Geographic Information Systems and Science

Geographic Information Systems and Science

This is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture of: GIS and the New World Order security, health and well-being digital differentiation in GIS ...

Author: Paul A. Longley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470721445

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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The Third Edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field and still retains its accessible format to appeal to a broad range of students. Now divided into five clear sections the book investigates the unique, complex and difficult problems that are posed by geographic information and together they build into a holistic understanding of the key principles of GIS. This is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture of: GIS and the New World Order security, health and well-being digital differentiation in GIS consumption the core organizing role of GIS in Geography the greening of GIS grand challenges of GIScience science and explanation Key features: Four-colour throughout Associated website with free online resources Teacher’s manual available for lecturers A complete learning resource, with accompanying instructor links, free online lab resources and personal syllabi Includes learning objectives and review boxes throughout each chapter New in this edition: Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and Policy All new personality boxes of current GIS practitioners New chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Geographic Information System and Economic Development

Geographic Information System and Economic Development

Dictionary of Ecology and Environment ( 10 Parts ) L. L. SOMANI , Rs . 250 ( each ) Drought Disaster and Development : Profile , Performance & Potential * KAMTA PRASAD and B. D. SINGH , RS . 145 Encyclopaedia of Ecology , Environment ...

Author: Bidhanesh Misra

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 8170996686

Category: Bihar (India)

Page: 204

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Categories: Bihar (India)

Geographic Information Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Geographic Information Systems  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications

The 15 chapters in this section offer unmistakable value to managers looking to implement new strategies that work at ... The final chapter of the book looks at an emerging field within Geographic Information Systems, in the excellent ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466620391

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2102

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Developments in technologies have evolved in a much wider use of technology throughout science, government, and business; resulting in the expansion of geographic information systems. GIS is the academic study and practice of presenting geographical data through a system designed to capture, store, analyze, and manage geographic information. Geographic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a collection of knowledge on the latest advancements and research of geographic information systems. This book aims to be useful for academics and practitioners involved in geographical data.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems

Especially important among these have been the rapid developments in remote sensing of the Earth environment ... Developed in just the last 30 years or so , GIS technology already represents a billion dollar industry worldwide , growing ...

Author: Tor Bernhardsen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471419680

Category: Science

Page: 456

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"If we are to solve many of the problems facing us-in the cities, in the wild areas of the earth, in the atmosphere, and the oceans-we shall need the help of skilled users of GIS technology. If readers can master what is in this volume, they will be well started on this enterprise." -From the Foreword by Jack Dangermond President of ESRI Praise for previous editions: "One of only a small number of texts devoted to the technology of GIS that are truly introductory in nature. . . . Very readable and of moderate length. Those who are real novices to GIS will find this one attractive." -Computers and Geosciences "Well-rendered and very clear line drawings . . . well written, with a well-balanced blend of technical/theoretical concepts and more applied facts of GIS." -Professional Geographer Geographic Information Systems provides a practical, theory-driven overview of GIS that is supported with clear coverage of basic techniques. This treatment enables readers to understand the broad aspects of GIS without focusing on a specific software or discipline, such as engineering or geography. New features of this Third Edition include: up-to-date information on standardization efforts aimed at facilitating the exchange of ideas and data; technical content that is up to date with current hardware, software, database design, and analytical techniques; and comprehensive cost/benefit guidelines for choosing and evaluating a GIS, including coverage of organizational and technical issues. Complete with extensive references and links to online resources, Geographic Information Systems, Third Edition, is an exceptional resource for students of GIS, planning, land use, natural resources, civil and environmental engineering, real estate, and wildlife biology.
Categories: Science

Interoperating Geographic Information Systems

Interoperating Geographic Information Systems

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Data Engineering: 251–260 Papazoglou M, Schlageter G (eds) 1998 Cooperative Information Systems: Current Trends and Directions. Academic Press Park J 1997 Geographic information ...

