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GIS and Mapping New!

Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology, Second Edition Edited by

John D. Bossler, Robert B. McMaster, Chris Rizos, and James B. Campbell Following in the tradition of its popular predecessor, the Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology, Second Edition, continues to be the authoritative volume that covers all aspects of the field, both basic and applied, and includes a focus on initiating, planning, and managing GIS projects. This comprehensive resource, which contains contributions from 53 leading experts and professors in the areas of GIS, GPS, and remote sensing, reflects the very latest advances in the technology, applications, and usage of the geospatial sciences in many key disciplines, from natural resource analysis to transportation planning. Significantly updated and expanded, this reader-friendly manual introduces the fundamentals in mathematics and physics needed to perform area-wide mapping, inventory, data conversion, and analysis. The text maintains a focus on the practical aspects of these technologies and remains the only resource to cover the areas of GIS, GPS, and remote sensing with such breadth and clarity. An expanded index, new and revised figures, a color insert, and an easier to read format are among the many improvements to this edition.

New to the Second Edition: • Revised chapters reflecting the changes that have occurred in the technology, applications, and usage of geospacial science • Coverage of GIS applications in automobile navigation and enterprise-wide applications • A new chapter devoted to basic statistics and least squares solutions • Expanded international scope that addresses the other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), including the Russian Federation system (GLONASS), the Chinese system (COMPASS), and the European space agency system (GALILEO) • A new chapter covering Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) • A new chapter that addresses privacy issues, legal concerns, and the emerging field of public participation GIS (PPGIS) • New material on the expanding field of geovisualization The text presents many real-world applications, including road map navigation using GPS, as well as problems associated with mapping, inventory of land parcels, and data analysis. Complete with helpful references, decision making tools, and many new case studies, this time-saving manual provides the practical understanding required to harness the potential of these dynamic technologies. Catalog no. 87339, March 2010, 854 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8733-8, $199.95 / £121.00 For more information and complete contents, visit www.crcpress.com

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New!

Basic GIS Coordinates

Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Second Edition

Second Edition

Edited by

Jan Van Sickle

Harvey J. Miller

Van Sickle LLC, Denver, Colorado, USA

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Basic GIS Coordinates, Second Edition clearly illustrates the basic principles of coordinate systems, covering ellipsoids, datums, and plane coordinates as they are used in GIS and GPS. Keeping in mind that it is ultimately incumbent on humans to ensure the correct use of coordinate systems, this book explains complex topics in a logical progression, presenting them in a way that is neither too complicated nor oversimplified. This new edition of a bestseller expands the material with updates on what has occurred in the field during the past five years, especially in the World Geodetic System and International Terrestrial Reference Frame. It also addresses the upcoming GNSS constellations and coordinate implications. This updated reference:

Jiawei Han University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

"… includes chapters on new methods of visualization and statistical analysis that together can produce new geographic knowledge out of the vast unorganized morass of information that is now available to us. This second edition of a work that first appeared in 2001 gives an essential and detailed update on developments in a rapidly advancing field." —Michael Goodchild, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Catalog no. C3974, 2009, 486 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7397-3, $89.95 / £54.99

• Details how to build a coordinate system • Addresses different methods of leveling, as well as measuring and modeling of height and gravity • Explores two-coordinate (state-plane, UTM) systems • Discusses initial points and other aspects of the rectangular system • Covers the geoid and the concepts of elevation There are thousands of horizontal geodetic datums and Cartesian coordinate systems currently sanctioned by governments around the world to describe our planet electronically and on paper. Even if a computer has done nothing wrong, coordinate errors can often occur and lead to potentially disastrous miscalculations. This book is a valuable tool to help readers develop an understanding of how coordinate systems work—and how they sometimes don’t. Catalog no. 92316, April 2010, 200 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9231-8, $89.95 / £57.99

Quality Aspects in Spatial Data Mining Edited by

Alfred Stein Wageningen Agriculture University, The Netherlands

Wenzhong Shi The Hong Kong Polytech University, Kowloon

Wietske Bijker ITC, Enschede, The Netherlands

"… a gem … If you are concerned about spatial data quality, and anyone using spatial data should be, then you really cannot do without this remarkable book." —Nigel Waters, in Geomatica, Vol. 63, No. 2

In this collection of peer-reviewed chapters, respected international researchers present spatial data advancements, covering data acquisition, geoinformation theory, spatial statistics, and dissemination. Catalog no. 69268, 2009, 374 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6926-6, $125.95 / £79.99

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GIS Cartography A Guide to Effective Map Design Gretchen N. Peterson

GIS, Environmental Modeling and Engineering Second Edition

PetersonGIS, Seattle, Washington, USA

Allan Brimicombe

"A valuable book to skim through and then keep nearby while designing maps by hand or with a GIS … Peterson regularly invites users to think and design outside the box — so long as there is a good reason to do so. She also offers a companion website with resources and a poster to remind readers of the salient points in the book."

"Brimicombe’s rich experience clearly shows ... the book is a useful guide to the core information about the workings of environmental models and their development."

— Adena Schutzberg, Executive Editor, Directions Magazine

"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, spatiallyadjusted.com, June 2009

Packed full of in-depth information and advice, this book covers all facets of map creation. It includes classic cartographic standards such as colors, fonts, and data specific mapping techniques. It promotes the cultivation of creative skills and supplies 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 what maps ought to be: clear, informative, and uniquely suited to their purpose.

