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Author Fang, Yiping, creator.

Title Spatial thinking in planning practice : an introduction to GIS / Yiping Fang, Vivek Shandas, Eugenio Arriaga Cordero.

Publication Info. [Portland, Or.] : Portland State University Library, 2014-
Minneapolis : Open Textbook Library


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), maps.
Current Frequency Updated irregularly.
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Open Textbook Library.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.--title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The goals of this textbook are to help students acquire the technical skills of using software and managing a database, and develop research skills of collecting data, analyzing information and presenting results. We emphasize that the need to investigate the potential and practicality of GIS technologies in a typical planning setting and evaluate its possible applications. GIS may not be necessary (or useful) for every planning application, and we anticipate these readings to provide the necessary foundation for discerning its appropriate use. Therefore, this textbook attempts to facilitate spatial thinking focusing more on open-ended planning questions, which require judgment and exploration, while developing the analytical capacity for understanding a variety of local and regional planning challenges. While this textbook provides the background for understanding the concepts in GIS as applicable to urban and regional planning, it is best when accompanied by a hands-on tutorial, which will enable readers to develop an in-depth understanding of the specific planning applications of GIS. In the end of each chapter, we also provided several discussion questions, together with contextual applications through some web links."--Open Textbook Library.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Online version, 2014 edition; title from PDF (viewed on July 26, 2016).
Contents Defining a Geographic Information System -- Coordinate Systems and Projecting GIS Data -- Topology and Creating Data -- Mapping People with Census Data -- Lying with Maps -- To Standardize or Not to Standardize? -- Geographic Considerations in Planning Practice. -- Manipulating GIS Data -- Raster Data Models -- The Future of GIS.
Local Note Promoted: Local to Global Cooperative Open Textbook Library
Subject Geographic information systems.
Geospatial data.
Regional planning -- Data processing.
Land use -- Planning -- Data processing.
Geographic Information Systems.
geographic information systems.
Geographic information systems. (OCoLC)fst00940423
Geospatial data. (OCoLC)fst01741194
Land use -- Planning -- Data processing. (OCoLC)fst00991534
Regional planning -- Data processing. (OCoLC)fst01093136
Genre/Form Textbooks. (OCoLC)fst01423863
Added Author Shandas, Vivek, creator.
Arriaga Cordero, Eugenio, 1972- creator.
ISBN 9781312778986
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