Getting to Know Web GIS

Getting to Know Web GIS Author Pinde Fu
ISBN-10 1589484630
Year 2016-05
Pages 350
Language en
Publisher Esri Press
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The new second edition of Getting to Know Web GIS is a step-by-step workbook on how to build web GIS applications using the latest Esru technology, including smart mapping, AppStudio, ArcGIS Pro and Scene services. As presented in this book, the technologies are easy to apply, current, and holistic.

Getting to Know Web GIS

Getting to Know Web GIS Author Pinde Fu
ISBN-10 1589483847
Year 2015-03-16
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher ESRI Press
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Getting to Know Web GIS, a workbook with detailed, step-by-step exercises, teaches readers how to share resources online and build web GIS applications easily and quickly. It covers Esri's suite of web GIS technologies including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Server, web app templates, WebApp Builder, API for JavaScript, mobile GIS apps, mobile SDKs, CityEngine, and 3D web maps. Holistic Approach: Unlike books that focus on individual products, this book teaches web GIS technologies as a holistic platform. Each chapter completes an application project using multiple products from server side to browser/client side.Easy to Apply: You don't have to be a developer to build web apps. This book facilitates immediate productivity. It teaches how to build engaging web apps without a single line of programming. The two chapters involving programming are easy to follow and don't require a strong programing background.Each of the 10 chapters in this book has —a conceptual discussion section that gives readers the big picture and the principles, —a system requirements section that helps instructors to prepare for the lab setup, —a detailed tutorial section with abundant screenshots that confirm progress along the way, —a Q/A section to answer common questions, —an assignment section for readers to practice what they have just learned, —and a robust reference section.This book is the result of the author's extensive working experience at Esri and teaching experience at Harvard University Extension and other universities. It is a practical manual for classroom lab work and on the job training for GIS students, instructors, GIS analysts, managers, web developers, and a broad range of GIS professionals.

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop Author Tim Ormsby
ISBN-10 158948083X
Year 2004
Pages 572
Language en
Publisher ESRI, Inc.
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Explains how to use ArcView, then uses ArcView as a base for teaching ArcEditor and ArcInfo to allow readers to learn tasks including mapmaking, spatial analysis, and managing geographic data.

Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop

Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop Author Michael Law
ISBN-10 1589483081
Year 2013
Pages 749
Language en
Publisher Esri Press
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Getting to Know ArcGIS® for Desktop is a workbook that introduces the principles of GIS via hands-on exercises. Readers are shown how to use ArcGIS for Desktop software tools to display and present maps and data, and then query and analyze the data. The third edition has been reorganized and includes new topics such as exploring online resources and raster data and contains new exercises, data, and learning tools. Known for its broad scope, clarity, and reliability, Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop is equally well-suited for classroom use, independent study, and as a reference. A data DVD for working through the exercises is included with the book, and access to a 180-day trial of ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop is provided.

Web GIS

Web GIS Author Pinde Fu
ISBN-10 158948245X
Year 2011
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Esri Press
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This book offers a balance of principles, concepts, and techniques to guide readers toward an understanding of how the World Wide Web can expand and modernize the way you use GIS technology.--[book cover]

GIS Basics

GIS Basics Author Stephen Wise
ISBN-10 0203164547
Year 2003-09-02
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are computer systems for storing, displaying and analyzing spatial data. The past twenty years have seen a rapid growth in their use in government, commerce and academia, and they can be used for managing a network of utilities, from handling census data through to planning the location of a new supermarket. But how do they work? Stephen Wise has been a regular contributor to GeoEurope and his 'Back to Basics' articles have provided a clear and simple introduction to the inner workings of GIS for a non-specialist audience. He now presents the original articles with new material and provides a new coverage of both major types of GIS: vector and raster systems. Undergraduates and professionals who wish to improve their knowledge of GIS should get a better understanding of how GIS operate in the way that they do, such as how spatial data is stored on a computer, how the different methods affect the capabilities of the GIS, how basic operations performed and how the choice of algorithm affects the speed of the system.

Placing History

Placing History Author Anne Kelly Knowles
ISBN-10 9781589480131
Year 2008
Pages 313
Language en
Publisher ESRI, Inc.
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CD-ROM contains: Four Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and interactive mapping exercises, some of which extend the scholarly material and addressess new issues related to historical GIS.

