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GIS and Mapping Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology Edited by

Siddan Anbazhagan Periyar University, Salem, India

S.K. Subramanian National Remote Sensing Centre, Balanagar, India

Xiaojun Yang Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

With recent innovations in the arena of remote sensing and geographic information systems, the use of geoinformatics in applied geomorphology is receiving more attention than ever. Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology examines how modern concepts, technologies, and methods in geoinformatics can be used to solve a wide variety of applied geomorphologic problems, such as characterization of arid, coastal, fluvial, aeolian, glacial, karst, and tectonic landforms; natural hazard zoning and mitigations; petroleum exploration; and groundwater exploration and management. Using case studies to illustrate concepts and methods, this book covers: • Arid environments, such as the Thar desert, West Texas, the Qatar Peninsula, and the Dead Sea areas • Coastal shoreline changes in Kuwait • Coastal zone management in India • An estuarine bathymetric study of Tampa Bay in Florida • Fluvial landforms of the Elbe river basin in Germany • Subsurface coastal geomorphology and coastal morphological changes due to tsunamis in the East coast of India

Spatial Statistics GeoSpatial Information Modeling and Thematic Mapping Mohammed A. Kalkhan Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

Spatial Statistics: GeoSpatial Information Modeling and Thematic Mapping reviews the types and applications of geospatial information data, such as remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and GPS as well as their integration into landscape-scale geospatial statistical models and maps. The book explores how to extract information from remotely sensed imagery, GIS, and GPS, and how to combine this with field data—vegetation, soil, and environmental—to produce a spatial model that can be reconstructed and displayed using GIS software. Readers learn the requirements and limitations of each geospatial modeling and mapping tool. Case studies with real-life examples illustrate important applications of the models. Topics covered in this book include: • An overview of the geospatial information sciences and technology and spatial statistics • Sampling methods and applications, including probability sampling and nonrandom sampling, and issues to consider in sampling and plot design • Fine and coarse scale variability • Spatial sampling schemes and spatial pattern • Linear and spatial correlation statistics, including Moran’s I, Geary’s C, cross-correlation statistics, and inverse distance weighting • Geospatial statistics analysis using stepwise regression, ordinary least squares, variogram, kriging, spatial auto-regression, binary classification trees, cokriging, and geospatial models for presence and absence data • How to use R statistical software to work on statistical analyses and case studies, and to develop a geospatial statistical model

• The Himalayas, Jammu & Kashmir, Western Ghats, and Precambrian terrain of South India The result of extensive research by an interdisciplinary team of contributors, Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology is designed for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of geomorphology, geological engineering, geography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.

The book includes practical examples and laboratory exercises using ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS, and other popular software for geospatial modeling. It is accessible to readers from various fields, without requiring advanced knowledge of geospatial information sciences or quantitative methods.

Catalog no. K11498, June 2011, 397 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3048-2, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

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GIS and Mapping Spatial Data Infrastructures in Context North and South Edited by

Zorica Nedovic-Budic, Joep Crompvoets, and Yola Georgiadou With contributions from international experts, this book presents cutting edge Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) research on information technology, systems, and infrastructures that is theoretically-based and empirically supported. It examines the complexities involved in the establishments of SDIs in the Northern and Southern hemispheres and use of SDIs in a variety of cultural, societal, and institutional contexts. The focus is on urban and regional levels where socio-economic and environmental sustainability is realized. Catalog no. K11381, April 2011, 288 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2802-1, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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Practical Handbook for Wetland Identification and Delineation Second Edition John G. Lyon and Lynn Krise Lyon

Local Models for Spatial Analysis Second Edition Christopher D. Lloyd Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

With new chapters addressing spatial patterning in single variables and spatial relations, this second edition provides guidance to a wide variety of real-world problems. Focusing on solutions, it presents a complete introduction to key concepts and a clear mapping of the methods discussed. The text explores connections between methods. In addition, every chapter now includes links to key related studies. The author clearly distinguishes between local and global methods and provides more detailed coverage of geographical weighting, image texture measures, local spatial autocorrelation, multicollinearity, and geographically weighted regression.

Selected Contents: Introduction. Local Modelling. Grid Data. Spatial Patterning in Single Variables. Spatial Relations. Spatial Prediction 1: Deterministic Methods, Curve Fitting, and Smoothing. Spatial Prediction 2: Geostatistics. Point Patterns and Cluster Detection. Summary: Local Models for Spatial Analysis. Index. Catalog no. K11433, January 2011, 352 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2919-6, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

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Describing wetlands, their functions, and a variety of assessment methods, this new edition of a bestseller offers solutions to real-world problems and covers important subjects including methods for the identification and delineation of wetland boundaries and the evaluation of wetlands using aerial photography. It covers indicators of hydrological, chemical, and biological processes and presents information on soil surveys and plant measurements. Fully revised and updated, this edition provides additional content on wetland permits and regulations, legal considerations, and updated mapping and surveying techniques. Catalog no. K11769, March 2011, 208 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3891-4, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as an eBook


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40 Years of Urban Data Management. Making Contributions for the Future Edited by

Massimo Rumor University of Venice IUAV, Italy

Sisi Zlatanova Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Catalog no. K13296, September 2011, c. 700 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-67491-1, $199.95 / £129.00

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GIS Cartography A Guide to Effective Map Design Gretchen N. Peterson PetersonGIS, Seattle, Washington, USA

"Gretchen’s book is something that you can use almost anywhere with any medium and won’t get out of date. That is a great value that most technical computing books overlook. GIS Cartography is a great resource to have and one that I’m glad that I have in my technical library. I’m guessing though that it will spend more time next to my computer than on the bookshelf." —James Fee,, June 2009