University of East London, UK

—Muki Haklay, University College London, in Environment and Planning B

Divided into three major sections, this book first concentrates on defining GIS, identifying how data is structured, and explaining common functionality. The text examines GIS from a technological perspective, exploring the evolution of its scientific basis and its synergies with other technologies within a geocomputational paradigm. The next section explores modelling from a neutral scientific perspective in its role of simulating phenomena, as well as from a more specific perspective in its role within environmental science and engineering. The third and largest section looks at how GIS and simulation modelling are joined. It provides case studies and covers issues such as interoperability, data quality, model validity, space-time dynamics, and decision-support systems. The book focuses on using GIS and external models to solve real environmental problems, promoting the critical thinking needed for the effective applications of these systems and their analytical outputs. It is a structured, coherent text that goes beyond introductory subject matter and enables readers to think critically about the data acquisition process and the results they get from the technology. Catalog no. K10429, January 2010, 378 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0870-2, $99.95 / £63.99

Catalog no. 82132, 2009, 246 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8213-5, $89.95 / £38.99

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GIS in Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Management

Geospatial Information Technology for Emergency Response Edited by

Ric Skinner, GISP

Sisi Zlatanova

The Stonybrook Group, LLC, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Technical University of Delft, GIST, Netherlands

" … Ric Skinner has pulled together leaders and scientists from an incredible cross-section of those who are truly involved in the preparations for, and responses to, emergencies … a comprehensive range and depth of information that will prove to be critical to an organization that wants to ensure success in their planning and response …" —R. Tom Sizemore III, MD, Principal Deputy Director, Office of Preparedness & Emergency Operations, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

"... the first resource of its kind to guide us as we move towards increased use of GIS in healthcare disaster preparedness and response … an excellent resource that belongs on every emergency manager’s bookshelf." —Angela Devlen, Managing Partner Wakefield Brunswick, Inc. and Co-Founder Business Continuity Planning Workgroup for Healthcare Organizations

"... authoritative and comprehensive, covering all areas of emergency management involving GIS and related technologies, in a readable and accessible manner …" —Omar A. Khan, MD MHS FAAFP, University of Vermont College of Medicine & American Public Health Association (APHA)

"… should be required reading for every emergency manager … If you start reading this book with a neophyte’s view of GIS, you will walk away with an intense collection of real-world knowledge." —Hal Newman, Managing Partner, TEMS

"… takes a bold leap into operationalizing the importance of GIS in all four phases of disaster: preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery for hospitals and healthcare. Mr. Skinner and his contributors should be applauded for opening our eyes to the future." —James L. Paturas, LP, CEM, CBCP, FACCP, Deputy Director, Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response

Catalog no. K11128, April 2010, 279 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2129-9, $99.95 / £63.99

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Jonathan Li University of Waterloo, Canada

“… a welcome contribution … written for those who are looking for new research opportunities, or those who are interested in application of state-ofthe-art technologies into practice.” —International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 23:1, 131-133.

“If there is one microwave remote sensing textbook that you are going to purchase, then make sure that it is this one … complete, coherent and concise.” —The Photogrammetric Record 24(126): 199–201

Catalog no. SW2477, 2008, 394 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-42247-5, $199.95 / £133.00

Geocoding Health Data The Use of Geographic Codes in Cancer Prevention and Control, Research and Practice Edited by

Gerard Rushton, Marc P. Armstrong, Josephine Gittler, Barry R. Greene, Claire E. Pavlik, Michele M. West, and Dale L. Zimmerman This book discusses current technical and administrative developments in geographic information science that will affect the future practice of geocoding. It examines how geocoded residential addresses can be used to examine the spatial patterns of cancer incidence, staging, survival, and mortality. It also explores how privacy and confidentiality issues can be addressed by focusing on disclosure limitation methods while simultaneously enabling the use of more accurate spatial data on disease distributions. Catalog no. 8419, 2008, 256 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-8419-6, $109.95 / £69.99

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

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

"… extremely well written … It is obvious that the authors are in total command of the topic and bring years of experience in the field to the project." —Oliver Schabenberger, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, North Carolina, USA

"This is a terrific book and it introduces some clever tools."

—David Berrigan, NIH/NCI

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. To compare and contrast their purposes, limitations, and strengths, the final chapter applies all three of these techniques to the same demographic data for Louisiana before and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Many additional resources are available on the book’s website, including boundary files, real-world data sets, Java-based CCmaps for conditioned micromaps, and R functions and scripts for linked and comparative micromaps. • Covers the three main types of micromaps: linked, conditioned, and comparative micromaps • Examines data from several areas, such as the health sciences and the environment • Explores the strengths and weaknesses of each micromap design • Presents data visualization design guidelines based on cognitive principles Contents An Introduction to Micromaps. Research Influencing Micromap Design. Data Visualization Design Principles. Linked Micromaps. Conditioned Micromaps. Comparative Micromaps. Putting It All Together. Appendices. References. Index.

