The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS - (T H I R D E D I T I O N)
"The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS" is a comprehensive guidebook that focuses on how to use GPS and GIS technologies in conjunction to collect and manage geographic data. The third edition of this book, written by Michael Kennedy, is updated with the latest technological advancements and covers the fundamental concepts of GPS and GIS technologies, data collection, data management, and analysis.
The book starts with an introduction to GPS technology and its various components such as satellites, receivers, and antennas. It then moves on to explain the principles of GIS, data models, and data sources. The book provides a detailed overview of the GPS data collection process, including setting up a GPS receiver, planning a field survey, and post-processing the data.
The book also covers various GIS data management techniques, including geodatabase design, data entry, and editing. It also provides an overview of GIS analysis techniques such as spatial analysis, surface analysis, and network analysis.
Throughout the book, the author provides numerous real-world examples and case studies to illustrate the concepts discussed. These examples cover a wide range of applications such as land use planning, natural resource management, and emergency response.
Overall, "The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS" is an excellent resource for anyone interested in using GPS and GIS technologies for data collection and management. The book is well-written, easy to follow, and provides practical insights into the use of GPS and GIS in a variety of real-world scenarios.