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Analytic mapping and geographic databases [electronic resource] / G. David Garson, Robert S. Biggs.

By: Garson, G. David.
Contributor(s): Biggs, Robert S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Quantitative applications in the social sciences: no. 07-087.Publisher: Newbury Park : Sage Publications, c1992Description: 1 online resource (vi, 90 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 058521669X (electronic bk.); 9780585216690 (electronic bk.); 9781412983334 (ebook); 1412983339 (ebook).Subject(s): Geographic information systems | Cartography -- Data processing | Syst�emes d'information g�eographique | Cartographie -- Informatique | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Cartography | SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography | Geografische informatiesystemen | Cartografie | Databanken | Automatisering | Estatistica aplicada as ciencias sociais | Cartography Use of ComputersGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Analytic mapping and geographic databases.DDC classification: 526/.0285 Other classification: 74.03 | 74.40 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction -- Terminology -- Selected examples of analytic mapping and geographic databases in the social and policy sciences -- 2. Geographic databases -- Geographic information systems -- Data reconciliation across different geographic bases -- Common data sources -- 3. Map graphics -- Digitizing maps -- Graphics file formats, conversion -- 4. Analytic mapping -- Types of maps -- Buffers -- Overlays -- Modeling with maps -- Summary statistics -- 5. Presentation -- Output issues -- Display issues -- Graphic misrepresentation issues -- 6. Conclusion.
Summary: The techniques of analytic mapping and of geographic information systems (GIS) have become increasingly important tools for analysing census, crime, environmental and consumer data. The authors discuss data access, transformation and preparation issues, and how to select the appropriate analytic graphics techniques.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 82-89).

1. Introduction -- Terminology -- Selected examples of analytic mapping and geographic databases in the social and policy sciences -- 2. Geographic databases -- Geographic information systems -- Data reconciliation across different geographic bases -- Common data sources -- 3. Map graphics -- Digitizing maps -- Graphics file formats, conversion -- 4. Analytic mapping -- Types of maps -- Buffers -- Overlays -- Modeling with maps -- Summary statistics -- 5. Presentation -- Output issues -- Display issues -- Graphic misrepresentation issues -- 6. Conclusion.

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The techniques of analytic mapping and of geographic information systems (GIS) have become increasingly important tools for analysing census, crime, environmental and consumer data. The authors discuss data access, transformation and preparation issues, and how to select the appropriate analytic graphics techniques.

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