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 This text presents a study of an undeveloped area being impacted by overall regional development. Through this example, the authors explain geographic vulnerability analysis, which takes into consideration possible scenarios about how and when future patterns of land use might develop. It points to consideration of critical uncertainties, those difficult to predict aspects of the future that must be factored into decisions. Catalog no. 92545, 2009, 422 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9254-7, $119.95 / £72.99

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Geographical Information Science Narayan Panigrahi Capturing the basics of GIS from the engineer’s point of view, this book demystifies the requirements of GIS. It explains the processing capability of GIS along with the mathematics and formulae needed to arrive at proper solutions. The text illustrates the work flow of the whole system, including its output and applications. Catalog no. N10095, January 2010, 292 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1004-0, $89.95 / £46.99

Catalog no. C7573, April 2010, 182 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7573-1, $69.95 / £44.99

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GIS and Mapping New!

The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS

The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model

Third Edition

Foundation of the Spatial Data Infrastructure

Michael Kennedy

Earl F. Burkholder

University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA

Retaining the in-depth description that made the previous edition so popular, The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS, Third Edition has expanded its coverage to review the capabilities and features common to most receivers. While it emphasizes Trimble and Magellan hardware and Trimble TerraSync and ESRI ArcPad software to capture data, the text’s broadened coverage makes it useful with virtually any hardware/software packages, so readers will be able to collect GPS data and install it in ArcGIS— regardless of the data capture mechanism. Covering the latest developments in this emerging field, the third edition has been updated to include: • New information on automated data collection • Updates to the conversion of GPS data into GIS form with ArcGIS Desktop (v. 9.3) as well as ESRI software • An examination of differential correction and improvements in accuracy of collected data • Additional emphasis on ArcMap and Pathfinder Office • Illustrations using ArcMap to combine GPS data with other data sets including raster DRGs, DOQs, DEMs, and various vector data sets such as land use, soil type, geology, political boundaries, and TIGER files Using a top-down approach, each chapter begins with a theoretical overview followed by self-study exercises and projects that provide step-by-step guidance on applying the concepts using GPS hardware or a PC. Ideal as a self-study guide, the text includes a set of learning resources on CD-ROM, demonstration data, an informational discussion, a manual, and a workbook. Catalog no. 87991, January 2010, c. 312 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8799-4, $99.95 / £63.99

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New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA

This book explores the global spatial data model (GSDM). 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 describes procedures that can be used to handle both ECEF and flatEarth rectangular components in the context of a rigorous global environment. Catalog no. 63014, 2008, 392 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6301-1, $125.95 / £79.99

Programming ArcObjects with VBA A Task-Oriented Approach, Second Edition Kang-Tsung Chang National Taiwan University, Taipei

This bestseller unlocks the power and versatility of using ArcObjects to help you manage GIS activities. The author's task-oriented approach demonstrates how to sort through the massive ArcObjects model diagrams by examining only the objects, properties, and methods to perform specific tasks. This edition adds macros and explanations for the new Geoprocessing object introduced in ArcGIS 9.x, supplying 33 ready-touse Geoprocessing macros in addition to 95 ArcObjects macros. Catalog no. 9283, 2008, 360 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-9283-2, $98.95 / £62.99

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GIS and Mapping New!

Principles of Modeling Uncertainties in Spatial Data and Spatial Analyses

Geographic Information

Wenzhong Shi

Bedfordshire, UK

The Hong Kong Polytech University, Kowloon

This book provides a coherent perspective on territorial issues of IPR protection and liberation. It addresses a range of issues relating to GI, from its definition, purpose, and use to how GI affects individuals, organizations, and governments. It examines pricing, exploitation, competition, and includes a detailed case study that shows how GI collection and dissemination policies affect regional and global environmental monitoring programs.

This book addresses one of the fundamental theoretical issues: uncertainties in spatial data and analysis. It provides methods to control uncertainties in GIS applications. The author contributes his own research in modeling positional uncertainty based on probability theory and statistics. New areas, such as uncertainty-based spatial mining, are introduced providing a new perspective on the theory and applications of GIS. Catalog no. 59270, January 2010, 432 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5927-4, $129.95 / £82.00

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Tropical and Sub-Tropical Forests Edited by

Margaret Kalacska McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

“ … an excellent job of describing the opportunities and challenges that exist for tropical remote sensing … an enormous contribution to the hyperspectral remote sensing community and fills a knowledge void for ecologists and conservationists…” — Steven R. Schill, Senior Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, San Jose, Costa Rica in Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, Vol. 75, No. 2

Catalog no. 53418, 2008, 352 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5341-8, $135.95 / £86.00

Value, Pricing, Production, and Consumption Roger A. Longhorn and Michael Blakemore

Catalog no. 3414, 2008, 248 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-3414-6, $98.95 / £62.99

Theories of Geographic Concepts Ontological Approaches to Semantic Integration Marinos Kavouras and Margarita Kokla National Technical University of Athens, Greece

"What a fascinating read this book is! … This work is a must-read for persons working with ontologies and classification in the geographic sciences." —Mary Lynette Larsgaard, University of California, Santa Barbara, in Journal of Spatial Science

Written by experts in the field, this book addresses theoretical, formal, and pragmatic issues of geographic knowledge representation and integration based on an ontological approach. Catalog no. 3089, 2008, 352 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-3089-6, $152.95 / £97.00

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GIS and Mapping Introduction to Spatial Econometrics McCoy College of Business Administration, San Marcos, Texas, USA

Geographic Information Systems in Water Resources Engineering

Robert Kelley Pace

Lynn E. Johnson

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

University of Colorado, Denver, USA

James LeSage

"… a landmark in raising the bar in the field of applied spatial econometrics. … the state of the art of applied spatial econometrics has taken a step change with the publication of LeSage and Pace’s book…" —Spatial Economic Analysis, Vol. 5, No. 1

