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Geospatial Applications for Climate Adaptation Planning

1st Edition

Diana Mitsova, Ann-Margaret Esnard
December 13, 2018

Climate adaptation is a timely yet complex topic that does not fit squarely into any one disciplinary realm. Geospatial Applications for Climate Adaptation Planning presents an overview of the range of strategies, tools, and techniques that must be used to assess myriad overlapping vulnerabilities...

GIS-Based Simulation and Analysis of Intra-Urban Commuting

1st Edition

Yujie Hu, Fahui Wang
November 22, 2018

This book presents GIS-based simulation, optimization and statistical approaches to measure, map, analyze, and explain commuting patterns including commuting length and efficiency. Several GIS-automated easy-to-use tools will be available, along with sample data, for readers to download and apply...

Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping

1st Edition

Bo Wu, Kaichang Di, Jürgen Oberst, Irina Karachevtseva
November 06, 2018

The early 21st century marks a new era in space exploration. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States, The European Space Agency (ESA), as well as space agencies of Japan, China, India, and other countries have sent their probes to the Moon, Mars, and other...

GIS: An Introduction to Mapping Technologies

1st Edition

Patrick McHaffie, Sungsoon Hwang, Cassie Follett
October 31, 2018

Over the past few decades the world has been organized through the growth and integration of geographic information systems (GIS) across public and private sector industries, agencies, and organizations. This has happened in a technological context that includes the widespread deployment of...

Geospatial Technologies for Land Degradation Assessment and Management

1st Edition

R. S. Dwivedi
October 18, 2018

The constant growth of the world’s population and the decline of the availability of land and soil resources are global concerns for food security. Other concerns are the decrease in productivity and delivery of essential ecosystems services because of the decline of soil quality and health by a...

GPS Tracking with Java EE Components: Challenges of Connected Cars

1st Edition

Kristof Beiglböck
August 14, 2018

GPS Tracking with Java EE Components: Challenges of Connected Cars highlights how the self-driving car is actually changing the automotive industry, from programing embedded software to hosting services and data crunching, in real time, with really big data. The book analyzes how the challenges of...

High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing: Data, Analysis, and Applications

1st Edition

Yuhong He, Qihao Weng
July 10, 2018

High spatial resolution remote sensing is an area of considerable current interest and builds on developments in object-based image analysis, commercial high-resolution satellite sensors, and UAVs. It captures more details through high and very high resolution images (10 to 100 cm/pixel). This...

Modelling Interactions Between Vector-Borne Diseases and Environment Using GIS

1st Edition

Hassan M. Khormi, Lalit Kumar
April 30, 2018

Master GIS Applications on Modelling and Mapping the Risks of Diseases Infections transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sandflies, and black flies cause significant rates of death and disease, especially in developing countries. Why are certain places more susceptible to vector-borne...

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning: Principles and Processing, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Jie Shan, Charles K. Toth
March 05, 2018

"This book is a must-have resource for students, educators and users of LiDAR data. Comprehensive in scope and newly updated, the book is a key reference for all aspects of LiDAR. This masterful compilation, written by the leaders in the field, captures the latest developments in the rapidly...

LiDAR Remote Sensing and Applications

1st Edition

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...

Wetland Landscape Characterization: Practical Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Landscape Ecology, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Ricardo D. Lopez, John G. Lyon, Lynn K. Lyon, Debra K. Lopez
November 30, 2017

Wetlands are, by their very nature, ephemeral and transitional, which makes them challenging to characterize. Yet the need for characterizing wetlands continues to grow, particularly as we develop a better understanding of the wealth of ecosystem services that they provide. Wetland Landscape...

GlobalSoilMap - Digital Soil Mapping from Country to Globe: Proceedings of the Global Soil Map 2017 Conference, July 4-6, 2017, Moscow, Russia

1st Edition

Dominique Arrouays, Igor Savin, Johan Leenaars, Alex B. McBratney
November 28, 2017

GlobalSoilMap: Digital Soil Mapping from Country to Globe contains contributions that were presented at the 2nd GlobalSoilMap conference, held 4-6 July 2017 in Moscow, Russian Federation. These contributions demonstrate new developments in the GlobalSoilMap project and digital soil mapping...