Packed full of in-depth information and advice, this book covers all facets of map creation. It covers classic cartographic standards such as colors, fonts, and data specific mapping techniques; supplies the cultivation of creative skills and recommendations for novel design approaches. The text provides a layout element checklist, font size charts, geologic color standards, file format pros and cons, example layout design, presented in a down to earth writing style. The author draws on classic map-design concepts, the latest design theory, and many other disciplines, demonstrating how to create end results that are clear, informative, and uniquely suited to their purpose. • Draws from multiple disciplines, including creative science, landscape architecture, and cognitive science • Focuses on the overall page design and, especially, what needs to be on it and what doesn’t need to be on it • Covers the fundamental fonts and color in layout and map design • Provides descriptions of common GIS map data as they relate to map design • Discusses the intricacies of and tactics used for several common output formats such as slides, reports, posters, and Web Catalog no. 82132, 2009, 248 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8213-5, $92.95 / £58.99 Also available as an eBook

Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications Edited by

Songnian Li, Suzana Dragicevic, and Bert Veenendaal A detailed look at the field of web-based GIS and mapping services and applications, this book reviews current progress and achievements, while looking forward to future developments. It address issues involved in constant updating of related web and geospatial technologies as well as the revolution of web mapping caused by mainstream IT vendors. The text includes coverage of increased interest in geo-spatial information technologies and increasing demand for prompt and effective spatial information services. It highlights applications in business, government services, enterprise computing, and social networking. Catalog no. K10670, May 2011, 400 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-80483-7, $159.95 / £109.00 Also available as an eBook

Spatial Decision Support Systems Principles and Practices Ramanathan Sugumaran and John Degroote University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, USA

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the various aspects of SDSS evolution, components, architecture, and implementation. Integrating research from a variety of disciplines, it supplies a complete overview of SDSS technologies and their application. This groundbreaking reference provides thorough coverage of the roots of SDSS. It explains the core principles of SDSS, how to use them in various decision making contexts, and how to design and develop them using readily available enabling technologies and commercial tools. Catalog no. 62093, January 2011, 507 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6209-0, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as an eBook

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Subdividing the Land Metes and Bounds and Rectangular Survey Systems Gaby M. Neunzert Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA

Ideally, every tract of land has a description on paper and a physical survey on the ground. When boundary disputes arise, all parties concerned must quickly learn the vocabulary and processes involved with real estate. Written for anyone working in real estate transactions, this book provides this essential background. It defines key legal terms and the structure of the U.S. Land Survey System and offers many illustrations and tables that clearly explain the concepts. Catalog no. K11357, January 2011, 172 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2747-5, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

Location-Based Information Systems Developing RealTime Tracking Applications Miguel A. Labrador and Alfredo J. Perez University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

Pedro M. Wightman

Advanced Geoinformation Science Edited by

Chaowei Yang, David Wong, Qianjun Miao, and Ruixin Yang With pioneering editors and expert contributors, Advanced Geoinformation Science explores how certain technical aspects of geoinformation have been used and could be used to address global issues such as tsunamis, hurricanes, economic crises, epidemics, and emergency responses. Enhanced with color illustrations, live examples such as GOS and AirNow, and insights from NASA, EPA, and USGS, the book delineates the problems communities are likely to face and explains how advanced geoinformation science can be a part of their solution. Catalog no. K10530, January 2011, 525 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1060-6, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as an eBook

Geomatics Engineering A Practical Guide to Project Design Clement A. Ogaja California State University, Fresno, USA

This book describes the technical components needed to create location-based services with an emphasis on nonproprietary, freely available solutions that work across different technologies and platforms. Each chapter presents a general real-time tracking system example that can be easily adapted to target any application domain and that can incorporate other sensor data to make the system "participatory sensing" or "human-centric sensing." A companion website offers many supporting materials.

This nuts and bolts resource examines key components and aspects of land surveying and geomatics projects. It reviews the experience of past projects and identifies priority areas of attention for planning new projects. Ideal for students, the text guides readers through the project design and request-for-proposal process commonly used for soliciting professional geomatics engineering services. The author provides an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, the impact of engineering solutions in a global and social context, and a host of other contemporary issues such as budgetary and scheduling constraints.

Catalog no. K12176, January 2011, 287 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4854-8, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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GIS and Mapping GIS Applications in Agriculture Volume Two: Nutrient Management for Energy Efficiency Edited by

David E. Clay and John F. Shanahan Analyzing the impact of different nutrient management scenarios on energy efficiency, this reference offers powerful techniques to help farmers produce greater abundance at lower costs. Sections cover manure management; water and nutrient management in relation to energy efficiency and ethanol production; matching crops, landscape positions, and nutrient management; and nitrogen and energy efficiency. The book includes a broad range of GIS techniques useful over a range of spatial and temporal scales. Includes an interactive CD to help readers work through examples and data.

Catalog no. 92707, February 2011, 472 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9270-7, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as an eBook

Global Navigation Satellite Systems Insights into GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass and Others B. Bhatta Computer Aided Design Centre, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Specifically designed as an introductory reference, this volume provides thorough coverage of the basic principles and techniques of GNSS. It starts with the history and basic concepts and subsequently provides extensive coverage of GNSS constellations, GNSS signals, errors and accuracy issues, positioning methods, augmentations, satellite geodesy, and GNSS receivers. It also presents a wide spectrum of GNSS applications and practical issues involved in surveying, mapping, and navigation. Catalog no. K12980, June 2011, 438 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-66560-5, $139.95 / £89.00

Hydrology GIS Applications in Agriculture Volume Three: Invasive Species

A Science of Nature Edited by

Andre Musy Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Edited by

Christophe Higy

Sharon A. Clay

Service Intercommunal de Gestion (SIGE), Vevey, Switzerland

This volume focuses on GIS applications in the fight against invasive species, including weeds, insects, disease, and microbes. It offers practical applications for mapping and managing invasives and presents research on GIS applications in monitoring, tracking, modeling, forecasting, and managing, as well as assessing for economic and environmental impacts. The book covers a variety of agricultural settings, including annual and perennial cropland, pastures, rangeland, conservation reserve, and riparian areas such as conservation buffers. Includes an interactive CD ROM with sample GIS applications

Catalog no. 78801, February 2011, 448 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7880-0, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

Looking beyond a purely scientific discussion of hydrology, the authors of this volume emphasize that mankind needs to recognize the urgency of the situation in which our water is threatened. Providing a comprehensive overview of the broad and complex field of hydrology, the book explores the water cycle, its various components, and its interactions with the environment in which it develops and interacts. Through this work, the editors and contributors endeavor to contribute to the sustainable development of our society and our environment. Catalog no. N10334, January 2011, 346 pp. ISBN: 978-1-57808-709-9, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

