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Geographic Information System

Rana Pratap (Author)
Synopsis The present publication ‘the Geographic Information Systems’ discusses somewhat in detail the system for managing spatial data and associated attributes. Geographic Information Systems technology can be used for scientific investigations, resources management, asset management, development planning, cartography and route planning. GIS was the world’s first “System” and was an improvement over “mapping” applications as it provided capabilities for overlay, measurement, digitizing/scanning, supported a national coordinate system that spanned the continent, coded lines as “arcs” having a true embedded topology, and it stored the attribute files. The present book also discusses GIS as a computer system which is efficiently capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced information. Practitioners also define GIS as including the procedures, operating personnel, and spatial data that go into the system. It is used by government officials, natural resource persons and social analysts environment al research and model building, urban demographic studies and transportation analysis.
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About the author

Rana Pratap

Prof. Rana Pratap was born on 22nd December, 1946 in Patna District, Prof. Pratap Graduated with Honours in Geography and passed M.A. from Patna University. He also obtained his Ph.D. Degree from the same University. He has nearly 35 years teaching and research experience and associated with several Geographical associations of state and national character. He has written many books and contributed papers on geographical subjects. He has widely traveled to Autstralia, Singapore, USSR, Nepal, Netherlands, France, Germany, England, Usa, China, South Korea, Thailand, Japan and Hongkong. Presently he is Head of Department of Geography, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya (Bihar).

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Bibliographic information

Title Geographic Information System
Author Rana Pratap
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183291392
length viii+227p., Figures; 23m