Geospatial Techniques for Managing Environmental Resources by Jay Krishna ThakurGeospatial Techniques for Managing Environmental Resources by Jay Krishna Thakur

Geospatial Techniques for Managing Environmental Resources

EditorJay Krishna Thakur

Hardcover | September 29, 2011

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"Geospatial Information" is spatial data concerning a place or, in space, collected in real time. Geospatial techniques together with remote sensing, geographic information science, Global Positioning System (GPS), cartography, geovisualization, and spatial statistics are being used to capture, store, manipulate and analyze to understand complex situations to solve mysteries of the universe. These techniques have been applied in various fields such as meteorology, forestry, environmental management, agriculture, health, homeland security etc. around the globe. This volume presents case studies and examples from various parts of the world and provides a broad overview  of various approaches; data sets; data acquiring, monitoring and dissemination methods; satellites and sensors; tools and techniques used; integrating tools, techniques and application to various fields for the sustainable management of environmental resources in the context of global environmental change and natural hazards. The objective of this book is to provide state-of-the-art information to academics, researchers and industry practitioners who are involved or interested in the study, use, design and development of advanced and emerging geospatial technologies around the world with ultimate aim to empower individuals and organizations in building competencies for exploiting the opportunities of the knowledge society. All the chapters are peer-reviewes and evaluated and are an inter- and multi-disciplinary source of information, making an effort to link various geospatial techniques to make the earth an habitable place. The contributors have tried to focus their respective views on the current problems that need urgent attention. Consequently, we see this book as a comprehensive information base, which includes work of expertise in their specific fields of research.
Title:Geospatial Techniques for Managing Environmental ResourcesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:290 pagesPublished:September 29, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400718578

ISBN - 13:9789400718579

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Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceAbout the Editors1. Environmental Informatics: Advancing Data Intensive Sciences to Solve Environmental Problems2. Hierarchical Geospatial Computing Environment for Data-intensive Geographic Process Simulation3. Integration of Geographic Information Systems for Monitoring and Dissemination of Marine Environment Data4. Estimation of Evapotranspiration from Wetlands Using Geospatial and Hydrometeorological Data5. Climbing the Water Ladder -- The New GIS Approach6. Supraglacial Lake Classification in the Everest Region of Nepal Himalaya7. Towards the Improvement of Water Resource Management by Combining Technologies for Spatial Data Collection, Storage, Analysis and Dissemination8. Geomorphologic Risk Modelling of the Sibiu Depression Using Geospatial Surface Analyses9. Geospatial Technique to Study Forest Cover Using ALOS/PALSAR Data10. Assessment of Land Use/Land Cover Using Geospatial Techniques in a Semi-arid Region of Madhya Pradesh, India11. The Environmental Calculator: ATool for the Efficient Assessment of Environmental Services Loss due to Deforestation12. Urban Tree Detection Using Mobile Laser Scanning Data13. Multisensor Fusion of Remote Sensing Data for Crop Disease Detection14. Geospatial Analysis of Cancer Cases in the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey15. GIS for the Determination of Bioenergy Potential in the Centre Region of Portugal16. Use of Geospatial Data in Planning for Offshore Wind Development17. Social Vulnerability Assessment through GIS Techniques: A Case Study of Flood Risk Mapping in MexicoIndex