"…the authors provide the right balance of theoretical detail and applied illustrations of the methods discussed…" —International Statistical Review

Catalog no. C6424, 2009, 374 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6424-7, $89.95 / £54.99

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. Catalog no. 69136, 2009, 328 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6913-6, $125.95 / £79.99

New Frontiers in Urban Analysis

GIS Applications in Agriculture

In Honor of Atsuyuki Okabe

Edited by

Edited by

Yasushi Asami, Yukio Sadahiro, and Toru Ishikawa 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 Japanese planning system. It includes information that has never appeared in English, covering the development of techniques in GIS spatial modeling as they are applied to urban environments. Catalog no. K10134, 2009, 272 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0252-6, $139.95 / £85.00

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Francis J. Pierce Washington State University, Prosser, USA

David Clay South Dakota State University, Brookings, USA

"… as there is a distinct lack of introductory GIS texts or websites specifically relating geospatial technologies to agriculture … helps fill that void." —Journal of Spatial Science

Each chapter describes the nature of a problem, examines the purpose of a GIS application, describes methods used to develop the application, provides results, and offers a conclusion and supporting information. Catalog no. 7526, 2007, 224 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-7526-2, $125.95 / £79.99

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry New!

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

Since the last edition of this international bestseller, GPS has grown to become part of a larger international context, the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Both GPS and GNSS technologies are becoming ever more important in the everyday practices of surveying and mapping. With GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition, a book written by a land surveyor, for land surveyors, you can stay in the know on the latest GPS techniques, technologies, codes, and signals. What’s New to the Third Edition? • Sections on Real-Time Network Services, Block IIF, and control segment modernization • GPS code, such as the M-code, L1C, and L2C • An entire chapter dedicated to GNSS • Discussion of the Russian GLONASS system, the Chinese Beidou system, and the Japanese QZSS From fundamental theory to practical application and advanced technologies, the book covers GPS without pages of complicated math. It demonstrates the basics of GPS technology, common hardware, surveying methods, survey design, planning, and observation. Additionally, each chapter includes helpful review questions and answers. GPS and GNSS are revolutionizing the practice of surveying and mapping. This user-friendly manual gives you all the tools needed to understand and use these important technologies in everyday practice. Catalog no. 9195, 2008, 360 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-9195-8, $91.95 / £59.99

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

Demonstrating the breadth and depth of growth in the field since the publication of the popular first edition, this second edition has been updated and expanded to keep pace with the latest versions of the ENVI software environment. Effectively interweaving theory, algorithms, and computer codes, the text supplies an accessible introduction to the techniques used in the processing of remote sensing imagery. New additions to the second edition include: • An introduction to mutual information and entropy • Algorithms and code for image segmentation • In-depth treatment of ensemble classification (adaptive boosting ) • Improved IDL code for all ENVI extensions, with routines that can take advantage of the parallel computational power of modern graphics processors • Code that runs on all versions of the ENVI/IDL software environment from ENVI 4.1 up to the present • Many new end-of-chapter exercises and programming projects This edition presents numerous image analysis examples and algorithms, all illustrated in the array-oriented language IDL—allowing readers to plug the illustrations and applications covered in the text directly into the ENVI system—in a completely transparent fashion. Revised chapters on image arrays, linear algebra, and statistics convey the required foundation, while updated chapters detail kernel methods for principal component analysis, kernel-based clustering, and classification with support vector machines. Catalog no. 87134, January 2010, 471 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8713-0, $119.95 / £49.99

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Representing, Modeling, and Visualizing the Natural Environment Edited by

Nick Mount, Gemma Harvey, Paul Aplin, and Gary Priestnall The explosion of public interest in the natural environment can, to a large extent, be attributed to greater public awareness of the impacts of global warming and climate change. This has led to increased research interest and funding directed at studies of issues affecting sensitive, natural environments. Not surprisingly, much of this work has required the innovative application of GIS and has led to a crucial research question: How should the environment be represented, modeled, analyzed, and visualized within a GIS? With contributions from recognized international experts, Representing, Modeling, and Visualizing the Natural Environment explores the interplay between data representation, modeling, and visualization in environmental studies. It reviews GIS applications for the natural environment and presents them in the context of a range of recent studies. This focus identifies analytical challenges and illustrates broader opportunities for applying GIS within other areas of the sciences and social sciences. The integrated approach reflects the need for a single volume covering all aspects While many texts cover aspects of GIS application within an environmental context, few of these books focus specifically on the natural environment nor do they integrate the questions that encompass the full process of enquiry associated with GIS application in studies of the environment. The thirteenth volume in the widely recognized Innovations of GIS series, this book investigates each of these questions in turn, explicitly addressing all aspects of GIS application in the natural environment. Catalog no. 55496, 2009, 416 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5549-8, $146.95 / £93.00

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

Achim Roeder and Joachim Hill Remote Sensing Department, University of Trier, Germany

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, $139.00 / £88.00

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

Paul M. Mather University of Nottingham, UK

This second edition of a bestseller includes seven fully revised chapters, two new chapters covering support vector machines (SVM) and decision trees, updated bibliographic references, and updated discussions and descriptions of Earth observation missions. The text details different approaches to image classification, including maximum likelihood, fuzzy sets, and artificial neural networks. Catalog no. 90720, 2009, 376 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9072-7, $99.95 / £60.99

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry New!

