Geographic information systems and surfaces

Tate, Nicholas J., Fisher, Peter F. and Martin, David J. (2007) Geographic information systems and surfaces. In, Wilson, John and Fotheringham, A. Stewart (eds.) The Handbook of Geographic Information Science. Oxford, UK, Blackwell, 239-258. (Blackwell Companions to Geography).


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The chapter outlines the nature and procedures available for surface modelling and visualization within Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The advantages of surface representation are considered, various types of surface model are explored and tools for visualization are presented.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 1405107952 (hardback)
1405107960 (paperback)
9781405107952 (hardback)
9781405107969 (paperback)
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Keywords: surface, gis, dem, digital elevation model, contours, triangulated irregular network, tin, visualization
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
ePrint ID: 64161
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
August 2007Published
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:48

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