Francis Harvey, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota. His research addresses a range of central issues in geographic information science, including visualization, ethics, values, institutional aspects, cadastral issues, pedagogy, and overlay algorithms. His teaching covers the use of evolving geographic information technologies for undergraduates and graduate students in the United States and internationally. Currently, he is Chair of the International Geographical Union Commission on Geographic Information Science.
I. Your World and Geographic Information Technology 1. Goals of Cartography and GI: Representation and Communication 2. Choices in How We Make Representations 3. GI and Cartography Issues 4. The Many Uses of GIS with Case Examples 5. Projections II. The Functions and Methods of GIS 6. Locational and Coordinate Systems 7. Databases, Cartography, and Geographic Information 8. Surveying, GPS, Digitization 9. Remote Sensing 10. Locations and Fields: Discrete and Nondiscrete Geographic Information III. Techniques and Practices 11. Cartographic Representation 12. Map Cultures, Misuses, and GI 13. Administration of Spaces 14. Online Mapping and Geocoded Worlds IV. Fundamentals of Geographic Information Analysis: Understanding the World 15. GI Analysis and GIS 16. Geospatial Statistics