Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS

Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS Author Kathryn Keranen
ISBN-10 9781589481831
Release 2008
Pages 184
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"Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS, level 4 of the Our World GIS Education series, allows students to experience the GIS decision-making process in real-world settings. Designed for an upper-level high school or college curriculum, the five modules in this book invite students to perform sophisticated analyses in a variety of content areas. The projects in this book encourage students to make not only maps but also the type of spatial decisions that confront professionals in all walks of life. The five modules pose decisions that will have students examine location criteria, population patterns, chemical spills, storm-ravaged coastlines, and big-city crime." "Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS presumes prior GIS experience and offers step-by-step instruction along with guidelines for more independent study. This book contains all you need to complete GIS projects, including GIS software, data, and worksheets. Companion DVDs provide a wealth of instructional resources to supplement each book. Teachers new to GIS will benefit from detailed notes and suggestions for presenting the material." "The projects in this book are connected to a variety of subject areas, such as business, government, and public administration. By completing the projects, students improve their skills in critical thinking, communication, technology, and problem-solving as delineated by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills."--BOOK JACKET.



Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Remote Sensing

Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Remote Sensing Author Kathryn Keranen
ISBN-10 1589483367
Release 2013-11-25
Pages 263
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The fourth volume in the Our World GIS Education series features open-ended activities that stress the use of GIS in problem solving and decision making. Designed for high school and college students, the lessons in this book build on the rich array of GIS tools available, enabling the students to perform sophisticated analyses in a variety of content areas. This book encourages readers to investigate and answer questions, create their own analyses, and make decisions based on real-world concerns.



Making Spatial Decisions Using Arcgis Pro

Making Spatial Decisions Using Arcgis Pro Author Kathryn Keranen
ISBN-10 1589484843
Release 2017-09-25
Pages 290
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This is a Higher Education GIS problem-solving, real-world scenario based guide, which features lessons from Keranen and Kolvoord's popular "Making Spatial Decisions" series that have been updated for Pro and use completely updated data.



Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar

Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar Author Kathryn Keranen
ISBN-10 1589484290
Release 2015-10-14
Pages 264
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The first workbook to highlight using lidar data with ArcGIS for Desktop.



Instructional Guide for the Arcgis Book

Instructional Guide for the Arcgis Book Author Kathryn Keranen
ISBN-10 1589484703
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 208
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Using real data and real-world problems and events, the lessons in this guide provide both teachers and students with a fresh approach to GIS, one that allows learners to take their enthusiasm and run with it.



Introduction to 3D Data

Introduction to 3D Data Author Heather Kennedy
ISBN-10 1118059867
Release 2010-12-17
Pages 360
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Render three-dimensional data and maps with ease. Written as a self-study workbook, Introduction to 3D Data demystifies the sometimes confusing controls and procedures required for 3D modeling using software packages such as ArcGIS 3D Analyst and Google Earth. Going beyond the manual that comes with the software, this profusely illustrated guide explains how to use ESRI’s ArcGIS 3D Analyst to model and analyze three-dimensional geographical surfaces, create 3D data, and produce displays ranging from topographically realistic maps to 3D scenes and spherical earth-like views. The engagingly user-friendly instruction: • Walks you through basic concepts of 3D data, progressing to more advanced techniques such as calculating surface area and volume • Introduces you to two major software packages: ArcGIS 3D Analyst (including ArcScene and ArcGlobe) and Google Earth • Reinforces your understanding through in-depth discussions with over thirty hands-on exercises and tutorial datasets on the support website at www.wiley/college/kennedy • Helps you apply the theory with real-world applications Whether you’re a student or professional in geology, landscape architecture, transportation system planning, hydrology, or a related field, Introduction to 3D Data will quickly turn you into a power user of 3D GIS.



