geo-information Books

  • Geo-information for Disaster Management

    Geo-information technology offers an opportunity to support disaster management: industrial accidents, road collisions, complex emergencies, earthquakes, fires, floods and similar catastrophes (for example the recent huge disaster with the Tsunami in South-East Asia on 26 December 2004). Access to needed information, facilitation of the ...

  • Innovations in 3D Geo Information Systems

    This book covers various aspects of spatial data modelling specifically regarding three-dimensional (3D) modelling and structuring. The realization of 'true' 3D geoinformation spatial systems requires a high input, and the developmental process is taking place in various research centers and universities around the globe. The development of such ...

  • 3D Geo-Information Sciences

    The book contains papers that focus explicitly on the last achievements (methods, algorithms, models, systems) with respect to the Third Dimension. Motivated by the rapid developments in 3D, the organised workshop aims at attracting the best world-wide research in the following areas: 3D geo information requirements (based on analysis of ...

  • Developments in 3D Geo-Information Sciences

    This book covers various aspects of 3D geoinformation regarding data acquisition, modeling, analysis, management, visualization and technology. In recent years, a wide range of 3D models have been developed including voxels, tetrahedral networks (TEN), constructive solid geometry (CSG) and boundary representation (B-rep), and new data collection ...

  • Planning Support Systems Best Practice and New Methods

    This book is about a particular set of geo-information technologies known as Planning Support Systems (PSS). It focuses on the adoption and application of PSS in practice. It aims to illustrate best practice and to demonstrate new methods that are being developed for creating the next generation of PSS for use in various public or private sector ...

  • Geodetic Reference Frames

    The book presents the original research on geodetic reference frames presented at the International Symposium on Geodetic Reference Frames of the International Association of Geodesy. The subject is the definition of reference systems and its realization by reference frames used in all applications for precise positioning and navigation, global ...

  • Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures: Towards the Spatial Semantic Web

    Initiatives, such as INSPIRE and the US DHS Geospatial Data Model, are working to develop a rich set of standards that will create harmonized models and themes for the spatial information infrastructure. However, this is only the first step. Semantically meaningful models must still be developed in order to stimulate interoperability.    Creating ...

  • Coastal and Marine Geo-Information Systems

    This volume comprises a collection of 40 chapters by experts dealing with the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, cartography, visualisation and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to coastal and marine environments around the world. Aimed primarily at the practising marine and coastal zone manager, it provides an ...

  • Participatory Learning and Action 54: Mapping for change: practice, technologies and communication

    PGIS is an evolved form of community mapping, the result of a spontaneous merger of Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) methods with Geographic Information Technologies and Systems (GIT&S). PGIS practice is based on using geo-spatial information management tools ranging from sketch maps, participatory 3D models (P3DM), aerial photographs, ...

  • Interfacing Geostatstics and GIS

    Part I Geostatistical Modeling Aspects and new (Geo)statistical Tools.- Part II Geostatistical Applications.- Part III Integrated Information Systems: Combining (Geo)Statistics, GIS and ...

  • Geocomputation and Urban Planning

    Sixteen years ago, Franklin estimated that about 80% of data contain geo-referenced information. To date, the availability of geographic data and information is growing, together with the capacity of users to operate with IT tools and instruments. Spatial data infrastructures are growing and allow a wide number of users to rely on them. This ...

  • Landslide Disaster Mitigation in Three Gorges Reservoir, China

    This book presents the research results on landslide disaster mitigation in Three Gorges Reservoir, China. It consists of three parts. (1) Regional properties of landslides in this area, (2) Case studies about some typical landslides, and (3) New methodologies applied in this area. It provides useful information to academics, practitioners, and ...

  • GeoSpatial Semantics

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on GeoSpatial Semantics, GeoS 2007, held in Mexico City, Mexico in November 2007.The 15 revised full papers presented together with 4 revised short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 35 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on ...

  • Geographic Information Science

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geographic Information Science, GIScience 2008, held in Park City, UT, USA, in September 2008.The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 77 submissions. Among the traditional topics addressed are spatial relations, geographic ...

  • Geographic Information Science

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Geographic Information Science, GIScience 2002, held in Boulder, Colorado, USA in September 2002.The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 64 paper submissions. Among the topics addressed are Voronoi diagram representation, ...

  • GEO Year Book 2004/5 NOW AVAILABLE AT HALF PRICE (WAS 20 USD)

    UNEP has encapsulated significant recent and topical environmental issues and developments in this readable and reliable volume - to inform, guide and stimulate action for the health of our environment The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is the flagship publication of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). GEO Year Book 2004/5, is the ...

  • GEO (Global Environment Outlook) Year Book 2007

    The GEO Year Book 2007 is essential, informative, and authoritative reading for anyone with a role or an interest in our changing environment. The 2007 edition covers fisheries to forestry and climate to freshwater management underlining risks and opportunities of globalization. Also available in French, Spanish, Russian & ArabicThe 2007 Year ...

  • Basics of Geomatics

    This volume presents a comprehensive and complete treatment. In a systematic way the complex topics and techniques are covered that can be assembled under Geospatial Information namely, Geodesy, Cartography, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Informatics, Acquisition Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Digital Image Processing, Geographic ...

  • Planning Support Systems in Practice

    This volume provides the first worldwide overview of Planning Support Systems (PSS) and of their application in practice. PSS are geo-technology related instruments consisting of theories, information, methods, tools, et cetera for support of unique professional public or private planning tasks at any spatial scale. The book desires to progress ...

  • Laboratory and Field Testing of Unsaturated Soils

    This collection focuses on recent advances in laboratory and field testing of unsaturated soils. Leading researchers from fourteen countries to represent global research in the area of experimental unsaturated soil mechanics have been invited to contribute to this book. Twelve reports are presented dealing with measurement and control of suction ...

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