GIS For Dummies
Author: Michael N. DeMers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS. Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can: Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Author: Anita Graser
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
The latest guide to using QGIS 2.14 to create great maps and perform geoprocessing tasks with ease About This Book Learn how to work with various data and create beautiful maps using this easy-to-follow guide. Give a touch of professionalism to your maps both for functionality and look and feel with the help of this practical guide. A progressive hands-on guide that builds on a geo-spatial data and adds more reactive maps by using geometry tools. Who This Book Is For This book is great for users, developers, and consultants who know the basic functions and processes of GIS and want to learn to use QGIS to analyze geospatial data and create rich mapping applications. If you want to take advantage of the wide range of functionalities that QGIS offers, then this is the book for you. What You Will Learn Install QGIS and get familiar with the user interface Load vector and raster data from files, databases, and web services Create, visualize, and edit spatial data Perform geoprocessing tasks and automate them Create advanced cartographic outputs Design great print maps Expand QGIS using Python In Detail QGIS is a user-friendly open source geographic information system (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows. The popularity of open source geographic information systems and QGIS in particular has been growing rapidly over the last few years. Learning QGIS Third Edition is a practical, hands-on guide updated for QGIS 2.14 that provides you with clear, step-by-step exercises to help you apply your GIS knowledge to QGIS. Through clear, practical exercises, this book will introduce you to working with QGIS quickly and painlessly. This book takes you from installing and configuring QGIS to handling spatial data to creating great maps. You will learn how to load and visualize existing spatial data and create data from scratch. You will get to know important plugins, perform common geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks and automate them with Processing. We will cover how to achieve great cartographic output and print maps. Finally, you will learn how to extend QGIS using Python and even create your own plugin. Style and approach A step by step approach to explain concepts of Geospatial map with the help of real life examples
Author: Geoff Thompson
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
There is no corner of the world that we cannot access, no fear too large to overcome.' Most people don't realise their full potential. Instead of striving to achieve all that they can, they allow themselves to be scared into settling for second best, and end up feeling unfulfilled and unsatisfied. This inspiring book has practical advice on how to identify your goals and make the most of your opportunities to get to where you want to be. In his trademark clear and direct style, best-selling writer Geoff Thompson provides the formula that will help you break the cycle of mediocrity and live the life that you were meant to live.
Author: Brandon Hurst
Publisher: Jot Pub
First ever, fully illustrated biography of the new James Bond actor. Packed with images.
Author: Hubert Knoblauch, René Tuma, Bernt Schnettler
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
This book provides an overview of the current state of video analysis, including the most recent developments in this rapidly growing field. It covers various methodological approaches. The authors address practical and technical questions and potential problems arising during the research process. The book also offers a perspective on the theoretical embedding of videography in the interpretive approaches to social research. It comes equipped with detailed, user-friendly aids, including suggestions for further reading, technical pointers, and case studies. The book will be particularly useful for social researchers interested in the collection and analysis of video data on natural interactions and in sociological ethnography.
Sustainable Land Management
Author: Selim Kapur, Hari Eswaran, Winfried E.H. Blum
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Soil quality is threatened by many human-induced activities, but can also be improved by good land management. In the relatively short history of mankind on earth, the landscape and soils of the world have been drastically modified from their "natural " state. Landscapes altered by man's activities are termed "Anthroscapes" which are inextricably linked to culture and history. The challenges for today's scientists are to devise and implement sustainable land management strategies in order to preserve the land for the benefit of future generations. This book is a valuable compendium of the research experiences so far gained in studies of the context and concept of the "Anthroscape" and highlights the potential future contributions of such research to sustainable development.
The New Wider World
Author: Dave Cookson
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
This photocopiable resource provides Thinking Skills activities for each chapter of The New Wider World, Second Edition. Written by members of the Thinking Through Geography team, the activities are designed to integrate easily into your GCSE Geography course to motivate students and improve their performance.
Author: Don Passey, Mike Kendall
Many of the early issues in the field of telE-learning are now not only recognised but are being addressed, through professional and staff development routes, through innovative technological solutions, and through approaches and concepts that are better suited to particular educational contexts. TelE-LEARNING: The Challenge for the Third Millennium provides details of the most recent advances in this area.
Author: Tom A. Waigh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book presents the fundamentals of molecular biophysics, and highlights the connection between molecules and biological phenomena, making it an important text across a variety of science disciplines. The topics covered in the book include: Phase transitions that occur in biosystems (protein crystallisation, globule-coil transition etc) Liquid crystallinity as an example of the delicate range of partially ordered phases found with biological molecules How molecules move and propel themselves at the cellular level The general features of self-assembly with examples from proteins The phase behaviour of DNA The physical toolbox presented within this text will form a basis for students to enter into a wide range of pure and applied bioengineering fields in medical, food and pharmaceutical areas.
In this book geography educators from around the globe discuss their research into the power of geographical thinking and consider successful strategies to implement, improve and advance geography education in research and practice. It addresses key topics in geography education, such as multicultural competence, the role of teachers, the geography curriculum, spatial thinking, geographic information systems, geocapabilities, and climate change. At a global level the contributors and editors bring together the most advanced collection of research and discussion surrounding issues in geography education. The book will be of interest to geography education researchers worldwide, including academics at university and teachers in schools, as well as professional geographers with an interest in education.
This book deals with bilingual education in general, but it pays special attention to bilingual education in monolingual areas. One central aim is to study the effects of bilingual programmes during the final stages of Primary and Secondary Education in contexts where the L2 (English) is not normally used as an instrument of social communication in the students' environment, but instead is used only at school, where some subject areas are undertaken totally or partially in this language. The reader interested in bilingual education will find a valuable source of information on different bilingual programmes in the USA and Spain: what schools do and the contents they teach, their timetable and extracurricular activities; the specific objectives that they aim to achieve and the methodology they use, with special reference to the CLIL approach, the schools and the students' level of success with bilingual education, the most common problems that they have to face in monolingual areas and how to solve them.
This volume includes most papers read at the International Conference on "Meter, Rhythm and Performance" held at the University of Vechta, Germany, in May 1999. This metrics conference set out to break new ground in two respects. It was the first