Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS

Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS

This book helps students investigate the potential and practicality of GIS technologies in a typical planning setting and evaluate its possible applications.

Publication date: 01 Dec 2014

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ISBN-13: 9781312778986

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Publisher: Portland State University Library

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Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS

Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS This book helps students investigate the potential and practicality of GIS technologies in a typical planning setting and evaluate its possible applications.
Tag(s): Geographic Information System (GIS)
Publication date: 01 Dec 2014
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 9781312778986
Paperback: n/a
Views: 5,029
Document Type: Book
Publisher: Portland State University Library
License: n/a
Post time: 19 Jan 2016 10:19:46
Excerpts from the Book Description
Yiping Fang wrote:The goals of this textbook are to help students acquire the technical skills of using software and managing a database, and develop research skills of collecting data, analyzing information and presenting results. We emphasize that the need to investigate the potential and practicality of GIS technologies in a typical planning setting and evaluate its possible applications. GIS may not be necessary (or useful) for every planning application, and we anticipate these readings to provide the necessary foundation for discerning its appropriate use. Therefore, this textbook attempts to facilitate spatial thinking focusing more on open-ended planning questions, which require judgment and exploration, while developing the analytical capacity for understanding a variety of local and regional planning challenges.

While this textbook provides the background for understanding the concepts in GIS as applicable to urban and regional planning, it is best when accompanied by a hands-on tutorial, which will enable readers to develop an in-depth understanding of the specific planning applications of GIS. Chapters in this text book are either composed by the editors using Creative Common materials, or linked to a book chapter scanned copy in the library reserve. In the end of each chapter, we also provided several discussion questions, together with contextual applications through some web links.




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