Atlas of Remote Sensing of the Wenchuan Earthquake Edited by

Guo Huadong Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China

Based on the accumulated data and images collected by the Project Team of Remote Sensing Monitoring and Assessment of the Wenchuan Earthquake, Atlas of Remote Sensing of the Wenchuan Earthquake documents the events as they happened in real time. The book covers the disaster from six aspects: geological, barrier lakes, collapsed buildings, damaged roads, destroyed farmland and forests, and demolished infrastructure. It also demonstrates that the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, which has been standing for 2000 years, remains fully functioning and keeps the Chengdu Plain operating optimally even after the earthquake. The book provides: • A pictorial summation of the catastrophic earthquake • More than 300 color images collected by remote sensing planes and satellites • Illustrations that demonstrate the impact of geological disasters • Documentation of earthquake damage that can be used to prepare for future seismic events The Atlas chronicles the event with over 280 before and after color images from a range of perspectives, including geological and infrastructural. This volume dramatically demonstrates the value of remote sensing for understanding how an earthquake unfolds and the potential of remote sensing in helping coordinate emergency relief. A pictorial record of events as they unfolded, this book provides a systematic documentation of earthquake damage that can be used to prepare for future seismic events. Catalog no. K10861, January 2010, 259 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1674-5, $149.95 / £95.00

Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments Edited by

Yeqiao Wang University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA

Edited by a recipient of the prestigious PECASE award, Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments 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 this data can be used to address contemporary issues in coastal zone management. Each chapter contains case studies examining the latest technologies. Catalog no. 94416, January 2010, 457 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9441-1, $129.95 / £82.00

Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security Edited by

Prasad Thenkabail, Hugh Turral, Chandashekhar Biradar, and John G. Lyon A complete review of 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. The editors have collected the experience, methods, models, and results that help in decision-making on water resources and food security. Catalog no. 90097, 2009, 556 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9009-3, $129.95 / £78.99

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

Eric Pottier Universite de Rennes, France

"… This very concise book covering basics to applications will serve as a fundamental hands-on book for years to come. … we congratulate the authors for their diligence, oversight, and sincere dedication for assembling such a well-organized and long overdue book on the basics and applications of polarimetric radar imaging. …" —Wolfgang-Martin Boerner, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Catalog no. 5497X, 2009, 422 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5497-2, $129.95 / £78.99

The RF and Microwave Handbook Second Edition, Three-Volume Set Mike Golio HVVi Semiconductors, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Updated to reflect the tremendous growth in the field, the second edition of this widely embraced, bestselling handbook divides its coverage conveniently into a set of three books, each focused on a particular aspect of the technology. Six new chapters cover WiMAX, broadband cable, bit error ratio (BER) testing, highpower PAs (power amplifiers), heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs), as well as an overview of microwave engineering. Catalog no. 7217, 2008, 2208 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-7217-9, $189.95 / £120.00

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

Burcu Akinci Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Introduction to Remote Sensing Second Edition

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.

Providing a full and authoritative introduction, Introduction to Remote Sensing, Second Edition comprehensively surveys the basic principles behind remote sensing physics, techniques, and technology. It features updated and expanded material, including greater coverage of applications from across the earth, environmental, atmospheric, and oceanographic sciences. Illustrated with remotely sensed color images from satellites and aircraft, it also outlines data acquisition, interpretation, and analysis.

Catalog no. AU6805, January 2010, 247 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6805-4, $89.95 / £57.99

Catalog no. 9255, 2007, 352 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-9255-9, $83.95 / £25.99

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry New!

Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing Edited by

Emilio Chuvieco

Advances in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences

Alfredo Huete

2008 ISPRS Congress Book

University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Edited by

An extensive review of remote sensing principles with emphasis on environmental applications, Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing discusses a wide range of topics, from physical principles to data acquisition systems and on to visual and digital interpretation techniques. The book focuses on the interpretation and analysis of remote sensing images and how they improve our understanding of environmental processes and their interaction with human activities. The authors discuss new interpretation approaches, including hyperspectral analysis, high-spatial resolution data, and radiative transfer models. The book:

Zhilin Li

Universidad de Alcala, Spain

• Includes more than 200 figures, graphs, and illustrations • Covers digital image processing techniques used in remote sensing analysis and basic statistical classifiers • Presents an extensive analysis of accuracy assessment methods • Discusses the interpretation of remote sensing results and geographic information systems The presentation includes an analysis of accuracy assessment methods and demonstrates how to integrate remote sensing results with geographic information systems. It also covers recent missions, such as Terra-Aqua, Envisat, Ikonos-Quickbird-Geoeye and SPOT-5, as well as new sensors, such as lidar and interpherometric radar. The discussion of visual criteria to extract interpretation from satellite images emphasizes differences and similarities with conventional photo-interpretation techniques. A chapter on accuracy assessment and the connection between remote sensing and geographic information systems helps readers extend the interpretation of satellite images to a more operational, applications-oriented framework. Catalog no. TF1686, January 2010, 448 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-31084-0, $99.95 / £49.99

Dept. of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Peoples Republic of China

Jun Chen National Geomatics Centre of China, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China