Mathematical Techniques in GIS Second Edition

Mathematical Techniques in GIS  Second Edition Author Peter Dale
ISBN-10 9781466595545
Year 2014-05-15
Pages 359
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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The second edition of a bestseller, Mathematical Techniques in GIS demystifies the mathematics used in the manipulation of spatially related data. The author takes a step-by-step approach through the basics of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus that underpin the management of such data. He then explores the use of matrices, determinants and vectors in the handling of geographic information so that the data may be analyzed and displayed in two-dimensional form either in the visualization of the terrain or as map projections. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Summaries at the end of each chapter Worked examples of techniques described Additional material on matrices and vectors Further material on map projections New material on spatial correlation A new section on global positioning systems Written for those who need to make use geographic information systems but have a limited mathematical background, this book introduces the basic statistical techniques commonly used in geographic information systems and explains best-fit solutions and the mathematics behind satellite positioning. By understanding the mathematics behind the gathering, processing, and display of information, you can better advise others on the integrity of results, the quality of the information, and the safety of using it.

A Primer of GIS

A Primer of GIS Author Francis James Harvey
ISBN-10 9781593855659
Year 2008
Pages 310
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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This textbook examines the choices considered when creating geographic representations and cartographic representations, transforming spherical coordinates to planar coordinates, and modeling geographic data. Harvey (geography, University of Minnesota) introduces the three generic options for recording the locations and characteristics of things and events, the principles of remote sensing, map design elements, and geostatistical methods. Fifteen color plates are provided in the middle of the book, while black and white images are scattered throughout.

Building a GIS

Building a GIS Author Dave Peters
ISBN-10 9781589481596
Year 2008
Pages 292
Language en
Publisher ESRI, Inc.
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The book's reach is as broad as it is detailed, intended both for IT experts just now adopting the technology and for GIS experts just now getting into system design - and for the nontechnical executives who need to take advantage of advancements in technology while managing change."--BOOK JACKET.

Making Maps

Making Maps Author John Krygier
ISBN-10 9781609181666
Year 2011
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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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.

Python Geospatial Development

Python Geospatial Development Author Erik Westra
ISBN-10 9781782174981
Year 2016-05-23
Pages 446
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Develop sophisticated mapping applications from scratch using Python 3 tools for geospatial development About This Book Build web applications based around maps and geospatial data using Python 3.x Install and use various toolkits and obtain geospatial data for use in your programs This practical, hands-on book will teach you all about geospatial development in Python Who This Book Is For This book is for experienced Python developers who want to learn about geospatial concepts, obtain and work with geospatial data, solve spatial problems, and build sophisticated map-based applications using Python. What You Will Learn Access, manipulate, and display geospatial data from within your Python programs Master the core geospatial concepts of location, distance, units, projections, and datums Read and write geospatial data in both vector and raster format Perform complex, real-world geospatial calculations using Python Store and access geospatial information in a database Use points, lines, and polygons within your Python programs Convert geospatial data into attractive maps using Python-based tools Build complete web-based mapping applications using Python In Detail Geospatial development links your data to locations on the surface of the Earth. Writing geospatial programs involves tasks such as grouping data by location, storing and analyzing large amounts of spatial information, performing complex geospatial calculations, and drawing colorful interactive maps. In order to do this well, you'll need appropriate tools and techniques, as well as a thorough understanding of geospatial concepts such as map projections, datums, and coordinate systems. This book provides an overview of the major geospatial concepts, data sources, and toolkits. It starts by showing you how to store and access spatial data using Python, how to perform a range of spatial calculations, and how to store spatial data in a database. Further on, the book teaches you how to build your own slippy map interface within a web application, and finishes with the detailed construction of a geospatial data editor using the GeoDjango framework. By the end of this book, you will be able to confidently use Python to write your own geospatial applications ranging from quick, one-off utilities to sophisticated web-based applications using maps and other geospatial data. Style and approach This book is a comprehensive course in geospatial development. The concepts you need to know are presented in a hands-on fashion with example code to help you to solve real-world problems right away. Larger programs are built up step by step while guiding you through the process of building your own sophisticated mapping applications.

