Introduction to Geospatial Technologies

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies
Author: Bradley Shellito
Publsiher: WH Freeman
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN 10: 9781319060459
ISBN 13: 1319060455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies Book Review:

Written for both majors and non-majors alike, Introduction to Geospatial Technologies demonstrates the wide range of geographic technologies available to and used by geographers today. Each chapter contains an introduction to the key concepts and a lab activity, so that in addition to gaining a basic foundation of knowledge students also obtain hands-on experience with the relevant software. This new edition stays current with its rapidly moving field, with coverage and lab activities revised to reflect is the most up-to-date ideas and innovations in GST.

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies
Author: Bradley A. Shellito
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN 10: 1319060463
ISBN 13: 9781319060466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies Book Review:

Written for both majors and non-majors alike, Introduction to Geospatial Technologies demonstrates the wide range of geographic technologies available to and used by geographers today. Each chapter contains an introduction to the key concepts and a lab activity, so that in addition to gaining a basic foundation of knowledge students also obtain hands-on experience with the relevant software. This new edition stays current with its rapidly moving field, with coverage and lab activities revised to reflect is the most up-to-date ideas and innovations in GST

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies
Author: Bradley A. Shellito
Publsiher: W H Freeman & Company
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781429255288
ISBN 13: 1429255285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to Geospatial Information and Communication Technology (GeoICT)

Introduction to Geospatial Information and Communication Technology (GeoICT)
Author: Rifaat Abdalla
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2016-07-25
ISBN 10: 3319336037
ISBN 13: 9783319336039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Geospatial Information and Communication Technology (GeoICT) Book Review:

This book is designed to help students and researchers understand the latest research and development trends in the domain of geospatial information and communication (GeoICT) technologies. Accordingly, it covers the fundamentals of geospatial information systems, spatial positioning technologies, and networking and mobile communications, with a focus on OGC and OGC standards, Internet GIS, and location-based services. Particular emphasis is placed on introducing GeoICT as an integrated technology that effectively bridges various information-technology domains.

GIS

GIS
Author: Patrick McHaffie,Sungsoon Hwang,Cassie Follett
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 0429804784
ISBN 13: 9780429804786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GIS Book Review:

Over the past few decades the world has been organized through the growth and integration of geographic information systems (GIS) across public and private sector industries, agencies, and organizations. This has happened in a technological context that includes the widespread deployment of multiple digital mobile technologies, digital wireless communication networks, positioning, navigation and mapping services, and cloud-based computing, spawning new ways of imagining, creating, and consuming geospatial information and analytics. GIS: An Introduction to Mapping Technologies is written with the detached voices of practitioner scholars who draw on a diverse set of experiences and education, with a shared view of GIS that is grounded in the analysis of scale-diverse contexts emphasizing cities and their social and environmental geographies. GIS is presented as a critical toolset that allows analysts to focus on urban social and environmental sustainability. The book opens with chapters that explore foundational techniques of mapping, data acquisition and field data collection using GNSS, georeferencing, spatial analysis, thematic mapping, and data models. It explores web GIS and open source GIS making geospatial technology available to many who would not be able to access it otherwise. Also, the book covers in depth the integration of remote sensing into GIS, Health GIS, Digital Humanities GIS, and the increased use of GIS in diverse types of organizations. Active learning is emphasized with ArcGIS Desktop lab activities integrated into most of the chapters. Written by experienced authors from the Department of Geography at DePaul University in Chicago, this textbook is a great introduction to GIS for a diverse range of undergraduates and graduate students, and professionals who are concerned with urbanization, economic justice, and environmental sustainability.

