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The Design And Implementation Of Geographic Information Systems

Presents strategies for application development, interface design, and enabling Web-based access. * Includes numerous case studies and examples from the private and public sectors. * Provides information on integrating legacy MIS systems and planning for future developments in database design.

Hardcover: 272 pages

Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 26, 2003)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0471204889

ISBN-13: 978-0471204886

Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches

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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Had to buy this text as it was required reading for a college class. Found it to be very easy reading, very informative, and surprisingly for a college text, very interesting. I would highly recommend this for anyone interested in GIS.

A lot of a good information in here about conducting and implementing a GIS project. However, I did not think this book was relevant to GIS technicians or cartography personnel. This book is more geared to business implementation.

Based on content and organization, it's good, maybe really good. But the poor writing makes it hard to read. It's also kind of expensive.I was new to GIS design and implementation, so I can't compare this to what else is out there on these topics. I do have some experience with databases and GIS software, so I'm not that green to the concepts. I'm a thorough reader and like for reading to flow, especially when it's explaining something techy. This book has many punctuation errors (e.g. a period where a comma should be), uses the wrong word (e.g. their for there, or where for were), uses the wrong form of the verb "is", uses plural where it's really singular, etc. Sometimes a sentence is just worded in a way that makes it difficult to follow.I have learned a lot about design and implementation of GIS with this book. I just wish it would have been less taxing to get through.

The book is overpriced. The content needs to be edited and all the spelling mistakes corrected. I learned more from free content on internet sites than from this book.

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