348 pages | 279 Color Illus. | 21 B/W Illus.
The purpose of this textbook is to provide an accessible introduction to geotechnology for a wide range of students. The techniques and approaches to problem solving, project organization and management, and data visualization are used with the intension of introducing students to the possibility of using GIS as a platform for making contributions to a wide range of programs that are concerned with social, economic, political, and environmental change. Includes activities that lead students through hands-on workflows to create flexible and functional "solutions" to specific tasks that are typical for geospatial analysts.
1. Making Sense of Geotechnology 2. Georeferencing 3. Getting the World Into Your GIS 4. Geospatial Analysis: Introduction5. Thematic Mapping 6. Data Models 7. Web GIS 8. Open-Source GIS 9. Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS 10. Introduction to Health GIS Applications 11. GIS and Digital Humanities 12. Organizational GIS