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GIS For Dummies® by Michael N. DeMers

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Part II

Geography Goes Digital

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In this part . . .

We live in a digital world, and that world is filled with all sorts of geographic features, surfaces, and distributions. In this part, I explain how getting the geography into digital form requires that you understand the different data models. You see how each model works and discover its impact on the way you store, retrieve, edit, and analyze geographic data. Dive into this part and get ready to feel much more comfortable with digital map data.

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