Landform Systems

Author: Victoria Bishop,Robert Prosser

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007114320

Category: Landforms

Page: 216

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An updated and expanded second edition of this popular and well established text, designed for the A level specifications.

Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

Author: Michael N. DeMers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470129069

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Locate your place in the exciting field of GIS In existence since 1962, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are really coming into their own today. And not just in your car's GPS system or your cell phone's tracking capabilities. GIS is finding applications throughout science, government, business, and industry, from regional and community planning, architecture, and transportation to public health, crime mapping, and national defense. Michael DeMers's Fundamentals of Geographic Information, Fourth Edition brings an already essential text up to date, capturing the significant developments in the field and responding to the needs of a diverse set of readers, from geographers to students in a host of other fields. If you are a non-geographer or new to GIS, get a quick introduction to the "lay of the land" of GIS through the new "Spatial Learner's Permit" section. Then join in the excitement of discovery with GIS databases as you absorb the such concepts and skills as digital geographic data and maps, GIS data models, spatial analysis, measurement and classification, cartographic modeling, and GIS design. Responding to both the needs and technical skills of today's students, this Fourth Edition: * Makes concepts accessible to students from a wide range of backgrounds * Offers more practical and relevant coverage of GIS design and implementation * Reflects the latest changes in GIS applications * Examines in greater depth the underlying computer science behind GIS * Uncovers the most recent developments on GIS research * Expands coverage of the increasingly robust literature on cartographic visualization * Includes Web-based labs and links to current and updated dataset resources Taking an open-ended, hands-on approach that gets you to ask your own questions about the underlying concepts, the Fourth Edition helps you not only master the basics but acquire the active problem-solving skills that are a key component of success in the GIS industry.


GIScience for Intelligent Services

Author: Kai-Florian Richter,Stephan Winter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 3319057324

Category: Computers

Page: 223

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This book covers the latest research on landmarks in GIS, including practical applications. It addresses perceptual and cognitive aspects of natural and artificial cognitive systems, computational aspects with respect to identifying or selecting landmarks for various purposes, and communication aspects of human-computer interaction for spatial information provision. Concise and organized, the book equips readers to handle complex conceptual aspects of trying to define and formally model these situations. The book provides a thorough review of the cognitive, conceptual, computational and communication aspects of GIS landmarks. This review is unique for comparing concepts across a spectrum of sub-disciplines in the field. Portions of the ideas discussed led to the world’s first commercial navigation service using landmarks selected with cognitive principles. Landmarks: GI Science for Intelligent Services targets practitioners and researchers working in geographic information science, computer science, information science, cognitive science, geography and psychology. Advanced-level students in computer science, geography and psychology will also find this book valuable as a secondary textbook or reference.

Geography of San Francisco, California

Chinatown, San Francisco, Landforms of San Francisco, California, Landmarks in San Francisco, California, Miss

Author: Source Wikipedia


ISBN: 9781230606460


Page: 292

View: 4848


Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 290. Chapters: Chinatown, San Francisco, Landforms of San Francisco, California, Landmarks in San Francisco, California, Mission District, San Francisco, California, Neighborhoods in San Francisco, California, Protected areas of San Francisco, California, Ranchos of San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, Mission San Francisco de Asis, San Andreas Fault, Alcatraz Island, The Castro, San Francisco, North Beach, San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge, Yerba Buena Island, National Register of Historic Places listings in San Francisco, California, Balboa High School, Cindy Sheehan, Redstone Building, List of San Francisco Designated Landmarks, Chris Daly, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco cable car system, Farallon Islands, Tenderloin, San Francisco, Potrero Point, Electronic Frontier Foundation, San Francisco burrito, Westin St. Francis, Haight-Ashbury, Islais Creek, Bayview-Hunters Point, San Francisco, New College of California, Sunset District, San Francisco, Mission blue butterfly, South of Market, San Francisco, Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre, Treasure Island, San Francisco City Hall, City Lights Bookstore, Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco Armory, Union Square, San Francisco, Mission Bay, San Francisco, San Francisco Zoo, Civic Center, San Francisco, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Mat Callahan, Fort Mason, Richmond District, San Francisco, John Vanderslice, Hayes Valley, San Francisco, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, South Park, San Francisco, Russian Hill, San Francisco, Fillmore District, San Francisco, The Wiggle, Jose Antonio Burciaga, Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, San Francisco Ferry Building, Mission School, Fort Point, San Francisco, Lombard Street, Potrero Hill, San Francisco,, Marina District, San Francisco, San...

Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space

New Perspectives on Geographic Information Research

Author: Martin Raubal,David M Mark,Andrew U. Frank

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642343597

Category: Science

Page: 296

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20 years ago, from July 8 to 20, 1990, 60 researchers gathered for two weeks at Castillo-Palacio Magalia in Las Navas del Marques (Avila Province, Spain) to discuss cognitive and linguistic aspects of geographic space. This meeting was the start of successful research on cognitive issues in geographic information science, produced an edited book (D. M. Mark and A. U. Frank, Eds., 1991, Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space. NATO ASI Series D: Behavioural and Social Sciences 63. Kluwer, Dordrecht/Boston/London), and led to a biannual conference (COSIT), a refereed journal (Spatial Cognition and Computation), and a substantial and still growing research community. It appeared worthwhile to assess the achievements and to reconsider the research challenges twenty years later. What has changed in the age of computational ontologies and cyber-infrastructures? Consider that 1990 the web was only about to emerge and the very first laptops had just appeared! The 2010 meeting brought together many of the original participants, but was also open to others, and invited contributions from all who are researching these topics. Early-career scientists, engineers, and humanists working at the intersection of cognitive science and geographic information science were invited to help with the re-assessment of research needs and approaches. The meeting was very successful and compared the research agenda laid out in the 1990 book with achievements over the past twenty years and then turned to the future: What are the challenges today? What are worthwhile goals for basic research? What can be achieved in the next 20 years? What are the lessons learned? This edited book will assess the current state of the field through chapters by participants in the 1990 and 2010 meetings and will also document an interdisciplinary research agenda for the future.

Network Security and Communication Engineering

Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Network Security and Communication Engineering (NSCE 2014), Hong Kong, December 25–26, 2014

Author: Kennis Chan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315683555

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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The conference on network security and communication engineering is meant to serve as a forum for exchanging new developments and research progresss between scholars, scientists and engineers all over the world and providing a unique opportunity to exchange information, to present the latest results as well as to review the relevant issues on contemporary research in network security and communication engineering. Young scientists were especially encouraged to attend the conference and to establish an international network between each other and with senior scientists attending the meeting. In recent years, network security has become more important in all aspects of life and society; from business to politics, the essential value of network security is shown everywhere. The appearance of Internet marked the beginning of the age of communication engineering. The growing influence of communication engineering has become more and more apparent in people’s work and life. More than 180 scientists and researchers from more than 15 countries attended the meeting. Articles were divided into sessions: network and system security; grid and cloud computing; networking algorithms and performance evaluation; multimedia, signal and image processing; wireless communications and sensor networks.

Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

Author: Christopher G. Morris,Academic Press,Christopher W. Morris

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780122004001

Category: Computers

Page: 2432

View: 4737


Over 125,000 entries cover 124 scientific and technological fields, including acoustical engineering, cartography graphic arts, microbiology, organic chemistry, radiology, and zoology

Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography

From What to Why?

Author: Andre Roy,Stephen Trudgill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134660030

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 8859


Over the past twenty years, geography as an academic discipline has become more and more reflective, asking the key questions 'What are we doing?' 'Why are we doing it?'. These questions have, so far, been more enthusiastically taken up by human geography rather than physical geography. Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography aims to redress the balance. Written and edited by a distinguished group of physical geographers, Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography comprises of a collection of international writer's thoughts which reveal personal motivations, and look at tensions in the worlds of meaning in which physical geography is involved. How are the meanings of the physical environment derived? Is the future of physical geography one where the only, or at least the dominant, meanings are framed in the contexts of environmental issues. Covering a diverse and lively selection of topics, the contributors of this book offer guides to the contemporary debates in the philosophy of physical geography, and introduce the reader to its wider cultural significance. This book is an essential companion to anyone studying, or with an interest in, physical geography.