Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Remote Sensing

A Workbook

Author: Kathryn Keranen,Robert Kolvoord

Publisher: ESRI Press

ISBN: 9781589483361

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 263

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The fourth volume in the Our World GIS Education series features open-ended activities that stress the use of GIS in problem solving and decision making. Designed for high school and college students, the lessons in this book build on the rich array of GIS tools available, enabling the students to perform sophisticated analyses in a variety of content areas. This book encourages readers to investigate and answer questions, create their own analyses, and make decisions based on real-world concerns.

Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS

Author: Kathryn Keranen,Robert Kolvoord

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 1589481836

Category: Computers

Page: 184

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"Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS, level 4 of the Our World GIS Education series, allows students to experience the GIS decision-making process in real-world settings. Designed for an upper-level high school or college curriculum, the five modules in this book invite students to perform sophisticated analyses in a variety of content areas. The projects in this book encourage students to make not only maps but also the type of spatial decisions that confront professionals in all walks of life. The five modules pose decisions that will have students examine location criteria, population patterns, chemical spills, storm-ravaged coastlines, and big-city crime." "Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS presumes prior GIS experience and offers step-by-step instruction along with guidelines for more independent study. This book contains all you need to complete GIS projects, including GIS software, data, and worksheets. Companion DVDs provide a wealth of instructional resources to supplement each book. Teachers new to GIS will benefit from detailed notes and suggestions for presenting the material." "The projects in this book are connected to a variety of subject areas, such as business, government, and public administration. By completing the projects, students improve their skills in critical thinking, communication, technology, and problem-solving as delineated by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills."--BOOK JACKET.

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.

Introduction to 3D Data

Modeling with ArcGIS 3D Analyst and Google Earth

Author: Heather Kennedy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118059869

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Render three-dimensional data and maps with ease. Written as a self-study workbook, Introduction to 3D Data demystifies the sometimes confusing controls and procedures required for 3D modeling using software packages such as ArcGIS 3D Analyst and Google Earth. Going beyond the manual that comes with the software, this profusely illustrated guide explains how to use ESRI’s ArcGIS 3D Analyst to model and analyze three-dimensional geographical surfaces, create 3D data, and produce displays ranging from topographically realistic maps to 3D scenes and spherical earth-like views. The engagingly user-friendly instruction: • Walks you through basic concepts of 3D data, progressing to more advanced techniques such as calculating surface area and volume • Introduces you to two major software packages: ArcGIS 3D Analyst (including ArcScene and ArcGlobe) and Google Earth • Reinforces your understanding through in-depth discussions with over thirty hands-on exercises and tutorial datasets on the support website at www.wiley/college/kennedy • Helps you apply the theory with real-world applications Whether you’re a student or professional in geology, landscape architecture, transportation system planning, hydrology, or a related field, Introduction to 3D Data will quickly turn you into a power user of 3D GIS.

Key Concepts and Techniques in GIS

Author: Jochen Albrecht

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849206511

Category: Science

Page: 120

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Key Concepts and Techniques in GIS is a concise overview of the fundamental ideas that inform geographic information science. It provides detailed descriptions of the concepts and techniques that anyone using GIS software must fully understand to analyse spatial data. Short and clearly focussed chapters provide explanations of: spatial relationships and spatial data the creation of digital data, the use and access of existing data, the combination of data the use of modelling techniques and the essential functions of map algebra spatial statistics and spatial analysis geocomputation - including discussion of neural networks, cellular automata, and agent-based modelling Illustrated throughout with explanatory figures, the text also includes a glossary, cross referenced to discussion in the text. Written very much from a user's perspective, Key Concepts and Techniques in GIS is highly readable refresher course for intermediate level students and practitioners of GIS in the social and the natural sciences.

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.

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.

Making Spatial Decisions Using Arcgis Pro

Author: Kathryn Keranen,Robert Kolvoord

Publisher: Making Spatial Decisions

ISBN: 9781589484849

Category: Education

Page: 290

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This is a Higher Education GIS problem-solving, real-world scenario based guide, which features lessons from Keranen and Kolvoord's popular "Making Spatial Decisions" series that have been updated for Pro and use completely updated data.

