The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data

Author: Joseph J. Kerski
Publisher: ESRI Press
ISBN: 9781589482449
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Readers will understand how to find, evaluate, and analyze data to solve location-based problems. This guide covers practical issues such as copyrights, cloud computing, online data portals, volunteered geographic information, and international data with supplementary exercises.

Datenschutzrechtliche Fragen des Personenbezugs

Author: Martin Sebastian Haase
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161537998
Format: PDF
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Das Merkmal "personenbezogene Daten" stellt europaweit eines der wichtigsten Eingangstore fur den Anwendungsbereich des Datenschutzrechts dar. Zugleich ist die Auslegung der gesetzlichen Voraussetzungen des Personenbezugs stark umstritten. Nach wie vor besteht ein hoher Entwicklungs- und Konkretisierungsbedarf. Aufbauend auf einer breiten Diskussion der bisherigen Ansatze gibt Martin Sebastian Haase neue Impulse fur die Auslegung und Umschreibung des sachlichen Anwendungsbereiches des Datenschutzrechts. Er behandelt unter anderem typische Individualisierungsmerkmale der naturlichen Person, die Beurteilung von aggregierten und anonymisierten Daten, die Abgrenzung von personenbezogenen Daten zu reinen Sachdaten, den Umgang mit spezifischen Informationskombinationen, die Zurechnung von Zusatzmitteln und Zusatzwissen im Rahmen der Bestimmbarkeit einer naturlichen Person und die Einordnung technischer Reprasentanten (z.B. IP-Adresse). Durch die Einbeziehung gesellschaftlicher und technischer Aspekte entwirft der Autor eine geeignete Grundlage fur einen interdisziplinaren Diskurs.

Reference and Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition

Author: Linda C. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836973
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Thoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you—and through you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content. • Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field • Includes newly updated information that reflects today's realities in reference service with an indication of how reference service may be provided to meet changing patron needs in the future • Encompasses the effective use of print sources, free online sources, and fee-based sources • Features individual chapters that can be used for in-service staff training or in student course packs

A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources

Author: Eva H. Dodsworth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538100843
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book navigates the numerous American and Canadian cartographic resources available in print, and online, offering information on how to locate and access the large variety of resources. Cartographic materials are highlighted and summarized, along with lists of map libraries and geospatial centers, and related professional associations.

GIS in Action

Author: Michael N. DeMers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119238862
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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TRY (FREE for 14 days), OR RENT this title: Geographic Information Systems in Action, 1st Edition offers content that not only teaches GIS techniques, the ideas behind them, and how they work, but also--through a series of graded, hands-on content oriented activities--challenges students to think through what they are doing and why before going on to practical ArcGIS exercises. This deeper understanding, and the superior problem-solving skills students gain from using the text, will also make them highly valuable employees, in addition to well-informed students.


Author: Patrick McHaffie
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0429804776
Format: PDF
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Over the past few decades the world has been organized through the growth and integration of geographic information systems (GIS) across public and private sector industries, agencies, and organizations. This has happened in a technological context that includes the widespread deployment of multiple digital mobile technologies, digital wireless communication networks, positioning, navigation and mapping services, and cloud-based computing, spawning new ways of imagining, creating, and consuming geospatial information and analytics. GIS: An Introduction to Mapping Technologies is written with the detached voices of practitioner scholars who draw on a diverse set of experiences and education, with a shared view of GIS that is grounded in the analysis of scale-diverse contexts emphasizing cities and their social and environmental geographies. GIS is presented as a critical toolset that allows analysts to focus on urban social and environmental sustainability. The book opens with chapters that explore foundational techniques of mapping, data acquisition and field data collection using GNSS, georeferencing, spatial analysis, thematic mapping, and data models. It explores web GIS and open source GIS making geospatial technology available to many who would not be able to access it otherwise. Also, the book covers in depth the integration of remote sensing into GIS, Health GIS, Digital Humanities GIS, and the increased use of GIS in diverse types of organizations. Active learning is emphasized with ArcGIS Desktop lab activities integrated into most of the chapters. Written by experienced authors from the Department of Geography at DePaul University in Chicago, this textbook is a great introduction to GIS for a diverse range of undergraduates and graduate students, and professionals who are concerned with urbanization, economic justice, and environmental sustainability.

The GIS guide for local government officials

Author: Cory Fleming
Publisher: Esri Press
Format: PDF
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Practical approaches to incorporating geographic information systems (GIS) technology into all levels of both urban and rural environments are suggested in this collection of case studies from municipal GIS experts. From monitoring storm drains in Hawaii to finding child care in Canada, data is provided to instruct local governments on using GIS technology to deliver services, decide policy, manage information glut in an era of ever-tightening budgets, coordinate resources, save tax dollars, and plan for the future.

The Future of Spatial Data and Society

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309174831
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Public and private institutions are committing resources and making important long-term decisions concerning the collection, management, and use of spatial data. Although these actions are influenced by current pressures, priorities, and opportunities, their ultimate success depends on how these spatial data activities will be relevant to future needs and demands. The Mapping Science Committee, in cooperation with the Federal Geographic Data Committee, convened a workshop in April 1996 to examine societal and technological changes that might occur within the next 15 years. The purpose was to consider within the context of spatial data activities a series of long-term visions and to identify societal forces and changes that would make those visions more or less likely. The workshop provided a framework for thinking about the future of U.S. spatial data activities.