Remote Sensing Books

  • Digitally Enhanced Maps and Sections

    William Smith has often been declared to be the ‘Father of English Stratigraphy’. Smith conceived stratigraphy in 3D but endeavoured to represent his concept in 2D on his remarkable 1815 map, A delineation of the strata of England and Wales, with part of Scotland. Almost two hundred years later his original maps and sections have been ...

  • 2009 (102nd) A&WMA Annual Conference

    This CD-ROM collection contains the 500 full technical presentations from A&WMA’s 102nd Annual Conference & Exhibition, held June 2009 in Detroit, MI. Also included are the 2009 Critical Review, 'Remote Sensing of Particulate Pollution from Space: Have We Reached the Promised Land?,' and information on panels that took place during ...

  • Global Mapping of Human Settlement: Experiences, Data Sets and Prospects

    The use of remote sensors for human settlement mapping and monitoring holds great promise for numerous fields of study, including urban planning and global environmental change and sustainability. While the potential for this technology is difficult to measure, achieving useful results at a regional or global level is but a recent accomplishment. ...

  • Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data: Principles and Practices, Second Edition

    The field of accuracy assessment of maps derived from remotely sensed data has continued to grow since the first edition of this groundbreaking book published in 1999. As a result, this much-anticipated new edition was significantly expanded and enhanced to reflect growth in the field. This revision includes four new chapters on such topics as ...

  • Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data: Principles and Practices, Second Edition

    The field of accuracy assessment of maps derived from remotely sensed data has continued to grow since the first edition of this groundbreaking book published in 1999. As a result, this much-anticipated new edition was significantly expanded and enhanced to reflect growth in the field. This revision includes four new chapters on such topics as ...

  • Atmospheric Acoustic Remote Sensing

    Sonic Detection and Ranging (SODAR) systems and Radio Acoustic Sounding Systems (RASS) use sound waves to determine wind speed, wind direction, and turbulent character of the atmosphere. They are increasingly used for environmental and scientific applications such as analyzing ground-level pollution dispersion and monitoring conditions affecting ...

  • Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Principles and Applications

    Land management issues, such as mapping tree species, recognizing invasive plants, and identifying key geologic features, require an understanding of complex technical issues before the best decisions can be made. Hyperspectral remote sensing is one the technologies that can help with reliable detection and identification. Presenting the ...

  • High Performance Computing in Remote Sensing

    Solutions for Time-Critical Remote Sensing Applications The recent use of latest-generation sensors in airborne and satellite platforms is producing a nearly continual stream of high-dimensional data, which, in turn, is creating new processing challenges. To address the computational requirements of time-critical applications, researchers have ...

  • Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces

    Remote sensing of impervious surfaces has matured using advances in geospatial technology so recent that its applications have received only sporadic coverage in remote sensing literature. Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces is the first to focus entirely on this developing field. It provides detailed coverage of mapping, data extraction, and ...

  • Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces

    Remote sensing of impervious surfaces has matured using advances in geospatial technology so recent that its applications have received only sporadic coverage in remote sensing literature. Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces is the first to focus entirely on this developing field. It provides detailed coverage of mapping, data extraction, and ...

  • Multispectral Image Analysis Using the Object-Oriented Paradigm

    Bringing a fresh new perspective to remote sensing, object-based image analysis is a paradigm shift from the traditional pixel-based approach. Featuring various practical examples to provide understanding of this new modus operandi, Multispectral Image Analysis Using the Object-Oriented Paradigm reviews the current image analysis methods and ...

  • Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing

    Most data from satellites are in image form, thus most books in the remote sensing field deal exclusively with image processing. However, signal processing can contribute significantly in extracting information from the remotely sensed waveforms or time series data. Pioneering the combination of the two processes, Signal and Image Processing for ...

  • Introduction to Remote Sensing, Second Edition

    Addressing the need for updated information in remote sensing, Introduction to Remote Sensing, Second Edition provides a full and authoritative introduction for scientists who need to know the scope, potential, and limitations in the field. The authors discuss the physical principles of common remote sensing systems and examine the processing, ...

  • Urban Remote Sensing

    Driven by advances in technology and societal needs, the next frontier in remote sensing is urban areas. With the advent of high-resolution imagery and more capable techniques, the question has become 'Now that we have the technology, how do we use it?' The need for a definitive resource that explores the technology of remote sensing and the ...

  • Image Analysis, Classification and Change Detection in Remote Sensing: With Algorithms for ENVI/IDL

    With an ever-increasing availability of aerial and satellite Earth observation data, image analysis has become an essential part of remote sensing. Image Analysis, Classification and Change Detection in Remote Sensing: With Algorithms for ENVI/IDL combines theory, algorithms, and computer codes and conveys required proficiency in vector algebra ...

  • Atlas Pack - One Planet, Many People, Planet in Peril & Global Deserts Outlook

    This special Atlas Pack contains 3 of UNEP's best selling titles at the same price as the best selling ' One Planet Many People '.One Planet, Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment provides a comprehensive, visual presentation of scientifically variable information, on changes in the global environment—both the good and the bad—acquired ...

  • Understanding Forest Disturbance and Spatial Pattern: Remote Sensing and GIS Approaches

    Remote sensing and GIS are increasingly used as tools for monitoring and managing forests. Remotely sensed and GIS data are now the data sources of choice for capturing, documenting, and understanding forest disturbance and landscape pattern. Sitting astride the fields of ecology, forestry, and remote sensing/GIS, Understanding Forest Disturbance ...

  • Laser Remote Sensing

    Information on recent progress in laser remote sensor (LIDAR) technology can be found scattered throughout numerous journal articles and conference proceedings, but until now there has been no work that summarizes recent advancements and achievements in the field in a detailed format.Laser Remote Sensing provides an up-to-date, comprehensive ...

  • Advances in Water Science Methodologies

    Advances in Water Science Methodologies addresses ways and means of using remote sensing data to elucidate the interactions between the atmospheric, oceanic and hydrological processes. Various water-related applications, such as water resources management, environmental monitoring, climate prediction, agriculture, preparation for and mitigation of ...

  • Hydroinformatics: Data Integrative Approaches in Computation, Analysis, and Modeling

    Modern hydrology is more interdisciplinary than ever. Staggering amounts and varieties of information pour in from GIS and remote sensing systems every day, and this information must be collected, interpreted, and shared efficiently. Hydroinformatics: Data Integrative Approaches in Computation, Analysis, and Modeling introduces the tools, ...

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