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GIS For Dummies

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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 data
  • Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps
  • Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results
  • Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways
  • Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data
  • Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more
  • Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur
  • Determine 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.

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From the Back Cover:

Curious about GIS?

Organizing a GIS?

Here's the book you need!

Geographic information system, or GIS, is a powerful technology that has been called "geography on steroids." This book contains what you need to know on mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze their patterns, and how to generate travel directions, customer locations lists, and much more with GIS.

  • GIS takes a village — know all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data

  • Just for map mavens — explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps

  • What the data mean — analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results

  • Think spatially — recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data

  • On the grid — define and locate geographic objects on the grid

  • The earth is not flat — accurately portray geographic features with map projections

  • Technological duct tape — discover the many uses of GIS for business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more

  • Design a GIS — determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and plan your system

Open the book and find:

  • How to get paper maps into your computer

  • Different ways to measure distance

  • How to organize your spatial data

  • What raster and vector mean to a cartographer

  • How to choose a GIS software vendor

  • How GIS can help you determine appropriate land use

  • Dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses

  • How to create animated GIS output

About the Author:

Michael N. DeMers is an Associate Professor of Geography with more than 25 years of GIS experience. He is also CEO of DeMers Geographics, a provider of educational resources for GIS students and educators.

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