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Geographical Information Systems

Subhah Mehtani (Author) Amarjit Sinha (Author)
Synopsis A geographical information system (GIS) is a computer system that is capable of integrating, storing, editing, analyzing, sharing and displaying geographically referenced information. It can also be described as a tool that allows users to create geographically interactive queries, presents the results of all these operation.

This book in the series on geography has been designed to serve as an introductory manual on the field of GIS. Training the origins and developments of this technology, the book moves onto a discussion of the techniques and software used in GIS, which include technology for data creation, capture and representation, and the software for geodatabases, statisticals, readers, mobile GIS, etc. contextualizing these features of GIS within their relevance and applications, the book aims to provide readers with a comprehensive manual, which also look into the future trends of GIS.
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About the authors

Subhah Mehtani

Dr. Subhah  Mehtani, an assistant professor of physical geography has been acclaimed as a leading specialist of Indian physical geography.  He has been a recipient of many awards for his academic excellence.  As a keen analyst of geographical events, he denies to accept geography to be a holistic subject for pedagogic treatment but tries to see it as a very positivist subject for re-inventing it into a front-line discipline.  As an erudite scholar and a prolific writer, he has credits.  He is a widely traveled person both in India and abroad.

Amarjit Sinha

Dr. Amarjit Sinha obtained his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in geography.  He has a brilliant academic record to his credit and he has been awarded with several prizes, including gold medals and scholarships.  At present, he is working as a senior lecturer in geography.  His area of research activity has been agricultural and environmental geography.  He is engaged in research and teaching for more than one and half decades.  He has published a number of research papers in various journals, proceeding and edited books.

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Bibliographic information

Title Geographical Information Systems
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788131102121
length viii+289p., Figures; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.