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Parallel Processing Algorithms For GIS (Paperback) Loot Price: R2,341
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Parallel Processing Algorithms For GIS (Paperback): Richard Healey, Steve Dowers, Bruce Gittings, Mike J. Mineter

Parallel Processing Algorithms For GIS (Paperback)

Richard Healey, Steve Dowers, Bruce Gittings, Mike J. Mineter

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Over the last fifteen years GIS has become a fully-fledged technology, deployed across a range of application areas. However, although computer advances in performance appear to continue unhindered, data volumes and the growing sophistication of analysis procedures mean that performance will increasingly become a serious concern in GIS. Parallel computing offers a potential solution. However, traditional algorithms may not run effectively in a parallel environment, so utilization of parallel technology is not entirely straightforward. This groundbreaking book examines some of the current strategies facing scientists and engineers at this crucial interface of parallel computing and GIS.; The book begins with an introduction to the concepts, terminology and techniques of parallel processing, with particular reference to GIS. High level programming paradigms and software engineering issues underlying parallel software developments are considered and emphasis is given to designing modular reusable software libraries. The book continues with problems in designing parallel software for GIS applications, potential vector and raster data structures and details the algorithmic design for some major GIS operations. An implementation case study is included, based around a raster generalization problem, which illustrates some of the principles involved. Subsequent chapters review progress in parallel database technology in a GIS environment and the use of parallel techniques in various application areas, dealing with both algorithmic and implementation issues.; "Parallel Processing Algorithms for GIS" should be a useful text for a new generation of GIS professionals whose principal concern is the challenge of embracing major computer performance enhancements via parallel computing. Similarly, it should be an important volume for parallel computing professionals who are increasingly aware that GIS offers a major application domain for their technology.

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Imprint: Taylor & Francis
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 1997
First published: 1997
Editors: Richard Healey • Steve Dowers • Bruce Gittings • Mike J. Mineter
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-7484-0509-1
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Cartography, geodesy & geographic information systems (GIS) > Geodesy & surveying for maps & charts
Books > Computing & IT > Computer hardware & operating systems > Computer architecture & logic design > Parallel processing
LSN: 0-7484-0509-7
Barcode: 9780748405091

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