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Encyclopedia of geographic information science.


Encyclopedia of geographic information science.

Ed. by Karen K. Kemp.

Sage Publications


558 pages




This encyclopedia contains contributions from scholars in geographic information science (GIS) as well as experts in the field's supporting disciplines. There are a total of 230 entries of varying length, averaging around 1,350 words. Long entries define the domain of GIS and its major subdomains, while medium-length articles address significant topics such as network analysis and polygon operations. Short entries summarize specialized concepts and techniques, such as the ecological fallacy and open standards, and given information on key organizations. The 10 knowledge areas identified in the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge inventory provide an organizing framework for the encyclopedia. Editor Kemp founded the International Masters Program in GIS at the University of Redlands, and is now a senior consultant with the Redlands Institute.

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