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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, 8th edition is designed to provide students in a first or second GIS course with a solid foundation in both GIS concepts and the use of GIS. Introduction to GIS strikes a careful balance between GIS concepts and hands-on applications. The main portion of the chapter presents GIS terms and concepts and helps students learn how each one fits into a complete GIS system. At the end of each chapter, an application section with 2-7 tasks presents students with actual GIS exercises and the necessary data to solve the problem.

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1 Introduction

2 Coordinate Systems

3 Vector Data Model

4 Raster Data Model

5 GIS Data Acquisition

6 Geometric Transformation

7 Spatial Data Accuracy and Quality

8 Attribute Data Management

9 Data Display and Cartography

10 Data Exploration

11 Vector Data Analysis

12 Raster Data Analysis

13 Terrain Mapping and Analysis

14 Viewshed and Watershed Analysis

15 Spatial Interpolation

16 Geocoding and Dynamic Segmentation

17 Least Cost Path and Network Analysis

18 GIS Models and Modeling