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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...

Compressive Sensing of Earth Observations

C.H. Chen
June 01, 2017

Future remote sensing systems will make extensive use of Compressive Sensing (CS) as it becomes more integrated into the system design with increased high resolution sensor developments and the rising earth observation data generated each year. Written by leading experts in the field Compressive...

Remote Sensing of the Mine Environment

H. Şebnem Düzgün, Nuray Demirel
May 31, 2017

A guide for students and professionals, this introductory course book covers the basic principles of remote sensing and its applications in mine environment monitoring. Building from a reader’s basic knowledge of mine monitoring, it teaches how to implement remote sensing techniques and how to...

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&...

Rip Currents: Beach Safety, Physical Oceanography, and Wave Modeling

Stephen Leatherman, John Fletemeyer
April 06, 2017

Rip Currents: Beach Safety, Physical Oceanography, and Wave Modeling is the culmination of research from over 100 coastal scientists, engineers, forecast meteorologists, lifeguard chiefs, and other practitioners from around the world who participated in the 1st International Rip Current Symposium....

Remote Sensing of Drought: Innovative Monitoring Approaches

Brian D. Wardlow, Martha C. Anderson, James P. Verdin
March 31, 2017

Remote Sensing of Drought: Innovative Monitoring Approaches presents emerging remote sensing-based tools and techniques that can be applied to operational drought monitoring and early warning around the world. The first book to focus on remote sensing and drought monitoring, it brings together a...

Ground-Based Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications

Pranab Kumar Karmakar
March 31, 2017

The ability to effectively monitor the atmosphere on a continuous basis requires remote sensing in microwave. Written for physicists and engineers working in the area of microwave sensing of the atmosphere, Ground-Based Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications is completely...

Global Forest Monitoring from Earth Observation

Frederic Achard, Matthew C. Hansen
March 31, 2017

Forests provide a large range of beneficial services, including tangible ones such as timber and recreation, and intangible services such as climate regulation, biodiversity, and watershed protection. On the other hand, forests can also be considered roadblocks to progress that occupy space more...

Advances in Environmental Remote Sensing: Sensors, Algorithms, and Applications

Qihao Weng
March 29, 2017

Generating a satisfactory classification image from remote sensing data is not a straightforward task. Many factors contribute to this difficulty including the characteristics of a study area, availability of suitable remote sensing data, ancillary and ground reference data, proper use of variables...

Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing: Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications

Pranab Kumar Karmakar
March 29, 2017

Because prevailing atmospheric/troposcopic conditions greatly influence radio wave propagation above 10 GHz, the unguided propagation of microwaves in the neutral atmosphere can directly impact many vital applications in science and engineering. These include transmission of intelligence, and radar...

Multi-Antenna Synthetic Aperture Radar

Wen-Qin Wang
March 29, 2017

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is a well-known remote sensing technique, but conventional single-antenna SAR is inherently limited by the minimum antenna area constraint. Although there are still technical issues to overcome, multi-antenna SAR offers many benefits, from improved system gain to...

Non-Imaging Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Sensors for Concealed Object Detection

Boris Y. Kapilevich, Stuart W. Harmer, Nicholas J. Bowring
March 29, 2017

In response to the ever-increasing global threat of terrorist attacks, the personal screening industry has been growing at a rapid rate. Many methods have been developed for detecting concealed weapons and explosives on the human body. In this important new book, the authors discuss their...