Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science

October 30, 2020
Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science

Geographic information science (GIScience) is an emerging fieldthat combines aspects of many different disciplines. Spatialliteracy is rapidly becoming recognized as a new, essential pier ofbasic education, alongside grammatical, logical and mathematicalliteracy. By incorporating location as an essential but oftenoverlooked characteristic of what we seek to understand in thenatural and built environment, geographic information science(GIScience) and systems (GISystems) provide the conceptualfoundation and tools to explore this new frontier.The Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Sciencecovers the essence of this exciting, new, and expanding field in aneasily understood but richly detailed style. In addition tocontributions from some of the best recognized scholars inGIScience, this volume contains contributions from experts in GIS'supporting disciplines who explore how their disciplinaryperspectives are expanded within the context of GIScience—whatchanges when consideration of location is added, what complexitiesin analytical procedures are added when we consider objects in 2, 3or even 4 dimensions, what can we gain by visualizing ouranalytical results on a map or 3D display?https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/encyclopedia-of-geographic-information-science/book226890