About the Book
The present edition provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the theory and practice of GIS for undergraduates and professionals alike in disciplines ranging from hydrology to epidemiology, from spatial planning to agriculture. This edition presents a set of coherent, cross-referenced perspectives on incorporating the spatial representation and analytical power of GIS with agent-based modeling of evolutionary and non-linear processes and phenomena. Many recent advances in software algorithms for incorporating geographic data in modeling social and ecological behaviours, and successes in applying such algorithms, had not been adequately reported in the literature. It seeks to serve as the standard guide of this broad area.
About the Author
Dr. Amit Harichandan retired as Head of the Dept. Geography from B.N. College Khurda, Orissa. Earlier he worked as an advisor to Geological Survey Dept. of Orissa. In his capacity as a professor he has represented different international seminars including Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE). He has written five books including Basic Information Systems which won awards in Asian Book Publishing Association. He is now fulltime devoted to writing fin different Journals and his articles are regularly published in The Indian Express and The Times of India.