Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science

Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science

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The Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science covers the essence of this exciting, new, and expanding field in an easily understood but richly detailed style. In addition to contributions from some of the best recognized scholars in GIScience, this volume contains contributions from experts in GIS' supporting disciplines who explore how their disciplinary perspectives are expanded within the context of GISciencea€”what changes when consideration of location is added, what complexities in analytical procedures are added when we consider objects in 2, 3 or even 4 dimensions, what can we gain by visualizing our analytical results on a map or 3D display?Similarly, the a€œLata€ attribute stores the latitude of the airport location in decimal degrees. ... For example, in Figure 1, a€œCodea€ would be the best choice for a primary key, because IATA airport codes are chosen so that no two airports have theanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science
Author:Karen Kemp
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2007-12-26


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