Unmanned Aerial Remote Sensing: UAS for Environmental Applications

1st Edition

David R. Green

CRC Press
April 30, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 344 Pages - 9 Color & 153 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482246070 - CAT# K23567

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Summary

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are a rapidly evolving technology with an expanding array of diverse applications. In response to the continuing evolution of this technology, this book discusses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and similar systems, platforms and sensors, as well as exploring some of their environmental applications. It explains how they can be used for mapping, monitoring, and modeling a wide variety of different environmental aspects, and at the same time addresses some of the current constraints placed on realizing the potential use of the technology such as s flight duration and distance, safety, and the invasion of privacy etc.

Features of the book:

  • Provides necessary theoretical foundations for pertinent subject matter areas
  • Introduces the role and value of UAVs for geographical data acquisition, and the ways to acquire and process the data
  • Provides a synthesis of ongoing research and a focus on the use of technology for small-scale image and spatial data acquisition in an environmental context
  • Written by experts of the technology who bring together UAS tools and resources for the environmental specialist

Unmanned Aerial Remote Sensing: UAS for Environmental Applications is an excellent resource for any practitioner utilizing remote sensing and other geospatial technologies for environmental applications, such as conservation, research, and planning. Students and academics in information science, environment and natural resources, geosciences, and geography, will likewise find this comprehensive book a useful and informative resource.

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