Imagery and GIS

Best Practices for Extracting Information from Imagery

Author: Kass Green,Russell G. Congalton,Mark Tukman

Publisher: ESRI Press

ISBN: 9781589484542

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 418

View: 5621


The first in-depth book about using imagery with ArcGIS

Integrated Spatial Databases: Digital Images and GIS

International Workshop ISD'99 Portland, ME, USA, June 14-16, 1999 Selected Papers

Author: Peggy Agouris,Anthony Stefanidis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540466215

Category: Computers

Page: 316

View: 6606


This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the International Workshop on Integrated Databases, Digital Images and GIS, ISD'99, held in Portland, Maine, USA in June 1999. The 18 revised full papers presented went through a double reviewing process and were selected from nearly 40 original submissions. The book is divided into parts on object extraction from raster images, geospatial analysis, formalisms and modeling, and data access.

Commercial Satellite Imagery

A tactic in nuclear weapon deterrence

Author: Bhupendra Jasani,Gotthard Stein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540426431

Category: Science

Page: 299

View: 8820


This will be the first book that deals with the use of commercial satellite imagery to monitor non-proliferation of nuclear weapons non-intrusively from space by an international organisation. The book deals with both the technical as well as policy issues related to the nuclear weapons non-proliferation issues. The authors discuss how an international organisation such as the International Atomic Energy Agency can use information derived from satellites to enhance its policing task.


A Visual Approach

Author: Bruce Ellsworth Davis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766827646

Category: Science

Page: 438

View: 8347


This fully updated edition of Geographic Information Systems: A Visual Approach offers a comprehensive introduction to the application of GIS concepts. The unique layout provides clear, highly intuitive graphics and corresponding concept descriptions. This invaluable reference is ideal for experienced professionals as well as new readers.

Image Processing and GIS for Remote Sensing

Techniques and Applications

Author: Jian Guo Liu,Philippa J. Mason

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118724178

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 472

View: 8117


Following the successful publication of the 1st edition in 2009, the 2nd edition maintains its aim to provide an application-driven package of essential techniques in image processing and GIS, together with case studies for demonstration and guidance in remote sensing applications. The book therefore has a “3 in 1” structure which pinpoints the intersection between these three individual disciplines and successfully draws them together in a balanced and comprehensive manner. The book conveys in-depth knowledge of image processing and GIS techniques in an accessible and comprehensive manner, with clear explanations and conceptual illustrations used throughout to enhance student learning. The understanding of key concepts is always emphasised with minimal assumption of prior mathematical experience. The book is heavily based on the authors’ own research. Many of the author-designed image processing techniques are popular around the world. For instance, the SFIM technique has long been adopted by ASTRIUM for mass-production of their standard “Pan-sharpen” imagery data. The new edition also includes a completely new chapter on subpixel technology and new case studies, based on their recent research.

Essential Image Processing and GIS for Remote Sensing

Author: Jian Guo Liu,Philippa J. Mason

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687973

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 2878


Essential Image Processing and GIS for Remote Sensing is anaccessible overview of the subject and successfully draws togetherthese three key areas in a balanced and comprehensive manner. Thebook provides an overview of essential techniques and a selectionof key case studies in a variety of application areas. Key concepts and ideas are introduced in a clear and logicalmanner and described through the provision of numerous relevantconceptual illustrations. Mathematical detail is kept to a minimumand only referred to where necessary for ease of understanding.Such concepts are explained through common sense terms rather thanin rigorous mathematical detail when explaining image processingand GIS techniques, to enable students to grasp the essentials of anotoriously challenging subject area. The book is clearly divided into three parts, with the firstpart introducing essential image processing techniques for remotesensing. The second part looks at GIS and begins with an overviewof the concepts, structures and mechanisms by which GIS operates.Finally the third part introduces Remote Sensing Applications.Throughout the book the relationships between GIS, Image Processingand Remote Sensing are clearly identified to ensure that studentsare able to apply the various techniques that have been coveredappropriately. The latter chapters use numerous relevant casestudies to illustrate various remote sensing, image processing andGIS applications in practice.

Computer Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images

An Introduction

Author: Paul M. Mather,Magaly Koch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119956404

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 460

View: 3467


This fourth and full colour edition updates and expands a widely-used textbook aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in remote sensing and GIS in Geography, Geology and Earth/Environmental Science departments. Existing material has been brought up to date and new material has been added. In particular, a new chapter, exploring the two-way links between remote sensing and environmental GIS, has been added. New and updated material includes: A website at that provides access to an updated and expanded version of the MIPS image processing software for Microsoft Windows, PowerPoint slideshows of the figures from each chapter, and case studies, including full data sets, Includes new chapter on Remote Sensing and Environmental GIS that provides insights into the ways in which remotely-sensed data can be used synergistically with other spatial data sets, including hydrogeological and archaeological applications, New section on image processing from a computer science perspective presented in a non-technical way, including some remarks on statistics, New material on image transforms, including the analysis of temporal change and data fusion techniques, New material on image classification including decision trees, support vector machines and independent components analysis, and Now in full colour throughout. This book provides the material required for a single semester course in Environmental Remote Sensing plus additional, more advanced, reading for students specialising in some aspect of the subject. It is written largely in non-technical language yet it provides insights into more advanced topics that some may consider too difficult for a non-mathematician to understand. The case studies available from the website are fully-documented research projects complete with original data sets. For readers who do not have access to commercial image processing software, MIPS provides a licence-free, intuitive and comprehensive alternative.

