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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • Geographic information systems,
  • Space perception

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [380]-393) and index

StatementAntony Galton
SeriesSpatial information systems
LC ClassificationsG70.212 .G35 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 409 p. :
Number of Pages409
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17005088M
ISBN 100198233973
LC Control Number00046503

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