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
Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces
Urban Remote Sensing
Chandra P. Giri
May 02, 2012
Filling the need for a comprehensive book that covers both theory and application, Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover: Principles and Applications provides a synopsis of how remote sensing can be used for land-cover characterization, mapping, and monitoring from the local to the global scale...
November 21, 2011
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
June 23, 2009
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...
Marcus Borengasser, William S. Hungate, Russell Watkins
December 13, 2007
Land management issues, such as mapping tree species, recognizing invasive plants, and identifying key geologic features, require an understanding of complex technical issues before the best decisions can be made. Hyperspectral remote sensing is one the technologies that can help with reliable...
October 03, 2007
Remote sensing of impervious surfaces has matured using advances in geospatial technology so recent that its applications have received only sporadic coverage in remote sensing literature. Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces is the first to focus entirely on this developing field. It provides...
December 05, 2006
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...
Qihao Weng, Dale A. Quattrochi
October 27, 2006
Driven by advances in technology and societal needs, the next frontier in remote sensing is urban areas. With the advent of high-resolution imagery and more capable techniques, the question has become "Now that we have the technology, how do we use it?" The need for a definitive resource that...