts introduced."--Public Administration Review

"Testimony to the successful implementation of GIS documented for a single city, the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin....Superb....Although limited to one city, its exercises and description of this system demonstrates real applications and make a case for long term commitment to GIS for the
improvement of local governments and public access to information of the cities we all share as principal living spaces."--International Journal of Geographical Information Systems

"If a student of city planning, geography, or urban administration reads only one book related to urban geographic information systems, I would heartily recommend this one. It also deserves to be read by others interested in doing urban GIS."--Urisa Journal

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