The Handbook of Geographic Information Science

The Handbook of Geographic Information Science

Editor(s): John P. Wilson, A. Stewart Fotheringham

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405107952

Online ISBN: 9780470690819

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690819

About this Book

This Handbook is an essential reference and a guide to the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Science.


  • Designed for students and researchers who want an in-depth treatment of the subject, including background information
  • Comprises around 40 substantial essays, each written by a recognized expert in a particular area
  • Covers the full spectrum of research in GIS
  • Surveys the increasing number of applications of GIS
  • Predicts how GIS is likely to evolve in the near future

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Data Issues

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  2. Part II: Database Trends and Challenges

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  3. Part III: Visualization

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  4. Part IV: Knowledge Elicitation

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  5. Part V: Spatial Analysis

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    2. Chapter 23

      Terrain Analysis (pages 417–435)

      Yongxin Deng, John P. Wilson and John C. Gallant

  6. Part VI: Geographic Information Systems and Society

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  7. Part VII: Future Trends and Challenges

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