The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis: Geographic patterns & relationships

Author: Andy Mitchell,Environmental Systems Research Institute (Redlands, Calif.)
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781879102064
Category: Science
Page: 186
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The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1 demonstrates how geographic analysis with GIS can identify patterns, relationships, and trends that lead to better decision making. Using examples from various industries, this book focuses on six of the most common geographic analysis tasks: mapping where things are, mapping the most and least, mapping density, finding what is inside, finding what is nearby, and mapping what has changed. Written for both new and experienced GIS users, this book builds a foundation of the basic tasks needed to handle a wide range of analysis applications.

Geographic Information Analysis

Author: David O'Sullivan,David Unwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119023874
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Clear, up-to-date coverage of methods for analyzing geographical information in a GIS context Geographic Information Analysis, Second Edition is fully updated to keep pace with the most recent developments of spatial analysis in a geographic information systems (GIS) environment. Still focusing on the universal aspects of this science, this revised edition includes new coverage on geovisualization and mapping as well as recent developments using local statistics. Building on the fundamentals, this book explores such key concepts as spatial processes, point patterns, and autocorrelation in area data, as well as in continuous fields. Also addressed are methods for combining maps and performing computationally intensive analysis. New chapters tackle mapping, geovisualization, and local statistics, including the Moran Scatterplot and Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR). An appendix provides a primer on linear algebra using matrices. Complete with chapter objectives, summaries, "thought exercises," explanatory diagrams, and a chapter-by-chapter bibliography, Geographic Information Analysis is a practical book for students, as well as a valuable resource for researchers and professionals in the industry.

Modeling Our World

The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Design
Author: Michael Zeiler
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781879102620
Category: Computers
Page: 199
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Geographic data models are digital frameworks that describe the location and characteristics of things in the world around us. With a geographic information system, we can use these models as lenses to see, interpret, and analyze the infinite complexity of our natural and man-made environments. With the geodatabase, a new geographic data model introduced with ArcInfo 8, you can extend significantly the level of detail and range of accuracy with which you can model geographic reality in a database environment.

Zeroing in

Geographic Information Systems at Work in the Community
Author: Andy Mitchell
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781879102507
Category: Computers
Page: 114
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The information in 'Zeroing In' presents how GIS affects the daily lives of all of us, those who use it as well as those who benefit from it. So read this book and you will begin to discover how you can use GIS in your work and your community.

Geographic Information Systems and Crime Analysis

Author: Fahui Wang
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 159140455X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 345
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Computerized crime mapping or GIS in law enforcement agencies has experienced rapid growth, particularly since the mid 1990s. There has also been increasing interests in GIS analysis of crime from various academic fields including criminology, geography, urban planning, information science and others. This book features a diverse array of GIS applications in crime analysis, from general issues such as GIS as a communication process and inter-jurisdictional data sharing to specific applications in tracking serial killers and predicting juvenile violence. Geographic Information Systems and Crime Analysis showcases a broad range of methods and techniques from typical GIS tasks such as geocoding and hotspot analysis to advanced technologies such as geographic profiling, agent-based modeling and web GIS. Contributors range from university professors, criminologists in research institutes to police chiefs, GIS analysts in police departments and consultants in criminal justice.

Designing Geodatabases

Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling
Author: David Arctur,Michael Zeiler
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589480216
Category: Computers
Page: 393
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This guide to creating a dynamic GIS data model helps database managers design a schema that has comprehensive and descriptive query definitions, a user-friendly cartographic display, and increased performance standards. The five steps for taking a data model through its conceptual, logical, and physical phases, including modeling the user's view, defining objects and relationships, selecting geographic representations, matching geodatabase elements, and organizing the geodatabase structure are studied in detail. A look at nine decision points that deal with concerns common to all data modeling exercises, such as validating feature geometries, modeling linear networks, managing raster data, and labeling map features help database managers fine-tune their GIS data models. Several design models for a variety of applications are considered including addresses and locations, census units and boundaries, stream and river networks, and topography and the base map.

Thinking about GIS

Geographic Information System Planning for Managers
Author: Roger F. Tomlinson
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 1589481585
Category: Science
Page: 238
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Describes how to implement a successful geographic information system.

Quantitative Geography

Perspectives on Spatial Data Analysis
Author: A Stewart Fotheringham,Chris Brunsdon,Martin Charlton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761959489
Category: Science
Page: 270
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GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making

Author: Christopher Thomas,Nancy Sappington
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589482319
Category: Political Science
Page: 189
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Elected officials and department heads are increasingly relying on geographic information system (GIS) technology to make efficient and accurate decisions. This resource presents 27 case studies and eight exercises that demonstrate the positive impact of incorporating GIS methodology in daily operations of the public sector.

Spatial Data Analysis

An Introduction for GIS Users
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199554323
Category: Science
Page: 206
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Spatial Data Analysis introduces key principles about spatial data and provides guidance on methods for their exploration; it provides a set of key ideas or frameworks that will give the reader knowledge of the kinds of problems that can be tackled using the tools that are widely available for the analysis of spatial data.

