This text provides a clear introduction to the world of Geographical Information Systems and explains how they are actually used, across a variety of disciplines and within a range of industries..
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An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
The third edition of this highly regarded and successful text continues to provide a clear and accessible introduction to the world of GIS for students and professionals. With an increased focus on the practical applications of GIS, the new edition features a wealth of new multi-disciplinary case studies and examples of GIS in practice, demonstrating how it is used worldwide and within a variety of different industries.
Furthermore, the new edition has been substantially revised and updated to include coverage of the latest advances in GIS such as location-based services, time-based GIS, web mapping, data supply and 3D visualization.
An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems is suitable for students of Geographical Information studies at all levels, from undergraduate to professionals retraining in GIS.
About the authors
Ian Heywood, previously Director of Learning for UK BusinessLab Ltd., Director of Open and Distance Learning for RobertGordonUniversity, Aberdeen, and a Senior Lecturer in GIS at ManchesterMetropolitanUniversity, is now Director of Skills and Learning for Scottish Enterprise Grampian.
Sarah Corneliusis a trainer a Lecturer in the Schoolof Educationat the Universityof Aberdeenand an Associate Lecturer at the Open University.
Steve Carver is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the Universityof Leeds. He was the Director of Leeds’ successful MSc in GIS for twelve years and is now BSc Programme Manager.
Additional student support at www.pearsoned.co.uk/heywood
About the Author:
Ian Heywood, previously Director of Director of Growing Business and Skills for Scottish Enterprise Grampian, Director of Open and Distance Learning for RobertGordonUniversity, Aberdeen, and a Senior Lecturer in GIS at ManchesterMetropolitanUniversity, is now a freelance consultant and Director of the Ideas Academy Ltd.
Sarah Cornelius is a Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen, specializing in adult and online learning. She was previously an Associate Lecturer for the Open University and has taught GIS at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Free University of Amsterdam.
Steve Carver is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Leeds. He is Director of the MA in GIS and MSc in GIS.
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