This reference book covers examples from geological sciences, many centred on applications to mineral exploration. The principles of GIS are stressed and emphasis is placed on the analysis and modelling of spatial data with applications to site selection and potential mapping.
Chapter headings. Introduction to GIS. Spatial data models. Spatial data structures. Spatial data input. Visualization and query of spatial data. Spatial data transformations. Tools for map analysis: single maps. Tools for map analysis: map pairs. Tools for map analysis: multiple maps.
W.C. Peters, University of ArizonaHighly recommended for college libraries serving students in earth science, civil engineering, and geography. Upper-division undergraduate through professional.ChoiceS.J.D. Cox...first text book on GIS directed specifically at geoscientists...an effective...introduction to GIS...will...bring explorationists up to speed on quantitative methods for mineral potential evaluation and the assistance they might get from the powerful new technology of GIS.Economic Geology...should serve well as a textbook for GIS courses and as a reference volume for practising geoscience professionals.AMF ReviewsC. Peter KellerThis book is a 'must have' on the bookshelf of any geoscientist interested in digital spatial data analysis.Computers a GeosciencesT.V. LoudonThe book is a