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Geographical Data. Characteristics and Sources. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2176179
  • Book
  • February 2002
  • 292 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Provides a comprehensive overview of the characteristics relatingto remote sensing, cartography, censuses/surveys andadministrative/statutory. Presents up-to-date information in thisremarkable growth area, with clear explanations of the problems andpitfalls as well as the potentiality of analysing geographicaldata.

An ideal book for both those already confident with GIS technology,and the novice user.

Covers spatial and thematic worldwide geographical data

Exemplifies the problems and pitfalls of using geographical data

Provides introductory details of GIS without the need for aseparate text

Refers to the latest internet sources

Covers geographical data relating to the environmental and humandomains

Focuses on digital geographical data
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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations List.

Part 1 Geographical Data

Geographical Phenomena and Geographical Data

Generic Problems of Data

Accessibility and Availability of Geographical Data

Part 2 Characteristics and Review of Secondary Sources

Remotely Sensed Data

Cartographic Data

Censuses and Surveys

Adminstrative and Statutory Data

International Comparison of Geographical Data Sources

Part 3 Secondary Analysis

Examples of Geographical Data Analysis

Future Developments in Geographical Data

Bibliography

Appendix: Household Form in the 2001 UK Census of Population.

Subject Index.
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Nigel Walford Kingston University.
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