Author: Michael Goodchild

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461551898

Category: Computers

Page: 509

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Geographic information systems have developed rapidly in the past decade, and are now a major class of software, with applications that include infrastructure maintenance, resource management, agriculture, Earth science, and planning. But a lack of standards has led to a general inability for one GIS to interoperate with another. It is difficult for one GIS to share data with another, or for people trained on one system to adapt easily to the commands and user interface of another. Failure to interoperate is a problem at many levels, ranging from the purely technical to the semantic and the institutional. Interoperating Geographic Information Systems is about efforts to improve the ability of GISs to interoperate, and has been assembled through a collaboration between academic researchers and the software vendor community under the auspices of the US National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis and the Open GIS Consortium Inc. It includes chapters on the basic principles and the various conceptual frameworks that the research community has developed to think about the problem. Other chapters review a wide range of applications and the experiences of the authors in trying to achieve interoperability at a practical level. Interoperability opens enormous potential for new ways of using GIS and new mechanisms for exchanging data, and these are covered in chapters on information marketplaces, with special reference to geographic information. Institutional arrangements are also likely to be profoundly affected by the trend towards interoperable systems, and nowhere is the impact of interoperability more likely to cause fundamental change than in education, as educators address the needs of a new generation of GIS users with access to a new generation of tools. The book concludes with a series of chapters on education and institutional change. Interoperating Geographic Information Systems is suitable as a secondary text for graduate level courses in computer science, geography, spatial databases, and interoperability and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry, commerce and government.
Categories: Computers

Recent Advances in Geographic Information System for Earth Sciences

Recent Advances in Geographic Information System for Earth Sciences

Ching, Y.-T. Load balancing for the parallel map overlay-operation in the geographic information system. J. Inf. Sci. ... Guttman, A. R-Trees: A Dynamic Index Structure for Spatial Searching; ACM: New York, NY, USA, 1984; Volume 14.

Author: Yosoon Choi

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039364893

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Geographic information systems (GISs) have played a vital role in Earth sciences by providing a powerful means of observing the world and various tools for solving complex problems. The scientific community has used GISs to reveal fascinating details about the Earth and other planets. This book on recent advances in GIS for Earth sciences includes 12 publications from esteemed research groups worldwide. The research and review papers in this book belong to the following broad categories: Earth science informatics (geoinformatics), mining, hydrology, natural hazards, and society.
Categories: Science

Geographic Information Systems for Transportation

Geographic Information Systems for Transportation

Geographic Information Systems , Vol . 1 : Principles and Technical Issues , New York : Wiley , 191–205 . Fisher , P. ( 2000 ) " Fuzzy modeling , " in S. Openshaw and R. J. Abrahart ( eds . ) GeoCompu- tation , London : Taylor and ...

Author: Harvey J. Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195123948

Category: Science

Page: 474

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GIS data and tools are revolutionizing transportation research and decision making, allowing transportation analysts and professionals to understand and solve complex transportation problems that were previously impossible. Here, Miller and Shaw present a comprehensive discussion of fundamental geographic science and the applications of these principles using GIS and other software tools. By providing thorough and accessible discussions of transportation analysis within a GIS environment, this volume fills a critical niche in GIS-T and GIS literature.
Categories: Science

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Policy Decision Support

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Policy Decision Support

In this way, the need of such an information system has been felt for a long time in the research and development arena ... the book discusses case studies providing new insights as to how remote sensing and geographic information ...

Author: R. B. Singh

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811677311

Category: Science

Page: 497

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The management of data to understand complex and interwoven processes of sustainable development has been a great challenge for researchers, planners, and decision makers. Remote sensing and GIS-based policy decision support systems not only help them to solve spatially related environmental and socio-economic issues; they also provide a powerful tool for integrating spatial and non-spatial datasets with analytical and spatial models and knowledge domains. Recent advances in the modern spatial tools of remote sensing and GIS combined with advanced computation techniques have enhanced the efficiency and capabilities of policy development. This book expands the scientific knowledge base in various physical and socio-economic issues among scholars, planners, and decision makers for policy development and research regarding sustainable development. It also demonstrates the importance of modern spatial decision support tools of remote sensing and GIS to better understand sustainable development processes and policy development. Furthermore, the book discusses case studies providing new insights as to how remote sensing and GIS-based decision support systems contribute to understanding physical and socio-economic processes and developing pragmatic policy for sustainable development. This book covers land surface temperature, hydrological processes, terrain mapping, flood and landslide hazards, land use and land cover dynamics, crime hotspots, urban health issues, tourism, agriculture, forest management, flood mitigation, urban sprawl, and village information systems, among others. Readers will find this book to be an invaluable resource for understanding and solving diverse physical and human issues for policy development related to sustainable planning and management.
Categories: Science

