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Essentials_of_Geographic_Information_Systems

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Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1
  • Introduction
    • Stuff Happens…
    • 1.1 Spatial Thinking
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Mental Maps
    • Asking Geographic Questions
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 1.2 Geographic Concepts
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Location
    • Direction
    • Distance
    • Space
    • Navigation
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 1.3 Geographic Information Systems for Today and Beyond
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • GIS Defined
    • Three Approaches to GISs
    • GIS Futures
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
  • Chapter 2
  • Map Anatomy
    • 2.1 Maps and Map Types
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Reference Maps
    • Thematic Maps
    • Dynamic Maps
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 2.2 Map Scale, Coordinate Systems, and Map Projections
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Map Scale
    • Coordinate Systems
    • Map Projections
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 2.3 Map Abstraction
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • What Is a Forest?
    • Map Content and Generalization
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
      • Waypoint: More than Just Clouds and Weather
  • Chapter 3
  • Data, Information, and Where to Find Them
    • 3.1 Data and Information
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Of Files and Formats…
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 3.2 Data about Data
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 3.3 Finding Data
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
      • KEY TAKEAWAY
      • EXERCISES
  • Chapter 4
  • Data Models for GIS
    • 4.1 Raster Data Models
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Advantages/Disadvantages of the Raster Model
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 4.2 Vector Data Models
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Vector Data Models Structures
    • Advantages/Disadvantages of the Vector Model
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 4.3 Satellite Imagery and Aerial Photography
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Satellite Imagery
    • Aerial Photography
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISE
  • Chapter 5
  • Geospatial Data Management
    • 5.1 Geographic Data Acquisition
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Data Types
    • Measurement Scale
    • Primary Data Capture
    • Secondary Data Capture
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 5.2 Geospatial Database Management
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Relational Database Management Systems
    • Joins and Relates
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISE
    • 5.3 File Formats
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Vector File Formats
    • Raster File Formats
    • Hybrid File Formats
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 5.4 Data Quality
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
  • Chapter 6
  • Data Characteristics and Visualization
    • 6.1 Descriptions and Summaries
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Measures of Distribution
    • Measures of Central Tendency
    • Measures of Dispersion
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 6.2 Searches and Queries
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Selection
    • Query by Attribute
    • Query by Geography
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 6.3 Data Classification
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
  • Chapter 7
  • Geospatial Analysis I: Vector Operations
    • 7.1 Single Layer Analysis
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Buffering
    • Geoprocessing Operations
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 7.2 Multiple Layer Analysis
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Overlay Operations
    • Other Multilayer Geoprocessing Options
    • Spatial Join
    • Overlay Errors
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
  • Chapter 8
  • Geospatial Analysis II: Raster Data
    • 8.1 Basic Geoprocessing with Rasters
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Single Layer Analysis
    • Multiple Layer Analysis
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 8.2 Scale of Analysis
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Local Operations
    • Neighborhood Operations
    • Zonal Operations
    • Global Operations
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISE
    • 8.3 Surface Analysis: Spatial Interpolation
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Creating Surfaces
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 8.4 Surface Analysis: Terrain Mapping
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
      • KEY TAKEAWAY
      • EXERCISES
  • Chapter 9
  • Cartographic Principles
    • 9.1 Color
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Color Basics
    • Color Models
    • Color Choices
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 9.2 Symbology
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Basic Symbol Guidelines
    • Proportional Symbolization
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
    • 9.3 Cartographic Design
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Map Elements
    • Typography and Label Placement
    • Map Design
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISES
  • Chapter 10
  • GIS Project Management
    • 10.1 Project Management Basics
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • PMBOK Process Groups
    • PMBOK Project Management Knowledge Areas
    • Project Failure
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISE
    • 10.2 GIS Project Management Tools and Techniques
      • LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    • Scheduling
    • Working with CAD Data
    • Application Development
    • Map Series
    • Grid-to-Ground Transformations
      • KEY TAKEAWAYS
      • EXERCISE
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