Geospatial Technology for Water Resource Applications

Geospatial Technology for Water Resource Applications
Author: Prashant K. Srivastava,Prem Chandra Pandey,Pavan Kumar,Akhilesh Singh Raghubanshi,Dawei Han
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2016-09-09
ISBN 10: 1315353822
ISBN 13: 9781315353821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geospatial Technology for Water Resource Applications Book Review:

This book advances the scientific understanding, development, and application of geospatial technologies related to water resource management. It presents recent developments and applications specifically by utilizing new earth observation datasets such as TRMM/GPM, AMSR E/2, SMOS, SMAP and GCOM in combination with GIS, artificial intelligence, and hybrid techniques. By linking geospatial techniques with new satellite missions for earth and environmental science, the book promotes the synergistic and multidisciplinary activities of scientists and users working in the field of hydrological sciences.

Geospatial Technologies for Land Degradation Assessment and Management

Geospatial Technologies for Land Degradation Assessment and Management
Author: R. S. Dwivedi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2018-10-17
ISBN 10: 1498749615
ISBN 13: 9781498749619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geospatial Technologies for Land Degradation Assessment and Management Book Review:

The constant growth of the world’s population and the decline of the availability of land and soil resources are global concerns for food security. Other concerns are the decrease in productivity and delivery of essential ecosystems services because of the decline of soil quality and health by a range of degradation processes. Key soil properties like soil bulk density, organic carbon concentration, plant available water capacity, infiltration rate, air porosity at field moisture capacity, and nutrient reserves, are crucial properties for soil functionality which refers to the capacity of soil to perform numerous functions. These functions are difficult to measure directly and are estimated through indices of soil quality and soil health. Soil degradation, its extent and severity, can also be estimated by assessing indices of soil quality and health. "Geospatial Technology for Land Degradation Assessment and Management" uses satellite imagery and remote sensing technologies to measure landscape parameters and terrain attributes. Remote sensing and geospatial technologies are important tools in assessing the extent and the severity of land and soil degradation, their temporal changes, and geospatial distribution in a timely and cost-effective manner. The knowledge presented in the book by Dr. R.S. Dwivedi shows how remote sensing data can be utilized for inventorying, assessing, and monitoring affected ecosystems and how this information can be integrated in the models of different local settings. Through many land degradations studies, land managers, researchers, and policymakers will find practical applications of geospatial technologies and future challenges. The information presented is also relevant to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations towards global food security.

Interacting with Geospatial Technologies

Interacting with Geospatial Technologies
Author: Mordechai (Muki) Haklay
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-10-26
ISBN 10: 1119219248
ISBN 13: 9781119219248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interacting with Geospatial Technologies Book Review:

This book provides an introduction to HCI and usability aspects ofGeographical Information Systems and Science. Its aim is tointroduce the principles of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); todiscuss the special usability aspects of GIS which designers anddevelopers need to take into account when developing such systems;and to offer a set of tried and tested frameworks, matrices andtechniques that can be used within GIS projects. Geographical Information Systems and other applications ofcomputerised mapping have gained popularity in recent years. Today,computer-based maps are common on the World Wide Web, mobilephones, satellite navigation systems and in various desktopcomputing packages. The more sophisticated packages that allow themanipulation and analysis of geographical information are used inlocation decisions of new businesses, for public service deliveryfor planning decisions by local and central government. Many moreapplications exist and some estimate the number of people acrossthe world that are using GIS in their daily work at severalmillions. However, many applications of GIS are hard to learn andto master. This is understandable, as until quite recently, themain focus of software vendors in the area of GIS was on thedelivery of basic functionality and development of methods topresent and manipulate geographical information using the availablecomputing resources. As a result, little attention was paid tousability aspects of GIS. This is evident in many public andprivate systems where the terminology, conceptual design andstructure are all centred around the engineering of GIS and not onthe needs and concepts that are familiar to the user. This book covers a range of topics from the cognitive models ofgeographical representation, to interface design. It will providethe reader with frameworks and techniques that can be used anddescription of case studies in which these techniques have beenused for computer mapping application.

Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology

Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology
Author: John D. Bossler,John R. Jensen,Robert B. McMaster,Chris Rizos
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2001-11-22
ISBN 10: 9780748409242
ISBN 13: 0748409246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology Book Review:

Professionals in local and national government and in the private sector frequently need to draw on Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), often in an integrated manner. This manual shows a hands-on operator how to work across the range of geospatial science and technology, whether as a user or as a contractor of services employing these technologies, and without either specialist education or substantial experience. The manual covers the fundamentals of each of these topical areas, providing the requisite mathematics, computer science and physics necessary to understand how the technologies work, assuming some elementary background in calculus and physics. It also shows how the technologies can be used together and focuses on their commonalities. A number of applications such as mapping and environmental modeling are presented, and a website accompanies the book.

Geospatial Technologies for Urban Health

Geospatial Technologies for Urban Health
Author: Yongmei Lu,Eric Delmelle
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2019-10-18
ISBN 10: 9783030195724
ISBN 13: 3030195724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geospatial Technologies for Urban Health Book Review:

This volume presents a timely collection of research papers on the progress, opportunities, and challenges related to the advancement of geospatial technologies for applications in urban health research and management. The chapter authors cover technologies ranging from traditional GIS and remote sensing technologies, to recently developed tracking/locational technologies and volunteered geographic information (VGI). In four main sections, the book uniquely contributes to the conversation of how geospatial technologies and other GIScience research may be enhanced by addressing the data and challenges presented by urban health issues. The book is intended for those with backgrounds in health and medical geography, social epidemiology, urban planning, health management, and lifestyle research. The book starts with an introduction by the editors, providing an overview of traditional and emerging geospatial technologies and how they each can significantly contribute to urban health studies. Section 1 covers urban health risk and disease, and analyses the spatial and temporal patterns of selected urban health issues. Section 2 addresses urban health service access, and demonstrates how traditional and new geospatial technologies apply to different segments of urban populations facing varied challenges. Section 3 focuses on incorporating geospatial technologies in promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles in urban settings. Section 4 assesses how geospatial technologies may be incorporated into urban health policies and management practices. Adopting a forward-looking perspective, these papers examine the various health challenges in urban systems, and explore how new and emerging geospatial technologies will need to develop to address these problems.

Introductory Geographic Information Systems

Introductory Geographic Information Systems
Author: John R. Jensen,Ryan R. Jensen
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-02
ISBN 10: 9780136147763
ISBN 13: 0136147763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introductory Geographic Information Systems Book Review:

Geospatial technologies in general – and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in particular – are becoming increasingly important in our society. GIS technology is used to identify the optimal routes for emergency vehicles, to determine the best locations for various businesses, schools, and facilities, to monitor the growth and expansion of urban areas as a way to manage natural resources, and much more. Principles of Geographic Information Systems by John Jensen and Ryan Jensen is an ideal introduction for those who know very little about geographic information systems and spatial analysis. Relatively complex GIS principles are introduced in basic terms, often using graphics to communicate principles rather than complex mathematical equations. Content is not geared toward any single commercial GIS software program, and the book's timely, practical examples and extensive visual format appeal to today's students. This text can be used at the undergraduate or graduate level in one or two semester courses in Introductory and Intermediate GIS, yet can also be useful for professionals looking to increase their knowledge in this subject area. Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, mygeoscienceplace does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase mygeoscienceplace, please visit www.mygeoscienceplace.com.

Geospatial Techniques for Managing Environmental Resources

Geospatial Techniques for Managing Environmental Resources
Author: Jay Krishna Thakur,Sudhir Kumar Singh,AL Ramanathan,M. Bala Krishna Prasad,Wolfgang Gossel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-03-05
ISBN 10: 9400718586
ISBN 13: 9789400718586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geospatial Techniques for Managing Environmental Resources Book Review:

