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Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology - John D. Bossler

Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology

By: John D. Bossler (Editor), John R. Jensen (Editor), Robert B. McMaster (Editor)

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Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology shows how to work across the range of geospatial science and technology, whether as a user or as a contractor of services employing these technologies, and without either specialist education or substantial experience. The manual covers the fundamentals, providing the requisite mathematics, computer science and physics necessary to understand how the technologies work, assuming some elementary background in calculus and physics. It also shows how the technologies can be used together and focuses on their commonalities. A number of applications such as mapping and environmental modeling are presented, and a website accompanies the book. Contents Part I Prerequisites 1. Geospatial Science 2. Coordinates and Coordinate Systems 3. Datums 4. Transformations 5. Basics of Computer Science 6. Basics of Electromagnetic Radiation Part II 1. Background 2. Fundamentals 3. GPS Surveying 4. Instrumentation 5. Planning GIS Surveys 6. DGPS Services Vs. Highest Precision 7. Carrying Out a GPS Mapping Task 8. Data Analysis 9. The Future of GPS Part II Remote Sensing 1. Background 2. Collecting Remotely Sensed Data 3. Sensing Systems 4. Processing the Remotely Sensed Data 5. Image Processing Hardware and Software 6. Quality Control and Quality Assurance 7. Carrying Out a Remote Sensing Project 8. Selecting Remote Sensing Monitoring and Modeling Applications 9. The Future of Remote Sensing Part III Geographical Information Systems 1. Background 2. Fundamentals of GIS 3. Processing Spatial Data 4. Hardware and Software 5. Representing Spatial Data 6. Spatial Analysis and Modeling 7. Spatial Data Quality 8. Visualizing Spatial Data 9. Carrying Out a GIS Project 10. Urban-Social Applications 11. Bio-Physical Applications Part IV Applications Using GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing 1. National Efforts in Geospatial Science 2. State Applications 3. County-Wide Applications 4. Private Sector Applications Systems; Applications using GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing

Computer generated contents: Chapt. 1. An introduction to geospatial science and technology -- chapt. 2. Coordinates and coordinate systems -- chapt. 3. Datums and geodetic systems -- chapt. 4. Coordinate transformations -- chapt. 5. Computer basics -- chapt. 6. Basic electromagnetic radiation -- chapt. 7. Introducing the global positioning system -- chapt. 8. Fundamentals of GPS signals and data -- chapt. 9. GPS mathematical models for single point and baseline solutions -- chapt. 10. GPS instrumentation issues -- chapt. 11. Making sense of the GPS techniques -- chapt. 12. GPS projects: some planning issues -- chapt. 13. Carrying out a GPS surveying/mapping task -- chapt. 14. Servicing the GPS user -- chapt. 15. Where do we go from here? -- chapt. 16. Photogrammetric and remote sensing considerations -- chapt. 17. The remote sensing process: how do we collect the required in situ and remotely sensed data? -- chapt. 18. What remote sensing system should be used to collect the data? -- chapt. 19. Information extraction from remotely sensed data -- chapt. 20. Remote sensing digital image processing system hardware and software considerations -- chapt. 21. Quality assurance and accuracy assessment of information derived from remotely sensed data -- chapt. 22. Selected examples of remote sensing projects -- chapt. 23. Remote sensing -- future considerations -- chapt. 24. Geographic information systems (GIS) and science -- chapt. 25. Fundamentals of geographic information systems (GIS) -- chapt. 26. Geographic data structures -- chapt. 27. Processing spatial data -- chapt. 28. Hardware and software -- chapt. 29. Spatial analysis and modeling -- chapt. 30. Spatial data quality -- chapt. 31. Cartographic symbolization and visualization -- chapt. 32. Carrying out a GIS project -- chapt. 33. Biophysical and human-social applications -- chapt. 34. Local government applications -- chapt. 35. Geographic information technology in state governments of the US -- chapt. 36. National, international, and global activities in geospatial science -- chapt. 37. Private sector applications.

ISBN: 9780203305928
ISBN-10: 0203305922
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 3rd February 2004