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The first edition of Geographic Information Systems and Science has taken the GIS textbook market by storm, selling over 22,000 copies since publication. It is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture.GISS 2e builds on the success of the first edition:Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and PolicyAll new personality boxes of current GIS practitionersNew chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GISSpecific coverage of current hot topics: GIS and the New World OrderSecurity, health and well-BeingDigital differentiation in GIS consumptionThe core organizing role of GIS in geographyThe greening of GISGrand challenges of GIS scienceScience and explanationA new suite of instructor resources including a companion website with an on-line lab resource and personal student sullabus and a cehensive Instructor’s Manual that maps the textbook to various disciplines and levels of courses.
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Paul A. Longley (B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc., FAcSS) is a British geographer. He is Professor of Geographic Information Science at University College London (UCL), UK, where he also directs the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre.
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