"Geospatial Information" is spatial data concerning a place or, in space, collected in real time. Geospatial techniques together with remote sensing, geographic information science, Global Positioning System (GPS), cartography, geovisualization, and spatial statistics are being used to capture, store, manipulate and analyze to understand complex situations to solve mysteries of the universe. These techniques have been applied in various fields such as meteorology, forestry, environmental management, agriculture, health, homeland security etc. around the globe. This volume presents case studies and examples from various parts of the world and provides a broad overview of various approaches; data sets; data acquiring, monitoring and dissemination methods; satellites and sensors; tools and techniques used; integrating tools, techniques and application to various fields for the sustainable management of environmental resources in the context of global environmental change and natural hazards. The objective of this book is to provide state-of-the-art information to academics, researchers and industry practitioners who are involved or interested in the study, use, design and development of advanced and emerging geospatial technologies around the world with ultimate aim to empower individuals and organizations in building competencies for exploiting the opportunities of the knowledge society. All the chapters are peer-reviewes and evaluated and are an inter- and multi-disciplinary source of information, making an effort to link various geospatial techniques to make the earth an habitable place. The contributors have tried to focus their respective views on the current problems that need urgent attention. Consequently, we see this book as a comprehensive information base, which includes work of expertise in their specific fields of research.

Crime Modeling and Mapping Using Geospatial Technologies

Crime Modeling and Mapping Using Geospatial Technologies
Author: Michael Leitner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2013-01-19
ISBN 10: 940074997X
ISBN 13: 9789400749979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Modeling and Mapping Using Geospatial Technologies Book Review:

Recent years in North America have seen a rapid development in the area of crime analysis and mapping using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. In 1996, the US National Institute of Justice (NIJ) established the crime mapping research center (CMRC), to promote research, evaluation, development, and dissemination of GIS technology. The long-term goal is to develop a fully functional Crime Analysis System (CAS) with standardized data collection and reporting mechanisms, tools for spatial and temporal analysis, visualization of data and much more. Among the drawbacks of current crime analysis systems is their lack of tools for spatial analysis. For this reason, spatial analysts should research which current analysis techniques (or variations of such techniques) that have been already successfully applied to other areas (e.g., epidemiology, location-allocation analysis, etc.) can also be employed to the spatial analysis of crime data. This book presents a few of those cases.

Applications and Challenges of Geospatial Technology

Applications and Challenges of Geospatial Technology
Author: Pavan Kumar,Meenu Rani,Prem Chandra Pandey,Haroon Sajjad,Bhagwan Singh Chaudhary
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2018-11-24
ISBN 10: 331999882X
ISBN 13: 9783319998824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications and Challenges of Geospatial Technology Book Review:

This book advances the scientific understanding and application of space-based technologies to address a variety of areas related to sustainable development; including environmental systems analysis, environmental management, clean processes, green chemistry, and green engineering. Geo-spatial techniques have gained considerable interest in recent decades among the earth and environmental science communities for solving and understanding various complex problems and approaches towards sustainable technologies. The book encompasses several scopes of interests on sustainable technologies in areas such as water resources, forestry, remote sensing, meteorology, atmospheric and oceanic modeling, environmental engineering and management, civil engineering, air and environmental pollution, water quality problems, etc. The book will appeal to people with an interest in geo-spatial techniques, sustainable development and other diverse backgrounds within earth and environmental sciences field.

Geospatial Technology

Geospatial Technology
Author: Pasquale Imperatore,Antonio Pepe
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN 10: 9535126261
ISBN 13: 9789535126263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geospatial Technology Book Review:

The pervasive relevance of geospatial information and the development of emerging geospatial technologies offer new opportunity for bridging the gap between remote sensing scientific know-how and end users of products and services. Geospatial technology comprises tools and techniques dealing with the use of spatially referenced information, for the description and modeling of spatial and dynamic phenomena related to the Earth's environment. This book addresses environmental and social applications of geospatial technologies, thus also providing a multidisciplinary perspective on emerging geospatial techniques and tools. It consists of ten chapters offering insight into geospatial technology progress and trends. Authors present several application-oriented studies from various parts of the world, including applications in collaborative geomatics, geospatial statistics, GIS, agriculture, and natural hazard monitoring.

