The new 3rd edition of this comprehensive resource provides entries on the physical geography of every country in the world plus other selected locations. Each entry features one or more maps depicting the geography of the location plus detailed text that describes its features, climate and vegetation. Entries are formatted with standardized rubrics to facilitate comparison. Statistics of particular use to students, such as "tallest mountain" and "world size ranking," are highlighted in each entry. Includes a comprehensive index.
The Springer Handbook of Geographic Information is organized in three parts, Basics, Geographic Information and Applications. Some parts of the basics belong to the larger field of computer science. However, the reader gets a comprehensive view on geographic information because the topics selected from computer science have a close relation to geographic information.