Developing GIS Solutions With MapObjects and Visual Basic Paperback – Oct 31 2001
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Chapter 1 - Getting into the VB/MO Culture Chapter 2 - Using ActiveX Controls Chapter 3 - Programming Basics Chapter 4 - The Map Objects ActiveX Control Chapter 5 - Managing Map Layers Chapter 6 - Tool Bars and Layer Management Chapter 7 - Geometry, Coordinates, and Identifying Features Chapter 8 - Rendering Part 1: Single Symbols Chapter 9 - Rendering Part 2: The Unique Value Map Renderer Chapter 10 - The Unique Value Map Renderer Continued Chapter 11 - Rendering Part 4: The Quantile Renderer Chapter 12 - Collections, Classes and Advanced Selections Chapter 13 - Web Basics Chapter 14 - Serving Maps on the Web, Method 1 Chapter 15 - Serving Maps on the Web, Method 2: The MO Internet Map Server Chapter 16 - Buffering and Overlay, Part 1 Chapter 17 - Projections and Coordinate Systems
About the Author
Bruce A. Ralston, is a Professor at the University of Tennessee. He received three awards from the Association of American Geographers, including the Edward L. Ullman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Transportation Geography, 1999; the Outstanding Geographic Software Award, 1994; and the Excellence in Applied Geography Award, 1991. Bruce Ralston is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Transport Geography and the President of GIS Tools, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
However, be warned of a few things - Some of the explanations are terse and you wish the author spent some more time to explain them. Also, there are some mistakes in the code printed in the book (I prefer typing down the code to learn rather than looking at it on the CDROM). For the intermediate level VB programmers, there are better ways to code some parts of a project than mentioned in the book. For example, in Chapter 5, where the author uses a cumbersome method to split a filename - something that can be done in 3 single lines. A final thing I disliked was the editing/format of the print. It would be a lot better to print the code in a better manner (to make it really apart from the rest of the text), and also the indenting and spacing between lines in the code. The code looks like one long sentence in some places, making it a little difficult to read.
Otherwise this book is a good source, and something that you will want to refer to while coding MapObjects - but do not blindly follow the bad coding habits, try to use your knowledge to accomplish the task in a better way once you have understood the MapObjects model.
Most recent customer reviews
Poorly written, very confusing and error plagued. The author's intentions are great but he misses his goals entirely. Unfortunately, the book is a waste of money.Published on Jan. 20 2004 by Scott Graber
I think this book is nicely written and explains thoroughly every aspect of the principles on working with MO. Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2002 by Bruno Luis
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