Integrating Scale in Remote Sensing and GIS

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

January 19, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 402 Pages - 134 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482218268 - CAT# K22139
Series: Remote Sensing Applications Series

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Features

  • Presents state-of-the-art details on analyses of new NASA Earth observation satellite data.
  • Demonstrates new developments in the concept of scale within the purview of the "science of scale" for multispatial, multitemporal, and multispectral data.
  • Explains scale as an essential, key issue in remote sensing and GIS analyses
  • Forecasts future trends in the integration of remote sensing and GIS in relation to new Earth observation remote sensing platforms and instruments to be launched in the near future.

Summary

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.