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GIS Algorithms : Theory and Applications for Geographic Information Science & Technology

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GIS Algorithms : Theory and Applications for Geographic Information Science & Technology

GIS Algorithms : Theory and
Applications for Geographic Information Science & Technology

by Ningchuan Xiao
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1446274322 | 332 Pages | PDF | 5.72 MB

Geographic information systems (GIS) have become increasingly important in helping us understand complex social, economic, and natural dynamics where spatial components play a key role. The critical algorithms used in GIS, however, are notoriously difficult to both teach and understand, in part due to the lack of a coherent representation. GIS Algorithms attempts to address this problem by combining rigorous formal language with example case studies and student exercises.

Using Python code throughout, Xiao breaks the subject down into three fundamental areas:

- Geometric Algorithms
- Spatial Indexing
- Spatial Analysis and Modelling

With its comprehensive coverage of the many algorithms involved, GIS Algorithms is a key new textbook in this complex and critical area of geography.