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GIS in Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Management

Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology Second Edition

Ric Skinner, GISP

Edited by

The Stonybrook Group, LLC, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

John D. Bossler, Robert B. McMaster, Chris Rizos, and James B. Campbell

Illustrating a wide range of practical applications, this book explains how hospitals and healthcare facilities can improve their emergency management and disaster preparedness through the use of GIS. The text aims to raise the level of understanding of the role of GIS in emergency management planning among hospital healthcare emergency managers, risk managers, decision-makers, and regulating and accrediting organizations. The author covers spatial aspects of planning, preparedness, response, and recovery. Includes CD-ROM with color images, useful forms, exercises, and additional resources

Catalog no. K11128, 2010, 279 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2129-9, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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Basic GIS Coordinates Second Edition Jan Van Sickle Van Sickle LLC, Denver, Colorado, USA

Outlining the basic principles of coordinate systems, this second edition covers ellipsoids, datums, and plane coordinates as they are used in GIS and GPS. It also covers the geoid and the concepts of elevation. The author explains complex topics in a logical progression and in a manner which is neither too complicated nor oversimplified. The new edition expands the material with updates that have occurred in the field during the past five years, especially in the World Geodetic System and International Terrestrial Reference Frame. It also includes the upcoming GNSS constellations and coordinate implications. Catalog no. 92316, 2010, 200 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9231-8, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook


The Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology is the authoritative guide for setting up and managing GIS projects. Significantly updated and expanded to reflect advances in the technology, applications, and usage of the geospatial sciences, the second editition introduces the fundamentals in mathematics and physics needed to perform area-wide mapping, inventory, data conversion, and analysis. An expanded index, new and revised figures, a color insert, and an easier to read format are among the many improvements to this edition. Catalog no. 87339, 2010, 854 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8733-8, $199.95 / £121.00 Also available as an eBook

Rapid Bioassessment of Stream Health Duncan L. Hughes, James Gore, Michele P. Brossett, and John R. Olson Regulatory agencies can only determine if the streams that they are examining fall within guidelines once a stream health classification system has been developed. This book describes the processes needed to create a regional system for assessing the health of streams using a relatively rapid system of analysis. The author presents unbiased approaches to determining reference streams with methods for monitoring and sampling invertebrates as well as laboratory methods for subsampling. Catalog no. 90917, 2010, 369 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9091-8, $133.95 / £85.00 Also available as an eBook

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GIS, Environmental Modeling and Engineering Second Edition Allan Brimicombe University of East London, UK

“This book provides a guiding paradigm for the study of the current possibilities for mutual synergy between geospatial contextualization and the mathematical and algorithmic formulations of model/simulation inputs and outputs. This volume would undoubtedly enrich the libraries of those professionals who are seeking a deeper understanding of how to better integrate environmental and engineering modeling - both with and from within a GIS, constituting a valuable resource for research projects and course materials.” —Demetrio P. Zourarakis, in Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, January 2011

Catalog no. K10429, 2010, 378 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0870-2, $102.95 / £65.99 Also available as an eBook

City Planning for Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, and Surveyors Kurt W. Bauer SE Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, USA

“… an authoritative resource for those new to the land-use arena and to those wanting to improve their knowledge and add value to their land surveying practices.” —Jeff Salmon, in Professional Surveyor Magazine

Unique in both purpose and approach, this volume promotes the cooperative and collegial participation of civil engineers in the urban planning process. It presents land use planning as a foundation for infrastructure systems planning and development. It covers plan zoning, land subdivision control, official mapping, and more. Catalog no. K10440, 2010, 368 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0892-4, $92.95 / £58.99 Also available as an eBook

Principles of Modeling Uncertainties in Spatial Data and Spatial Analyses Wenzhong Shi The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon

This book addresses one of the fundamental theoretical issues in GIS: uncertainties in spatial data and analysis. Along with presenting research findings, the text provides methods to control uncertainties in GIS applications. The author discusses his own unique research in modeling positional uncertainty based on probability theory and statistics. He introduces novel areas, such as uncertainty-based spatial mining, to provide a new prospective on the theory and applications of GIS. Researchers, students, and professionals working in GIS can benefit from this insightful presentation. Catalog no. 59270, 2010, 432 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5927-4, $133.95 / £85.00 Also available as an eBook

Geographical Information Science Narayan Panigrahi Over the last decade, GIS has established itself as a collaborative information processing system that is increasing in popularity. This book addresses the GIS user domain—encompassing students, users, and engineers. The processing capability of GIS along with the mathematics and formulae involved in arriving at a solution are explained for students and cartographers. The work flow of the whole system, its output, and applications are illustrated from an engineer’s point of view. Catalog no. N10095, 2010, 292 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1004-0, $92.95 / £58.99

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GIS and Mapping The Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) An Operational Handbook Adam Weintrit Faculty of Navigation, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland

"For a long time to come, it will be the technical bible for ECDIS for not only providing information for training programs but also for engineers maintaining ECDIS Systems in the field." --George W. Kimball, Electronics Certifier, Instructor and Evaluator, Training Ship STATE OF MAINE, Retired Manager Raytheon Marine Systems, USA The IAMU model course on training in the operational use of ECDIS presented in this book may be used by staff and students of any maritime university, navigational faculty and training institution as alternative or supplement to IMO Model Course 1.27.

