International GIS Dictionary

International GIS Dictionary

Author(s): Rachael McDonnell, Karen Kemp

Published Online: 6 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9780470236079

Online ISBN: 9780470173213

DOI: 10.1002/9780470173213

About this Book

International GIS Dictionary Rachael McDonnell & Karen Kemp Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are penetrating a wide range of disciplines and, as a result, there is a growing group of professionals and students who need to master the field quickly. As in any specialized field, the jargon and acronyms are largely incomprehensible to the uninitiated, and many words that have a familiar interpretation in everyday language take on a specific meaning in the GIS context. Such an evolving lexicon reflects the dynamism, but also the youth, of this field. The International GIS Dictionary is the first dedicated dictionary available for the GIS community. It includes GIS terms from all over the world and from related disciplines, such as remote sensing, which are becoming increasingly important to people using GIS. Features:
* Over 500 definitions
* Informative illustrations
* Examples to clarify meaning
* List of commonly used acronyms
* Fully cross-referenced entries
The International GIS Dictionary is an invaluable resource for professionals and students using GIS worldwide.

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