The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis: Geographic patterns & relationships


Author: Andy Mitchell,Michael Minami,Environmental Systems Research Institute (Redlands, Calif.)
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781879102064
Category: Science
Page: 186
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How to conduct accurate analysis using powerful GIS software tools.

The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis: Geographic patterns & relationships


Author: Andy Mitchell,Michael Minami,Environmental Systems Research Institute (Redlands, Calif.)
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781879102064
Category: Science
Page: 186
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How to conduct accurate analysis using powerful GIS software tools.

Geographic Information Analysis


Author: David O'Sullivan,David John Unwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471211761
Category: Science
Page: 436
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Clear, up-to-date coverage of methods for analyzing geographical information in a GIS context Geographic Information Analysis presents clear and up-to-date coverage of the foundations of spatial analysis in a geographic information systems environment. Focusing on the universal aspects of spatial data and their analysis, this book covers the scientific assumptions and limitations of methods available in many geographic information systems. Throughout, the fundamental idea of a map as a realization of a spatial stochastic process is central to the discussion. Key spatial concepts are covered, including point pattern, line objects and networks, area objects, and continuous fields. Analytical techniques for each of these are addressed, as are methods for combining maps, exploring multivariate data, and performing computationally intensive analysis. Appendixes provide primers on basic statistics and linear algebra using matrices. Complete with chapter objectives, summaries, "thought exercises," a wealth of explanatory diagrams, and an annotated bibliography, Geographic Information Analysis is a practical book for students, as well as a valuable resource for researchers and professionals in the industry.

A Primer of GIS, Second Edition

Fundamental Geographic and Cartographic Concepts
Author: Francis Harvey
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462522173
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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This accessible text prepares students to understand and work with geographic information systems (GIS), offering a detailed introduction to essential theories, concepts, and skills. The book is organized in four modular parts that can be used in any sequence in entry-level and more specialized courses. Basic cartographic principles are integrated with up-to-date discussions of GIS technologies and applications. Coverage includes everything from what geographic information is to its many uses and societal implications. Practical examples and exercises invite readers to explore the choices involved in producing reliable maps and other forms of geographic information. Illustrations include 170 figures (with 15 in color). The companion website provides links to Web resources for each chapter, plus downloadable PowerPoint slides of most of the figures. New to This Edition *Chapter on online mapping and Big Data. *New and updated discussions of remote sensing, vector and raster data models, location privacy, uses of geocoding, and other timely topics. *Chapter on the many uses of GIS, such as in market analyses, emergency responding, and tracking of epidemics. *Section overviews and an end-of-book glossary. Pedagogical Features *Modules and individual chapters can be used sequentially or in any order. *End-of-chapter review questions with answers, exercises, and extended exercises for applying theories and concepts. *"In-Depth" sidebars offering a closer look at key concepts and applications. *End-of-chapter links to relevant Web resources.

The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis

Spatial Measurements & Statistics
Author: Andy Mitchell
Publisher: ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis
ISBN: 9781589481169
Category: Science
Page: 238
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The most commonly used spatial statistical tools are described in detail along with their applications in a range of disciplines, from crime analysis to habitat conservation. GIS users will learn how features are distributed, how to analyze the pattern created by the features, and how to determine the relationships between them.

The Handbook of Geographic Information Science


Author: John P. Wilson,A. Stewart Fotheringham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470766530
Category: Science
Page: 656
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This Handbook is an essential reference and a guide to the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Science. Designed for students and researchers who want an in-depth treatment of the subject, including background information Comprises around 40 substantial essays, each written by a recognized expert in a particular area Covers the full spectrum of research in GIS Surveys the increasing number of applications of GIS Predicts how GIS is likely to evolve in the near future

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.

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.

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.

Geographically Weighted Regression

The Analysis of Spatially Varying Relationships
Author: A. Stewart Fotheringham,Chris Brunsdon,Martin Charlton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470855258
Category: Science
Page: 282
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Geographical Weighted Regression (GWR) is a new local modelling technique for analysing spatial analysis. This technique allows local as opposed to global models of relationships to be measured and mapped. This is the first and only book on this technique, offering comprehensive coverage on this new 'hot' topic in spatial analysis. * Provides step-by-step examples of how to use the GWR model using data sets and examples on issues such as house price determinants, educational attainment levels and school performance statistics * Contains a broad discussion of and basic concepts on GWR through to ideas on statistical inference for GWR models * uniquely features accompanying author-written software that allows users to undertake sophisticated and complex forms of GWR within a user-friendly, Windows-based, front-end (see book for details).

Gis Tutorial

Spatial Analysis Workbook
Author: David W. Allen
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589484535
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 344
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Updated second volume in the popular and informative GIS Tutorial workbook series.

Getting to Know ArcGIS

Modelbuilder
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.

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.

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.

Quantitative Geography

Perspectives on Spatial Data Analysis
Author: A Stewart Fotheringham,Chris Brunsdon,Martin Charlton
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780761959472
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Integrating a discussion of the application of quantitative methods with practical examples, this book explains the philosophy of the new quantitative methodologies and contrasts them with the methods associated with geography's `Quantitative Revolution' of the 1960s. Key issues discussed include: the nature of modern quantitative geography; spatial data; geographical information systems; visualization; local analysis; point pattern analysis; spatial regression; and statistical inference. Concluding with a review of models used in spatial theory, the authors discuss the current challenges to spatial data analysis. Written to be accessible, to communicate the diversity and excitement of recent thinking, Quantitative Geog

Data in Three Dimensions

A Guide to ArcGIS 3D Analyst
Author: Heather Kennedy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401848866
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 209
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Data in Three Dimensions: A Guide to ArcGIS 3D Analyst is a self-study workbook providing tutorial information and over 25 step-by-step exercises that show you how to manipulate surface data in a three-dimensional environment using ESRI’s 3D Analyst extension to ArcGIS. Readers learn how to create TIN, raster, and 3D vector data; set 3D display properties such as sun position and vertical exaggeration; and display ordinary two-dimensional features such as rivers, roads, and buildings in 3D. Readers will also learn to navigate in real time through 3D terrain, perform line-of-sight and volume analysis, and convert between raster, TIN, and vector formats. New to 3D Analyst 8.2, users will be shown how to create 3D animated films that can be exported as avi (Audio Video Interleave) movie files. Exercises are easy to understand, with detailed discussions of data types and software functionality throughout. Designed for use with ArcGIS Desktop software, this book makes a great accompaniment to ArcGIS 3D Analyst versions 8.1 and higher.

Designing Better Maps

A Guide for GIS Users
Author: Cynthia Brewer
Publisher: ESRI Press
ISBN: 9781589484405
Category: Science
Page: 260
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Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, second edition, breaks down the myriad decisions involved in creating maps that communicate effectively. The second edition includes updated material and a new chapter on map publishing.

Making Maps, Third Edition

A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS
Author: John Krygier,Denis Wood
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462509983
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 293
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"Using a wealth of illustrations--with 74 in full color--to elucidate each concisely presented point, the revised and updated third edition continues to emphasize how design choices relate to the reasons for making a map and its intended purpose. All components of map making are covered: titles, labels, legends, visual hierarchy, font selection, how to turn phenomena into visual data, data organization, symbolization, and more."--Back cover.