Catalog no. K008703, 2010, 1136 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-48246-2, $309.95 / £197.00 Also available as an eBook

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The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS Third Edition Michael Kennedy University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA

New Frontiers in Urban Analysis In Honor of Atsuyuki Okabe Edited by

Yasushi Asami, Yukio Sadahiro, and Toru Ishikawa University of Tokyo, Japan

Bringing together the world’s leading experts in urban analysis, this volume applies the theories and models of Atsuyuko Okabe, Japan’s preeminent spatial analyst, to case studies in urban planning, transport, administration, and public health in the context of the highly advanced Japanese planning system. It includes information that has never appeared in English, covering the development of techniques in GIS, spatial modeling, and methodologies of spatial analysis as they are applied to urban environments. Each of the contributors has worked directly with or studied under Professor Okabe. Catalog no. K10134, 2009, 272 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0252-6, $144.95 / £92.00 Also available as an eBook

Spatial Data Quality From Process to Decisions Edited by

Rodolphe Devillers and Helen Goodchild Memorial University, St. Johns, Canada

Retaining the in-depth description of GPS and its applications to GIS that made previous editions so popular, this third edition includes a discussion of general procedures that allows the text to be applicable to a variety of hardware/software products. It details how to use GPS as a source of input to GIS regardless of the data capture mechanism. Updates to this edition include ArcGis Desktop, ESRI software, and an accompanying CD with GPS data sets for exercises in Trimble SSF and ESRI shapefile formats.

This book provides an overview of recent research in the field of spatial data quality, which looks at understanding, measuring, describing, and communicating information about the imperfections of geographic data used by GIS and other mapping software. It presents results from a number of research projects in this area, from the assessment of data accuracy to legal aspects relating to the quality of geographic information. The international contributors focus on the relationship between the quality of geographic data and the quality of decisions based on such data.

Catalog no. 87991, 2010, 312 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8799-4, $102.95 / £65.99 Also available as an eBook

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Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Second Edition Edited by

Harvey J. Miller University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Jiawei Han University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

This second edition includes updated material on geographic knowledge discovery, geographic data warehouse research, map cubes, spatial dependency, spatial clustering methods, clustering techniques for trajectory data, INGENS 2.0, and geovisualization techniques. Recognizing the growth in mobile technologies and trajectory data, this edition provides five new chapters on knowledge discovery from spatiotemporal and mobile objects databases. It also contains new chapters on data quality issues, medoid computation, geographically weighted regression, and an integrated approach to multivariate analysis and geovisualization. Catalog no. C3974, 2009, 486 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7397-3, $92.95 / £58.99 Also available as an eBook

Land Use Scenarios Environmental Consequences of Development Alan W. Shearer, David A. Mouat, Scott D. Bassett, Michael W. Binford, Craig W. Johnson, Justin A. Saarinen, Alan W. Gertler, and Julide Koracin

Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Engineering Lynn E. Johnson University of Colorado, Denver, USA

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 introduction to primary remote sensing as well as methods of interpretation and analysis, the text focuses on how GIS data can be applied to water resource analysis models. Such applications include water supply demand forecasting, hydrologic modeling watersheds, modeling erosion, and nonpoint sources of water pollution. Catalog no. 69136, 2009, 328 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6913-6, $129.95 / £83.00 Also available as an eBook

Quality Aspects in Spatial Data Mining Edited by

Alfred Stein Wageningen Ag University, The Netherlands

Wenzhong Shi The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon

Wietske Bijker ITC, Enschede, The Netherlands

Employing a set of analyses to understand interrelated consequences of urbanization, this book explores a range of bio-geographic conditions. It addresses the complex social challenges associated with the dual roles of federally owned lands, which support both a primary mission as well as the conservation of natural resources.

In this cohesive collection of peer-reviewed chapters, respected international researchers present the latest spatial data advancements, covering data acquisition, geoinformation theory, spatial statistics, and dissemination. Stressing practical considerations, a significant portion of the text is dedicated to data quality applications. Many of these demonstrate how the needs of users trigger new scientific developments. Each topic is looked at from a conceptual, applied, and methodological point of view.

Catalog no. 92545, 2009, 422 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9254-7, $124.95 / £79.99 Also available as an eBook

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GIS and Mapping Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning Principles and Processing Edited by

Jie Shan Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Charles K. Toth Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

This volume provides a systematic, in-depth introduction to the basic theories and principles of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology and data processing, which over the past decade has been successfully used for topographic mapping and 3-D visualization. The information collected meets the needs of those working across the many fields LiDAR impacts, including electrical engineering, signal processing, navigation theory, pattern recognition, and machine learning. Catalog no. 51423, 2009, 590 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5142-1, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as an eBook

The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model Foundation of the Spatial Data Infrastructure Earl F. Burkholder New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA

This groundbreaking spatial model incorporates both a functional model and a stochastic model to connect the physical world to the ECEF rectangular system. Combining horizontal and vertical data into a single, three-dimensional database, this authoritative monograph provides a logical development of theoretical concepts and practical tools that can be used to handle spatial data more efficiently. The book clearly describes procedures that can be used to handle both ECEF and flat-Earth rectangular components in the context of a rigorous global environment. Catalog no. 63014, 2008, 392 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6301-1, $129.95 / £83.00 Also available as an eBook


GPS for Land Surveyors Third Edition Jan Van Sickle Van Sickle LLC, Denver, Colorado, USA

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Tropical and SubTropical Forests Edited by

Margaret Kalacska McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa

Providing an accessible yet rigorous introduction to the subject, this book offers a practical guide to the techniques used in real GPS surveying. It explores recent advances in the field, covering topics such as block IIF and control segment modernization. From the design of a GPS survey to observation and post-processing, this book presents an overview of GPS modernization and explains the fundamentals of GPS codes such as TRANSIT. The text also features an in-depth discussion of the global navigation satellite system (GNSS).

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Catalog no. 9195, 2008, 360 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-9195-8, $91.95 / £59.99 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. 53418, 2008, 352 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5341-8, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as an eBook

This unique peer-reviewed volume illustrates the potential of hyperspectral remote sensing with regard to a variety of forest applications, with specific consideration for tropical forest ecosystems. The authors illustrate the use of analysis techniques including hyperspectral reflectance indices, spectral mixture analysis, pattern classification, band selection, partial least-squares, linear discriminant analysis, and radiative transfer models. A CD-ROM including additional hyperspectral color images is included.

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Surface Modeling High Accuracy and High Speed Methods Tian-Xiang Yue Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing

Coming Soon!

