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The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data

Joseph J. Kerski, Jill Clark
Format
Book
Published
Redlands, Calif. : Esri Press ; [La Vergne, Tenn.] : Ingram Publisher Services [distributor], [2012]
Language
English
ISBN
9781589482449, 1589482441
Summary
The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data gives users of geographic information systems (GIS) relevant information about the sources and quality of available public domain spatial data. 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. Supplementary exercises are available online to help put the concepts into practice. Students, researchers, and professionals will find The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data a useful desk companion to help them navigate the world of spatial data in the public domain.--Publisher's description.
Contents
  • Spatial data and the public domain
  • Spatial data models, vector data, and data equality
  • Raster data and privacy issues
  • Spatial data: true cost and local access
  • National and state data portals and metadata standards
  • International spatial data infrastructures
  • Putting public domain spatial data to work
  • The data user as data provider
  • Public domain data on the cloud
  • The future of the public domain data in GIS.
Description
xv, 372 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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