Textbook of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems

Textbook of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems

The Book Offers Key Concepts With The Use Of Simple And Limited Mathematics. Digital Image Processing, Which Forms The Backbone Of The Book, Is Dealt With Special Care.

Author: Kali Charan Sahu

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126909099

Category: Geographic information systems

Page: 520

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Remote Sensing Technology In India Started In The 1960S. Space Technology Was Developed During The 1970S And 1980S To Use Satellites And Sensors In The Areas Of Communication To Exploit Meteorological And Ground Resources. Like Some Other Developing Countries, India Could Bypass The Intermediate Technology Stage And Leapfrog Into The High Technology Area.India S First Satellite In Irs Series Was Irs-1A, Launched In March 1988 By A Russian Vostok Launch Vehicle. Our Space Technology Has Attained Momentum And Made Tremendous Achievements By Launching The Oceansat-1 For Ocean Resources Monitoring; Resourcesat-1 For Agricultural Applications; And Cartosat-1 With A High Resolution Panchromatic Camera For Cartographic Applications. In India, The Remote Sensing Technology Along With Geographic Information System (Gis) Is Widely Being Used For More Than Two Decades For Inventorying, Mapping And Monitoring Of Earth Resources, And For Mitigation And Management Of Natural Disasters. In Days To Come It Will Become The Most Powerful Tool For Management And Distribution Of Information For Various Purposes.This Book Is Solely Written To Meet The Requirements Of Undergraduate Courses In B.E. (Civil Engineering), B.Tech (Geoinformatics), The Postgraduate Courses And M.Tech In Remote Sensing, Postgraduate Diploma In Remote Sensing And Gis, And M.E (Geoinformatics) Of Various Universities And Institutions. Topics Are Covered With Adequate Tables And Illustrations Essential To An Introductory Text. The Book Offers Key Concepts With The Use Of Simple And Limited Mathematics. Digital Image Processing, Which Forms The Backbone Of The Book, Is Dealt With Special Care. The Book Explains Fundamental Basis Of Gis Technology, Spatial Data Modeling, Attributes Data Management, Gis Data Analysis And Modeling. It Will Also Serve As An Ideal Reference Book For Researchers In This Field And Practical Users Of This Technology.
Categories: Geographic information systems

Geographic Information System Skills for Foresters and Natural Resource Managers

Geographic Information System Skills for Foresters and Natural Resource Managers

GIS applications in forest operations and road network planning: an overview over the last two decades. ... G.B., Leahy, M.G. (Eds.), Open Source Approaches in Spatial Data Handling, Advances in Geographic Information Science, vol 2.

Author: Krista Merry

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323905206

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Geographic Information System Skills for Foresters and Natural Resource Managers provides a resource for developing knowledge and skills concerning GIS as it applies to forestry and natural resource management. This book helps readers understand how GIS can effectively be used by professional foresters and land managers to conduct spatial analyses or address management decisions. Through topics presented, readers will improve their ability to understand GIS data sources, identify GIS data types and quality, perform common spatial analysis processes, create GIS data, produce maps, and ultimately develop the skills necessary to use GIS analysis to answer real-world questions. This book will be of great benefit to GIS users looking to directly apply techniques to real-world data or foresters and natural resource scientists who use GIS in their research. Presents unique reflections, diversions, inspections and translations within the text to encourage readers’ critical thinking skills Includes a companion website to enhance the reflections, diversions, inspections and translations with additional resources Designed with examples, discussions and case studies from seasoned natural resource professionals with decades of combined professional experience
Categories: Science