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Spatial Information and the Environment : Selected Works, 1919-1938 / I.A. Richards - Peter Halls

Spatial Information and the Environment

Selected Works, 1919-1938 / I.A. Richards

Hardcover Published: 19th April 2001
ISBN: 9780415253628
Number Of Pages: 304

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There is considerable current academic interest in the interface between geographical information systems (GIS) and the environment. This new monograph explores the process from start to finish. It begins with information acquisition in the environment and moves on to tool and techniques for manipulating the information, visualisation and navigation methods for exploring it, and computation and modelling techniques for its analysis. It then concludes with a survey of decision support, for its application.
Spatial Information and the Environment is the eighth book in the Innovations in GIS series initiated in 1994. The series is in essence derived from a selection of the presentations made at the annual GIS Research UK conference 2000 held in York, and has now changed its focus by concentrating on a single topic, making each text distinctive.

Prefacep. vii
GISRUK Committeesp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Information Acquisition in the Environmentp. 5
Spatial information for ecosystem classification, analysis and forecastingp. 7
Methodologies and approaches for automated land cover change detectionp. 37
Data-rich models of the urban environment: RS, GIS and 'lifestyles'p. 53
Extraction of field boundary information: using satellite images classified by artificial neural networksp. 77
On the assessment of the spatial reliability of thematic imagesp. 89
Manipulating the Information: Tools, Visualisation and Navigationp. 103
A triangle-based carrier for geographical datap. 105
Integrated spatiotemporal analysis for environmental applicationsp. 121
A knowledge-based GIS for concurrent navigation monitoringp. 135
Adapting one's mental model: an essential process for successful navigation in an environmentp. 147
Analysing the Information: Computation and Modellingp. 165
Implementation of a GIS-based cellular automation approach for dynamic Modellingp. 167
Preliminary analyses results of forest plant diversity and distribution on Mt. Medvednica, Croatiap. 183
Interpolation in a heterogenous worldp. 199
Spatial modelling of the visibility of land usep. 213
Applying the Information: Decision Supportp. 229
User interface considerations to facilitate negotiations in collaborative spatial decision support systemsp. 231
The use of GIS in brownfield redevelopmentp. 241
Evaluation methods to support the comparison of maps for environmental decision makingp. 259
Use of statistical classification techniques in identifying stock and change in broad habitat categoriesp. 273
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780415253628
ISBN-10: 0415253624
Series: Selected Works, 1919-1938 / I.A. Richards
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 19th April 2001
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.86 x 17.17  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1