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

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

The ArcGIS Imagery Book

New View. New Vision

Author: Clint Brown,Christian Harder

Publisher: Esri Press

ISBN: 9781589484627

Category: Computers

Page: 172

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A conceptual introduction and practical primer to the application of imagery and remote sensing data in GIS (geographic information systems).

Essential Earth Imaging for GIS

Author: Lawrence Fox, III

Publisher: Esri Press

ISBN: 9781589483453

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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Essential Earth Imaging for GIS provides readers with the knowledge they need to use sophisticated earth imaging in a GIS.

GIS and Land Records

The ArcGIS Parcel Data Model

Author: Nancy Von Meyer

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589480773

Category: Computers

Page: 169

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Describing applications and uses for parcel information in an ArcGIS geodatabase, this book covers the data model developed as a framework for land record information in an ArcGIS environment. Demonstrated is how the model supports real GIS work, including the update and maintenance of data content by tax assessors, planners, recorders, environmental managers, public works officials, safety officials, and others. Land records personnel learn how parcel information can be designed in a geodatabase so work can begin on system design and implementation. The advantages of putting parcel information into a geodatabase are described, and instruction on moving existing applications into the geodatabase is provided. Datasets are included that show how the parcel data model has been easily customized to satisfy different requirements.

Map Librarianship

A Guide to Geoliteracy, Map and GIS Resources and Services

Author: Susan Elizabeth Ward Aber,Jeremy Aber

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 0081000456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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Map Librarianship identifies basic geoliteracy concepts and enhances reference and instruction skills by providing details on finding, downloading, delivering, and assessing maps, remotely sensed imagery, and other geospatial resources and services, primarily from trusted government sources. By offering descriptions of traditional maps, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and other geospatial technologies, the book provides a timely and practical guide for the map and geospatial librarian to blend confidence in traditional library skill sets. Includes rarely discussed concepts of citing and referencing maps and geospatial data, fair use and copyright Creates an awareness and appreciation of existing print map collections, while building digital stewardship with surrogate map and aerial imagery collections Provides an introduction to the theory and applications of GIS, remote sensing, participatory neogeography and neocartography practices, and other geospatial technologies Includes a list of geospatial resources with descriptions and illustrations of commonly used map types and formats, online geospatial data sources, and an introduction to the most commonly used geospatial software packages available, on both desktop and mobile platforms

Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS

Author: Bill Meehan

Publisher: ESRI Press

ISBN: 9781589482418

Category: Computers

Page: 318

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Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS shows why the successful implementation of an enterprise GIS in the electric distribution industry is based on a sound and thorough data model. For GIS managers, business executives, and information technology managers, the book's technical information is designed for quick comprehension.

Integrating Scale in Remote Sensing and GIS

Author: Dale A. Quattrochi,Elizabeth Wentz,Nina Siu-Ngan Lam,Charles W. Emerson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482218275

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 402

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Integrating Scale in Remote Sensing and GIS serves as the most comprehensive documentation of the scientific and methodological advances that have taken place in integrating scale and remote sensing data. This work addresses the invariants of scale, the ability to change scale, measures of the impact of scale, scale as a parameter in process models, and the implementation of multiscale approaches as methods and techniques for integrating multiple kinds of remote sensing data collected at varying spatial, temporal, and radiometric scales. Researchers, instructors, and students alike will benefit from a guide that has been pragmatically divided into four thematic groups: scale issues and multiple scaling; physical scale as applied to natural resources; urban scale; and human health/social scale. Teeming with insights that elucidate the significance of scale as a foundation for geographic analysis, this book is a vital resource to those seriously involved in the field of GIScience.

Spatial Big Data Science

Classification Techniques for Earth Observation Imagery

Author: Zhe Jiang,Shashi Shekhar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319601954

Category: Computers

Page: 131

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Emerging Spatial Big Data (SBD) has transformative potential in solving many grand societal challenges such as water resource management, food security, disaster response, and transportation. However, significant computational challenges exist in analyzing SBD due to the unique spatial characteristics including spatial autocorrelation, anisotropy, heterogeneity, multiple scales and resolutions which is illustrated in this book. This book also discusses current techniques for, spatial big data science with a particular focus on classification techniques for earth observation imagery big data. Specifically, the authors introduce several recent spatial classification techniques, such as spatial decision trees and spatial ensemble learning. Several potential future research directions are also discussed. This book targets an interdisciplinary audience including computer scientists, practitioners and researchers working in the field of data mining, big data, as well as domain scientists working in earth science (e.g., hydrology, disaster), public safety and public health. Advanced level students in computer science will also find this book useful as a reference.

