Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems
- Robert Laurini, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
- Derek Thompson, University of Maryland at College Park
The study and application of spatial information systems have been developed primarily from the use of computers in the geosciences. These systems have the principle functions of capturing, storing, representing, manipulating, and displaying data in 2-D and 3-D worlds. This book approaches its subject from the perspectives of informatics and geography, presenting methods of conceptual modeling developed in computer science that provide valuable aids for resolving spatial problems. This book is an essential textbook for both students and practitioners. It is indispensable for academic geographers, computer scientists, and the GIS professional.
Graduate students and researchers in geography, computer science, scientific computing, and applications in scientific computing.