This guide enables students of human geography to take a critical look at the set of practices, hardware and software that are together described as GIS.

  • A guide to GIS for students of human geography.
  • Outlines the distinct approaches to inquiry employed in GIS and illustrates their relevance for human geographers.
  • Traces the history of GIS and human geography from 1970 to the present.
  • Illustrates the challenges of data collection, classification in the context of multiple stakeholders and epistemological approaches.
  • Tracks the use of GIS in applied contexts through the stages of problem definition, data acquisition and classification, choice of software, spatial analysis and graphic output.
  • Includes an inventory of tools and information related to GIS, including web-based resources.
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  • ISBN13: 9780631235330
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
  • Pubilcation Year: 2004
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00169
SeriesShort Introductions to Geography
Series Volume Number4
Publication DateMay 21, 2004

GIS: A Short Introduction

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