Mountain Environments and Geographic Information Systems

Mountain Environments and Geographic Information Systems

by M Price
     
 
Drawing together experiences from five continents, this title evaluates and discusses the use of GIS for research and management in mountain environments. Contributions come from both research scientists and private consultants.; The book includes papers covering: GIS in the mountains of the Commonwealth of Independant States; land hazard analysis; research and

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Drawing together experiences from five continents, this title evaluates and discusses the use of GIS for research and management in mountain environments. Contributions come from both research scientists and private consultants.; The book includes papers covering: GIS in the mountains of the Commonwealth of Independant States; land hazard analysis; research and mangement in national parks and adjacent areas USA, Canada, Australia; impacts of climate change on mountain vegetation; linkage of knowledge-based systems to GIS; terrain modelling DTMs.; These papers are grouped together into sections: regional resource inventory and planning; natural hazard assessment; conservation and protected area management; simulation and prediction: vegetation and climate change.

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Ten papers from a November 1992 conference in Sec, Czechoslovakia, and five more to round out the coverage, explore some of the problems peculiar to using geographical information systems for three-dimensional mountain environments, which are becoming increasingly important for the use and conservation of natural resources and as harbingers of environmental change. They discuss regional resource inventory and planning, the evaluation of natural hazards, research and resource management in and around protected areas, and the simulation and prediction of vegetation and climate change. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748400881
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/15/1994
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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