Ground Truth

The Social Implications of Geographic Information Systems

Author: John Pickles

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898622959

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

View: 5331


Professionals who work with grieving families, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, family therapists, physicians and nurses who work with dying patients and their families, hospice and patient home-care workers, clergy. The book also serves as a text in courses on bereavement, family development, family and child therapy, and child developmental psychopathology.

Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Current Issues and Future Challenges

Author: Peter Folger

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437919472


Page: 26

View: 2526


Discusses geospatial info. (GI), which is data referenced to a place -- a set of geographic coordinates -- which can be gathered, manipulated, and displayed in real time. A Geographic Info. System is a computer system capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced info. In 1990 the Fed. Geographic Data Comm. (FGDC) was estab. to promote the use, sharing, and dissemination of GI. There are questions about FGDC fulfilling its mission. Has this organizational structure worked? Can the fed. gov¿t. account for the costs of acquiring, coordinating, and managing GI? How well is the fed. gov¿t. coordinating with the state and local entities that have an increasing stake in GI? What is the role of the private sector?

Electrorheological Fluids: Modeling and Mathematical Theory

Author: Michael Ruzicka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540413851

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

View: 5210


This is the first book to present a model, based on rational mechanics of electrorheological fluids, that takes into account the complex interactions between the electromagnetic fields and the moving liquid. Several constitutive relations for the Cauchy stress tensor are discussed. The main part of the book is devoted to a mathematical investigation of a model possessing shear-dependent viscosities, proving the existence and uniqueness of weak and strong solutions for the steady and the unsteady case. The PDS systems investigated possess so-called non-standard growth conditions. Existence results for elliptic systems with non-standard growth conditions and with a nontrivial nonlinear r.h.s. and the first ever results for parabolic systems with a non-standard growth conditions are given for the first time. Written for advanced graduate students, as well as for researchers in the field, the discussion of both the modeling and the mathematics is self-contained.

GIS World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geographic information systems

Page: N.A

View: 3108


GIS Data Conversion Handbook

Author: Glenn E. Montgomery,Harold C. Schuch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471329831

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 480


This landmark book addresses the data conversion issues involved in geographic information systems (GIS) technology. Converting paper-based maps to digital files can be expensive, complicated, and time consuming. It is the first comprehensive handbook that cohesively integrates the many complex issues of data conversion into a single publication for the GIS professional as well as for the student or layperson. Written and edited by international authorities on GIS conversion, the handbook covers the subject from basic conversion issues and map digitizing to advanced data capture techniques.

GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume Four

Conservation Planning

Author: Tom Mueller,Gretchen F. Sassenrath

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439867240

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 9791


Conservation planning involves targeted management practices and land use decision-making based on careful analysis of landscape limitations in order to protect soil and water resources. Developing solutions to conservation planning is of worldwide interest due to anticipated population growth, growing demand of feedstocks for biofuels, decreasing freshwater resources, and increasing land degradation in the developed world. Recent advances in geospatial technologies now provide land managers with tools and resources to conserve soil and water resources more efficiently than has ever been possible before. GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume 4: Conservation Planning presents approaches developed by leading researchers working at the intersection of conservation and spatial technologies. Among others, the technologies include global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), Internet mapping technologies, remote sensing, and various modeling applications. These advances allow improved prediction of soil erosion and environmental effects, better prioritization of land for conservation initiatives and funding, and enhanced prediction of the impact of management practices on natural resources. They also facilitate the development of conservation management plans and improve the accessibility of conservation knowledge and tools. The strategies presented are designed to provide the greatest benefit to preserving natural resources while reducing economic expenses. Each chapter includes a detailed background on the specific topic, with case studies describing the design and implementation of the solution. Readers are guided through step-by-step exercises to gain experience in executing the conservation practice. Substantial online data and modeling are available that can be immediately implemented or modified to suit users’ needs. The exercises are accessible enough to be used in the classroom, yet detailed enough for self-instruction by highly motivated professionals active in developing conservation plans.

GIS For Dummies

Author: Michael N. DeMers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470521503

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 9967


GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS. Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can: Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

GIS for Coastal Zone Management

Author: Darius Bartlett,Jennifer Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420023428

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 7372


Increasingly used to analyze and manage marine and coastal zones, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide a powerful set of tools for integrating and processing spatial information. These technologies are increasingly used in the management and analysis of the coastal zone. Supplying the guidance necessary to use these tools, GIS for Coastal Zone Management explores key technical, theoretical, and applications issues. Drawing on the practical experience of experts in the field, the book discusses recent developments and specific applications. A comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date overview of the state-of-the-art in coastal zone GIS applications, this down-to-earth and practical book puts the science in a management context. The chapters present groundbreaking coastal applications of GIS based decision support tools, spatial data infrastructures, remote sensing technology including LiDAR and CASI, and more. Covering a broad range of topics by international experts, the logical organization supplies a flow and structure to the entire book that makes the information not only easily accessible but immediately applicable.

Hydrology of Mediterranean and Semiarid Regions

Papers Selected for the International Conference on Hydrology of the Mediterranean and Semi-Arid Regions, Held in Montpellier, France from 1 to 4 April 2003

Author: Eric Servat

Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences

ISBN: 9781901502121

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 498

View: 6909


Guidelines for the Use of Digital Imagery for Vegetation Mapping

Author: Henry Lachowski

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788133312

Category: Science

Page: 125

View: 2900


A basic reference for those considering digital imagery, particularly satellite imagery for vegetation mapping. Contents: using remote sensing and GIS for mapping vegetation; remote sensors and remotely sensed data; determining appropriate uses for satellite imagery; defining the classification scheme; collecting reference data; assessing accuracy; creating polygons; project management; the basic tour; and case studies. Important terms and ideas are introduced while showing the progression of key activities in the classification and mapping process.