Advanced Geoinformation Science

1st Edition

Chaowei Yang, David Wong, Qianjun Miao, Ruixin Yang

CRC Press
Published October 21, 2010
Reference - 525 Pages - 44 Color & 132 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439810606 - CAT# K10530

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  • Focuses on acquiring spatial data from different spheres of the Earth systems and the use of geosensor web technology
  • Reviews various types of computing technology or platforms that have been used or are of great potential for geoinformation processing
  • Explores selected issues on statistical and visualization approaches and the development of extracting information from images and video
  • Discusses ontology and geoinformation knowledge management issues
  • Examines applications of geoinformation technology in various fields, from physical science to social science. Covers pertinent developments and issues on geoinformation infrastructure and links IT with the wide range of earth sciences
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the collection, management, computation issues, analysis, and applications of geoinformation in different science domains, such as geography, environmental, and Earth sciences


Many of the challenges of the next century will have physical dimensions, such as tsunamis, hurricanes, and climate change as well as human dimensions such as economic crises, epidemics, and emergency responses. With pioneering editors and expert contributors, Advanced Geoinformation Science explores how certain technical aspects of geoinformation have been used and could be used to address such global issues. The editors and chapter authors have been involved in global initiatives such as Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and Digital Earth, and research problems such as air quality, public health, and cloud computing.

The book delineates the problems communities are likely to face and how advanced geoinformation science can be a part of their solution. It introduces different methods in collecting spatial data as the initial feeds to geoinformation science and computing platforms. It discusses systems for data management, data integration and analysis, the geoinformation infrastructure, as well as knowledge capture, formatting, and utilization. The book then explores a variety of geoinformation applications, highlighting environmental, agriculture, and urban planning uses.

Geoinformation science encompasses more than just traditional technologies such as Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS, and supporting disciplines. And although the science continues to become more multidisciplinary, the literature remains compartmentalized according to the traditional disciplinary boundaries. Capturing recent developments in geoinformation science and linking IT with a wide range of Earth sciences, the authors explain how advanced technology and concepts play a significant role in recent advancements. Enhanced with forty-four color illustrations, live examples such as GOS and AirNow, and insights from NASA, EPA, and USGS, the book provides a vision for the future and explores how to bring that vision into reality.


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