Getting to Know ArcGIS

Author: David W. Allen
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589482555
Category: Computers
Page: 320
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Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder teaches readers how to develop reusable geoprocessing workflows and run programs as models. Written for intermediate and advanced GIS users, Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder is the first reference book and workbook exclusively for ModelBuilderÖ, a visual programming technology available in ArcGIS« software. Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder presents basic and more complex concepts and demonstrates best practices through hands-on exercises. The book, divided into seven chapters addressing model basics, interactive models, flow of control, the modeling environment, multiple inputs, model iterations, Python« scripting, and building model documentation, fosters a comprehensive knowledge of ModelBuilder. Readers can use the concepts taught in the book to adapt the tools, scripts, and applications in ModelBuilder to their own areas of expertise. Like other books in the Esri Press Getting to Know series, Getting to Know ArcGIS ModelBuilder is designed to support students in the classroom as well as self-learners.

Business site selection, location analysis, and GIS

Author: Richard L. Church,Alan T. Murray
Publisher: Wiley
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 306
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New integrated approach to site selection makes it easier to find optimal sites Responding to the increasingly complex nature of modern commerce and trade, this book integrates location science and modeling with geographical information systems (GIS). As you advance through the text, you'll discover optimal solutions for practical, real-life "siting" problems. In addition, the authors successfully demonstrate how this integrated approach enables you to: Be more productive and more efficient Produce better data and models Develop better techniques for arriving at a solution Provide better graphic representations of location alternatives Business Site Selection, Location Analysis, and GIS begins with a general introduct-ory chapter followed by introductory chapters on GIS and model building fundamentals. Next, the authors explore how to use models to analyze existing marketing and distribution systems as well as the siting of a single facility. Lastly, the book examines designing a system while making multiple simultaneous siting decisions. Each chapter features exercises that enable you to put your new skills and knowledge into practice, solving realistic siting problems. In addition, all chapters include a section that defines key terms and concepts as well as a reference section that enables you to explore individual topics in greater depth. Clearly written and easy to follow, this text does not require any prerequisites, making it appro-priate for undergraduate and graduate courses as well as for any professional who wants to take advantage of the most advanced and effective methods for optimizing the site selection for a business.

The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis

Spatial Measurements and Statistics
Author: Andy Mitchell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781589481169
Page: 252
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As the tools available through commercial GIS software have grown in sophistication, a need has emerged to instruct users on the best practices of true GIS analysis. In this sequel to the bestselling The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, author Andy Mitchell delves into the more advanced realm of spatial measurements and statistics. The premise of The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 2, targets GIS technology as having been well used as a display and visualization medium but not so widely used as an implement for real analysis. Covering topics that range from identifying patterns and clusters, to analyzing geographic relationships, this book is a valuable resource for GIS users performing complex analysis.

Instructional Guide for the Arcgis Book

Author: Kathryn Keranen,Lyn Malone
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589484702
Category: Education
Page: 208
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Using real data and real-world problems and events, the lessons in this guide provide both teachers and students with a fresh approach to GIS, one that allows learners to take their enthusiasm and run with it.

GIS, Spatial Analysis, and Modeling

Author: David J. Maguire,Michael Batty,Michael F. Goodchild
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589481305
Category: Science
Page: 480
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A guide for geographic analysts, modelers, software engineers, and GIS professionals, this book discusses agent-based modeling, dynamic feedback and simulation modeling, as well as links between models and GIS software. This collection also presents a state-of-the-art understanding of applications based on environmental, atmospheric, hydrological, urban, social, health, and economic models.

Making Maps

A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS
Author: John Krygier,Denis Wood
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609181662
Category: Science
Page: 256
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This volume is a concise guide to creating maps using GIS (a geographic information system). In the simplest terms, GIS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis and database technology. Featuring over 300 maps and other figures, including instructive examples of both good and poor design choices, the book covers everything from locating and processing data to making decisions about layout, map symbols, color, and type.

Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification

Compatible With ArcGISs 10.0 and Arcgis 10.0
Author: Miriam Schmidts
Publisher: ESRI Press
ISBN: 9781589483514
Category: Computers
Page: 381
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The Esri ArcGIS Desktop Associate Certification Study Guide provides a comprehensive review of the GIS skills and knowledge measured in the ArcGIS Desktop Associate certification exam. In its 24 chapters, the book provides conceptual overviews of the essential tools and workflows you need to know to accomplish a GIS task, hands-on exercises reinforcing your knowledge, and additional resources that allow you to study the topics in more depth.

Elementary Statistics for Geographers

Author: James E. Burt,Gerald M. Barber,David L. Rigby
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572304847
Category: Social Science
Page: 653
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Introduces the techniques and concepts of statistics in human and physical geography. This book explains not only how to apply quantitative tools but also why and how they work. It helps students gain important skills for utilizing conventional and spatial statistics in their own research, as well as for critically evaluating the work of others.