Geographic Information Systems for Geoscientists

Geographic Information Systems for Geoscientists Author Graeme F. Bonham-Carter
ISBN-10 9781483144948
Release 2014-05-18
Pages 416
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Geographic Information Systems for Geoscientists: Modelling with GIS provides an introduction to the ideas and practice of GIS to students and professionals from a variety of geoscience backgrounds. The emphasis in the book is to show how spatial data from various sources (principally paper maps, digital images and tabular data from point samples) can be captured in a GIS database, manipulated, and transformed to extract particular features in the data, and combined together to produce new derived maps, that are useful for decision-making and for understanding spatial interrelationship. The book begins by defining the meaning, purpose, and functions of GIS. It then illustrates a typical GIS application. Subsequent chapters discuss methods for organizing spatial data in a GIS; data input and data visualization; transformation of spatial data from one data structure to another; and the combination, analysis, and modeling of maps in both raster and vector formats. This book is intended as both a textbook for a course on GIS, and also for those professional geoscientists who wish to understand something about the subject. Readers with a mathematical bent will get more out of the later chapters, but relatively non-numerate individuals will understand the general purpose and approach, and will be able to apply methods of map modeling to clearly-defined problems.



Unlocking the Census with GIS

Unlocking the Census with GIS Author Alan H. Peters
ISBN-10 1589481135
Release 2004
Pages 309
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Seeking to demystify the census and explaining the potential of GIS for understanding people, places, and local economies, this guide explains how geographic information systems (GIS) can significantly ease data management, allowing for new ways to analyze and present relationships among variables.



Imagery and GIS

Imagery and GIS Author Kass Green
ISBN-10 1589484541
Release 2017-08-04
Pages 450
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Imagery and GIS: Best Practices for Extracting Information from Imagery shows how imagery can be integrated successfully into maps and GIS projects.



Designed Maps

Designed Maps Author Cynthia A. Brewer
ISBN-10 9781589481602
Release 2008
Pages 170
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Presents a variety of well-designed maps to detail techniques and guidelines for creating cartographic effects using ESRI ArcGIS Desktop software.



American Capitals

American Capitals Author Christian Montès
ISBN-10 9780226080512
Release 2014-01-10
Pages 392
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State capitals are an indelible part of the American psyche, spatial representations of state power and national identity. Learning them by heart is a rite of passage in grade school, a pedagogical exercise that emphasizes the importance of committing place-names to memory. But geographers have yet to analyze state capitals in any depth. In American Capitals, Christian Montès takes us on a well-researched journey across America—from Augusta to Sacramento, Albany to Baton Rouge—shedding light along the way on the historical circumstances that led to their appointment, their success or failure, and their evolution over time. While all state capitals have a number of characteristics in common—as symbols of the state, as embodiments of political power and decision making, as public spaces with private interests—Montès does not interpret them through a single lens, in large part because of the differences in their spatial and historical evolutionary patterns. Some have remained small, while others have evolved into bustling metropolises, and Montès explores the dynamics of change and growth. All but eleven state capitals were established in the nineteenth century, thirty-five before 1861, but, rather astonishingly, only eight of the fifty states have maintained their original capitals. Despite their revered status as the most monumental and historical cities in America, capitals come from surprisingly humble beginnings, often plagued by instability, conflict, hostility, and corruption. Montès reminds us of the period in which they came about, “an era of pioneer and idealized territorial vision,” coupled with a still-evolving American citizenry and democracy.



GIS for Housing and Urban Development

GIS for Housing and Urban Development Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 0309168147
Release 2003-02-26
Pages 142
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The report describes potential applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research for understanding housing needs, addressing broader issues of urban poverty and community development, and improving access to information and services by the many users of HUD’s data. It offers a vision of HUD as an important player in providing urban data to federal initiatives towards a spatial data infrastructure for the nation.



