mapping system Books

  • Map Projections

    In the context of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) the book offers a timely review of map projections (sphere, ellipsoid, rotational surfaces) and geodetic datum transformations. For the needs of photogrammetry, computer vision, and remote sensing space projective mappings are reviewed. ...

  • Mapping the Diversity of Nature

    This book presents up-to-date biological species mapping techniques that are being used in many different parts of the world by those at the forefront of conservation and development activities. It brings together for the first time some of the most pre-eminent participants in this exciting area. It presents details of the harnessing of new ...

  • Mapping Geomorphological Environments

    Mapping Geomorphological Environments is a highly descriptive textbook providing an excellent introduction to the latest methodologies for mapping geomorphological formations in a variety of different environments. Its holistic approach seeks to provide a meaningful linkage between state of the art techniques for geomorphological mapping, ...

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping: Practices and Standards

    Maps, remote sensing imagery, and geographic information systems (GIS) have become increasingly important in providing essential data for solving problems related to ground water contamination, water resources management, construction, land use, waste management, minerals exploration, transportation routing, and environmental site ...

  • Essential Fish Habitat Mapping in the Mediterranean

    Proper designation of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) is a highly important spatial measure in any management of fishery resources. EFH is defined as those waters and substrates necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding, or growth to maturity, a definition that includes the physical, chemical and biological properties of marine areas and the ...

  • 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, ...

  • Modernizing irrigation management - the MASSCOTE approach. Mapping System and Services for Canal Operation Techniques (+ 2 CD-ROMs) (English)

    Series: FAO Irrigation and Drainage PapersThis publication describes the MASSCOTE methodology, illustrated by several applications in Asia. MASSCOTE is a comprehensive methodology for analysing the modernization of canal operation. The aim is to enable experts to work together with users in determining improved processes for cost-effective ...

  • Standardizing land cover mapping for tsetse and trypanosomiasis decision making (En)

    Series: PAAT Technical and Scientific SeriesThe habitat of tsetse fly depends upon climatic conditions, host availability and land cover characteristics. In this paper, the Land Cover Classification System, developed by FAO and UNEP, is proposed as a tool for harmonizing cover mapping to support tsetse and trypanosomiasis intervention, research ...

  • Where does the carbon footprint fall? Developing a carbon map of food production

    The concept of local food is appealing to many consumers. But it is difficult to define what actually constitutes local food. Given the globalised nature of agricultural markets, bread baked in a small village bakery in England may be made from grain grown in Canada. Similarly, many of the inputs to a West Country dairy farm selling local ice ...

  • TERRASTAT. Global land resources GIS models and databases for poverty and food insecurity mapping (double CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThe computer programmes on this CD-ROM display and export different biophysical themes ranging from specific soil constraints and climatic parameters to land degradation status at national and/or global level. These outputs are linked in tabular format with the population and population ...

  • Digital Soil Map of the World and Derived Soil Properties. Rev. 1. (CD Rom)

    This CD-ROM contains the Digital Soil Map of the World in various formats, verctor as well as raster, supported by most GIS software. The base material is the FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World at an original scale of 1:5 million. Programs and data files give tabular country information on soil characteristics and derived soil properties from the ...

  • Systems Biology of Signaling Networks

    System Biology encompasses the knowledge from diverse fields such as Molecular Biology, Immunology, Genetics, Computational Biology, Mathematical Biology, etc. not only to address key questions that are not answerable by individual fields alone, but also to help in our understanding of the complexities of biological systems.Whole genome expression ...

  • Systems Biology and Regulatory Genomics

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of two joint RECOMB 2005 satellite events - the First Annual Workshop on Systems Biology, RSB 2005, and the Second Annual Workshop on Regulatory Genomics, RRG 2005, held in San Diego, CA, USA in December 2005.The 21 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for ...

  • Earthquake Early Warning Systems

    Seismic early warning is being recognized as a methodology which offers the biggest potential for real time seismic risk mitigation, particularly in towns and industrial areas. In order to be effectively applied it requires close cooperation between seismologists, communication experts and seismic engineers. The added value of this book is to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mining Spatio-Temporal Information Systems

    We are facing a rapidly growing capability to collect more and more data regarding our environment. With that, we must have the ability to extract more insightful knowledge about the environmental processes at work on the earth. Spatio-Temporal Information Systems (STIS) will especially prove beneficial in producing useful knowledge about changes ...

  • ISO 14001 Documentation System (EMS Manual)

    This set of documentation (in MS Word) has been carefully designed to meet the requirements of ISO 14001. The set of 21 procedures and 24 forms are ready for you to customize and will work in any type of organization. You can use them as a template, a road map and a resource as you evaluate and document your processes. The documents are all ...

  • Underwater Acoustic Digital Signal Processing and Communication Systems

    Underwater Acoustic Digital Signal Processing and Communication Systems describes new design and development methodologies in underwater acoustic signal processing. The emphasis is on experimental efforts and modern DSP implementations. The book assembles a number of contributions from authors who have contributed significantly to the field. The ...

  • Incident Command Systems: When Seconds Count (Video)

    It takes only seconds for a disaster to strike. Can your employees respond as swiftly? This award-winning program helps you map out a highly effective emergency response plan, respond to incidents and manage them smoothly and safely.Emergency response planThe Incident Command SystemSmall/large/multi-county incidentsCoordinating support ...

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