Emmanuel Baltsavias Institute of Geodesy & Photogrammetry, ETHHoenggerberg, Switzerland

A compilation of 34 contributions from 62 researchers, this book covers photogrammetry, remote sensing, and spatial information sciences. It covers sensors, platforms and data acquisition systems, data processing and analysis, data modelling, management and visualization, applications, and education and cooperation. The volume provides valuable information not only to scientists and researchers, but also to university students and practitioners. Catalog no. K00044, 2009, 546 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-47805-2, $179.95 / £113.00

Spatial Epidemiological Approaches in Disease Mapping and Analysis Poh-Chin Lai, Fun-Mun So, and Ka-Wing Chan Compiled with method descriptions and stepby-step procedures, this resource 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 key GIS concepts for spatial epidemiology, this book illustrates the utilities of the software using realworld data. Catalog no. 45466, 2009, 194 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-4546-8, $83.95 / £58.99

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Rapid Bioassessment of Stream Health

Atmospheric Acoustic Remote Sensing

Duncan L. Hughes, James Gore, Michele P. Brossett, and John R. Olson

Stuart Bradley

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 in each ecoregion and sub-eco-region with specific indices of health. The text provides field methods for monitoring and sampling invertebrates as well as laboratory methods for subsampling. Catalog no. 90917, January 2010, 369 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9091-8, $129.95 / £82.00

Principles and Applications The University of Auckland, New Zealand

"… a welcome contribution to the field of acoustic remote sensing." – Gilles A. Daigle, National Research Council of Canada, in Physics Today

This authoritative work systematically explains the underlying science, principles, and operational aspects of acoustic radars. Abundant diagrams and figures, including 8 pages of color images, enhance clear guidelines and tools for handling calibration, error, equipment, hardware, sampling, and data analysis. Catalog no. 3588, 2008, 296 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-3588-4, $129.95 / £83.99

Remote Sensing of Soil Salinization Impact on Land Management Edited by

Dr. Graciela Metternicht UNEP, Division of Early Warning & Assessment, Panama City, Panama

Dr. Alfred Zinck Internationall Institute for Geo-Info Science & Earth Observation, Enschede, The Netherlands

An overview of soil salinity assessment using remote sensing technologies, this book analyzes basic issues of remote detection, such as the spectral behavior of salt type and vegetation influence. Each currently available remote sensing platforms is evaluated for its advantages and its disadvantages. Color images included on an accompanying CD-ROM enhance the material discussed in the text.

Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces Edited by

Qihao Weng Indiana State University, Terre Haute, USA

"… well-organized and the chapters well-written … a comprehensive treatment for impervious surface remote sensing neophytes, as well as a valuable reference for veteran researchers and practitioners." —Daniel L. Civco, Department of Natural Resources Management and Engineering, University of Connecticut, in Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, Vol. 74, No. 7

Catalog no. 43749, 2008, 488 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-4374-7, $139.95 / £90.00

Catalog no. 65025, 2009, 377 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6502-2, $104.95 / £66.99

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry New!

Near-Earth Laser Communications Edited by

Hamid Hemmati Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA

Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning Edited by

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

Invented more than a hundred years ago by Alexander Graham Bell, the technology of freespace optical communications, or lasercom, has finally reached the level of maturity required to meet a growing demand for operational multigiga-bit-per-second data rate systems communicating to and from aircrafts and satellites. Putting the emphasis on near-earth links, including air, LEO, MEO, and GEO orbits, Near-Earth Laser Communications presents a summary of important free-space laser communication subsystem challenges and discusses potential ways to overcome them.

Hans-Gerd Maas

This comprehensive reference provides information on component and subsystem technologies, fundamental limitations, and approaches to reach those limits. It covers basic concepts and technologies, emphasizing device technology, implementation techniques, and system trades. The authors discuss hardware technologies and their applications, and also explore ongoing research activities and those planned for the near future.

Catalog no. N10162, March 2010, 320 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2798-7, $139.95

The analytical aspects of laser communication have been covered to a great extent in several books. However, a detailed approach to system design and development, including trades on subsystem choices and implications of the hardware selection for satellite and aircraft telecommunications, is missing. Highlighting key design variations and critical differences between them, this book distills decades’ worth of experience into a practical resource on hardware technologies. Catalog no. DK3188, 2009, 418 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8247-5381-8, $139.95 / £85.00

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.

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

Describing a field that has been transformed by data from a new generation of space and airborne systems, the authors offer a synthetic geometrical approach to the description of synthetic aperture radar. They provide the foundation necessary to understand the math and science behind the SAR technology. They also discuss the technique itself and discuss how the principles are applied. Catalog no. EF8239, 2008, 250 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-8239-0, $146.95 / ÂŁ93.00

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data Principles and Practices, Second Edition Russell G. Congalton University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning Principles and Processing Edited by

Jie Shan Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Charles K. Toth

Kass Green

Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

The Alta Vista Company, Berkeley, California, USA

Professionals in fields ranging from geology, geography, and geoinformatics to physics, transportation, and law enforcement benefit from this comprehensive discussion of topographic LiDAR principles, systems, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. The authors present data collection at the signal level in terms of waveforms and their properties; at the system level with regard to calibration and georeferencing; and at the data level to discuss error budget, quality control, and data organization. They focus on LiDAR data processing and information extraction and elaborate on recent developments in building extraction and reconstruction, highlighting quality and performance evaluations.

