Geographic information systems (GIS) use a complex mix of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology to
provide everything from web-based interfaces, such as Bing Maps and Google Maps, to tracking applications for delivery services.
With GIS Succinctly, author Peter Shaw guides you through it all, starting with a detailed examination of the data and processes
that constitute the internals of a GIS. He surveys a selection of commercial and open-source software packages, detailing the strengths
and weaknesses of each so you can choose one that suits your own GIS development. Shaw even provides instructions for setting up a
spatially enabled database and creating a complete .NET GIS application. Complete with downloadable code samples, GIS Succinctly is
the one resource you need to map your world.