Spatial Decision Support Systems

Spatial Decision Support Systems Author Ramanathan Sugumaran
ISBN-10 1420062123
Release 2010-11-15
Pages 508
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Although interest in Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) continues to grow rapidly in a wide range of disciplines, students, planners, managers, and the research community have lacked a book that covers the fundamentals of SDSS along with the advanced design concepts required for building SDSS. Filling this need, Spatial Decision Support Systems: Principles and Practices provides a comprehensive examination of the various aspects of SDSS evolution, components, architecture, and implementation. It integrates research from a variety of disciplines, including the geosciences, to supply a complete overview of SDSS technologies and their application from an interdisciplinary perspective. 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. The book consists of four major parts, each addressing different topic areas in SDSS: Presents an introduction to SDSS and the evolution of SDSS Covers the essential and optional components of SDSS Focuses on the design and implementation of SDSS Reviews SDSS applications from various domains and disciplines—investigating current challenges and future directions The text includes numerous detailed case studies, example applications, and methods for tailoring SDSS to your work environment. It also integrates sample code segments throughout. Addressing the technical and organizational challenges that affect the success or failure of SDSS, the book concludes by considering future directions of this rapidly emerging field of study.



Geographic Information Systems in Business

Geographic Information Systems in Business Author Pick, James
ISBN-10 9781591404019
Release 2004-08-31
Pages 414
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This book contains state-of-the-art research studies on the concepts, theory, processes, and real world applications of geographical information systems (GIS) in business. Its chapters are authored by many of the leading experts in applying GIS and geospatial science to business. The book utilizes a wide variety of approaches and methodologies including conceptual theory development, research frameworks, quantitative and qualitative methods, case studies, systems design, DSS theory, and geospatial analysis combined with point-of-sale. Since relatively little research has been published on GIS in business, this book is pioneering and should be the principal compendium of the latest research in this area. The book impacts not only the underlying definitions, concepts, and theories of GIS in business and industry, but its practice as well.



Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing

Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing Author Emilio Chuvieco
ISBN-10 9781498728072
Release 2016-02-24
Pages 468
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Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing: An Environmental Approach, Second Edition is a definitive guide to remote sensing systems that focuses on satellite-based remote sensing tools and methods for space-based Earth observation (EO). It presents the advantages of using remote sensing data for studying and monitoring the planet, and emphasizes concepts that make the best use of satellite data. The book begins with an introduction to the basic processes that ensure the acquisition of space-borne imagery and provides an overview of the main satellite observation systems. It then describes visual and digital image analysis, highlights various interpretation techniques, and outlines their applications to science and management. The latter part of the book covers the integration of remote sensing with GIS for environmental analysis. Based on the first English version published in 2010, this latest edition has been written to reflect a global audience, and factors in international debates and legal issues surrounding EO, as well as future developments and trends. New in the Second Edition: Includes additional illustrations now in full color Uses sample images acquired from different ecosystems at different spatial resolutions to illustrate different interpretation techniques Updates information on recent satellite missions (Landsat-8, Sentinel-2, hyperspectral and hyperspatial programs) Covers near-ground missions (including UAV) and ground sensors (spectro-radiometers, cameras, LIDAR, etc.) to support EO analysis Offers analysis of image spatial properties Presents material on visual analysis, time series analysis, and data fusion Provides examples of EO data that cover different environmental problems, with particular relevance to global observation Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing: An Environmental Approach, Second Edition details the tools that provide global, recurrent, and comprehensive views of the processes affecting the Earth and is a must-have for researchers, academics, students, and professionals involved in the field of environmental science.



Multicriteria Decision Analysis in Geographic Information Science

Multicriteria Decision Analysis in Geographic Information Science Author Jacek Malczewski
ISBN-10 9783540747574
Release 2015-02-02
Pages 331
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This book is intended for the GIS Science and Decision Science communities. It is primarily targeted at postgraduate students and practitioners in GIS and urban, regional and environmental planning as well as applied decision analysis. It is also suitable for those studying and working with spatial decision support systems. The main objectives of this book are to effectivley integrate Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) into Geographic Information Science (GIScience), to provide a comprehensive account of theories, methods, technologies and tools for tackling spatial decision problems and to demonstrate how the GIS-MCDA approaches can be used in a wide range of planning and management situations.



Getting to Know Arcgis Pro

Getting to Know Arcgis Pro Author Michael Law
ISBN-10 1589484576
Release 2016-03-18
Pages 450
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First workbook for ArcGIS Pro, the most recent addition to the ArcGIS for Desktop suite of applications.