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: 450

View: 418


Imagery and GIS: Best Practices for Extracting Information from Imagery shows how imagery can be integrated successfully into maps and GIS projects.

Image Processing and GIS for Remote Sensing

Techniques and Applications

Author: Jian Guo Liu,Philippa J. Mason

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118724208

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 6920


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.

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: 4861


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.

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

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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: 4546


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.

Electrorheological Fluids: Modeling and Mathematical Theory

Author: Michael Ruzicka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540413851

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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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.

Wetland Landscape Characterization

GIS, Remote Sensing and Image Analysis

Author: John G. Lyon,Ricardo D. Lopez,Lynn K. Lyon,Debra K. Lopez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1575041219

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 5128


This book was written to assist scientists, engineers, technicians and other resource managers in the evaluation of wetland boundaries and characteristics. Powerful tools - GIS, mapping, remote sensing - are described and demonstrated using practical applications and combined to yield landscape ecological data, and ecological risk assessments. Using numerous technical methods, Wetland Landscape Characterization shows you how to evaluate the presence of wetlands, and the stressors, exposures and ecological systems - streams, lakes, terrestial - that influence their condition. A vital component of the book is the variety of quality assurance/quality control and accuracy assessment techniques presented throughout the text. A thorough understanding of these methods is critical to the success of your project.

Ground Truth

The Social Implications of Geographic Information Systems

Author: John Pickles

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898622959

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

View: 1960


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.

GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques

Author: Manishika Jain


ISBN: 8179061906

Category: Study Aids

Page: 230

View: 3697


This book is an attempt to assess and analyze the physico-cultural base of Udaipur (Rajasthan, India) and its environs, the direction, trend and magnitude of its urban sprawl, its infrastructural facilities and amenities applying GIS and remote sensing.These databases are analyzed using relevant managerial, geographical information systems, remote sensing, qualitative and quantitative 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: 4666


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.

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: 9138


Remote Sensing Techniques and GIS Applications in Earth and Environmental Studies

Author: Santra, Abhisek,Mitra, Shreyashi Santra

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522518150

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 335

View: 2551


Emerging technologies have enhanced the various uses of geographic information systems. This allows for more effective analysis of available data to optimize resources and promote sustainability. Remote Sensing Techniques and GIS Applications in Earth and Environmental Studies is a critical reference source for the latest research on innovative methods for analyzing geographic data and utilizing sensor technologies for environmental monitoring. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as land use, geospatial analysis, image interpretation, and site-suitability analysis, this book is ideally designed for engineers, professionals, practitioners, upper-level students, and academics actively involved in the various areas of environmental sciences.

Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology

Author: Michael Bishop,John F. Shroder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540426400

Category: Science

Page: 486

View: 5840


From the reviews: "Bishop and Schroder (both, Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha) have brought together an impressive group of practitioners in the relatively new application of geographic information science to mountain geomorphology. In doing so, they have produced valuable, first, overall coverage of a high-tech approach to mountain, three-dimensional research. More than 40 contributing authors discuss a wide range of related aspects.... The book is well bound and well produced; each chapter provides an extensive source of references. The numerous line drawings are clearly reproduced, although the mediocre quality of photographic reproduction limits the value of air photographs and satellite images. As is characteristic of many edited collections, there is some variation in chapter quality. Some of the writing is so dense that it requires minute concentration--one chapter, for instance, has 14 pages of references from a total of 43 pages. Nevertheless, this is a vital compendium for a rapidly expanding field of research. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (J. D. Ives, Choice, March 2005)

Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Current Issues and Future Challenges

Author: Peter Folger

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437919472


Page: 26

View: 6299


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?