Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies, Bradley Shellito

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies PDF Download Ebook. Bradley A. Shellito introduces the wide range of geographic information systems available to and used by geographers. Each chapter is divided into two sections: an introduction to the technology and a hands-on lab activity that utilizes free software widely available on the Internet or ArcGIS, depending on the instructor's preference.

Because of its introductory approach and wide-ranging applicability, the book can be used effectively by both non-majors and majors. This book is intended to educate about the principles, practical uses, and resources related to geospatial technologies.

Author introduces students to the nature of geographic information, as well as the tools and technologies that geospatial professionals use to access, manipulate, and display geographic information. It is a combined introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), global positioning systems (GPS), and cartography (the science and art of map-making), as well as topics such as geospatial ethics and crowd-sourcing geographic information.

Students should emerge from this course with a greater understanding of the practical application of GIS and other geospatial technologies, and will be able to create maps using a variety of publicly available mapping programs. This book serves as a foundation for the three remaining courses in the Geospatial Tools and Technology Certificate.

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