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GIS for Coastal Zone Management : Research Monographs in GIS - Darius J. Bartlett

GIS for Coastal Zone Management

Research Monographs in GIS

By: Darius J. Bartlett (Editor), Jennifer Smith (Editor)

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Published: 27th August 2004
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Increasingly used to analyze and manage marine and coastal zones, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide a powerful set of tools for integrating and processing spatial information. These technologies are increasingly used in the management and analysis of the coastal zone. Supplying the guidance necessary to use these tools, GIS for Coastal Zone Management explores key technical, theoretical, and applications issues. Drawing on the practical experience of experts in the field, the book discusses recent developments and specific applications.
A comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date overview of the state-of-the-art in coastal zone GIS applications, this down-to-earth and practical book puts the science in a management context. The chapters present groundbreaking coastal applications of GIS based decision support tools, spatial data infrastructures, remote sensing technology including LiDAR and CASI, and more. Covering a broad range of topics by international experts, the logical organization supplies a flow and structure to the entire book that makes the information not only easily accessible but immediately applicable.

"A comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date overview of the state-of-the-art in coastal zone GIS applications, this practical book puts the science in a management context. Covering a broad range of topics by international experts, the logical organization supplies a flow and structure to the entire book that makes the information not only easily accessible but immediately applicable." - Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 2004 Promo Copy

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Contributorsp. xv
Coastal Spatial Data Infrastructurep. 1
Bridging the Land-Sea Divide Through Digital Technologiesp. 17
A Comparative Study of Shoreline Mapping Techniquesp. 27
Monitoring Coastal Environments Using Remote Sensing and GISp. 35
Spatial Uncertainty in Marine and Coastal GISp. 51
New Directions for Coastal and Marine Monitoring: Web Mapping and Mobile Application Technologiesp. 63
Exploring the Optimum Spatial Resolution for Satellite Imagery: A Coastal Area Case Studyp. 77
Visualisation for Coastal Zone Managementp. 95
Application of a Decision Support System in the Development of a Hydrodynamic Model for a Coastal Areap. 109
Decision-Making in the Coastal Zone Using Hydrodynamic Modelling with a GIS Interfacep. 125
Towards an Institutional GIS for the Iroise Sea (France)p. 141
Culture Intermixing, the Diffusion of GIS and its Application to Coastal Management in Developing Countriesp. 153
The Use of GIS to Enhance Communications of Cultural and Natural Resources and Contaminationp. 165
GIS Applications in Coastal Management: A View from the Developing Worldp. 181
High-Resolution Elevation and Image Data Within the Bay of Fundy Coastal Zone, Nova Scotia, Canadap. 195
Mapping and Analysing Historical Shoreline Changes Using GISp. 219
GIS for Assessing Land-Based Activities that Pollute Coastal Environmentsp. 229
Applying the Geospatial Technologies to Estuary Environmentsp. 239
A Territorial Information System (TIS) for the Management of the Seine Estuary--Environmental and Management Applicationsp. 257
Developing an Environmental Oil Spill Sensitivity Atlas for the West Greenland Coastal Zonep. 269
Environment Canada's Atlantic Sensitivity Mapping Programp. 281
Epilogue: Meeting the Needs of Integrated Coastal Zone Managementp. 295
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780415319720
ISBN-10: 0415319722
Series: Research Monographs in GIS
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 27th August 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1