Thinking about GIS
Author: Roger F. Tomlinson
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
Describes how to implement a successful geographic information system.
Pensando en El Sig
Author: Roger Tomlinson
Publisher: Esri Press
Desarrollado a partir de d????cades de experiencia en consultor????a globaly sus populares seminarios de SIG mundialmente, el libro del Dr. Tomlinson ayuda a entrelazar las diferencias de comunicaci????n entre las personas con competencia en tecnologia y aquellos que no la tienen. Al abordar las dudas de ambos tipos de gerentes (especialistas y ejecutivos), la metodolog????a proporciona una plataforma com????n de la cualse puede evaluar exactamente que necesita una organizaci????n de un SIG y realizer los planes especificos que la gerencia puede apoyar.
Publisher: Ediciones Uniandes-Universidad de los Andes
Este es un texto fundamental para los que inician su carrera en geografía o para quienes, desde otras disciplinas, se interesan en sus aportes.
Open Source GIS
Author: Markus Neteler, Helena Mitasova
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach was written for experienced GIS users, who want to learn GRASS, as well as for the Open Source software users who are GIS newcomers. Following the Open Source model of GRASS, the book includes links to sites where the GRASS system and on-line reference manuals can be downloaded and additional applications can be viewed. The project's website can be reached at http://grass.itc.it and a number of mirror sites worldwide. Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach, provides basic information about the use of GRASS from setting up the spatial database, through working with raster, vector and site data, to image processing and hands-on applications. This book also contains a brief introduction to programming within GRASS encouraging the new GRASS development. The power of computing within Open Source environment is illustrated by examples of the GRASS usage with other Open Source software tools, such as GSTAT, R statistical language, and linking GRASS to MapServer. Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach is designed to meet the needs of a professional audience composed of researchers and practitioners in industry and graduate level students in Computer Science and Geoscience.
UML for Database Design
Author: Eric J. Naiburg, Robert A. Maksimchuck
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Contents - Database Design From Requirements to Implementation; Business Modeling for Database Design; Requirements Definition; Analysis and Preliminary Design; Preparing For Transformation to the Database Design Model; Database Design Models-UML Profile for Database Design; Implementing the Physical Aspects of the Database; Summary of Using the UML for Database Design.
Aquaculture is currently facing a significant challenge: how to alleviate the pressure on fish stocks exerted by commercial fishing and yet meet the increasing demand for sea products in a sustainable way. The aim of this guide is to promote the sustainable development of Mediterranean aquaculture by providing basic guidelines for good practice in site selection and site management.
Significantly more examples and diagrams in this volume help the readers grasp core concepts. Also includes enhanced coverage of the latest security concerns regarding web applications.
Whether building a relational, object-relational, or object-oriented database, database developers are increasingly relying on an object-oriented design approach as the best way to meet user needs and performance criteria. This book teaches you how to use the Unified Modeling Language-the official standard of the Object Management Group-to develop and implement the best possible design for your database. Inside, the author leads you step by step through the design process, from requirements analysis to schema generation. You'll learn to express stakeholder needs in UML use cases and actor diagrams, to translate UML entities into database components, and to transform the resulting design into relational, object-relational, and object-oriented schemas for all major DBMS products. * Teaches you everything you need to know to design, build, and test databases using an OO model. * Shows you how to use UML, the accepted standard for database design according to OO principles. * Explains how to transform your design into a conceptual schema for relational, object-relational, and object-oriented DBMSs. * Offers practical examples of design for Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, Informix, Object Design, POET, and other database management systems. * Focuses heavily on re-using design patterns for maximum productivity and teaches you how to certify completed designs for re-use.
"Professor emeritus and landscape architect Carl Steinitz has been lecturing and publishing extensively about landscape planning for generations of landscape architects. He insists that, even though scale matters, the word ‘design’ is also valid at the regional level in what he calls ‘scenario-based studies of alternative futures’. This is congruent with one of the messages of this themed issue of JoLA: the traditional perception that ethics is the basis for planning and that aesthetics mainly belongs to the realm of design is fallacious; both concepts are equally important in both activities. In his new book Steinitz presents a methodology that provides a design framework and supporting technology to control geographical information, aiming at large-scale scenarios for landscape developments. Ideas from key lectures that have been published as articles such as ‘A Framework for Theory Applicable to the Education of Landscape Architects (and Other Environmental Design Professionals)’ (Landscape Journal, Fall 1990) and ‘Design is a verb, design is a noun’ (Landscape Journal, Fall 1995) are brought together with a number of case studies explaining the dilemmas involved in the organization and management of large and complex geodesign studies and projects. A Framework for Geodesign explores the potential for greater utilization of geographic data in the design processes of landscape architecture. In a way, Steinitz is here continuing and developing Ian McHarg's quest as presented in his seminal Design with Nature (1969). Graphic design is sketchy — the book looks more like a draft report. This might be intentional but undermines its potential importance; A Framework for Geodesign offers new ways of thinking about design at the regional scale and is an important contribution to this emerging field."--
Author: Pinde Fu, Jiulin Sun
Publisher: Esri Press
This book offers a balance of principles, concepts, and techniques to guide readers toward an understanding of how the World Wide Web can expand and modernize the way you use GIS technology.--[book cover]
Author: Joseph K. Berry
Publisher: University of Texas Press
This book discusses maps as data with data structure implications; roving windows; spatial data modeling and management; assessing variability, shape, and pattern of map features; overlaying maps; cost-benefit analysis; algorithms involved in slope, distance, and connectivity; and cartographic and spatial modeling. A disk containing four-color graphics, including charts and maps, is also available. Provides a GIS glossary. Includes a list of recommended readings for each topic. Compiles international GIS instructions and presents contact details and information on each.
Resource Assessment of Non-wood Forest Products
Author: Jennifer Ley Gn Wong, Kirsti Thornber, Nell Baker, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
This publication is intended as reference material for practitioners considering inventory of non-wood forest product (NWFP) resources. Through review and analysis of experience it provides an overview of biometric issues in the design of NWFP inventory in the following areas: a description of the range of approaches used and developed to date and their biometric adequacy; and a suggested method for selecting appropriate biometric methods for resource quantification in different situations and for different products.
Author: Roland Traunmueller
Information Systems: The e-Business Challenge Indisputable, e-Business is shaping the future inspiring a growing range of innovative business models. To bring it to the point: the Internet has redefined the way electronic business is performed. In an electronic supported business all relationships are transformed -may it be a seller-to buyer relationship or a an agency-to-citizen relationship. So for instance in commerce new business models incorporate various activities: promoting and communicating company and product information to a global user base; accepting orders and payments for goods and services; providing ongoing customer support; getting feedback and spurring collaboration for a new product development. There are several ways of further differentiating e-Business such as sketching some diversions on various levels: e-Commerce, e-Government; B2C, B2B, B2G, G2C; Customer Relationship Management, Business Intelligence and so on. Further distinctions may follow divergent criteria such as separating in business stages. Thus particular problem domains emerge. They all state of its own guiding the development of adequate information systems.
This text contains a wealth of pedagogical features to facilitate student comprehension, which aid in reviewing and reinforcing key concepts, as well as promoting problem-solving skills.