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Essentials of Geographic Information Systems

  title={Essentials of Geographic Information Systems},
  author={Jonathan E. Campbell and Michael Shin},
Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are non-specialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with… Expand
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  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • KN - Journal of Cartography and Geographic Information
  • 2020
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