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation Edited by

Prasad S. Thenkabail U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona, USA

Series: Applied Ecology and Environmental Management

John G. Lyon

Although GIS provides powerful functionality for spatial analysis, data overlay, and storage, these spatially oriented systems lack the ability to represent temporal dynamics. However, rapid development of computing technology in recent years has made real-time spatial analysis and real-time data visualization realizable. Based on newly developed methods, Surface Modeling: High Accuracy and High Speed Methods explores solutions to big-error and slow-efficiency problems, two critical challenges that have long plagued those working in with geographical information system (GIS) and computer-aided design (CAD). By developing high accuracy and high speed methods for surface modeling, the book:

Alfredo Huete

• Builds a bridge between the mathematicaloriented theory of surface modeling and the user-oriented application • Examines a novel method of high accuracy surface modeling (HASM) in terms of the fundamental theorem of surfaces • Analyzes the coefficient matrix and develops an adaptive method of HASM (HASM-AM), a multi-grade method of HASM (HASM-MG), and an adjustment method of HASM (HASM-AD) • Uses numerical tests and real world studies to demonstrate that HASM-AM, HASM-MG, and HASM-AD have highly accelerated computational speed, especially for simulations with huge computational work The book discusses a HASM-based method for dynamic simulation (HASM-FDS), and then applies HASM methods to simulate terrains, climate change, ecosystem change, land cover, and soil properties. It demonstrates HASM's potential for simulating population distribution, human carrying capacity, ecosystem services, ecological diversity, change detection, and wind velocity. The book concludes with a discussion of the problems that exist in surface modeling on a global level. Catalog no. K10913, February 2011, 711 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1758-2, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as an eBook

Clifton, Virginia, USA University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

With contributions from international experts in hyperspectral data, this book demonstrates the experience, utility, methods, and models needed to study terrestrial vegetation using hyperspectral data. Each chapter focuses on specific applications, reviews existing knowledge, highlights the advances made, and provides guidance for appropriate use of hyperspectral data in the study of vegetation. The book considers numerous applications including crop yield modeling, crop biophysical and biochemical property characterization, and crop moisture assessment. Case studies from a variety of continents are included.

Features • Offers expertise on hyperspectral remote sensing of agriculture, crop water use, plant species detection, crop productivity, and water productivity mapping and modeling • Details practical methods for conducting work • Reviews existing technology • Includes case studies from several continents • Offers complete solutions; from methods to applications inventory and modeling

Selected Table of Contents Introduction and overview. Hyperspectral sensor systems. Data mining, algorithms, indices. Leaf and plant biophysical and biochemical properties. Vegetation biophysical properties. Vegetation processes and function (et, water use, gpp, lue, phenology). Species identification. Land cover applications. Detecting crop management, plant stress, and disease. Hyperspectral data in global change studies. Concluding chapter. Appendix. Catalog no. K12019, October 2011, c. 736 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4537-0, $199.95 / £121.00

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry

Coming Soon!

Rip Currents

Remote Sensing of Protected Lands

Edited by

Edited by

Yeqiao Wang University of Rhode Island, USA Remote Sensing Applications Series

Providing a suite of remote sensing-based approaches for dealing with the inventory and monitoring of protected lands around the world, this book addresses contemporary issues in monitoring, conservation planning, and ecosystem forecasting. It presents the state-ofthe-art in satellite-based remote sensing and compares protected lands with unprotected areas to measure ecosystem and environmental changes under factors such as human-induced land cover change and climate change. Case studies are included to illustrate key concepts. Catalog no. K11949, November 2011, c. 648 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4187-7, $139.95 / £89.00

Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications Pranab Kumar Karmakar

Beach Safety, Physical Oceanography, and Wave Modeling Stephen Leatherman and John Fletemeyer Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA

An examination of advances in rip current research, this book provides a better understanding of the dynamics, mechanisms, and predictability of rip currents. A practical guide, it bridges the gap between rip current science and the implementation of appropriate public safety education. Coverage includes rip current prediction and modeling; case studies from the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Eastern Europe, Israel, Australia, and Japan; rip currents in the Great Lakes; public safety procedures; the legal implications of rip current drowning; and more. Catalog no. K11772, May 2011, 293 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3896-9, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as an eBook

Remote Sensing of the Mine Environment Sebnem Duzgun and Nuray Demirel

This book deals with both microwave propagation and remote sensing in various atmospheric and tropospheric conditions. After discussing the derived parameters of water, the text covers free space propagation, as well as conditions and constituents such as water vapor and vapor pressure, density, and ray bending. It also explores Maxwell's equations and free space loss calculations, in addition to reflection, interference, polarization of electromagnetic waves, radio refraction, and atmospheric turbulence.

Comprehensive in scope, this volume provides an introduction to monitoring the environmental impacts of mining activities, such as mine subsidence monitoring, slope stability monitoring, reclamation planning and implementation, and post closure mine monitoring. Featuring self-contained chapters, it discusses in detail the necessary principles and techniques. The book is enhanced by illustrative case studies demonstrating how to apply different remote sensing data, as well as techniques for different mine monitoring purposes.

Catalog no. K12214, August 2011, 254 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4899-9, $129.95 / £82.00

Catalog no. K11524, July 2011, 220 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-87879-1, $79.95 / £49.99

University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Advances in Environmental Remote Sensing

Ecosystem Function in Savannas

Sensors, Algorithms, and Applications

Measurement and Modeling at Landscape to Global Scales

Edited by

Edited by

Qihao Weng

Michael J. Hill

Indiana State University, USA

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA

Remote Sensing Applications Series

Niall P. Hanan

Featuring contributors from 17 countries, this book systematically presents recent advances in environmental remote sensing. First, the text provides the latest developments in remote sensing data and sensor systems, paying special attention to LIDAR, high spatial-resolution sensing, hyperspectral sensing, and data fusion of various sensors. Next, it examines cutting-edge algorithms and techniques for the detection, interpretation, characterization, and modeling of Earth surface features. The final section explores applications of current data, sensors, algorithms, and techniques to the remote sensing of land, vegetation, water, and air.

