Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Following in the tradition of its popular predecessor, the Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology, Second Edition continues to be the authoritative volume that covers all aspects of the field, both basic and applied, and includes a focus on initiating, planning, and managing GIS projects. This comprehensive resource, which contains contributions from 53 leading experts and professors in the areas of GIS, GPS, and remote sensing, reflects the very latest advances in the technology, applications, and usage of the geospatial sciences in many key disciplines, from natural resource analysis to transportation planning.

Significantly updated and expanded, this reader-friendly manual introduces the fundamentals in mathematics and physics needed to perform area-wide mapping, inventory, data conversion, and analysis. The text maintains a focus on the practical aspects of these technologies and remains the only resource to cover the areas of GIS, GPS, and remote sensing with such breadth and clarity. An expanded index, new and revised figures, a color insert, and an easier to read format are among the many improvements to this edition.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Revised chapters reflecting the changes that have occurred in the technology, applications, and usage of geospacial science
  • Coverage of GIS applications in automobile navigation and enterprise-wide applications
  • A new chapter devoted to basic statistics and least squares solutions
  • Expanded international scope that addresses the other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), including the Russian Federation system (GLONASS), the Chinese system (COMPASS), and the European space agency system (GALILEO)
  • A new chapter covering Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)
  • A new chapter that addresses privacy issues, legal concerns, and the emerging field of public participation GIS (PPGIS)
  • New material on the expanding field of geovisualization

The text presents many real-world applications, including road map navigation using GPS, as well as problems associated with mapping, inventory of land parcels, and data analysis. Complete with helpful references, decision making tools, and many new case studies, this time-saving resource provides the practical understanding required to harness the potential of these dynamic technologies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420087338
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/5/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 854
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John D. Bossler is a consultant and also Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, specializing in GIS, GPS, and remote sensing. He is retired from the positions of Professor and Director of the Center for Mapping at The Ohio State University, Columbus. Previously, he was director of both the National Geodetic Survey and the Coast and Geodetic Survey. He has authored over 100 papers in the fields mentioned.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Editors xiii

Contributors xv

Part I Prerequisites

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Geospatial Science and Technology John D. Bossler 3

Chapter 2 Coordinates and Coordinate Systems John D. Bossler 9

Chapter 3 Datums and Geospatial Reference Systems John D. Bossler Richard Snay 17

Chapter 4 Coordinate Transformations Ayman Fawzy Habib 31

Chapter 5 Basic Electromagnetic Radiation Carolyn J. Merry 55

Chapter 6 Data Analysis Charles D. Ghilani 71

Part II Global Positioning System

Chapter 7 Introducing the Global Positioning System Chris Rizos 95

Chapter 8 Fundamentals of GPS Signals and Data Hasanuddin Z. Abidin 115

Chapter 9 GPS Positioning Models for Single Point and Baseline Solutions Chris Rizos Dorota A. Grejner-Brzezinska 135

Chapter 10 GPS Instrumentation Issues Dorota A. Grejner-Brzezinska 151

Chapter 11 Making Sense of GNSS Techniques Chris Rizos 173

Chapter 12 CPS Projects: Some Planning Issues Chris Rizos Dru Smith Stephen Hilla Joe Evjen William (Bill) Henning 191

Chapter 13 Carrying Out a GPS Surveying/Mapping Task Chris Rizos Dru Smith Stephen Hilla Joe Evjen William (Bill) Henning 217

Chapter 14 Servicing the GPS/GNSS User Gérard Lachapelle Pierre Héroux Sam Ryan 235

Chapter 15 GPS, GNSS, and the Future Chris Rizos 259

Part III Remote Sensing

Chapter 16 Photogrammetry for Remote Sensing Rongxing (Ron) Li Chun Liu 285

Chapter 17 Remote-Sensing Analysis: From Project Design to Implementation Timothy A. Warner 301

Chapter 18 Remote-Sensing Systems for Operational and Research Use Jan A. N. van Aardt Melanie Uück-Vogel Wolfgang Lück John D. Althausen 319

Chapter 19 Information Extraction from Remotely Sensed Data James B. Campbell 363

Chapter 20 Image Processing Software for Remote Sensing Matthew Voss Ramanathan Sugumaran Dmitry Ershov 391

Chapter 21 How to Assess the Accuracy of Maps Generated from Remotely Sensed Data Russell G. Congalton 403

Chapter 22 Emerging Markets for Satellite and Aerial Imagery Joel Campbell Travis E. Hardy Robert Chris Barnard 423

Chapter 23 Airborne LIDAR Mapping Ayman Fawzy Habib 439

Chapter 24 Selected Scientific Analyses and Practical Applications of Remote Sensing: Examples from the Coast Thomas R. Allen Yong Wang 467

Chapter 25 Remote Sensing—A Look to the Future James B. Campbell Vincent V. Salomonson 487

Part IV Geographic Information Systems

Chapter 26 Geographic Information Systems and Science Robert B. McMaster Steven M. Manson 513

Chapter 27 GIS Fundamentals David Bennett Marc Armstrong 525

Chapter 28 Geographic Data Structures May Yuan 549

Chapter 29 Spatial Analysis and Modeling Michael F. Goodchild 575

Chapter 30 Spatial Data Quality Joel Morrison Howard Veregin 593

Chapter 31 Cartography and Visualization Robert B. McMaster Ian Muehlenhaus 611

Chapter 32 Carrying Out a GIS Project Rebecca Somers 633

Chapter 33 Geographic Information Science and Society Robert B. McMaster Francis Harvey 653

Part V Applications

Chapter 34 Biophysical and Human-Social Applications Debarchana Ghosh Robert B. McMaster 669

Chapter 35 Local Government Applications: Toward E-Governance Zorica Nedović Budić 689

Chapter 36 Geographic Information Technology in State Governments of the United States David Mockert 713

Chapter 37 National, International, Global Activities in Geospatial Science: Toward a Global Spatial Data Infrastructure John J. Moeller Mark E. Reichardt 733

Chapter 38 Private Sector Applications John C. Antenucci Robin Antenucci J. Woodson Smith 761

Chapter 39 Geospatial Solutions for Utility Infrastructure: A Summary of the Use of GIT in Utilities Today Mary Ann Stewart Kathryn Hail 777

Index 791

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