Fundamentals of GIS
The importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is often disregarded when it comes to decision making, but it is actually an essential part of our everyday lives. Franz Pucha-Cofrep’s book the Fundamentals of GIS: Applications with ArcGIS provides a excellent introduction to GIS and its many applications.
This book is well-organized and clearly outlines the basics of GIS, from data types, coordinate systems and projections, to map design and the practical applications of GIS in land use planning, environmental analysis and transportation. With examples and case studies, it demonstrates the power of geoprocessing and mapping with ArcGIS. It is written in a clear and organized fashion, starting with the basics of GIS and gradually progressing to more advanced concepts.
In addition, step-by-step instructions are given on how to use the software, as well as on data management, geoprocessing and customizing the ArcGIS user interface. Throughout the book, Pucha-Cofrep provides examples and case studies to illustrate the concepts discussed. By the end of the book, readers will have a strong grasp of GIS fundamentals and the skills to create accurate maps.
This book is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in GIS, as it provides an easy-to-follow guide on its use for professional projects. Fundamentals of GIS: Applications with ArcGIS is comprehensive and offers a solid foundation for its readers. By the end of the book, the user will have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of GIS and be equipped to create quality maps.
Table of Contents
2. Geographical terms
3. Data models
3.1. Vector model
3.2. Raster model
4. ArcMap main window
5. Coordinate systems
7. Generation of vector entities
7.1. Creating shapefiles
7.2. Shapefiles edition
7.3. Working with points
7.4. Working with lines
7.5. Working with polygons
7.6. Define projection of a layer
7.7. Project a layer to another reference system
8. Tables administration
8.1. Working with tables
8.2. Calculation of area, perimeter and length
8.3. Calculation of XY coordinates
9. Geoprocessing tools
10. Spatial analyst
10.2. Digital elevation models
10.3. Creation of slope maps
10.5. Contour creation
10.6. Map algebra
10.7. Topographic profiles
11. Design and publication
11.1. Symbology of points, lines and polygons
11.2. Map design
11.3. Export and print a map
12. Frequently asked questions
With this book, you will be guided from the beginning, step-by-step, in the use of GIS for your geospatial projects. Overall, Fundamentals of GIS: Applications with ArcGIS is a good introduction to GIS and its applications.
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[page Originally Published March 2018]