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Foreword. Preface. List of Acronyms. Introduction. 1. Systems, Science, and Study 2. A Gallery of Applications PRINCIPLES. 3. Representing Geography. 4. Georeferencing. 5. The Nature of Geographic Data. 6. Uncertainty. 7. Generalization, Abstraction, and Metadata. TECHNIQUES. 8. GIS Software. 9. Geographic Data Modeling. 10. GIS Data Collection. 11. Creating and Maintaining Geographic Databases. 12. Visualization and User Interaction. 13. Geographic Query and Analysis: From Data to Information. 14. Advanced Spatial Analysis. 15. Uncertainty, Error, and Sensitivity. PRACTICE. 16. GIS and Management. 17. G-business: GIS Assets, Constraints, Risks, and Strategies. 18. Operational Aspects of GIS. 19. Success through GIS Partnerships at Local, National, and Global Level. 20. Epilog. Index.