Integration Geographic Information: 5 (Topics in Remote Sensing, Series Number 5)

Integration Geographic Information: 5 (Topics in Remote Sensing, Series Number 5)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reissue, 11/25/2010
EAN 9780521158800, ISBN10: 052115880X

Paperback, 248 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 1.3 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

Remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) are inherently linked technologies. Together, they form a powerful tool to measure, map, monitor and model resources and environmental data for both scientific and commercial applications. Originally published in 1997, this book brought together work by leaders in the field to address improved techniques, applications and research in integrated remote sensing and geographical information systems. Among the topics covered are image rectification, change detection, visualisation, computer modelling, local land use planning, requirements of GIS in global change research, and potential directions for research. Remote sensing and GIS play a key role in studies of water resources, air quality, topography, land cover, and population location and dynamics, and specialists working at the local, regional and global levels will find this book a valuable and stimulating resource.

1. Integration of geographic information systems and remote sensing
a background to NCGIA initiative 12
2. Rectification and registration
3. Principles of change detection using digital remote sensor data
4. Visualization and the integration of remote sensing and geographic information
5. Amazonia
a system for supporting data-intensive modeling
6. Accuracy
7. Integration of remote sensing and GIS technologies for planning
8. Global change research and geographic information systems requirements
9. Research needed to improve remote sensing and GIS integration
conclusions and a look towards the future