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Encyclopedia of GIS

Editors: Shekhar, Shashi, Xiong, Hui (Eds.)

  • Editor-in-Chief is well-known as the editor of the journal Geoinformatica
  • A-Z organization allows easy, intuitive access for newcomers to field
  • Includes coverage of GIS standards in development by ISO
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About this Reference Work

The Encyclopedia of GIS features a comprehensive, authoritative treatment of this subject matter, with a simple A-Z format providing easy access to the field.

Authored and peer-reviewed by world experts, the entries explain the key software, data sets, and processes used by geographers and computational scientists. Nearly 200 topics include major overviews such as Geoinformatics, Spatial Cognition, and Location-Based Services. Short entries, cross-referenced to related larger entries, define specific terms and concepts such as the Global Positioning System, Digital Elevation/Terrain Model, and Remote Sensing. Larger entries include key citations to the literature, and (online) internal hyperlinks to definitional entries and current standards.

Published as a print volume with abundant black and white art, the Encyclopedia of GIS will be available simultaneously as an XML online reference with hyperlinked citations, cross-references, four-color art, links to web-based maps, and other interactive features.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This single-volume reference work is a highly welcome … addition to the rapidly advancing field of geographic information systems. Peer-reviewed entries from over 300 contributors cover 41 topical subfields, with an overall emphasis on computational aspects of GIS. The volume is adequately illustrated with 723 figures and 90 tables in black and white. A full bibliography and concise list of entry terms are provided at the back of the work. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division geography students through professionals." (C. E. Smith, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), 2008)

"The encyclopedia is divided into 41 fields, each one an important sub-area within GIS. ... the editors’ organization of the material and comprehensive and systematic approach are superb and shall give students, eager readers as well as researchers an understanding of the topics in quite full depth and breadth. … is lavishly illustrated with figures, graphs and tables, the design and execution of which are as perfect as the material they illustrate. … it is sturdy and opens out nicely for study and reference." (Current Engineering Practice, 2008)

"The focus here, however, is on the mathematical and computational aspects of GIS … . This is very welcome to those practitioners who have been less exposed to some of the mathematical and computational aspects of GIS. This is also very welcome to the researcher or graduate student within any of the interdisciplinary areas that use GIS. … I highly recommended it." (Pascal V. Calarco, ACM Computing Reviews, November, 2008)


Table of contents (1511 chapters)

  • 3D Models

    Shekhar, Shashi (et al.)

    Pages 1-1

  • 3-Value Indeterminacy

    Shekhar, Shashi (et al.)

    Pages 1-1

  • 3D City Models

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    Pages 1-1

  • 4IM

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    Pages 3-3

  • 4-Intersection Calculus

    Shekhar, Shashi (et al.)

    Pages 3-3

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedia of GIS
Editors
  • Shashi Shekhar
  • Hui Xiong
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
Print + eBook ISBN
978-0-387-35975-5
Print ISBN
978-0-387-30858-6
eReference ISBN
978-0-387-35973-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXXVIII, 1370
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