infrastructure model Books

  • The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model: Foundation of the Spatial Data Infrastructure

    Traditional methods for handling spatial data are encumbered by the assumption of separate origins for horizontal and vertical measurements. Modern measurement systems operate in a 3-D spatial environment. The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model: Foundation of the Spatial Data Infrastructure offers a new model for handling digital spatial data, the ...

  • Niche Modeling: Predictions from Statistical Distributions

    Using theory, applications, and examples of inferences, Niche Modeling: Predictions from Statistical Distributions demonstrates how to conduct and evaluate niche modeling projects in any area of application. It features a series of theoretical and practical exercises for developing and evaluating niche models using the R statistics language. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • Critical Infrastructure

    This text brings together differing geographic perspectives in modeling and analysis in order to highlight infrastructure weaknesses or plan for their protection. International scholars, from a variety of disciplines – geography, regional science, planning, public policy, operations research, mathematics, computer science, engineering and ...

  • The European Information Society

    This book comprises innovative research presented at the 11th Conference of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE), held in 2008 in Girona, Spain. The scientific papers cover a variety of fundamental research topics as well as applied research in Geoinformation Science including measuring spatiotemporal ...

  • The European Information Society

    This book presents a state-of-the-art overview of on-going GI Science research, as presented at the 10th Conference of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE), held in Aalborg, Denmark. Included are 28 fully peer-reviewed papers covering basic GI Science research themes such as interoperability, geo-ontology, ...

  • Flood Risk Management: Research and Practice: Extended Abstracts Volume (332 pages) + full paper CD-ROM (1772 pages)

    Floods cause distress and damage wherever and whenever they happen. Flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people worldwide and economic and insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990. Across the European Union, flood management policy is changing in response to the EU Directive on the ...

  • Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Security

    Features Examines all aspects of water safety and security Evaluates the potential terrorist threat to the water supply system Presents qualitative and quantitative processes and models for security and safe operation of facilities and critical infrastructure Explores recent incidences of levels of drugs in the water supply Offers various risk and ...

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