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Modelling Interactions Between Vector-Borne Diseases and Environment Using GIS

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

Jie Shan, Charles K. Toth
March 05, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive discussion of topographic LiDAR principles, systems, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. Ranging and scanning fundamentals, and broad, contemporary analysis of airborne LiDAR systems, as well as those situated on land and in space are covered. Also...

LiDAR Remote Sensing and Applications

Pinliang Dong, Qi Chen
January 04, 2018

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light. This book introduces the fundamentals of LiDAR remote sensing, LiDAR data processing and analysis methods and applications of LiDAR in...

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

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...

Land Use Scenarios: Environmental Consequences of Development

Alan W. Shearer, David A. Mouat, Scott D. Bassett, Michael W. Binford, Craig W. Johnson, Justin A. Saarinen, Alan W. Gertler, Julide Koracin
November 15, 2017

Any alteration of the natural processes occurring on a piece of land will have expected as well as unanticipated effects, and those effects have little regard for arbitrary human boundaries. Consequently, it is not enough for land managers to consider only how they might maintain the parcels for...

GEOValue: The Socioeconomic Value of Geospatial Information

Jamie B. Kruse, Joep Crompvoets, Francoise Pearlman
November 10, 2017

Quantifying the social and economic value that geospatial information contributes to modern society is a complex task. To construct reliable and consistent valuation measures requires an understanding of the sequence of processes that starts with data acquisition, and leads to decision-makers’...

Advances in Mapping from Remote Sensor Imagery: Techniques and Applications

Xiaojun Yang, Jonathan Li
October 27, 2017

Advances in Mapping from Remote Sensor Imagery: Techniques and Applications reviews some of the latest developments in remote sensing and information extraction techniques applicable to topographic and thematic mapping. Providing an interdisciplinary perspective, leading experts from around the...

Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services

Hassan A. Karimi
October 27, 2017

Due to the rapid increase in the number of mobile device users worldwide, location-based services (LBSs) have become pervasive, and the demand for them will continue to grow. Exploring recent changes in the technology and its uses, Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services takes an in-depth...

Geospatial Data Science Techniques and Applications

Hassan A. Karimi, Bobak Karimi
October 18, 2017

Data science has recently gained much attention for a number of reasons, and among them is Big Data. Scientists (from almost all disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, sociology, among others) and engineers (from all fields including civil, environmental, chemical, mechanical, among...

Advanced Geoinformation Science

Chaowei Yang, David Wong, Qianjun Miao, Ruixin Yang
September 12, 2017

Many of the challenges of the next century will have physical dimensions, such as tsunamis, hurricanes, and climate change as well as human dimensions such as economic crises, epidemics, and emergency responses. With pioneering editors and expert contributors, Advanced Geoinformation Science...

Spatio-temporal Analysis and Optimization of Land Use/Cover Change: Shenzhen as a Case Study

Biao Liu, Bo Huang, Wenting Zhang
August 17, 2017

This book proposes a method to solve land use problems, and has made some significant contributions to the land use analysis and optimization study fields. Firstly, three spatio-temporal logit models for land use change analysis, namely, geographically and temporally weighted logit model (GTWLM),...