[OSM-talk] Fwd: Good book on GIS concepts
david.fawcett at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 16:08:10 BST 2010
You might want to take a look at 'Desktop GIS - The Book':
I haven't read it, but it has good reviews from people that I respect.
One cool aspect of the book is that utilizes OpenSource software, so
you can work through the examples and lessons without having to pay
high licensing fees.
On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 9:53 AM, Randy Meech <randy.meech at gmail.com> wrote:
> I recently read and enjoyed "A Primer of GIS: Fundamental Geographic
> and Cartographic Concepts" when I was looking for the same sort of
> That said, I chose this after some online research & haven't read very
> widely in the area.
> On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 10:33 AM, <skoobi at free.fr> wrote:
>> Would anyone recommend a good book on GIS/Geodesy/etc that could be used to understand the underlying concepts behind most GIS applications ?
>> I am not looking for 100% theory full of mathematical formulae, but ideally, something that explains the main idea behind the concepts (projections, layers, coordinate systems, ...) and acronyms (WFS, ..)/ technologies. In other words, I need something that gives me the big picture..
>> I am already starting to create my own understanding of these concepts, but I am pretty sure things would be smoother if I could just find a good book to read :)
>> Sami Dalouche
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