Close Up at a Distance

Mapping, Technology, and Politics

Author: Laura Kurgan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 1935408283

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Maps poised at the intersection of art, architecture, activism, and geography trace a profound shift in our understanding and experience of space. The maps in this book are drawn with satellites, assembled with pixels radioed from outer space, and constructed from statistics; they record situations of intense conflict and express fundamental transformations in our ways of seeing and of experiencing space. These maps are built with Global Positioning Systems (GPS), remote sensing satellites, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS): digital spatial hardware and software designed for such military and governmental uses as reconnaissance, secrecy, monitoring, ballistics, the census, and national security. Rather than shying away from the politics and complexities of their intended uses, in Close Up at a Distance Laura Kurgan attempts to illuminate them. Poised at the intersection of art, architecture, activism, and geography, her analysis uncovers the implicit biases of the new views, the means of recording information they present, and the new spaces they have opened up. Her presentation of these maps reclaims, repurposes, and discovers new and even inadvertent uses for them, including documentary, memorial, preservation, interpretation, political, or simply aesthetic. GPS has been available to both civilians and the military since 1991; the World Wide Web democratized the distribution of data in 1992; Google Earth has captured global bird's-eye views since 2005. Technology has brought about a revolutionary shift in our ability to navigate, inhabit, and define the spatial realm. The traces of interactions, both physical and virtual, charted by the maps in Close Up at a Distance define this shift.

GIS Tutorial for Health

Author: Kristen Seamens Kurland,Wilpen L. Gorr

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 1589481798

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Designed to benefit health management students and practitioners, this illustrated tutorial is an introduction to help students investigate patterns of uninsured and poor populations, prepare spatial data to analyze environmental hazards, analyze youth pedestrian injuries, and more. This edition is updated for ArcGIS 9.2.

GIS and Public Health, Second Edition

Author: Ellen K. Cromley,Sara L. McLafferty

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462500625

Category: Social Science

Page: 503

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Authoritative and comprehensive, this is the leading text and professional resource on using geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze and address public health problems. Basic GIS concepts and tools are explained, including ways to access and manage spatial databases. The book presents state-of-the-art methods for mapping and analyzing data on population, health events, risk factors, and health services, and for incorporating geographical knowledge into planning and policy. Numerous maps, diagrams, and real-world applications are featured. The companion Web page provides lab exercises with data that can be downloaded for individual or course use. New to This Edition*Incorporates major technological advances, such as Internet-based mapping systems and the rise of data from cell phones and other GPS-enabled devices.*Chapter on health disparities.*Expanded coverage of public participation GIS.*Companion Web page has all-new content.*Goes beyond the United States to encompass an international focus.

Uncertainty in Remote Sensing and GIS

Author: Giles M. Foody,Peter M. Atkinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470859245

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 326

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Remote sensing and geographical information science (GIS) have advanced considerably in recent years. However, the potential of remote sensing and GIS within the environmental sciences is limited by uncertainty, especially in connection with the data sets and methods used. In many studies, the issue of uncertainty has been incompletely addressed. The situation has arisen in part from a lack of appreciation of uncertainty and the problems it can cause as well as of the techniques that may be used to accommodate it. This book provides general overviews on uncertainty in remote sensing and GIS that illustrate the range of uncertainties that may occur, in addition to describing the means of measuring uncertainty and the impacts of uncertainty on analyses and interpretations made. Uncertainty in Remote Sensing and GIS provides readers with comprehensive coverage of this largely undocumented subject: * Relevant to a broad variety of disciplines including geography, environmental science, electrical engineering and statistics * Covers range of material from base overviews to specific applications * Focuses on issues connected with uncertainty at various points along typical data analysis chains used in remote sensing and GIS Written by an international team of researchers drawn from a variety of disciplines, Uncertainty in Remote Sensing and GIS provides focussed discussions on topics of considerable importance to a broad research and user community. The book is invaluable reading for researchers, advanced students and practitioners who want to understand the nature of uncertainty in remote sensing and GIS, its limitations and methods of accommodating it.

