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Geographic Information Systems to Spatial Data Infrastructures: A Global Perspective

1st Edition

Ian Masser
October 08, 2019

This book draws on author’s wealth of knowledge working on numerous projects across many countries. It provides a clear overview of the development of the SDI concept and SDI worldwide implementation and brings a logical chronological approach to the linkage of GIS technology with SDI enabling data...

Geospatial Information System Use in Public Organizations: How and Why GIS Should be Used in the Public Sector

1st Edition

Nicolas A. Valcik
October 01, 2019

This book shows how Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) can be used for operations management in public institutions. It covers theory and practical applications, ranging from tracking public health trends to mapping transportation routes to charting the safest handling of hazardous materials....

Computer Vision-Based Agriculture Engineering

1st Edition

Han Zhongzhi
September 30, 2019

In recent years, computer vision is a fast-growing technique of agricultural engineering, especially in quality detection of agricultural products and food safety testing. It can provide objective, rapid, non-contact and non-destructive methods by extracting quantitative information from digital...

Spatial Thinking in Environmental Contexts: Maps, Archives, and Timelines

1st Edition

Sandra Lach Arlinghaus, Joseph J. Kerski, Ann Evans Larimore, Matthew Naud
August 15, 2019

Spatial Thinking in Environmental Contexts: Maps, Archives, and Timelines cultivates the spatial thinking "habit of mind" as a critical geographical view of how the world works, including how environmental systems function, and how we can approach and solve environmental problems using maps,...

Sustainable Development Goals Connectivity Dilemma (Open Access): Land and Geospatial Information for Urban and Rural Resilience

1st Edition

Abbas Rajabifard
July 30, 2019

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429290626, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. Large-scale migration from rural to urban areas, and between countries, affects sustainable development...

Disease Mapping: From Foundations to Multidimensional Modeling

1st Edition

Miguel A. Martinez-Beneito, Paloma Botella-Rocamora
July 17, 2019

Disease Mapping: From Foundations to Multidimensional Modeling guides the reader from the basics of disease mapping to the most advanced topics in this field. A multidimensional framework is offered that makes possible the joint modeling of several risks patterns corresponding to combinations of...

BIM and Urban Land Administration

1st Edition

Abbas Rajabifard, Behnam Atazadeh, Mohsen Kalantari
June 24, 2019

Rapid urbanization has created an unprecedented pressure on the use of land in cities around the world, resulting in physical and legal complexities. This book explains the theoretical basis and practicality of connecting urban land administration practices with the 3D digital data environment of...

Working with Map Projections: A Guide to their Selection

1st Edition

Fritz Kessler, Sarah Battersby
May 21, 2019

A map projection fundamentally impacts the mapmaking process. Working with Map Projections: A Guide to Their Selection explains why, for any given map, there isn’t a single "best" map projection. Selecting a projection is a matter of understanding the compromises and consequences of showing a 3-D...

Model-based Geostatistics for Global Public Health: Methods and Applications

1st Edition

Peter J. Diggle, Emanuele Giorgi
March 11, 2019

Model-based Geostatistics for Global Public Health: Methods and Applications provides an introductory account of model-based geostatistics, its implementation in open-source software and its application in public health research. In the public health problems that are the focus of this book, the...

Geographical Information Science

1st Edition

Narayan Panigrahi
February 07, 2019

Over the last decade, GIS (geographical information systems) has established itself as a collaborative information processing system that is increasing in popularity. Yet this interdisciplinary field is not available to the vast community of students and academicians as a subject of study.This book...

GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management (Open Access): A Global Perspective

1st Edition

Martin van Maarseveen, Javier Martinez, Johannes Flacke
January 09, 2019

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.1201/9781315146638, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. GIS is used today to better understand and solve urban problems. GIS in Sustainable...

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...

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