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies

Author: Bradley A. Shellito

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1464189056

Category: Science

Page: 512

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Written for both majors and non-majors alike, Introduction to Geospatial Technologies demonstrates the wide range of geographic technologies available to and used by geographers today. Each chapter contains an introduction to the key concepts and a lab activity, so that in addition to gaining a basic foundation of knowledge students also obtain hands-on experience with the relevant software. This new edition stays current with its rapidly moving field, with coverage and lab activities revised to reflect is the most up-to-date ideas and innovations in GST

Statistical Reasoning in Sports

Author: Josh Tabor,Chris Franklin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429274379

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 656

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Offering a unique and powerful way to introduce the principles of statistical reasoning, Statistical Reasoning in Sports features engaging examples and a student-friendly approach. Starting from the very first chapter, students are able to ask questions, collect and analyze data, and draw conclusions using randomization tests. Is it harder to shoot free throws with distractions? We explore this question by designing an experiment, collecting the data, and using a hands-on simulation to analyze results. Completely covering the Common Core Standards for Probability and Statistics, Statistical Reasoning in Sports is an accessible and fun way to learn about statistics!

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

Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing

An Environmental Approach, Second Edition

Author: Emilio Chuvieco

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498728073

Category: Science

Page: 468

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Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing: An Environmental Approach, Second Edition is a definitive guide to remote sensing systems that focuses on satellite-based remote sensing tools and methods for space-based Earth observation (EO). It presents the advantages of using remote sensing data for studying and monitoring the planet, and emphasizes concepts that make the best use of satellite data. The book begins with an introduction to the basic processes that ensure the acquisition of space-borne imagery and provides an overview of the main satellite observation systems. It then describes visual and digital image analysis, highlights various interpretation techniques, and outlines their applications to science and management. The latter part of the book covers the integration of remote sensing with GIS for environmental analysis. Based on the first English version published in 2010, this latest edition has been written to reflect a global audience, and factors in international debates and legal issues surrounding EO, as well as future developments and trends. New in the Second Edition: Includes additional illustrations now in full color Uses sample images acquired from different ecosystems at different spatial resolutions to illustrate different interpretation techniques Updates information on recent satellite missions (Landsat-8, Sentinel-2, hyperspectral and hyperspatial programs) Covers near-ground missions (including UAV) and ground sensors (spectro-radiometers, cameras, LIDAR, etc.) to support EO analysis Offers analysis of image spatial properties Presents material on visual analysis, time series analysis, and data fusion Provides examples of EO data that cover different environmental problems, with particular relevance to global observation Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing: An Environmental Approach, Second Edition details the tools that provide global, recurrent, and comprehensive views of the processes affecting the Earth and is a must-have for researchers, academics, students, and professionals involved in the field of environmental science.

TIME Great Discoveries

Explorations that Changed History

Author: Editors of Time Magazine,Kelly Knauer

Publisher: Time

ISBN: 9781603200837

Category: History

Page: 144

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Here is a book designed to inspire the heart, challenge the mind, delight the eye, engage the armchair traveler and, yes, encourage your bootheels to be wanderin'. The editors of Time have sought out the most exciting new discoveries in the fields of geography, paleontology, astronomy and archaeology and combined them with classic tales of exploration to present a book that is vast in scope and pulsing with the energy of fresh knowledge. It includes the latest updates on the fascinating fossilized dinosaur-birds of China; reports of revelatory recent digs in Egypt; and an overview of new findings from the swarm of craft now investigating Mars, Jupiter and the moons of Saturn. The book's journey takes us from Siberia's Yamal Peninsula, where the 40,000-year-old carcass of the baby mammoth Lyuba emerged from the permafrost, to a mysterious cave on Indonesia's island of Flores, where an unusual species of miniature early humans, dubbed "the hobbits," once lived. The cast of striking characters includes the brilliant Chinese paleontologist Xing Xu, Egypt's famed tomb-raider Zahi Hawass-and nasa's plucky Martian rovers, Opportunity and Spirit. Readers will be surprised to learn how much new information has emerged in recent years about subjects we thought we knew well, from the wreck of the Titanic to the mysteries of the Pueblo cliff-dwellers of the American Southwest. In addition to its probing, wide-ranging account of great discoveries past and present, the book offers a host of arresting photographs that create a spectacular visual panorama of Planet Earth's most powerful forces and most exotic regions. Welcome aboard-and bon voyage!

Going Places with GPS

Easy GPS Activities for Clubs, Classrooms and Beyond

Author: Roger Palmer,Anita M. Palmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983684701

Category: Global Positioning System

Page: 80

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Easy GPS Activities for Clubs, Classroom and Beyond is the first GPS book with fun and exciting lessons and activities that you can do with your GPS. This book eases the beginning user into using a GPS with straight forward, simple exercises and then gradually adds to the level of difficulty. This book is a must for any educator or club advisor who uses or wants to use GPS technologies in their courses. Families will thoroughly enjoy this book too!

