GIS for Coastal Zone Management

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415319720
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/27/2004
  • Series: Research Monographs in GIS Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, R. Furness and A. Sherin
Preface, D. Bartlett and J. Smith
Coastal Spatial Data Infrastructure, R. Longhorn
Bridging the Land-Sea Divide Through Digital Techologies, S. Gomm
A Comparative Study of Shoreline Mapping Techniques, R. Li, K. Di and R. Ma
Monitoring Coastal Environments Using Remote Sensing and GIS, P.S.Y. Pan
Spatial Uncertainty in Marine and Coastal GIS, E. Bruce
New Directions for Coastal and Marine Monitoring: Web Mapping and Mobile Application Technologies, S. Ng'ang'a Macharia
Exploring the Optimum Spatial Resolution for Satellite Imagery: a Coastal Area Case Study, C.-s.Hwang and C. Yong Ku
Visualisation for Coastal Zone Management, S.R. Jude, A.P. Jones, and J.E. Andrews
Application of a Decision Support System in the Development of a Hydrodynamic Model for a Coastal Area, R. Mayerle, and F. Toro
Decision-Making in the Coastal Zone using Hydrodynamic Modelling with a GIS interface, J. Populus, L. Loubersac, J.-F. Le Roux, F. Dumas, V. Cummins, and . Sutton
Towards an Institutional GIS for the Iroise Sea (France), F. Gourmelon and I. Le Berre
Culture Intermixing, the Diffusion of GIS and its Application to Coastal Management in Developing Countries, D. Bartlett and R. Sudarshana
The Use of GIS to Enhance Communications of Cultural and Natural Resources and Contamination, J.A. Lindsay, T.J. Simon, A.D. Lestenkof, and P.A. Zavadil
GIS Applications in Coastal Management: A View from the Developing World, P.C. Nwilo
High-Resolution Elevation and Image Data Within the Bay of Fundy Coastal Zone, Nova Scotia, Canada, T. Webster, M. Christian, C. Sangster, and D. Kingston
Mapping and Analysing Historical Shoreline Changes Using GIS, C.A. Schupp, E.R. Thieler, and J.F. O'Connell
GIS for Assessing Land-Based Activities that Pollute Coastal Environments, J.I. Euán-Avila, M.A. Liceaga-Correa, and H. Rodriguez-Sánchez
Applying the Geospatial Technologies to Estuary Environments, D.R. Green and S.D. King
A Territorial Information System (TIS) for the Management of the Seine Estuary - Environmental and Management Applications, J.-C. Bourcier
Developing and Environmental Oil Spill Sensitivity Atlas for the West Greenland Coastal Zone, A. Mosbech, D. Boertmann, L. Grøndahl, F. von Platen, S.S. Nielsen, N. Nielsen, M. Rasch and H. Kapel
Environment Canada's Atlantic Sensitivity Mapping Program, A. Laflamme, S.R. Leblanc, R.J. Percy
Epilogue: Addressing the Challenge of Integrated Coastal Zone Management, J. Smith and D. Bartlett

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