The hard part of problem solving using GIS analysis is the selection of the proper tools. The only practical guide for solving geo-spatial problems independent of specific GIS software and hardware, Practical GIS Analysis will teach you how GIS tools work, and how you can use them to solve problems in both vector and grid GIS worlds. The book includes real-life applications from urban problems including real estate query, irrigation analysis, urban emergency response, address geocoding, street management, resource allocation, groundwater analysis, auto accident analysis, parcel analysis, and optimal path analysis. You can test your problem-solving abilities by trying the more than eighty GIS problems (and solutions) presented in this book. If you want to learn how GIS works, and what kinds of problems you can solve using it, this book is for you.
Table of Contents
GIS Data Models. GIS Tabular Analysis. Point Analysis. Line Analysis. Network Analysis. Dynamic Segmentation. Polygon Analysis. Grid Analysis. Image Analysis Basics. Vector Exercises. Grid Exercises. Saving Time in GIS Analysis.
"A word to characterise this book is simplicity. The fact that the book presents more than eighty GIS problems (and their solutions) is a definite plus for lecturers and self-learners…Overall, this book is a good addition to the library of GIS beginners, lecturers at undergraduate level and professionals working in natural sciences who are interested in learning very basic GIS tools for spatial analysis. It covers in a very simple way, with minimal text and profuse use of graphics and tables, the basic topics related to point, line, polygon and grid analysis…"
-ISPRS Highlights, Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2004