Remote sensing refers to the technology of acquiring information about the earth's surface (land and ocean) and atmosphere using sensors onboard airborne (aircraft, balloons) or space borne (satellites, space shuttles) platforms. The technology of remote sensing has gradually evolved into a scientific subject. Its early development was mainly driven by military uses. Later, remotely sensed data became widely applied for civic usages. The range of remote sensing applications includes archaeology, agriculture, cartography, civil engineering, meteorology and climatology, coastal studies, emergency response, forestry, geology, geographic information systems, hazards, land use and land cover, natural disasters, oceanography, water resources, and so on. Most recently, with the advent of high spatial-resolution imagery and more capable techniques, the commercial applications of remote sensing are rapidly gaining interest in the remote sensing community and beyond. This book series will review theories and methods, analyze case studies, and examine methods for applying up-to-date remote sensing techniques to a specific area. It aims to serve all professionals, and researchers, scientists alike in academics, industries, government, and beyond.
Remote Sensing of Protected Lands
Urban Remote Sensing
LiDAR Remote Sensing and Applications
Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments
Integrating Scale in Remote Sensing and GIS
Remote Sensing for Sustainability
March 31, 2020
Bringing a fresh new perspective to remote sensing, object-based image analysis is a paradigm shift from the traditional pixel-based approach. Featuring various practical examples to provide understanding of this new modus operandi, Multispectral Image Analysis Using the Object-Oriented Paradigm...
January 24, 2020
This book explores the applicability of multiple remote sensors to acquire information relevant to restoration and conservation efforts in wetlands using data collected from airborne and space multispectral/hyperspectral sensors, light detection and ranging (LiDAR), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS),...
October 18, 2019
National parks, wildlife refuges and sanctuaries, natural reserves, conservation areas, frontier lands, and marine-protected areas are increasingly recognized as essential providers of ecosystem services and biological resources. As debates about climate change and sustainability intensify,...
Paolo Gamba, Martin Herold
September 19, 2019
The use of remote sensors for human settlement mapping and monitoring holds great promise for numerous fields of study, including urban planning and global environmental change and sustainability. While the potential for this technology is difficult to measure, achieving useful results at a...
Prasad Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Hugh Turral, Chandrashekhar Biradar
November 14, 2018
Increases in populations have created an increasing demand for food crops while increases in demand for biofuels have created an increase in demand for fuel crops. What has not increased is the amount of croplands and their productivity. These and many other factors such as decreasing water...
Qihao Weng, Dale Quattrochi, Paolo E. Gamba
March 05, 2018
Urban Remote Sensing, Second Edition assembles a team of professional experts to provide a much-needed update on the applications of remote sensing technology to urban and suburban areas. This book reflects new developments in spaceborne and airborne sensors, image processing methods and techniques...
Pinliang Dong, Qi Chen
January 04, 2018
Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of geography, forestry, ecology, geographic information science, remote sensing, and photogrammetric engineering, LiDAR Remote Sensing and Applications expertly joins LiDAR principles, data processing basics, applications, and...
August 24, 2017
Advanced imaging spectral technology and hyperspectral analysis techniques for multiple applications are the key features of the book. This book will present in one volume complete solutions from concepts, fundamentals, and methods of acquisition of hyperspectral data to analyses and applications...
May 31, 2017
As coastal environments around the world face unprecedented natural and anthropogenic threats, advancements in the technologies that support geospatial data acquisition, imaging, and computing have profoundly enhanced monitoring capabilities in coastal studies. Providing systematic treatment of the...
March 29, 2017
Generating a satisfactory classification image from remote sensing data is not a straightforward task. Many factors contribute to this difficulty including the characteristics of a study area, availability of suitable remote sensing data, ancillary and ground reference data, proper use of variables...
Dale A. Quattrochi, Elizabeth Wentz, Nina Siu-Ngan Lam, Charles W. Emerson
January 19, 2017
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...
November 23, 2016
Driven by the societal needs and improvement in sensor technology and image processing techniques, remote sensing has become an essential geospatial tool for understanding the Earth and managing Human-Earth interactions. Remote Sensing for Sustainability introduces the current state of the art...