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Table Of Contents

Purpose of the Book
1.0 The Nature of Geographic Information
1.1 Maps and Spatial Information
1.2 Characterizing Geographic Features
1.3 Data Accuracy and Quality
1.3.1 Accuracy
1.3.2 Quality
1.3.3 Error
2.1.2 Physical Components of a GIS
2.2 Spatial Data Models
2.2.1 Vector Data Models
2.2.2 Raster Data Models
2.2.3 Image Data
2.2.4 Advantages and Disadvantages
2.3 Attribute Data Models
2.3.1 Tabular Model
2.3.2 Hierarchial Model
2.3.3 Network Model
2.3.4 Relational Model
2.3.5 Object-Oriented Model
2.4 Spatial Data Relationships
2.4.1 Topology
3.2 Data Input Techniques
3.2.1 Digitizing
3.2.2 Automatic Scanning
3.2.3 Coordinate Geometry
3.2.4 Conversion of Existing Digital Data
3.3 Data Editing
3.3.1 Spatial Data Errors
3.3.2 Attribute Data Errors
3.3.3 Data Verification
4.0 Data Storage and Retrieval
4.1 Organizing Data for Analysis
4.1.1 Spatial Data Layers - Vertical Data Organization
4.1.2 Spatial Indexing - Horizontal Data Organization
4.2 Editing and Updating of Data
4.3 Data Retrieval and Querying
5.0 Data Manipulation and Analysis
5.1 Manipulation and Transformation of Spatial Data
5.1.1 Coordinate Thinning
5.1.2 Geometric Transformations
5.1.3 Map Projection Transformations
5.1.4 Conflation - Sliver Removal
5.1.5 Edge Matching
5.1.6 Interactive Graphic Editing
5.2 Integration and Modelling of Spatial Data
5.3 Integrated Analytical Functions in a GIS
5.3.1 Retrieval, Reclassification and Generalization
5.3.2 Topological Overlay
5.3.3 Neighbourhood Operations
5.3.4 Connectivity Analysis
6.0 Sample Forestry Applications
6.1 Example 1. Resource Capabilities
6.2 Example 2. Forest Inventory Updating
6.3 Example 3. Merchantability and DEM Modelling
7.0 Data Output and Display
7.1 Graphic Display
7.2 Map Composition
7.3 Tabular Reports
8.0 Implementation Strategies and Issues
8.1 Current Options and Software Assessment
8.2 Practical Considerations
8.2.1 Data Storage Volumes
8.2.2 Software Processing Limitations
8.3 Justification and Expectations
8.4 Implementation Issues
8.4.1 Common Pitfalls
8.4.2 The Learning Curve
8.4.3 The Productivity Curve
8.4.4 The Implementation Plan
8.5 Future Developments and GIS Trends
8.6.1 New Data Sources
8.6.2 Expert Systems
8.6.3 Hardware and Software Developments
APPENDIX A - Glossary of Terms
APPENDIX B - References and Information Sources
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The GIS Primer Buckley

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