Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems

Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems

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The study and application of spatial information systems have been developed primarily from the use of computers in the geosciences. These systems have the principle functions of capturing, storing, representing, manipulating, and displaying data in 2-D and 3-D worlds. This book approaches its subject from the perspectives of informatics and geography, presenting methods of conceptual modeling developed in computer science that provide valuable aids for resolving spatial problems. This book is an essential textbook for both students and practitioners. It is indispensable for academic geographers, computer scientists, and the GIS professional. Key Features * Serves as the first comprehensive textbook on the field of Spatial Information Systems (also known as Geographic Information Systems) * Contains extensive illustrations * Presents numerous detailed examplesthoroughly by Date and Elmasri and Navathe, and the reader is referred to Codd (1990) for elaboration on relational database management systems. Howe provides a treatment of the practicalities of employing relational modelling concepts.


Title:Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems
Author: Robert Laurini, Derek Thompson
Publisher:Academic Press - 1992
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