- Category: Computer
- Author: Yiping Fang, Vivek Shandas, Eugenio Arriaga Cordero
- License: CC BY-NC 4.0
- Pages: ???
- File type: PDF (8.9 MB)
Read and download free eBook intituled Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS in format PDF (8.9 MB) – ??? created by Yiping Fang, Vivek Shandas, Eugenio Arriaga Cordero.
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.
It emphasizes 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.
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