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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Encyclopedia of geographic information science /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kemp, Karen K.
Publisher SAGE Publications,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 156902322
ISBN 9781412913133; 1412913136
Subjects Geographic information systems--Encyclopedias. ; Geografische informatiesystemen.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Publisher description
University of Alberta Access
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM REF G70.212.E53 2008 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/07/2019
ELBR REF G70.212.E53 2008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/08/2016
Collation xxv, 558 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
"A SAGE reference publication." Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
This encyclopedia contains contributions from scholars in geographic information science (GIS) as well as experts in the field's supporting disciplines. There are a total of 230 entries of varying length, averaging around 1,350 words. Long entries define the domain of GIS and its major subdomains, while medium-length articles address significant topics such as network analysis and polygon operations. Short entries summarize specialized concepts and techniques, such as the ecological fallacy and open standards, and given information on key organizations. The 10 knowledge areas identified in the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge inventory provide an organizing framework for the encyclopedia.