Geospatial Systems Books

  • 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 ...

  • Principles of Geospatial Surveying

    Although sophisticated turnkey systems have virtually replaced hands-on work in the field, geospatial surveyors still have to plan and organize the work as well as remain responsible to clients and defend the work if necessary. Therefore, basic geometric principles, proper instrumental calibration, the analysis of data, and the presentation of ...

  • Geospatial Vision

    The book comprises a set of chapters relating to research presented at the 4th National Cartographic Conference GeoCart'2008, which was held in Auckland, New Zealand on September 1st to 3rd, 2008. The Conference is endorsed by the International Cartographic Association (ICA). The book delivers a representative, valuable and timely selection of ...

  • Spatial Database Systems

    This first of a kind book places spatial data within the broader domain of information technology (IT) while providing a comprehensive and coherent explanation of the guiding principles, methods, implementation and operational management of spatial databases within the workplace. The text explains the key concepts, issues and processes of spatial ...

  • Open Source GIS

    With this third edition of Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach, we enter the new era of GRASS6, the first release that includes substantial new code developed by the International GRASS Development Team. The dramatic growth in open source software libraries has made the GRASS6 development more efficient, and has enhanced GRASS interoperability ...

  • Open Source Approaches in Spatial Data Handling

    This book focuses on the nature and characteristics of open source geospatial (OSG) software. The role of OSG approaches in spatial data handling is the cross-cutting theme of the book. Various sub-themes are explored that introduce readers unfamiliar to OSG software to the nature, purpose and applications of OS programming, and to the key new OS ...

  • Integrated Spatial Databases: Digital Images and GIS

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the International Workshop on Integrated Databases, Digital Images and GIS, ISD'99, held in Portland, Maine, USA in June 1999.The 18 revised full papers presented went through a double reviewing process and were selected from nearly 40 original submissions. The book is divided into ...

  • GeoSpatial Semantics

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on GeoSpatial Semantics, GeoS 2007, held in Mexico City, Mexico in November 2007.The 15 revised full papers presented together with 4 revised short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 35 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on ...

  • Geospatial Technology and the Role of Location in Science

    Globalisation has not led to the ‘death of geography’. Intensified relations between communities in different parts of the world have only highlighted the need for understanding and managing phenomena on a variety of geographic scales. From global warming to credit crunch, and from epidemics to terrorism, causes and solutions are sought on local, ...

  • Standard-Based Data and Information Systems for Earth Observation

    This book aims at documenting recent developments in standard-based systems for processing, archiving, managing and distributing Earth Observation data and derived information products. On-going standards efforts that influence how these data and information systems operate are presented. Some recent developments in geospatial knowledge systems ...

  • Geospatial Thinking

    This book comprises innovative research presented at the conference of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE), held in May 2010 in Guimaraes (Portugal). The scientifc papers cover a variety of research topics such as geospatial modelling and analysis, quality and semantics of geoinformation, spatial data ...

  • Geospatial Services and Applications for the Internet

    The use of geospatial technologies has become ubiquitous since the leading Internet vendors delivered a number of popular map websites. Today, businesses are either migrating location-specific capabilities into their information systems, or expanding existing Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) implementation into enterprise-wide solutions. As ...

  • Coastal and Marine Geospatial Technologies

    This international collection of papers represents a selected and up-to-date overview of some of the main areas of research into the application of the geospatial technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, digital mapping, global positioning systems (GPS), databases, Internet technology, and mobile field-data ...

  • Geospatial Technology for Earth Observation

    Earth Observation interacts with space, remote sensing, communication, and information technologies, and plays an increasingly significant role in Earth related scientific studies, resource management, homeland security, topographic mapping, and development of a healthy, sustainable environment and community. Geospatial Technology for Earth ...

  • GeoSpatial Semantics

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on GeoSpatial Semantics, GeoS 2005, held in Mexico City, Mexico in November 2005.The 15 revised full papers presented together with 4 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 42 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on theories ...

  • Spatial Database Systems

    This first of a kind book places spatial data within the broader domain of information technology (IT) while providing a comprehensive and coherent explanation of the guiding principles, methods, implementation and operational management of spatial databases within the workplace. The text explains the key concepts, issues and processes of spatial ...

  • GeoSpatial Semantics

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on GeoSpatial Semantics, GeoS 2009, held in Mexico City, Mexico in December 2009.The 10 revised full papers presented together with 2 keynote speeches were carefully reviewed and selected from 19 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections ...

  • GIS for Health and the Environment

    The book is a compilation of methodological and application developments in spatial epidemiological approaches for environmental and public health studies in the Asia Pacific region. It is intended for practitioners in the field, including geospatial experts, practicing epidemiologists, medical doctors, environmentalists and public health ...

  • Geospatial Analysis and Modelling of Urban Structure and Dynamics

    The increasingly urbanized world has created various problems of environment, climate, consumption of resources, and public health, which are closely linked to the side-effects of urbanization such as sprawl, congestion, housing affordability and loss of open space. Fundamental to the urban problems are two separate yet related issues: urban ...

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