geographic data Books

  • Geographical Data Acquisition

    This book is dedicated to the theory and methodology of geographical data acquisition, providing comprehensive coverage ranging from the definition of geo-referencing systems, transformation between these systems to the acquisition of geographical data using different methods. Emphasis is placed on conceptual aspects, and the book is written in a ...

  • Fuzzy Surfaces in GIS and Geographical Analysis: Theory, Analytical Methods, Algorithms and Applications

    Surfaces are a central to geographical analysis. Their generation and manipulation are a key component of geographical information systems (GISs). However, geographical surface data is often not precise. When surfaces are used to model geographical entities, the data inherently contains uncertainty in terms of both position and attribute. Fuzzy ...

  • Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis

    Containing method descriptions and step-by-step procedures, the Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis equips readers with skills to prepare health-related data in the proper format, process these data using relevant functions and software, and display the results as mapped or statistical summaries. Describing the wide ...

  • Geographic Information Metadata for Spatial Data Infrastructures

    Metadata play a fundamental role in both DLs and SDIs. Commonly defined as 'structured data about data' or 'data which describe attributes of a resource' or, more simply, 'information about data', it is an essential requirement for locating and evaluating available data. Therefore, this book focuses on the study of different metadata aspects, ...

  • Geographic Hypermedia

    The integration of the Web and Multimedia technologies with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has recently lead to the development of new forms of multimedia geo-representations. Currently, many geomatics solutions are web-based and provide access to multimedia elements in order to support efficiently specific application domains. The book ...

  • Integrated Land Use and Environmental Models

    The authors of this volume follow four interrelated themes. In the first section 'Evolving Definitions - Changing Practices' the fundamental shifts in urban modeling practices are examined in relation to the new theoretical and computational advances in the field. The second section 'Ecologic Processes and their Land Use Implications' provides ...

  • Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Engineering

    GIS technology is increasingly used in water resources engineering in a variety of ways. This book provides a fundamental understanding of GIS, including how to develop and analyze geographic data, how to differentiate between the various types of geographic data, and how to assess the operational requirements needed to implement GIS. With an ...

  • Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Engineering

    GIS technology is increasingly used in water resources engineering in a variety of ways. This book provides a fundamental understanding of GIS, including how to develop and analyze geographic data, how to differentiate between the various types of geographic data, and how to assess the operational requirements needed to implement GIS. With an ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Conceptual Modeling for Traditional and Spatio-Temporal Applications

    From environmental management to land planning and geo-marketing, the number of application domains that may greatly benefit from using data enriched with spatio-temporal features is expanding very rapidly. Unfortunately, development of new spatio-temporal applications is hampered by the lack of conceptual design methods suited to cope with the ...

  • Understanding Dynamics of Geographic Domains

    Although the dynamic aspect of the world is widely recognized, information systems have lagged in their ability to represent these dynamics and provide support for users and analysts, especially those who work with dynamic geographic domains. A collection of peer-reviewed articles, Understanding Dynamics of Geographic Domains showcases new ...

  • Spatial Data Types for Database Systems

    Database research in the last decade has increasingly focused on providing support for non-standard applications. One important domain is representation and processing of spatial information, needed, e.g., in geographical information systems. Spatial data types provide a fundamental abstraction for modeling the structure of geometric entities, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Recent Issues on Fuzzy Databases

    This book focuses on the recent research issues regarding the application of fuzzy set theory to extend the functionalities of database management systems.During the past 5 years, the research in this field has moved from a merely theoretical framework mainly addressing the definition of fuzzy extensions of the relational database model to the ...

  • Ecology of Ungulates

    This handbook presents an up-to-date review of the ecology and behavior of ungulates inhabiting eastern Europe and northern and central Asia, a vast area covering one sixth of the Earth. It provides detailed descriptions of 26 ungulate species focusing on quantitative data and condensing presentations of the autecology of the species, in order to ...

  • WorldMinds

    WorldMinds provides broad exposure to a geography that is engaged with discovery, interpretation, and problem solving. Its 100 succinct chapters demonstrate the theories, methods, and data used by geographers, and exemplify the conceptual and topical richness of contemporary geography. The 150 contributing authors and co-authors address the ...

  • GIS Implementation for Water & Wastewater Treatment Facilities - MOP 26

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is finding increased application in the water and wastewater treatment industry in the management of collection systems, pumping stations, holding tanks, on-site equipment, and individual dischargers. This is the most complete industry specific book available on applying this complex technology, providing both ...

  • Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Web and Wirelsss Geographical Information Systems, W2GIS 2008, held in Shanghai, China, in December 2008. The 14 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 38 submissions.The papers span a wide area including but not limited to ...

  • Geocoding Health Data: The Use of Geographic Codes in Cancer Prevention and Control, Research and Practice

    In the past, disease pattern mapping depended on census tracts based on political units, such as states and counties. However, with the advent of geographic information systems (GIS), researchers can now achieve a new level of precision and flexibility in geographic locating. This emerging technology allows the mapping of many different kinds of ...

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