GIS Data Sources

Author: Drew Decker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471437734

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Put the world of GIS data resources at your command— GIS users routinely encounter key questions about the data needed for their projects: Where did the data come from? Is this the best data available? How can the data be loaded to make it work? What about creating original data? With a broad range of GIS data options to choose from, knowing how to find, select, and use the most appropriate resources for different purposes is absolutely essential in order to keep costs down and make the most of the technology. Filled with crucial information for today's GIS users, this book offers a comprehensive, straightforward reporting on GIS data sources--what they are, hot to find them, and how to determine the right source for a given project. Beginning with a thorough review of the basic GIS data types and groups, GIS Data Sources shows hot to define specific data needs for a project and accurately envision how the data will look and act once it is applied. The next step is to locate and obtain the data. Here the book presents a wealth of data sources, with added guidance on creating original data and important information on suitable applications for different types of data. Nuts-and-bolts material on data formats, media, compression, and downloading helps users acquire and use GIS data easily and avoid the technical snags that can slow a project down. In addition, the book's extensive resource listings provide details on where to find GIS information on the Internet, and a complementary Web site (www.gisdatasources.com) provides further data links and updates to help jump-start your projects. With invaluable time-and cost-saving advice and answers to a host of common GIS data questions, GIS Data Sources is a powerful new tool for users of the technology in any field. Drew Decker is Texas State Cartographer with the Texas Natural Resources Information System in Austin, Texas. He serves as Co-chair of the Texas Geographic Information Council's Technical Advisory Committee and is the Project Manager of the Texas Strategic Mapping Program.

GIS Tutorial

Workbook for ArcView 9

Author: Wilpen L. Gorr,Kristen Seamens Kurland

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 1589482050

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 434

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Updated for ArcView 9.3, GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9, Third Edition, provides effective GIS training in an easy-to-follow format. By combining ArcGIS tutorials with self-study exercises intended to gradually build on basic skills, GIS Tutorial is fully adaptable to individual needs as well as classroom settings. In addition to the range of GIS functionality covered by its predecessors, the third edition of this best-selling workbook features two new tutorial chapters that utilize 3D Analyst and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst applications.

Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists

Using Open Source Software

Author: Martin Wegmann,Benjamin Leutner,Stefan Dech

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784270245

Category: Science

Page: 352

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This is a book about how ecologists can integrate remote sensing and GIS in their daily work. It will allow ecologists to get started with the application of remote sensing and to understand its potential and limitations. Using practical examples, the book covers all necessary steps from planning field campaigns to deriving ecologically relevant information through remote sensing and modelling of species distributions.All practical examples in this book rely on OpenSource software and freely available data sets. Quantum GIS (QGIS) is introduced for basic GIS data handling, and in-depth spatial analytics and statistics are conducted with the software packages R and GRASS.Readers will learn how to apply remote sensing within ecological research projects, how to approach spatial data sampling and how to interpret remote sensing derived products. The authors discuss a wide range of statistical analyses with regard to satellite data as well as specialised topics such as time-series analysis. Extended scripts on how to create professional looking maps and graphics are also provided.This book is a valuable resource for students and scientists in the fields of conservation and ecology interested in learning how to get started in applying remote sensing in ecological research and conservation planning.

Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data

Principles and Practices, Second Edition

Author: Russell G. Congalton,Kass Green

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420055139

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

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Accuracy assessment of maps derived from remotely sensed data has continued to grow since the first edition of this groundbreaking book. As a result, the much-anticipated new edition is significantly expanded and enhanced to reflect growth in the field. The new edition features three new chapters, including: Fuzzy accuracy assessment Positional accuracy Case study: Mapping land cover and land use in the Florida panhandle The authors provide a complete presentation of how to assess the positional accuracy of a map along with a discussion of the impact of positional accuracy on thematic accuracy. They also include a more thorough discussion of the special sampling issues that must be considered to effectively assess change. Complete with a 16-page color insert, this second edition continues to provide a complete guide to designing and conducting a state-of-the-art accuracy assessment.

Understanding GIS

An ArcGIS Pro Project Workbook

Author: David Smith,Nathan Strout,Christian Harder,Steven D. Moore,Tim Ormsby,Thomas Balstrøm

Publisher: ESRI Press

ISBN: 9781589485266

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 414

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In this 4th edition of Understanding GIS -- the only book teaching how to conceive, develop, finish, and present a GIS project -- all exercises have been updated to use Esri's ArcGIS Pro software with revamped data. The book guides readers with explanations of project development concepts and exercises that foster critical thinking.

Instructional Guide for the Arcgis Book

Author: Kathryn Keranen,Lyn Malone

Publisher: Esri Press

ISBN: 9781589484702

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Using real data and real-world problems and events, the lessons in this guide provide both teachers and students with a fresh approach to GIS, one that allows learners to take their enthusiasm and run with it.

The Last Refuge of the Mt. Graham Red Squirrel

Ecology of Endangerment

Author: H. Reed Sanderson,John L. Koprowski

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816527687

Category: Science

Page: 427

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Papers from a symposium on the endangered Mt. Graham red squirrel, called in response to the building of an observatory on the mountain by the University of Arizona, offers a comprehensive picture of the ecological conditions and the impacts of natural and man-mad changes on the squirrel and its mountain home.