Contents: Preface. I. GIT: A conceptual framework: 1. Introduction to GIT. 2. History and evolution. 3. Surveying and mapping. 4. Global positioning system. 5. Projections and coordinate systems. 6. Data diversity and standards. 7. Maps and themes. II. Geographic information system: an insight: 8. Fundamentals of GIS. 9. GIS Data Models. 10. Data quality. 11. Database management system. 12. Hardware and software. 13. Spatial analysis. 14. GIS and the Internet. 15. GIS: An analytical case study. III. Remote sensing: 16. General background of remote sensing. 17. Techniques of remote sensing. 18. Remote sensing platforms and sensors. 19. Digital image processing. 20. Aerial photographs. 21. Image interpretation. Glossary. References. Index.
"An Introduction to Geographic Information Technology is an up-to-date introduction that provides a balanced treatment of concepts and techniques required for GIS and Remote Sensing. The book focuses on foundation, integration and practical applications of GIS, Remote sensing, GPS and other areas of Geographic Information Technology. It also considers how the technology works. The book will help the reader develop a thorough understanding of Geographic Information Technology.
The authors are scientists, practitioners and teachers who understand student requirements in developing basic foundation required to build specific skills in Geographic Information Technology. The book presented with examples on the subject, makes the study of any branch of Geographic Information Technology from the broader context of geography in general to spatial information resource management in particular. It gives a wholesome coverage of GIS, Remote Sensing and GPS principles as well as data structures, spatial database modeling and their applications.
It is an approachable and readable text for students at all levels, from undergraduates to professionals retraining in GIS and across several areas such as Cartography, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science and engineering."