Geographical Information Books

  • General Information Brochures

    General information describing SIWI’s overall work and that of specific work programmes, plus shorter, popularly-written brochures on key water-related topics. Find them kindly by pressing on the link ...

  • Principles of Modeling Uncertainties in Spatial Data and Spatial Analyses

    Modeling uncertainties in geographic information science is essential to the development of the field. This book addresses one of the fundamental theoretical issues: uncertainties in spatial data and analysis. Along with the latest research findings, the text provides methods to control uncertainties in GIS applications. The author contributes his ...

  • Geographic information systems to support the ecosystem approach to fisheries: Status, opportunities and challenges

    The ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) has been developed over the last decade in response to perceived and actual deficiencies in previous methods of management. The EAF recognizes that fish are only one albeit important part of a much wider ecosystem incorporating an array of physical and biological components that humans interact with and ...

  • Information and knowledge sharing

    These guidelines provide a special focus on information and knowledge sharing and its current and potential role in supporting implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. They highlight the issues involved for individuals and organizations to have access to the information they need and, as importantly, to share their own ...

  • The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in southern Africa

    Biodiversity within inland water ecosystems in southern Africa is highly diverse and of great importance to livelihoods and economies, however, development activities are not always compatible with the conservation of this diversity and it is poorly represented in the development planning process. One of the main reasons is a lack of readily ...

  • 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 ...

  • GEO Amazonia - Spanish

    The report, 'Environment Outlook in the Amazonia - GEO Amazonia', the main product of the assessment for the Amazon Basin that has been implemented by UNEP and the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), with technical help of Universidad de Pacifico (UoP) and the project's Technical Committee, which is consisted of leading organizations ...

  • 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 ...

  • Quality Aspects in Spatial Data Mining

    Describes the State-of-the-Art in Spatial Data Mining, Focuses on Data Quality. Substantial progress has been made toward developing effective techniques for spatial information processing in recent years. This science deals with models of reality in a GIS, however, and not with reality itself. Therefore, spatial information processes are often ...

  • 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 ...

  • Modelling Urban Development with Geographical Information Systems and Cellular Automata

    Urban development and migration from rural to urban areas are impacting prime agricultural land and natural landscapes, particularly in the less developed countries. These phenomena will persist and require serious study by those monitoring global environmental change. To address this need, various models have been devised to analyze urbanization ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Global Environment Outlook 4 ( GEO 4 ) - French

    The fourth report in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provides a comprehensive, scientifically credible, policy-relevant and up-to-date assessment of, and outlook for, the state of the global environment. GEO-4 is published 20 years after the landmark World Commission on Sustainable ...

  • 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 ...

  • Geoinformation Technologies for Geo-Cultural Landscapes: European Perspectives

    The focal main objective of the book is to constitute a meaningful linkage among research problems, geoinformation methods and corresponding applications. The research goals, related both to theoretical and practical issues, derive from multidisciplinary fields such as archaeology, history, geography, landscape planning, environment, ...

  • Access to Environmental Information in Uganda

    This study assesses the laws and practices related to public access to environmental information in Uganda. To review the quality and implementation of the legal framework it uses a set of indicators developed by The Access Initiative (TAI). These indicators are applied with a special focus on forestry and oil ...

  • GIS and Evidence-Based Policy Making

    Although much has been written on evidence-based policy making, this is the first volume to address the potential of GIS in this arena. GIS and Evidence-Based Policy Making covers the development of new methodological approaches, emphasizing the identification of spatial patterns in social phenomena. It examines organizational issues, including ...

  • GIS for Environmental Decision-Making

    Environmental applications have long been a core use of GIS. However, the effectiveness of GIS-based methods depends on the decision-making frameworks and contexts within which they are employed. GIS for Environmental Decision-Making takes an interdisciplinary look at the capacities of GIS to integrate, analyze, and display data on which decisions ...

  • Geographic Information: Value, Pricing, Production, and Consumption

    Bringing producer and consumer debates together, Geographic Information: Value, Pricing, Production, and Consumption provides a coherent perspective on what have become emotional and territorial issues of IPR protection and liberation. This book addresses a range of issues relating to GI, from its definition, purpose, and use to how GI affects ...

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