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

Catalog no. 91751, February 2011, 610 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9175-5, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. K10258, January 2011, 623 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0470-4, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as an eBook

Through-theWall Radar Imaging Edited by

Moeness G. Amin Villanova University, Pennsylvania, USA

This book discusses the emerging field of through-the-wall radar imaging. It offers theory, analyses, and experimentations and covers key research and development efforts in signal processing, array processing, EM modeling, antenna design, SAR, Doppler signature estimation, and polar difference imaging. The book provides research findings with real solutions to real problems. It also shows the impact of various types of walls on image resolution and quality and explores the various approaches to address these issues. Catalog no. K10760, January 2011, 604 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1476-5, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as an eBook

Spanning biophysics, biochemistry, land use change, and measuring and modeling, this book addresses the quantitative spatial and temporal dynamics of global savannas. It describes the global savanna biome in terms of broad ecological properties, temporal dynamics, disturbance levels, and human dimensions. The text examines carbon, water, energy, and trace gas fluxes for major global savanna regions. It also looks at quantitative surface properties of savannas that can be retrieved using remote sensing, presents numerical approaches to explore savanna dynamics, and explores the unification of savanna modeling and measurement.

Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning Edited by

George Vosselman Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands

Hans-Gerd Maas Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the major applications of airborne and terrestrial laser scanning. It focuses on principles and methods and presents an integrated treatment of airborne and terrestrial laser scanning technology. After consideration of the technology and processing methods, the book turns to applications, such as engineering, forestry, cultural heritage, extraction of 3D building models, and mobile mapping. This book brings together the various facets of the subject in a coherent text that will be relevant for advanced students, academics and practitioners. Catalog no. N10162, 2010, 320 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2798-7, $139.95

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Remote Sensing of Glaciers Techniques for Topographic, Spatial and Thematic Mapping of Glaciers Edited by

Petri K.E. Pellikka Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki, Finland

W. Gareth Rees Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University, England

This book covers topics ranging from early terrestrial photogrammetry to the latest airborne laser and satellite radar methods for investigating glacier change. Providing important background information on instruments and techniques of measurement, the book discusses the mass balance and flow of glaciers and physical principles that underlie remote sensing at various wavelengths. This volume presents a focused view of glacier measurement and monitoring, making it an important contribution to investigations of glacier mass balance. Catalog no. K00090, 2010, 340 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-40166-1, $144.95 / £92.00 Also available as an eBook

CAD and GIS Integration Hassan A. Karimi University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Burcu Akinci

Image Analysis, Classification, and Change Detection in Remote Sensing With Algorithms for ENVI/IDL, Second Edition Morton J. Canty Juelich Research Center, Germany

Updated to cover the latest versions of the ENVI software environment, the new edition of this popular text covers support vector machines and other kernel-based methods. Illustrating many programming examples in the array-oriented language IDL, the text covers basic Fourier, wavelet, principal components and minimum noise fraction transformations; convolution filters, topographic modeling, image-toimage registration and ortho-rectification; image fusion; supervised and unsupervised land cover classification with neural networks; hyperspectral analysis; multivariate change detection. A solutions manual is available upon qualified course adoption.

Catalog no. 87134, 2010, 471 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8713-0, $124.95 / £51.99 Also available as an eBook

Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments Edited by

Yeqiao Wang

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA

Problem solving through CAD and GIS requires a proper integration of these systems for efficient and effective processing of data and operations. This book provides in-depth descriptions of existing and emerging methodologies, techniques, and technologies for integrating CAD and GIS and includes example applications requiring efficient and effective solutions through proper CAD/GIS integration. The text delineates the technical aspects of integrating CAD/GIS, helping readers learn concepts and techniques to analyze, design, and implement projects ranging from the simple to the complex.

Remote Sensing Applications Series

Edited by a PECASE award recipient, this book provides unrivaled coverage of the issues unique to coastal environments. It presents the best available data for measuring and monitoring coastal zones and explains how to use this data to address current issues in coastal zone management. The text illustrates recent developments in active remote sensing, hyperspectral remote sensing, high spatial resolution remote sensing, the integration of remote sensing, and in situ data. The book includes case studies that illustrate remote sensing applications in coastal issues.

Catalog no. AU6805, 2010, 247 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6805-4, $92.95 / £58.99 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. 94416, 2010, 457 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9441-1, $133.95 / £85.00 Also available as an eBook

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry

Edited by

Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security

Emilio Chuvieco

Edited by

Universidad de Alcala, Spain

Prasad S. Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Hugh Turral, and Chandrashekhar M. Biradar

Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing

Alfredo Huete University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

An extensive review of remote sensing principles with emphasis on environmental applications, this book discusses a wide range of topics, from physical principles to data acquisition systems and visual and digital interpretation techniques. The authors present interpretation approaches such as hyperspectral analysis, high-spatial resolution data, fusion techniques, and radiative transfer models. They analyze accuracy assessment methods and demonstrate how to integrate remote sensing results with geographic information systems. With more than 200 figures and graphs, this text is ideal for students and professionals alike. Catalog no. TF1686, 2010, 448 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-31084-0, $99.95 / £49.99 Also available as an eBook

Atlas of Remote Sensing of the Wenchuan Earthquake

Remote Sensing Applications Series

A complete review of practical mapping technologies based on advanced remote sensing data and methods, this book provides approaches for estimating irrigated and rainfed cropland areas and their water use on a national, continental, or global basis. It offers case studies from a variety of continents highlighting the subtle requirements of each. In a very practical way it demonstrates the experience, utility, and models for determining water resources used and resulting yields of irrigated and rainfed croplands. Catalog no. 90097, 2009, 556 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9009-3, $133.95 / £85.00 Also available as an eBook

Global Mapping of Human Settlement Experiences, Datasets, and Prospects Edited by

Paolo Gamba

Edited by

University of Pavia, Italy

Guo Huadong

Martin Herold

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

FSU JENA, Germany

Immediately after the devastating Wenchuan County earthquake of 2008, the Chinese Academy of Sciences made full use of its stateof-the-art remote sensing resources to amass invaluable data on the quake hit areas. Translated into English, this atlas presents a pictorial summation of this unique project and includes over 300 before and after color images from a range of perspectives, including geological and infrastructural.

