A Gentle Introduction to GIS
by T. Sutton, O. Dassau, M. Sutton
Number of pages: 113
GIS is becoming an increasingly important tool in environmental management, retail, military, police, tourism and many other spheres of our daily lives. If you use a computer or a cell phone, you have probably already used a GIS in some form without even realizing it. Maybe it was a map on a web site, Google Earth, an information booth or your cell phone telling you where you are.
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by O. Huisman, R.A. de By (ed.) - ITC
A geographic information system is a computer-based system that supports the study of natural and man-made phenomena with an explicit location in space. The GIS allows data entry, data manipulation, and production of interpretable output.
by Michael Schmandt - giscommons.org
This free, web-based, open-source textbook focuses primarily on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - a geospatial technology that enables you to create spatial databases, analyze spatial patterns, and produce maps that communicate more effectively.
by Y. Fang, V. Shandas, E. Arriaga Cordero - Portland State University
This textbook attempts to facilitate spatial thinking focusing more on open-ended planning questions, which require judgment and exploration, while developing the analytical capacity for understanding a variety of local and regional challenges.
by Jonathan Campbell, Michael Shin - Saylor Foundation
This book integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are non-specialists, the book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic and concise.