Principles of Geographic Information Systems

Written by: The International Institute for Geo-Informational Science and Earth Observation

Some topics fit within several academic specialties. When I find textbooks on those topics, I try to find the most appropriate place to file them. Geographic information systems (GIS) is very much one of those topics which crosses disciplines. Builders of GIS systems are generally computer scientists. People who use them can hold a variety of positions. To make a long story short, since the author of this textbook states his work is directed towards GIS users, I have filed it under Geography. Hopefully, anyone looking for it will know to use the search feature here on The Free Textbook List and in the end it won’t matter where I’ve filed it.

The Principles of Geographic Information Systems textbook was published by The International Institute for Geo-Informational Science and Earth Observation in The Netherlands.

This work was not meant as a stand-alone course but a complementary work to be used with Principles of Remote Sensing to provide students with a basic reference on geoinformatics.

Chapters in Principles of Geographic Information Systems online Textbook

  1. A gentle introductions to GIS
  2. Geographic information and Spatial data types
  3. Data management and processing systems
  4. Spatial referencing and positioning
  5. Data entry and preparation
  6. Spatial data analysis
  7. Data visualization

This online work also includes a glossary and a list of Internet sources for additional reading. According to the PDF file I read, the book is available for online browsing but not printing.

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