Remote Sensing Applications Series

Contains more than 300 color images collected by remote sensing planes and satellites

Catalog no. K10861, 2010, 259 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1674-5, $154.95 / £99.00 Also available as an eBook

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the methodologies, datasets, and approaches related to the use of remotely sensed data to map human settlements at the global scale. The contributors describe the characteristics of human settlements as seen and mapped from remote sensors, either at the regional or global scale. They also discuss the spectral variety, special scales, and nighttime appearance as key remote sensing indicators of these environments. Includes a DVD with samples of products

Catalog no. 83392, 2009, 374 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8339-2, $133.95 / £85.00 Also available as an eBook

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Classification Methods for Remotely Sensed Data Second Edition Brandt Tso Management College, NDU, Bie-Tou, Taiwan

Polarimetric Radar Imaging From Basics to Applications Jong-Sen Lee Retired - Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA

Eric Pottier

University of Nottingham, UK

Universite de Rennes, France Series: Optical Science and Engineering

This book provides a comprehensive review of the field of classification methods applied to remotely sensed data. This edition provides seven fully revised chapters, and two new chapters covering support vector machines (SVM) and decision trees. The book also includes updated bibliographic references and updated discussions and descriptions of Earth observation missions. After an introduction to the basics, the text provides a detailed discussion of different approaches to image classification, including maximum likelihood, fuzzy sets, and artificial neural networks.

Written by two of the most recognized leaders in the field, this hands-on book presents polarimetric radar imaging and processing techniques and shows how to develop remote sensing applications using polarimetric imaging radar. It introduces polarimetric scattering mechanisms, speckle statistics and speckle filtering, polarimetric information analysis and extraction techniques, and applications typical to radar polarimetric remote sensing, such as terrain and forest classification. The authors focus on Cloude and Pottier target decomposition theory as well as the complex Wishart distribution.

Paul M. Mather

Catalog no. 90720, 2009, 376 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9072-7, $102.95 / £65.99 Also available as an eBook

Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing for Land Degradation Assessment

Sample PolSAR data sets and software are available for download

Catalog no. 5497X, 2009, 422 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5497-2, $133.95 / £85.00 Also available as an eBook

Representing, Modeling, and Visualizing the Natural Environment Edited by

Edited by

Nick Mount, Gemma Harvey, Paul Aplin, and Gary Priestnall

Achim Roeder and Joachim Hill

Series: Innovations in GIS

Remote Sensing Department, University of Trier, Germany

This book illustrates the broader opportunities available when applying GIS to a variety of areas in the natural and social sciences. The contributions explore the key themes of representation, modeling, and visualization of the natural environment and encompass a range of theoretical, methodological, and empirical issues based on a diverse range of environmental applications of GIScience. The book takes an integrated approach that recognizes the need for coverage of representation, modeling, and visualization in a single volume.

ISPRS Book Series

With a specific focus on desertification and land degradation, this volume covers the assessment of related biophysical indicators, as well as complementary qualitative information at different spatial and temporal scales. It shows how remote sensing data can be useful in the context of assessing and monitoring affected ecosystems and how this information can be assimilated into integrated interpretation and modeling concepts. Catalog no. K00019, 2009, 418 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-39769-8, $144.95 / £92.00 Also available as an eBook

Catalog no. 55496, 2009, 416 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5549-8, $149.95 / £96.00 Also available as an eBook

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry

Remote Sensing of Soil Salinization Impact on Land Management Edited by

Graciela Metternicht and Alfred Zinck This book analyzes basic issues of remote detection, such as the spectral behavior of salt type and vegetation influence. This helps readers better understand the concepts of remote detection and the mapping of salt affected areas. Each remote sensing platform is evaluated for its advantages and its disadvantages. International contributors present recent technological developments and image classification techniques used to detect and to map this form of land degradation. Color images included on an accompanying CD-ROM enhance the material discussed in the text

Catalog no. 65025, 2009, 377 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6502-2, $109.95 / £69.99 Also available as an eBook

Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data Principles and Practices, Second Edition Russell G. Congalton and Kass Green 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 topics such as positional accuracy and using accuracy assessment as an intermediate step in image classification. The authors devote an entire chapter to the fuzzy accuracy assessment process and include a 16-page color insert. Catalog no. 55127, 2009, 200 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5512-2, $109.95 / £69.99

Modelling Urban Development with Geographical Information Systems and Cellular Automata Yan Liu National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

This book presents a simulation model of urban development based on cellular automata principles and provides theoretical context. The first part of the text supplies a practical review of modeling techniques in urban development research and develops a cellular automaton model incorporating fuzzy set and fuzzy logic approaches. The second part of the text implements this model in a GIS environment to simulate the process of urban development as applied to the metropolitan area of Sydney, Australia. Catalog no. 59890, 2009, 186 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5989-2, $129.95 / £83.00 Also available as an eBook

Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis Poh-Chin Lai, Fun-Mun So, and Ka-Wing Chan This book 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 range of available methods and key GIS concepts for spatial epidemiology, this book illustrates the utilities of the software using real-world data. Additional topics include geographic data models, address matching, geostatistical analysis, universal kriging, point pattern analysis, kernel density, spatiotemporal display, and disease surveillance. Catalog no. 45466, 2009, 194 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-4546-8, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Datums and Map Projections

Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures

For Remote Sensing, GIS and Surveying, Second Edition

Towards the Spatial Semantic Web

Edited by

Peter van Oosterom and Sisi Zlatanova

Jonathan IIiffe and Roger Lott While retaining the benefits of the first edition— clear presentation assuming no prior knowledge, a problem-solving approach, practical examples and the combination of GPS-derived data from other sources—the rewritten and expanded second edition includes a revised structure that better groups common themes. It includes greater scope and coverage of all possible types of coordinate reference systems, more examples and case studies from around the world, terminology of the ISO 1911, and color illustrations. Catalog no. WH7041, 2008, 192 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4200-7041-5, $73.95

Imaging with Synthetic Aperture Radar Didier Massonnet and Jean-Claude Souyris National Research Center for Spatial Studies, Toulouse, France

