HGIS Bibliography

Peuquet, Donna J and Duane F. Marble. Introductory Readings in Geographic Information Systems (New York: Taylor & Francis, 1990).

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Review by David J. Unwin in Area 24 (1992): 189-190.

Review by P.M. Mather in The Geographical Journal 158 (1992): 95-96.

Table of Contents



Part I: What is a Geographic Information System?

1. Goegraphic Information Systems: An Overview by Duane F. Marble

2. Geographic Information Systems–A New Frontier by Roger F. Tomlinson

3. A Classification of Software Components Commonly Used in Geographic Information Systems by Jack Dangermond

4. GIS versus CAD versus DBMS: What are the Differences? by David J. Cowen

Part II: Examples of Practical Applications

5. MAGI: Maryland Automated Geographic Information System by State of Maryland

6. ARC/INFO An Example of a Contemporary Geographic Information System

7. Technical Description of the DIME System by U.S. Bureau of the Census

8. Principal Components of the Census Bureau’s TIGER File by Joel Sobel

9. The TIGER System: Automating the Geographic Structure of the United States Census by Robert W. Marx

10. Current and Potential Uses of Geographic Information Systems: the North America Experience by Roger F. Tomlinson

11. An Experiment in Land-Use Allocation with a Geographic Information System by C. Dana Tomlin and Kevin M. Johnston

12. Integration of Geological Datasets for Gold Exploration in Nova Scotia by G.F. Bonham-Carter, F.P. Agterberg and D.F. Wright

13. Modeling Community Vulnerability to Hazardous Materials Using Geographic Information Systems by Robert B. McMaster

14. Representing and Applying Knowledge about Spatial Processes in Environmental Management by J.R. Davis, P. Whigham and I.W. Grant

Part III: Operations and Problems of Building a Database

15. Creating Large Digital Files from Mapped Data by Hugh W. Calkins

16. Interactions Between the Cartographic Document and the Digitizing Process by Donna J. Peuquet and A. Raymond Boyle

17. A Review of Digital Data Commonly Available and Some of the Practical Problems of Entering Them into a GIS by Jack Dangermond

18. Efficient Digitizing Through the Combination of Appropriate Hardware and Software for Error Detection and Editing by Nicholas R. Chrisman

Part IV: GIS Internals–Data Representation and Analysis Techniques

19. A Conceptual Framework and Comparison of Spatial Data Models by Donna J. Peuquet

20. Historical Data as an Explicit Component of Land Information Systems by Ric Vrana

21. It Makes Me So CROSS by David Douglas

22. The Accuracy of Map Overlays: A Reassessment by Nicholas R. Chrisman

Part V: GIS Design and Evaluation

23. Establishing a Geographical Information System in Relation to Its Use. A Process of Strategic Choices by W.H. Erik De Man

24. Development of a Conceptual Model of a Manual Digitizing Process by Duane F. Marble, Jean P. Lauzon and Matthew McGranaghan

25. Performance Evaluation and Work-Load Estimation for Geographic Information Systems by Michael F. Goodchild and Brian R. Rizzo

26. Liability for Information by Earl F. Epstein and Howard Roitman

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