GIS Fundamentals Second Edition

GIS Fundamentals  Second Edition Author Stephen Wise
ISBN-10 9781439886953
Year 2013-09-25
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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With GIS technology increasingly available to a wider audience on devices from apps on smartphones to satnavs in cars, many people routinely use spatial data in a way which used to be the preserve of GIS specialists. However spatial data is stored and analyzed on a computer still tends to be described in academic texts and articles which require specialist knowledge or some training in computer science. Developed to introduce computer science literature to geography students, GIS Fundamentals, Second Edition provides an accessible examination of the underlying principles for anyone with no formal training in computer science. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Coverage of the use of spatial data on the Internet Chapters on databases and on searching large databases for spatial queries Improved coverage on route-finding Improved coverage of heuristic approaches to solving real-world spatial problems International standards for spatial data The book begins with a brief but detailed introduction to how computers work and how they are programmed, giving anyone with no previous computer science background a foundation to understand the remainder of the book. As with all parts of the book there are also suggestions for further sources of reading. The book then describes the ways in which vector and raster data can be stored and how algorithms are designed to perform fundamental operations such as detecting where lines intersect. From these simple beginnings the book moves into the more complex structures used for handling surfaces and networks and contains a detailed account of what it takes to determine the shortest route between two places on a network. The final sections of the book review problems, such as the "Travelling Salesman" problem, which are so complex that it is not known whether an optimum solution exists. Using clear, concise language, but without sacrificing technical rigour, the book gives readers an understanding of what it takes to produce systems which allow them to find out where to make their next purchase and how to drive to the right place to collect it.

ArcGIS By Example

ArcGIS By Example Author Hussein Nasser
ISBN-10 9781785283178
Year 2015-08-27
Pages 258
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Develop three engaging ArcGIS applications to address your real-world mapping scenarios About This Book Design, build and run ArcGIS applications using ArcObjects SDK Extend ArcGIS objects and use add -ins to deploy applications on top of ArcGIS An example-centric practical guide to help you understand mapping scenarios with ArcGIS Who This Book Is For If you are an application developer and wish to enhance your skills for the GIS domain with ArcGIS, then this book is for you. Previous experience with ArcGIS is not required. What You Will Learn Use essential ArcGIS code to query geodatabases Communicate with ArcGIS maps, with the help of critical designing and optimisation tips Highlight and interact with objects on your map Query ArcGIS geodatabases with related data to display your information on ArcGIS Edit your underlying geodatabase Explore strategies for the adaptation of various types of spatial analysis techniques into the GIS framework Analyze tools for Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing Experience ArcGIS's advanced tools for manipulation of shapefiles and geodatabases In Detail ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) for working with maps and geographic information. It is considered the turnkey solution to creating and sharing interactive maps. ArcGIS is designed to work the way you work. With nothing to install and set up, ArcGIS helps you make your work productive from day one. The book covers the design and development of three ArcGIS applications to guide the readers in crafting their own GIS solution as per their requirements. The book begins by giving you a refresher on the concepts of ArcGIS. Without wasting any time, you'll begin with developing your first ArcGIS application. You will be developing a cell tower analysis tool. Following this, you will be guided through mapping signal strength and real - time manoeuvring in your GIS system. You will then move on to the second application of the book: a restaurant mapping system. The application will allow tourists to browse restaurants on a map, according to their preferences. Next, you will learn how to work with reviews and ratings and also cover some of the advanced searching options offered by ArcGIS. You will then make use of advanced ArcObjects to develop your third application: an excavation planning manager. The book will conclude by teaching you how work out excavation cost calculations and also saving and retrieving your excavation designs. Style and approach The book offers an enhanced way of learning ArcGIS, through the design and development of three applications throughout its length. In addition to this the book also covers features that you can add to your application as you develop each one covered in the book.

GIS Environmental Modeling and Engineering Second Edition

GIS  Environmental Modeling and Engineering  Second Edition Author Allan Brimicombe
ISBN-10 1439808724
Year 2009-12-23
Pages 378
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Spatial dimensions need to be properly captured if modeling and engineering techniques are to be successfully applied in addressing environmental problems. The links between the geographical information systems (GIS) that capture this data, simulation modeling, and engineering offer tremendous possibilities for building versatile support systems for managing the environment. GIS, Environmental Modeling and Engineering focuses on using GIS and external models to solve real environmental problems, promoting the critical thinking needed for the effective applications of these systems and their analytical outputs. Divided into three major sections, this textbook first concentrates on defining GIS, identifying how data is structured, and explaining common functionality. The text examines GIS from a technological perspective, exploring the evolution of its scientific basis and its synergies with other technologies within a geocomputational paradigm. The next section explores modeling from a neutral scientific perspective in its role of simulating phenomena, as well as from a more specific perspective in its role within environmental science and engineering. The third and largest section looks at how GIS and simulation modeling are joined. It provides case studies and covers issues such as interoperability, data quality, model validity, space-time dynamics, and decision-support systems. This volume provides seniors and postgraduate students with a structured, coherent text that goes beyond introductory subject matter by enabling readers to think critically about the data acquisition process and the results they get from the technology.