GIS Data Conversion Handbook

Author: Glenn E. Montgomery,Harold C. Schuch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471329831

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This landmark book addresses the data conversion issues involved in geographic information systems (GIS) technology. Converting paper-based maps to digital files can be expensive, complicated, and time consuming. It is the first comprehensive handbook that cohesively integrates the many complex issues of data conversion into a single publication for the GIS professional as well as for the student or layperson. Written and edited by international authorities on GIS conversion, the handbook covers the subject from basic conversion issues and map digitizing to advanced data capture techniques.
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Handbook on Geographic Information Systems and Digital Mapping

Author: United Nations. Statistical Division

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211614268

Category: Census

Page: 197

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The rapid recent developments in digital mapping technology and the increasing demand for geo-referenced small area population data have been the main motivation for the present handbook. The Handbook provides guidance on how to ensure consistency and facilitate census operations; support data collection and help monitor census activities during enumeration; and facilitate presentation, analysis and dissemination of census results. Along with an overview of geographic information systems and digital mapping, the publication discusses cost-benefit analysis of an investment in digital cartography and geographical information systems (GIS); the use of GIS during census enumeration; and describes the role of GIS and digital mapping in the post-censal phase [from UN website].
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The GIS Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766828209

Category: Science

Page: 387

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Discover what a geographic information system (GIS) is, how it applies to a variety of professions, and what it can do. "The GIS Book" features hands-on exercises enabling readers to use free GIS software and data downloaded over the Internet to gain a first-hand understanding of the power of GIS technology today. New chapters on GIS data sources, data quality, plus managing and maintaining a GIS database have also been added along with new graphics, an updated glossary, and an expanded index.
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Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science

Author: Karen Kemp

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412913136

Category: Science

Page: 558

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The Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science covers the essence of this exciting, new, and expanding field in an easily understood but richly detailed style. In addition to contributions from some of the best recognized scholars in GIScience, this volume contains contributions from experts in GIS’ supporting disciplines who explore how their disciplinary perspectives are expanded within the context of GIScience—what changes when consideration of location is added, what complexities in analytical procedures are added when we consider objects in 2, 3 or even 4 dimensions, what can we gain by visualizing our analytical results on a map or 3D display?
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The GIS book

a practitioner's handbook

Author: George Korte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780934605731

Category: Computers

Page: 166

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Lining Up Data in ArcGIS

A Guide to Map Projections

Author: Margaret M. Maher

Publisher: Esri Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

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This book presents practical techniques on how to identify data projections, create custom projections to align data, and solve common data alignment problems.
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Handbook of Computational Geometry

Author: J.R. Sack,J. Urrutia

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080529684

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1075

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Computational Geometry is an area that provides solutions to geometric problems which arise in applications including Geographic Information Systems, Robotics and Computer Graphics. This Handbook provides an overview of key concepts and results in Computational Geometry. It may serve as a reference and study guide to the field. Not only the most advanced methods or solutions are described, but also many alternate ways of looking at problems and how to solve them.
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Desktop Mapping

Grundlagen und Praxis in Kartographie und GIS

Author: Gerold Olbrich,Michael Quick,Jürgen Schweikart

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642563465

Category: Science

Page: 309

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Schätzungsweise 80% aller verfügbaren Daten haben geographischen Bezug. Dank der rasanten Entwicklung von Hard- und Software ist es heute leichter denn je, diese raumbezogenen Daten als Karte abzubilden. Zunehmend bedienen sich daher heute auch Praktiker und Wissenschaftler ohne spezielle Kartographiekenntnisse dieser Form der Darstellung. Dem Leser wird zunächst unverzichtbares Basiswissen aus dem Bereich der thematischen Kartographie vermittelt und darauf aufbauend die Methodik der angewandten digitalen Kartographie erläutert. Wie sieht ein kartographischer PC-Arbeitsplatz aus? Wie kommen die Daten in den PC? Wie wird eine Karte daraus und wie kommt diese anschließend auf den Drucker oder ins Internet? Diese Fragen werden in einem separaten Kapitel zur angewandten digitalen Kartographie beantwortet. Ein ausführlicher Überblick über gängige Software rundet das Buch ab. Die beiliegende CD-ROM enthält Demoversionen zu diesen Programmen.
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Handbook of Erosion Modelling

Author: R. P. C. Morgan,Mark Nearing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444348019