Spatial data quality

from process to decisions

Author: Rodolphe Devillers

Publisher: CRC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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Producing maps that depict the real world accurately has been a major concern of cartographers for centuries. This is especially true today as escalating access to geospatial data and the subsequent increase in user-generated content provided by Web 2.0 have significantly altered the typical processes used to produce, distribute, and use geospatial data. Focusing on users and decisions as well as the data, Spatial Data Quality: From Process to Decisionsprovides an up-to-date overview of scientific progress in this core sub-discipline of the Geographic Information Sciences. Presenting results from a number of current research projects in spatial data quality (SDQ) ” from the assessment of data accuracy to legal aspects relating to the quality of geographic information ” this reference reflects the changes in practice in response to the rapid technological developments over the past decade. An impressive panel of internationally recognized expert contributors focuses on the relationship between the quality of geographic data and the quality of decisions based on such data. Structured for easy reference, the first section of the book discusses conceptual approaches to SDQ, the second presents a number of applications of spatial data quality methods, the third looks at SDQ issues for remote sensing data, and the final section presents papers that consider the interface between the law and SDQ. In addition to the main chapters presented in each section, a number of shorter notes present on-going and recent research projects investigating various aspects of spatial data quality.

Treasures from the Map Room

A Journey Through the Bodleian Collections

Author: Debbie Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851242504

Category:

Page: 224

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This book explores the stories behind seventy-five extraordinary maps. It includes unique treasures such as the fourteenth-century Gough Map of Great Britain, exquisite portolan charts made in the fifteenth century, the Selden Map of China - the earliest example of Chinese merchant cartography - and an early world map from the medieval Islamic Book of Curiosities, together with more recent examples of fictional places drawn in the twentieth century, such as C.S. Lewis's own map of Narnia and J.R.R. Tolkien's map of Middle Earth.As well as the works of famous mapmakers Mercator, Ortelius, Blaeu, Saxton and Speed, the book also includes lesser known but historically significant works: early maps of the Moon, of the transit of Venus, hand-drawn estate plans and early European maps of the New World. There are also some surprising examples: escape maps printed on silk and carried by pilots in the Second World War in case of capture on enemy territory; the first geological survey of the British Isles showing what lies beneath our feet; a sixteenth-century woven tapestry map of Worcestershire; a map plotting outbreaks of cholera and a jigsaw map of India from the 1850s. Behind each of these lies a story, of intrepid surveyors, ambitious navigators, chance finds or military victories. Drawing on the unique collection in the Bodleian Library, these stunning maps range from single cities to the solar system, span the thirteenth to the twenty-first century and cover most of the world.

Essential Earth Imaging for GIS

Author: Lawrence Fox, III

Publisher: Esri Press

ISBN: 9781589483453

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 1987

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

Advanced Spatial Analysis

The CASA Book of GIS

Author: Paul Longley,Michael Batty,University College, London. Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589480735

Category: Science

Page: 463

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"Describing the latest developments in GIS applications at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at the University College, London, this book demonstrates how CASA is advancing spatial decision systems and spatial analysis, which are essential to solving problems and better understanding how people live. How these systems and analyses are drawn from archaeology, architecture, cartography, computer science, environmental science, geography, planning, remote sensing, geomatic engineering, and transport studies is explained. Highlighted are projects such as Digital Egypt, which describes virtual reality reconstructions for Egyptian archaeological finds, and Virtual cities, which explores the concepts and nature of virtual cities, from early CAD models to the newly emerging data-rich cities that merge GIS with three-dimensional visualization."

Trends in Spatial Analysis and Modelling

Decision-Support and Planning Strategies

Author: Martin Behnisch,Gotthard Meinel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319525220

Category: Science

Page: 214

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This book is a collection of original research papers that focus on recent developments in Spatial Analysis and Modelling with direct relevance to settlements and infrastructure. Topics include new types of data (such as simulation data), applications of methods to support decision-making, and investigations of human-environment data in order to recognize significance for structures, functions and processes of attributes. Research incorporated ranges from theoretical through methodological to applied work. It is subdivided into four main parts: the first focusing on the research of settlements and infrastructure, the second studies aspects of Geographic Data Mining, the third presents contributions in the field of Spatial Modelling, System Dynamics and Geosimulation, and the fourth part is dedicated to Multi-Scale Representation and Analysis. The book is valuable to those with a scholarly interest in spatial sciences, urban and spatial planning, as well as anyone interested in spatial analysis and the planning of human settlements and infrastructure. Most of the selected papers were originally presented at the “International Land Use Symposium (ILUS 2015): Trends in Spatial Analysis and Modelling of Settlements and Infrastructure” November 11-13 2015, in Dresden, Germany.