"The authors are to be congratulated on producing an excellent revised version of their 1999 publication. The book should be mandatory reading for anyone who, for the first time, is planning a mapping project using remote sensing data. Even experienced remote sensing practitioners will find this a very useful reference book." —Philip Howarth, in Geomatica, Vol. 63, No. 2

Catalog no. 55127, 2009, 200 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5512-2, $104.95 / £66.99

Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures Towards the Spatial Semantic Web Edited by

Peter van Oosterom and Sisi Zlatanova Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

"… logically-structured and accurate … provides an interesting and useful collection of articles about the standardization approach to SDI semantics, summarizing the development of existing projects and presenting work on existing standards, as well as some other valuable chapters addressing particular aspects of research, implementation and back ground content relating to SDI semantics." —in Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, Vol. 75 No. 5

Catalog no. 70681, 2008, 216 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7068-2, $135.95 / £86.00

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• Describes ranging and scanning principles • Presents the state of the art of equipment and systems aboard different platforms • Discusses various filters for DTM generation: classification, clustering, and segmentation methods for feature extraction • Covers mission planning, data format, QA and QC for LiDAR data collection and evaluation • Explores stripe adjustment, waveform principles and techniques, and the reduction of measurements to 3-D coordinates • Discusses numerous practical and commercial achievements and opportunities Compiled by leading experts talking about much of their own pioneering work, the book also discusses technological developments used in filtering algorithms for digital terrain model generation; strip adjustment of data for registration; co-registration of LiDAR data with imagery; forestry inventory; and surveying. Catalog no. 51423, 2009, 590 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5142-1, $135.95 / £86.00

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Global Mapping of Human Settlement Experiences, Datasets, and Prospects Edited by

Paolo Gamba University of Pavia, Italy

Martin Herold FSU JENA, Germany

While the potential for this technology is difficult to measure, achieving useful results at a regional or global level is but a recent accomplishment. Global Mapping of Human Settlement 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, as well as the experiences encountered with their application. It begins by analyzing the requirements for global and regional urban remote sensing. It provides a general background of global urban issues, outlines observation and assessment requirements, and looks at how these relate to current initiatives on international policy and strategic levels. The text explores some of the most acclaimed and important projects and programs previously carried out or in current use for urban mapping and monitoring. These chapters highlight the impressive amount of information available and the processing and analysis techniques used to extract such data from several data sources, including satellite imagery. The book also explores some of the future challenges and makes recommendations regarding areas of research that should be actively pursued. DVD Included to Complement the Text To provide readers with the opportunity to experience the latest tools, the editors supplement the text with a DVD that provides samples of the latest products. These will assist readers in testing approaches proposed in the book. Catalog no. 83392, 2009, c. 374 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8339-2, $129.95 / ÂŁ78.99

Geoinformation Technologies for Geo-Cultural Landscapes European Perspectives Edited by

Andreas Vassilopoulos, Niki Evelpidou, Oliver Bender, and Alenka Krek Illustrated with practical examples, this book links research problems, geoinformation methods, and corresponding applications. It draws on multidisciplinary fields such as archaeology, history, geography, landscape planning, environment, geoinformation science, geology, and geomorphology. The book provides descriptions of a variety of research problems and technological solutions that can be used to support processes of data capturing, mapping, and analysis. Catalog no. K00024, 2009, 300 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-46859-6, $139.95 / ÂŁ90.00

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. It 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 text examines the implementation of this model in a GIS environment to simulate the process of urban development. Catalog no. 59890, 2009, 186 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5989-2, $125.95 / ÂŁ79.99

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Understanding Dynamics of Geographic Domains

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

Edited by

Marcus Borengasser

Kathleen S. Hornsby

Midwest Research Institute, Palm Bay, Florida, USA

University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA

May Yuan

Principles and Applications

William S. Hungate Titusville, Florida, USA

University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA

Russell Watkins

“… contains a wealth of information about the nature of dynamic geography … The value of this book for connecting geography to intelligence gathering operations is fairly straightforward …" —Jeff Thurston, in VI Magazine

A collection of peer-reviewed articles, this multidisciplinary book presents current research on visualization and computation of dynamics in geographic domains. It incorporates theoretical, cognitive, methodological, and applied articles. Catalog no. 60341, 2008, 240 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6034-8, $104.95 / £66.99

Gainesville, Florida, USA

This book explores hyperspectral image acquisition, exploitation, interpretation, and applications. It introduces spectral radiometry concepts, covers imaging spectrometers, and addresses atmospheric interactions. The text also discusses information extraction, highlighting the underlying physics principles that lead to the creation of an image and the interpretation of the image's information. It includes case studies that illustrate the use of hyperspectral remote sensing in agriculture, environmental monitoring, forestry, and geology. Catalog no. L1654, 2008, 128 pp. ISBN: 978-1-56670-654-4, $98.95 / £62.99

Fuzzy Surfaces in GIS and Geographical Analysis

Land Use Change

Theory, Analytical Methods, Algorithms and Applications

Edited by

Science, Policy and Management Richard J. Aspinall

Edited by

Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, UK

Weldon Lodwick

Michael J. Hill

University of Colorado, Denver, USA

"… of interest to anybody dealing with geographical surfaces, but especially to those already familiar with the capture, storage, analysis and display of surface data in the geographic information sciences who wish to explore in more depth how to mathematically treat error and uncertainty inherent in most, if not all, digital abstractions of reality." —Peter Keller, in Geomatica, Vol. 62, No. 3

Catalog no. 6395, 2008, 184 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-6395-5, $139.95 / £90.00

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University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA

"… has a much stronger organization than many similar edited volumes … Each of the book’s chapters can stand on its own, yet each also contributes to the overall book theme of using case studies to develop better theory and methods to understand land change and to assist policy makers." —in Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, Vol. 75, No. 6

Catalog no. 42963, 2008, 216 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-4296-2, $109.95 / £69.99

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Environmental Statistics Statistics for Environmental Science and Management

Forthcoming!

