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Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS, Second Edition

Fahui Wang
August 02, 2017

The second edition of a bestseller, Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS (previously titled Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS) details applications of quantitative methods in social science, planning, and public policy with a focus on spatial perspectives. The book...

The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model: Principles and Applications, Second Edition

Earl F. Burkholder
July 24, 2017

Traditional methods for handling spatial data are encumbered by the assumption of separate origins for horizontal and vertical measurements, but modern measurement systems operate in a 3-D spatial environment. The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model: Principles and Applications, Second Edition maintains...

Rapid Bioassessment of Stream Health

Duncan L. Hughes, James Gore, Michele P. Brossett, John R. Olson
June 13, 2017

Tasked by the Clean Water Act to restore and maintain the integrity of their waters, state and local governments must develop systems for assessing the health of the streams within their borders. They quickly find that one size does not fit all when it comes to sampling. Rapid Bioassessment of...

Surveying Instruments and Technology

Leonid Nadolinets, Eugene Levin, Daulet Akhmedov
June 12, 2017

With the advent of GPS/GNSS satellite navigation systems and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) surveying profession is nowadays facing its transformative stage. Written by a team of surveying experts, Surveyor’s Instruments and Technology gives surveying students and practitioners profound...

Basic GIS Coordinates, Third Edition

Jan Van Sickle
June 12, 2017

Coordinates are integral building tools for GIS, cartography, surveying and are vital to the many applications we use today such as smart phones, car navigation systems and driverless cars. Basic GIS Coordinates, Third Edition grants readers with a solid understanding of coordinates and coordinate...

Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications

Songnian Li, Suzana Dragicevic, Bert Veenendaal
June 07, 2017

Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications is published as part of ISPRS WG IV/5 effort, and aims at presenting (1) Recent technological advancements, e.g., new developments under Web 2.0, map mashups, neogeography and the like; (2) Balanced theoretical discussions and technical...

Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments

Yeqiao Wang
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...

Spatial Data Quality: From Process to Decisions

Rodolphe Devillers, Helen Goodchild
May 24, 2017

Producing maps that depict the real world accurately has been a major concern of cartographers for centuries. This is especially true today as escalating access to geospatial data and the subsequent increase in user-generated content provided by Web 2.0 have significantly altered the typical...

The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS, Third Edition

Michael Kennedy
May 22, 2017

Since the publication of the bestselling second edition of The Global Positioning System and GIS, the use of GPS as an input for GIS has evolved from a supporting analysis tool to become an essential part of real-time management tools in wide-ranging fields. Continued technological advances and&...

Introduction to GIS Programming and Fundamentals with Python and ArcGIS®

Chaowei Yang
April 07, 2017

Combining GIS concepts and fundamental spatial thinking methodology with real programming examples, this book introduces popular Python-based tools and their application to solving real-world problems. It elucidates the programming constructs of Python with its high-level toolkits and demonstrates...

Scale in Spatial Information and Analysis

Jingxiong Zhang, Peter Atkinson, Michael F. Goodchild
April 06, 2017

Now ubiquitous in modern life, spatial data present great opportunities to transform many of the processes on which we base our everyday lives. However, not only do these data depend on the scale of measurement, but also handling these data (e.g., to make suitable maps) requires that we account for...

Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach

Chaowei Yang, Qunying Huang
March 31, 2017

An exploration of the benefits of cloud computing in geoscience research and applications as well as future research directions, Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach discusses the essential elements of cloud computing and their advantages for geoscience. Using practical examples, it...