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Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems : Apic Studies in Data Processing - Robert Laurini

Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems

Apic Studies in Data Processing

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Published: 2nd April 1992
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The study and application of spatial information systems have been developed primarily from the use of computers in the geosciences. These systems have the principle functions of capturing, storing, representing, manipulating, and displaying data in 2-D and 3-D worlds. This book approaches its subject from the perspectives of informatics and geography, presenting methods of conceptual modeling developed in computer science that provide valuable aids for resolving spatial problems. This book is an essential textbook for both students and practitioners. It is indispensable for academic geographers, computer scientists, and the GIS professional.
Key Features
* Serves as the first comprehensive textbook on the field of Spatial Information Systems (also known as Geographic Information Systems)
* Contains extensive illustrations
* Presents numerous detailed examples

"It is...the first serious attempt to write a GIS text that has some substantial computer science in it.... an exciting new treatment of the computer science of GIS." --Michael Goodchild, NATIONAL CENTER FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS

"I think this is a remarkable book, and the two very different personalities have combined to produce a very cohesive piece of work. This book presents a detailed and comprehensive discussion of the technical and theoretical aspects of spatial information. It ranges widely over important themes such as the nature and sources of spatial information, spatial referencing and modelling. This book should be essential reading for all those involved in teaching, research and development in spatial information systems. It is a comprehensive course book for all those who take Masters or Doctoral research in GIS, and should become a standard graduate-level text." --Michael Blakemore, NATIONAL ONLINE MANPOWER INFORMATION SYSTEM, United Kingdom

"I am impressed with the approach... the combination of the backgrounds of the authors--a geographer and a computer scientist--has worked to produce a book with a distinct 'modern' perspective." --Andrew U. Frank, NATIONAL CENTER FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS

"A real service to the field... The book is rich with examples, many supported by the large number of clear--and clearly labeled--tables, diagrams, and other graphics; these illustrations...will be especially useful in teaching or explaining the topics covered... It should be especially attractive to students and others new to this growing field who will find it provides a thorough introduction to the underlying concepts." --Jack Dangerod, President, ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Inc. (ESRI)

Introduction to the Spatial Context: Geomatics
Introduction to Spatial Information Systems
Needs
Purposes and Types of Spatial Problem
Semantics
Objects, Surfaces, Data
Geometries For Spatial Data: Geometries
Position, Representation, Dimensions
Topology
Graphs, Areas, Ordering
Tessellations
Regular and Irregular Cells, Hierarchies
Manipulations
Interpolations, Geometric Operations, Transformations
Spatial Analysis
Attribute Data, Modelling, Integration
Conceptual Modelling for Spatial Data: Design for Information Systems
Methodologies, Issues
Spaghetti: Conceptual Modelling of Line-Oriented Objects
Pizza: Conceptual Modelling for Areas and Volumes
Spatial Object Modelling
Views, Integration, Complexities
Spatial Data Retrieval and Reasoning: Algebras
Relational and Peano Tuple
Spatial Queries
Types, Algorithms
Access and Quality: Spatial Indices and Integrity Constraints
Hypermedia
Multimedia Spatial Information Systems and Hypermaps
Spatial Knowledge
Intelligent Spatial Information Systems
Afterword
Index
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ISBN: 9780124383807
ISBN-10: 0124383807
Series: Apic Studies in Data Processing
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 680
Published: 2nd April 1992
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.11