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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The movement of sediment and associated pollutants over the landscape and into water bodies is of increasing concern with respect to pollution control, prevention of muddy floods and environmental protection. In addition, the loss of soil on site has implications for declining agricultural productivity, loss of biodiversity and decreased amenity and landscape value. The fate of sediment and the conservation of soil are important issues for land managers and decision-makers. In developing appropriate policies and solutions, managers and researchers are making greater use of erosion models to characterise the processes of erosion and their interaction with the landscape. A study of erosion requires one to think in terms of microseconds to understand the mechanics of impact of a single raindrop on a soil surface, while landscapes form over periods of thousands of years. These processes operate on scales of millimetres for single raindrops to mega-metres for continents. Erosion modelling thus covers quite a lot of ground. This book introduces the conceptual and mathematical frameworks used to formulate models of soil erosion and uses case studies to show how models are applied to a variety of purposes at a range of spatial and temporal scales. The aim is to provide land managers and others with the tools required to select a model appropriate to the type and scale of erosion problem, to show what users can expect in terms of accuracy of model predictions and to provide an appreciation of both the advantages and limitations of models. Problems covered include those arising from agriculture, the construction industry, pollution and climatic change and range in scale from farms to small and large catchments. The book will also be useful to students and research scientists as an up-to-date review of the state-of-art of erosion modelling and, through a knowledge of how models are used in practice, in highlighting the gaps in knowledge that need to be filled in order to develop even better models.
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Handbook of Mechanical and Electrical Cost Data

Giving Shipping Weights, Capacities, Outputs, and Net Prices of Machines and Apparatus, and Detailed Costs of Installation, Maintenance, Depreciation and Operation, Together with Many Principles and Data Relating to Engineering Economics

Author: Halbert Powers Gillette,Richard Turner Dana

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electric engineering

Page: 1739

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Data mining

praktische Werkzeuge und Techniken für das maschinelle Lernen

Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446215337

Category:

Page: 386

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Practical Geodesy

Using Computers

Author: Maarten Hooijberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642605842

Category: Science

Page: 308

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Written for geodesists using computers of modest capacity, the book reviews the latest development in geodetic computation techniques. The aim is to take stock of available data (datums, ellipsoids, units etc.), to focus on applications and to illuminate spatial developments. Topics cover datums and reference systems, geodetic arc distances, different projections and coordinate systems. The material has been specially chosen and covers the practical aspect of geodesy, including the demonstration of global examples. Stressing the how-to-do approach, the book is of interest to students in geodesy, GIS consultants, hydrographers and land surveyors.
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Business geographics

GIS in der Wirtschaft

Author: Michael Fally

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783879073528

Category:

Page: 174

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Handbook of Research on Renewable Energy and Electric Resources for Sustainable Rural Development

Author: Kharchenko, Valeriy,Vasant, Pandian

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522538682

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

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To maintain a healthy ecosystem for contemporary society and for future generations, policies must be implemented to protect the environment. This can be achieved by consistent evaluation of new initiatives and strategies. The Handbook of Research on Renewable Energy and Electric Resources for Sustainable Rural Development is a critical scholarly resource that examines efficient use of electric resources and renewable energy sources which have a positive impact on sustainable development. Featuring coverage on cogeneration thermal modules, photovoltaic (pv) solar, and renewable energy systems (RES) application practices, this publication is geared towards academics, practitioners, professionals, and upper-level students interested in the latest research on renewable energy and electric resources for sustainable rural development.
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Sustainable Solid Waste Management

A Systems Engineering Approach

Author: Ni-Bin Chang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118456912

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 912

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The interactions between human activities and the environment are complicated and often difficult to quantify. In many occasions, judging where the optimal balance should lie among environmental protection, social well-being, economic growth, and technological progress is complex. The use of a systems engineering approach will fill in the gap contributing to how we understand the intricacy by a holistic way and how we generate better sustainable soli waste management practices. This book also aims to advance interdisciplinary understanding of intertwined facets between policy and technology relevant to solid waste management issues interrelated to climate change, land use, economic growth, environmental pollution, industrial ecology, and population dynamics.
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Geographie

eine moderne Synthese

Author: Peter Haggett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783825280017

Category: Geography

Page: 848

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Matlab für Dummies

Author: Jim Sizemore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352780871X

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 7497

Ob Naturwissenschaftler, Mathematiker, Ingenieur oder Datenwissenschaftler - mit MATLAB haben Sie ein mächtiges Tool in der Hand, das Ihnen die Arbeit mit Ihren Daten erleichtert. Aber wie das mit manch mächtigen Dingen so ist - es ist auch ganz schön kompliziert. Aber keine Sorge! Jim Sizemore führt Sie in diesem Buch Schritt für Schritt an das Programm heran - von der Installation und den ersten Skripten bis hin zu aufwändigen Berechnungen, der Erstellung von Grafiken und effizienter Fehlerbehebung. Sie werden begeistert sein, was Sie mit MATLAB alles anstellen können.
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