Geographical Information Systems by Elaheh Pourabbas (Editor)This book explores the how-to of the most promising recurrent technologies and trends in GIS, such as Semantic GIS, Web GIS, Mobile GIS, NoSQL Geographic Databases, Cloud GIS, Spatial Data Warehousing-OLAP, and Open GIS. The text discusses and emphasizes the methodological aspects of such technologies and their applications in GIS.
Call Number: EBOOK
Publication Date: 2014-05-16
Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Optimization by Sami FaizThis book deals with the basic concepts of GIS and optimization. It provides an overview of various integration protocols that are termed GIS-O integration strategies applied to practical applications. It also develops an integration approach for the vehicle routing problem with resource and distance requirements and approves it with numerical results.
Call Number: EBOOK
Publication Date: 2012-11-28
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Management by Brian TomaszewskiGeographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Management guides readers through the basics of GIS as it applies to disaster management practice. The book illustrates how GIS technology can help disaster management professionals, public policy makers, and decision-makers at the town, county, state, federal, and international levels.
Call Number: HV551.2 .T647 2015
Publication Date: 2014-12-19
GIS Algorithms by Ningchuan XiaoGeographic information systems (GIS) have become increasingly important in helping us understand complex;social, economic, and natural dynamics where spatial components play a key role. Using Python code throughout, Xiao breaks the subject down into three fundamental areas: Geometric Algorithms Spatial Indexing Spatial Analysis and Modelling.
GIS Technology Applications in Environmental and Earth Sciences by Bai TianThe author explains with many case studies, programs, maps, graphics, and 3D models how GIS and other related technologies can be used to automate mapping processes, collect, process, edit, store, manage, and share datasets, statistically analyze data, model, and visualize large datasets to understand patterns, trends, and relationships to make educated decisions.
Google Earth, Outreach and Activism by Catherine SummerhayesLaunched in 2005, Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program, mapping the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery and aerial photography. By addressing the sociopolitical issues at stake in society's use of social websites, the author provides the first ever extended close reading of Google Earth as a powerful player in the communication realm of social media.
Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks by Ken JenningsMaphead recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere. Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth. Each chapter delves into a different aspect of map culture: highpointing, geocaching, road atlas rallying, even the "unreal estate" charted on the maps of fiction and fantasy.
Call Number: GA105.3 .J46 2011
Publication Date: 2011-09-20
The World of Maps: Map Reading and Interpretation for the 21st Century by Judith A. TynerThis engaging text provides the tools to read, analyze, and use any kind of map and assess its strengths and weaknesses. Requiring no advanced math skills, the book presents basic concepts of symbolization, scale, coordinate systems, and projections. It gives students a deeper understanding of the types of maps they encounter every day, from turn-by-turn driving directions to the TV weather report.
The Dictionary of Physical Geography by David S.G. ThomasThis fully-revised comprehensive fourth edition covers the whole field of physical geography including climate and atmosphere, geomorphology, biogeography, hydrology, oceans, Quaternary, environmental change, soils, remote sensing and GIS. This new edition reflects developments in the discipline during the last decade, with the expert advisory group providing an international perspective on the discipline of physical geography.
Call Number: EBOOK
Publication Date: 2015-12-28
Living Physical Geography by Bruce GervaisLiving Physical Geography focuses on human-physical geography interactions, using pedagogical features in the textbook and online to create a modern synthesis of the science of physical geography. Each of the four major parts in Living Physical Geography is identified by energy flows within Earth’s physical systems.
Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments by Yeqiao Wang (Editor, Contribution by)The book presents the best available data for measuring and monitoring coastal zones and explains how decision makers and resource managers can use this data to address contemporary issues in coastal zone management. The text illustrates the latest developments in active remote sensing, hyperspectral remote sensing, high spatial resolution remote sensing, the integration of remote sensing and in situ data, and covers the effects of land-cover and land-use change on coastal environments.
Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover by Chandra P. GiriThis volume offers an international perspective on the science, technologies, applications, and future needs of remote sensing of land cover and land use. It discusses the relationship between land cover and land use and addresses the land-cover classification system. It then presents state-of-the-art methods and techniques in data acquisition, preprocessing, image interpretation, and accuracy assessment for land-use and land-cover characterization and mapping.
Call Number: EBOOK
Publication Date: 2012-04-20
Remote Sensing of Protected Lands by Yeqiao Wang (Editor)The book showcases state-of-the-art remote sensing applications for the inventory and monitoring of protected areas. It gives readers both a systematic view of the field and detailed knowledge of specific topics. It examines advanced remote sensing technologies such as airborne and spaceborne high spatial resolution imageries, multispectral and multitemporal time series data, satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar , and the integration of remote sensing and field measurements for information extraction and modeling.
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