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by David Unwin,David O'Sullivan

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  • ISBN 0471211761
  • ISBN13 978-0471211761
  • Language English
  • Author David Unwin,David O'Sullivan
  • Publisher Wiley; 1 edition (November 15, 2002)
  • Pages 448
  • Formats docx lrf azw doc
  • Category Math
  • Subcategory Earth Sciences
  • Size ePub 1406 kb
  • Size Fb2 1378 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 191

Clear, up-to-date coverage of methods for analyzing geographical information in a GIS context Geographic Information Analysis presents clear and up-to-date coverage of the foundations of spatial analysis in a geographic information systems environment. Focusing on the universal aspects of spatial data and their analysis, this book covers the scientific assumptions and limitations of methods available in many geographic information systems. Throughout, the fundamental idea of a map as a realization of a spatial stochastic process is central to the discussion. Key spatial concepts are covered, including point pattern, line objects and networks, area objects, and continuous fields. Analytical techniques for each of these are addressed, as are methods for combining maps, exploring multivariate data, and performing computationally intensive analysis. Appendixes provide primers on basic statistics and linear algebra using matrices. Complete with chapter objectives, summaries, "thought exercises," a wealth of explanatory diagrams, and an annotated bibliography, Geographic Information Analysis is a practical book for students, as well as a valuable resource for researchers and professionals in the industry.

David J. Unwin, MPhil, formerly professor of geography atBirkbeck College in the University of London, UK, is now retired.

David J. He is also the co-author of Computer Programming forGeographers (with .

David O'Sullivan, David Unwin. John Wiley & Sons, 30 Tem 2014 - 432 sayfa

David O'Sullivan, David Unwin. John Wiley & Sons, 30 Tem 2014 - 432 sayfa. Clear, up-to-date coverage of methods for analyzing geographical information in a GIS context.

David O'Sullivan, PhD, is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. David J. Unwin, MPhil, formerly professor of geography at Birkbeck College in the University of London, UK, is now retired

David O'Sullivan, PhD, is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Unwin, MPhil, formerly professor of geography at Birkbeck College in the University of London, UK, is now retired. He is also the co-author of Computer Programming for Geographers (with .

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used for storing, representing, analyzing, and visualizing spatio-temporal data. V-Analytics (known as CommonGIS, c. .

Birkbeck, University of London. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used for storing, representing, analyzing, and visualizing spatio-temporal data. Geographic Information Analysis provides up-to-date coverage of the foundations of spatial data analysis through visualization and maps. This book covers key spatial concepts, including point pattern, line objects and networks, area objects, and continuous fields, as well as such new subjects as local statistics. With crucial methods for analyzing geographical information, this is an essential reference for professionals as well as a useful text for the classroom.

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Goldenfang
I was fortunate to have been a student in one of David O ‘Sullivan’s spatial analysis courses near the turn of the century. I’ve referred to my course notes so many times in the intervening years that the pages are quite worn and stained with those little rings from the bottom of coffee cups and beer glasses. The sorry condition of my notes forced me to break down and buy a copy of this book, which is a more polished and comprehensive treatment of spatial analysis than my old course notes were.

As an environmental scientist and geographer, I use spatial statistics and GIS quite a bit, but I’m not—strictly speaking—an expert on them. However, as a faculty member at a small college I’m often called on to be the “local expert” on these topics. For me, this book is an indispensable resource. The language is clear and the examples are well chosen. The sections on point pattern analysis, spatial autocorrelation, and interpolation are especially good explanations of complex topics.

A major contribution of this book is the emphasis on the importance of understanding spatial analysis through matrix algebra. This book helps the reader think of spatial data in terms of matrices and spatial analysis methods in terms of matrix manipulation. This leads to a deep comprehension of what’s going on when you run those routines in your GIS or statistics program.

This is not a cookbook for running spatial statistics or GIS analyses; rather this book seeks to provide an understanding of spatial data as well as the assumptions, limits, and possibilities of spatial analysis. If you’re looking to use methods of spatial analysis in your research, this book, a basic proficiency in R, and the documentation for a few relevant R packages (e.g., mgcv, spatstat) will get you well on your way.
Rocky Basilisk
Geographic Information Analysis

This book explores and explains the theoretical underpinnings of Geographic information analysis that are easy to ignore when utilizing GIS to manipulate data. A good book for students in geography, GIS and GIS practicioners who are desireous of understanding the foundations upon which some functionalities in GIS software are built. An affordable resource book that is easy to understand.
VAZGINO
I read this book because it was required for a graduate level environmental science course. Although it progresses nicely, it gets caught up in the research history pertaining to every model, process etc.. It also lacks application in many instances and guidance on how to conduct the actual analysis. I would recommend this text to be used in purely geography classes and not by separate disciplines that dabble in geography.
Skunk Black
Good explanation of the concepts involved in GIS analyses and application examples.
Flash_back
This books is complete for beginners in GIS spatial analysis. Great!
Insanity
I've just read the first two chapters and i must say that they are SPECTACULAR!!!
Tygokasa
This is one the most difficult book I have to read for my course. The vocabulary is extremely technical, there are just too many references within the test on studies that were done 30-50-70 years ago, and they just distract you from the main ideas. The examples are also not easy to follow, and I been reading the same page over and over and still I am not sure what the author is trying to say. For GIS professional like myself with 15 years in the field, and used on language used in the books published by ESRI, this is the worst reference material I have encountered. I am still not sure what is the target audience, because I have never encountered such non-GIS feel in the material as in this publication. I feel that author have not worked with GIS community that deal with numerous geospatial problems on day to day basis, but rather with academia where knowledge does not equate with the needs of the GIS workforce.
I bought this book to assist with me the geographic analysis of human rights violations in Zimbabwe. I have no prior experience or qualifications in geography or GIS, but have taken to the field through the necesssity of the work that I do. This book is a technical and mathematical introduction to geographical information analysis. It helps you understand the principles of eg kriging, or the different sorts of geographical data (point, line and polygon) and the kinds of analysis one can do with them. It does this fairly efficiently and it has certainly given me some ideas on possible future paths to take.
However, it is more of a technical guide to the methods than an ideas book. And although I did not understand everything on the first pass, I must say that I imagine more experienced or technical people would be rather disappointed at the depth of the content. It seems a bit simple, and is clearly aimed as an undergrad primer.