The authors offer a synthetic geometrical approach to the description of synthetic aperture radar, one that addresses the needs of physicists, radar specialists, as well as experts in image processing. The book begins with a "theoretical emergency kit" that provides the foundation necessary to understand the math and science behind the SAR technology. It then discusses the technique itself, stressing the geometrical approach to radar processing, followed by a description of how these principles are applied by considering SAR design from a radiometric perspective. Catalog no. EF8239, 2008, 250 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-8239-0, $146.95 / £93.00 Also available as an eBook

Edited by

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Agreement on the syntax and formats of spatial data and developing systems to handle these is the first step towards the spatial information infrastructure (SII). Although a set of standards has already been established, a wealth of other technical and non-technical aspects must still be addressed. This book covers these issues in depth. This book reflects major initiatives to create an SII, including the European INSPIRE initiative and the US DHS Geospatial Data Model. International contributors present information on standardization efforts for SII. The text also discusses semantic web technologies. Catalog no. 70681, 2008, 216 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7068-2, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as an eBook

Understanding Dynamics of Geographic Domains Edited by

Kathleen S. Hornsby University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA

May Yuan University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA

This multidisciplinary book combines coverage of topics from the perspective of GIS, computer science, image processing, and information and data processing. It brings together specialists to present research on visualization and computation of dynamics in geographic domains. The coverage incorporates theoretical, cognitive, methodological, and applied articles. Containing an 8-page color insert, the book is divided into three sections: Cognitive Aspects, Representation, and Data Models; Analysis, Computation, and Modeling; and Visualization and Simulation. Catalog no. 60341, 2008, 240 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6034-8, $109.95 / £69.99 Also available as an eBook

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Environmental Statistics Coming Soon!

Multivariate Geostatistical Models

Introduction to Spatial Econometrics

Inference and Computation

James LeSage

Hao Zhang

McCoy College of Business Administration, San Marcos, Texas, USA

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA Chapman & Hall/CRC Monographs on Statistics & Applied Probability

This book provides complete coverage of all key topics in this area, including modeling and estimating the multivariate covariogram, multivariate spatial generalized linear mixed models, and multivariate non-Gaussian models. Illustrated with detailed worked examples from a range of disciplines, the book implements methods using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation for Bayesian inference. Catalog no. C6994, October 2011, c. 320 pp. ISBN: 978-1-58488-699-0, $89.95 / £57.99

R. Kelley Pace Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA Statistics: A Series of Textbooks and Monographs

This book presents a variety of regression methods for analyzing spatial data samples that violate the traditional assumption of independence between observations. It explores a range of alternative topics, including maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimation, various types of spatial regression specifications, and applied modeling situations involving different circumstances. The authors clarify the often-mystifying phenomenon of simultaneous spatial dependence. MATLAB® toolboxes useful for spatial econometric estimation are made available on the authors’ websites.

Catalog no. C6424, 2009, 374 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6424-7, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as an eBook

Coming Soon!

Bayesian Modeling of Ecological Data

Handbook of Spatial Statistics

Eric Parent

Edited by

ENGREF, Paris, France

Alan E. Gelfand, Peter J. Diggle, Montserrat Fuentes, and Peter Guttorp

Etienne Rivot Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences Center, Rennes Cedex, France Statistics: A Series of Textbooks and Monographs

This book is designed for readers who are interested in the quantitative analysis of environmental data yet reluctant to apply ready-made technical recipes without understanding how and why they work. It focuses on up-to-date ecological issues, including biodiversity, community behavior, and genomics, and shows how they could be revisited by using Bayesian modeling techniques. Highly practical, the text encourages readers to deal with advanced ecological issues in practice and to implement models of their own. Catalog no. C9195, November 2011, c. 352 pp. ISBN: 978-1-58488-919-9, $89.95 / £57.99

Chapman & Hall/CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods

This handbook provides broad, thorough coverage of this vibrant area, from historical to contemporary topics. It explores the modeling advances, computational approaches, and methodology that have emerged in recent years. The book focuses on continuous and discrete spatial variation, spatial point patterns, and spatio-temporal processes. It also covers multivariate spatial process models, spatial aggregation, spatial misalignment, and spatial gradients in depth. The theory and applications are illustrated with many real-world data examples. Catalog no. C7287, 2010, 619 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7287-7, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as an eBook

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Environmental Statistics Bayesian Analysis for Population Ecology Ruth King, Byron J.T. Morgan, Olivier Gimenez, and Steve Brooks Chapman & Hall/CRC Interdisciplinary Statistics

Emphasizing model choice and model averaging, this book presents Bayesian methods for analyzing complex ecological data. Providing a basic introduction to Bayesian methods, the book includes detailed descriptions of methods that deal with covariate data and covers techniques at the forefront of research, such as model discrimination and model averaging. Leaders in the statistical ecology field, the authors apply the theory to a wide range of actual case studies and illustrate the methods using WinBUGS and R. Catalog no. K10597, 2010, 456 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1187-0, $82.95 / £50.99 Also available as an eBook

Environmental and Ecological Statistics with R Song S. Qian Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Applied Environmental Statistics

This text connects applied statistics to the environmental and ecological fields. It follows the general approach to solving a statistical modeling problem, covering model specification, parameter estimation, and model evaluation. The book explains how to conduct data analysis, discusses simulation for model checking, and presents multilevel regression models. The author uses many examples to illustrate the statistical models and presents R implementations of the models. The data sets and R scripts used in the book along with exercises and solutions are available online.

Catalog no. C6206, 2010, 440 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4200-6206-9, $82.95 / £52.99 Also available as an eBook

In full color!

Visualizing Data Patterns with Micromaps Daniel B. Carr George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Linda Williams Pickle StatNet Consulting, LLC., Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

This full-color book explores the design variations and applications of micromaps, which link statistical information to an organized set of small maps. It illustrates the three main types of micromaps (linked, conditioned, and comparative) and summarizes the cognitive research and statistical thinking behind these designs. The book then explains the specific design elements and applications of each of the main micromap designs. The final chapter applies all three of these techniques to the same demographic data for Louisiana before and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Supplementary resources are available on the book’s website

Catalog no. C7573, 2010, 182 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7573-1, $69.95 / £44.99 Also available as an eBook

Statistical Detection and Surveillance of Geographic Clusters Peter Rogerson University of Buffalo, New York, USA

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