Environmental Information Systems by OLIVER GÜNTHEREnvironmental Information Systems by OLIVER GÜNTHER

Environmental Information Systems


Paperback | December 5, 2010

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Environmental information systems (EIS) are concerned with the management of data about the soil, the water, the air, and the species in the world around us. This first textbook on the topic gives a conceptual framework for EIS by structuring the data flow into 4 phases: data capture, storage, analysis, and metadata management. This flow corresponds to a complex aggregation process gradually transforming the incoming raw data into concise documents suitable for high-level decision support. All relevant concepts are covered, including statistical classification, data fusion, uncertainty management, knowledge based systems, GIS, spatial databases, multidimensional access methods, object-oriented databases, simulation models, and Internet-based information management. Several case studies present EIS in practice.
Title:Environmental Information SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inPublished:December 5, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642082416

ISBN - 13:9783642082412

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Data Capture: Object Taxonomies; Mapping the Environment; Advanced Techniques; Water Measurement Data; Evaluating Satellite Imagery; Summary.- Data Storage: Data Storage in GIS; Spatial Database Systems; Multidimensional Access Methods; Object-Oriented Techniques; Summary.- Data Analysis and Decision Support: Environmental Monitoring; Simulation Models; Data Analysis in GIS; Environmental Information Online; Environmental Management Information Systems; UIS Baden-Württemberg: An Integrated Public EIS; Summary.- Metadata Management: Metadata and Data Modeling; Metadata in the U.S. National Information Infrastructure; The Catalogue of Data Sources for the Environment; UDK: A European Environmental Data Catalog; Summary.- Conclusions.- List of URLs.- References.- Index.