Second Edition

Hao Zhang

Bryan F.J. Manly

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Western EcoSystem Technology, Inc., Laramie, Wyoming, USA

Multivariate Geostatistical Models 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.

Revised, expanded, and updated, this second edition of Statistics for Environmental Science and Management is that rare animal, a resource that works well as a text for graduate courses and a reference for appropriate statistical approaches to specific environmental problems. It is uncommon to find so many important environmental topics covered in one book. Its strength is author Bryan Manly’s ability to take a non-mathematical approach while keeping essential mathematical concepts intact. He clearly explains statistics without dwelling on heavy mathematical development. The book begins by describing the important role statistics play in environmental science. It focuses on how to collect data, highlighting the importance of sampling and experimental design in conducting rigorous science. It presents a variety of key topics specifically related to environmental science such as monitoring, impact assessment, risk assessment, correlated and censored data analysis, to name just a few. Revised, updated or expanded material on: • • • • •

Data Quality Objectives Generalized Linear Models Spatial Data Analysis Censored Data Monte Carlo Risk Assessment

There are numerous books on environmental statistics; however, while some focus on multivariate methods and others on the basic components of probability distributions and how they can be used for modeling phenomenon, most do not include the material on sampling and experimental design that this one does. It is the variety of coverage, not sacrificing too much depth for breadth, that sets this book apart. Catalog no. C6147, 2009, 292 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6147-5, $71.95 / £46.99

Multivariate Geostatistical Models Inference and Computation

Catalog no. C6994, September 2010, 320 pp. ISBN: 978-1-58488-699-0, $89.95 / £57.99

New!

Handbook of Spatial Statistics Edited by

Alan E. Gelfand, Peter Diggle, Peter Guttorp, and Montserrat Fuentes Based on the work of prominent researchers, this book provides broad, thorough coverage ranging from historical to contemporary topics. It explores the modeling advances, computational approaches, and new methodology that have emerged in recent years. The handbook 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. Catalog no. C7287, March 2010, 619 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7287-7, $99.95 / £63.99

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Environmental Statistics New!

Environmental and Ecological Statistics with R Song S. Qian Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Emphasizing the inductive nature of statistical thinking, Environmental and Ecological Statistics with R 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 author uses many examples to illustrate the statistical models and presents R implementations of the models. The book: • Describes each type of statistical model through examples • Explains how to conduct data analysis • Discusses simulation for model checking, an important aspect of model development and assessment • Presents multilevel regression models, such as multilevel ANOVA, multilevel linear regression, and generalized multilevel • Shows how the methods can be implemented using R The book first builds a foundation for conducting a simple data analysis task, such as exploratory data analysis and fitting linear regression models. It then focuses on statistical modeling, including linear and nonlinear models, classification and regression tree, and the generalized linear model. The text also discusses the use of simulation for model checking, provides tools for a critical assessment of the developed model, and explores multilevel regression models, which are a class of models that can have a broad impact in environmental and ecological data analysis. By guiding readers through the processes of scientific problem solving and statistical model development, it eases the transition from scientific hypothesis to statistical model. Catalog no. C6206, January 2010, 440 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-1-4200-6206-9, $79.95 / £49.99

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Machine Learning for Spatial Environmental Data Theory, Applications, and Software Mikhail Kanevski, Vadim Timonin, and Alexi Pozdnukhov This book discusses machine learning algorithms, such as artificial neural networks of different architectures, statistical learning theory, and Support Vector Machines used for the classification and mapping of spatially distributed data. The authors describe new trends in machine learning and their application to spatial data. It includes a CD-ROM with software that allow both students and researchers to put the concepts to practice. Catalog no. EF8237, 2009, 400 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-8237-6, $109.95 / £66.99

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

Ikuho Yamada University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

"In contrast to most edited books, the authors’ text provides a comprehensive presentation that will provide a valuable reference source for years to come. I recommend that anyone working with geographic information systems (GIS) consult this volume, as there are many valuable nuggets of information— many unexpected!" —International Statistical Review, 2009

Catalog no. C9357, 2009, 324 pp. ISBN: 978-1-58488-935-9, $89.95 / £60.99

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Coordinates? Press a few buttons on a computer and they are automatically imported, exported, rotated, translated, collated, annotated, and served up in any format you choose with no trouble at all. Going beyond the mathematics that makes computer coordinates transparent to the user, this book covers: • The nuts and bolts of coordinates and coordinate systems • How these systems work • Why points that should be in New Jersey end up in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean A licensed surveyor in three states, Jan Van Sickle, P.L.S brings his 30 years of experience as a land surveyor to defining the coordinates and points that tie the real world to its electronic image on the computer. See page 4 for more information


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