Geospatial Technologies and Geography Education in a Changing World

Geospatial Technologies and Geography Education in a Changing World
Author: Osvaldo Muñiz Solari,Ali Demirci,Joop van der Schee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2015-08-31
ISBN 10: 4431555196
ISBN 13: 9784431555193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geospatial Technologies and Geography Education in a Changing World Book Review:

This book is an initiative presented by the Commission on Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union. It focuses particularly on what has been learned from geospatial projects and research from the past decades of implementing geospatial technologies (GST) in formal and informal education. The objective of this publication is to inform an international audience of teachers, professionals, scholars, and policymakers about the state of the art and prospects of geospatial practices (GPs) as organized activities that use GST and lessons learned in relation to geographical education. GST make up an advanced body of knowledge developed by practitioners of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), global positioning systems, (GPS), and digital cartography (DC). GST have long been applied in many different sectors; however, their first use in higher education began in the early 1980s and then diffused to secondary schools during the 1990s. Starting with GIS and RS, it evolved into a much broader context, as GST expanded to include GPS and DC with new communication technologies and Internet applications. GST have been used around the world as a combination of tools and special techniques to make research, teaching, and learning more effective.

Geospatial Technologies and Climate Change

Geospatial Technologies and Climate Change
Author: Janardhanan Sundaresan,K M Santosh,Andrea Déri,Rob Roggema,Ramesh Singh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2013-12-13
ISBN 10: 331901689X
ISBN 13: 9783319016894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geospatial Technologies and Climate Change Book Review:

Geospatial Technologies and Climate Change describes various approaches from different countries on how to use geospatial technologies to help solving climate change issues. It also details how different geospatial technologies (remote sensing, Geographical Information System...) can be used to help with climate monitoring and modeling, how to work with them and what to be careful about. This book is written by scientific experts from four different continents. Written in a comprehensive and complete way, this book is essential reading material for graduate and undergraduate students interested in these techniques and in climate change.

Geospatial Technology for Earth Observation

Geospatial Technology for Earth Observation
Author: Deren Li,Jie Shan,Jianya Gong
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2009-09-18
ISBN 10: 9781441900500
ISBN 13: 1441900500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geospatial Technology for Earth Observation Book Review:

Earth Observation interacts with space, remote sensing, communication, and information technologies, and plays an increasingly significant role in Earth related scientific studies, resource management, homeland security, topographic mapping, and development of a healthy, sustainable environment and community. Geospatial Technology for Earth Observation provides an in-depth and broad collection of recent progress in Earth observation. Contributed by leading experts in this field, the book covers satellite, airborne and ground remote sensing systems and system integration, sensor orientation, remote sensing physics, image classification and analysis, information extraction, geospatial service, and various application topics, including cadastral mapping, land use change evaluation, water environment monitoring, flood mapping, and decision making support. Geospatial Technology for Earth Observation serves as a valuable training source for researchers, developers, and practitioners in geospatial science and technology industry. It is also suitable as a reference book for upper level college students and graduate students in geospatial technology, geosciences, resource management, and informatics.

Geospatial Technologies for All

Geospatial Technologies for All
Author: Ali Mansourian,Petter Pilesjö,Lars Harrie,Ron van Lammeren
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2018-03-23
ISBN 10: 3319782088
ISBN 13: 9783319782089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geospatial Technologies for All Book Review:

This book presents the research papers accepted for the 21st AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, held at Lund University Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Centre, Sweden on 12–15 June 2018. It discusses the role of geospatial technologies in the digitalization of society and is intended primarily for professionals and researchers in fields that can benefit from geoinformation – both within and outside the area of geographic information science.

Cartography

Cartography
Author: Menno-Jan Kraak,F.J. Ormeling
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1317903110
ISBN 13: 9781317903116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cartography Book Review:

This revised and updated edition integrates the latest in modern technology with traditional cartographic principles. While providing a solid conceptual foundation in cartographic methodology, the text also introduces the very latest advances that have greatly influenced cartographic techniques. The new edition reflects the increasing importance of cartography as the basis for further geographical study, the text has been updated throughout and chapters on the latest developments in cartography have been integrated. There is also a more widespread emphasis on multimedia and the web.