S1/S2 Geography

Author: Kenneth MacLean,Norman Thomson

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Educational Division

ISBN: 9780340846711

Category: Geography

Page: 168

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This text is aimed at the S1/S2 market in Scotland. The authors have covered the broad areas of content, interpreted in the light of classroom experience and consultation with the teachers. Theory is minimised and case studies of actual countries are described to put thematic material in context, and to develop the basis of knowledge for pupils.

The Geography of Competition

Firms, Prices, and Localization

Author: John R. Miron

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441956262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and expert synthesis of location theory. What are the impacts of a firm’s geographic location on the locations of customers, suppliers, and competitors in a market economy? How, when, and why does this result in the clustering of firms in space? When and how is society made better or worse off as a result? This book uses dozens of locational models to address aspects of these three questions. Classical location problems considered include Greenhut-Manne, Hitchcock-Koopmans, and Weber-Launhardt. The book reinterprets competitive location theory, focusing on the linkages between Walrasian price equilibrium and the localization of firms. It also demonstrates that competitive location theory offers diverse ideas about the nature of market equilibrium in geographic space and its implications for a broad range of public policies, including free trade, industrial policy, regional development, and investment in infrastructure. With an extensive bibliography and fresh, interdisciplinary approach, the book will be an invaluable reference for academics and researchers with an interest in regional science, economic geography, and urban planning, as well as policy advisors, urban planners, and consultants.

Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management

First International Conference, GISTAM 2015, Barcelona, Spain, April 28-30, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Cédric Grueau,Jorge Gustavo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319295896

Category: Computers

Page: 167

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management, held in Barcelona, Spain, in April 2015. The 10 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. The papers address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing. They concern information and communications technology (ICT) as well as management of information and knowledge-based systems.

Application of Geographical Information Systems and Soft Computation Techniques in Water and Water Based Renewable Energy Problems

Author: Mrinmoy Majumder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811062056

Category: Science

Page: 191

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This book highlights the application of Geographical Information System (GIS) and nature based algorithms to solve the problems of water and water based renewable energy resources. The irregularity in availability of resources and inefficiency in utilization of the available resources has reduced the potentiality of water and water based renewable energy resources. In recent years various soft computation methods (SCM) along with GIS were adopted to solve critical problems. The book collects various studies where many SCMs were used along with GIS to provide a solution for optimal utilization of natural resources for satisfying the basic needs of the population as well as fulfilling their burgeoning energy demands. The articles depict innovative application of soft computation techniques to identify the root cause and to mitigate the uncertainty for optimal utilization of the available water resources. The advantage of SCM and GIS were used to maximize the utilization of water resources under cost and time constraints in face of climatic abnormalities and effect of rapid urbanization.

Evaluation in Planning

Facing the Challenge of Complexity

Author: Nathaniel Lichfield,Angela Barbanente,Dino Borri,Abdul Khakee,Anna Prat

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401714959

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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This book is the result of a three day workshop on "Evaluation in theory and practice in spatial planning" held in Ramsey Hall, University College London, in September 1996. Some 30 people from 8 different countries attended and 20 papers were presented. The majority of them now form the basis for this book. This occasion was the third on the topic, the two preceding having taken place in Umea in June 1992 and in Bari in 1994. Following these three meetings, we can now say that this small, industrious, international family really enjoy meeting up from time to time at each others places, in the presence of older members and new children, each one presenting his/her own recent experiences. It particularly enjoys exchanging views and arguing about the current state and the future of evaluation in spatial planning (all families have their vices ... ). It is also pleasing to see these experiences and discussions resulting in a book for those who could not attend and for the broader clan in the field. Not long time ago, but ages in the accelerated academic time scale, evaluation in planning established its own role and distinct features as an instrument for helping the decision-making process. Now this role and these features are exposed to major challenges. First, the evolution of planning theory has lead to the conception of new planning paradigms, based on theories of complexity and communicative rationality.

Geographical Models with Mathematica

Author: Andre Dauphine

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0081022301

Category: Science

Page: 314

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Geographical Models with Mathematica provides a fairly comprehensive overview of the types of models necessary for the development of new geographical knowledge, including stochastic models, models for data analysis, for geostatistics, for networks, for dynamic systems, for cellular automata and for multi-agent systems, all discussed in their theoretical context. The author then provides over 65 programs, written in the Mathematica language, that formalize these models. Case studies are provided to help the reader apply these programs to their own studies. Provides theoretical, stochastic and dynamic system models Covers data science, both in a spatial and spatio-temporal analysis Presents a microstructural understanding of the mechanical behavior of granular materials

Spatial Analysis and Modeling in Geographical Transformation Process

GIS-based Applications

Author: Yuji Murayama,Rajesh Bahadur Thapa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400706712

Category: Science

Page: 302

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Currently, spatial analysis is becoming more important than ever because enormous volumes of spatial data are available from different sources, such as GPS, Remote Sensing, and others. This book deals with spatial analysis and modelling. It provides a comprehensive discussion of spatial analysis, methods, and approaches related to human settlements and associated environment. Key contributions with empirical case studies from Iran, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, and Japan that apply spatial analysis including autocorrelation, fuzzy, voronoi, cellular automata, analytic hierarchy process, artificial neural network, spatial metrics, spatial statistics, regression, and remote sensing mapping techniques are compiled comprehensively. The core value of this book is a wide variety of results with state of the art discussion including empirical case studies. It provides a milestone reference to students, researchers, planners, and other practitioners dealing the spatial problems on urban and regional issues. We are pleased to announce that this book has been presented with the 2011 publishing award from the GIS Association of Japan. We would like to congratulate the authors!

Skills and Techniques for Geography A-Level

Author: Michael Witherick,Garrett Nagle

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748731886

Category: A-level examinations

Page: 96

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E.P.I.C.S. is a series of topic books which will prove ideal for students of A-Level Geography. The series brings a fresh approach to topics of current interest.

China — Stratigraphy, Paleogeography and Tectonics

Author: Arthur A. Meyerhoff,M. Kamen-Kaye,Chin Chen,I. Taner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401137706

Category: Science

Page: 188

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all such systems are important, the Proterozoic column This volume concerns the geology of China, and it examinesthat concern by expositionsofthe stratigraphy, possibly is unique in its continuous sedimentary devel the paleogeography,and the tectonics ofthat remarkable opment and in its reference section of global rank. In paleogeography, this volume describes and illustra country. In this sense, therefore, our aims and purposes are explicit in the title. The senior author and his tes first the broad distribution of Proterozoic deposits. colleagues, furthermore, do not have in mind any special Succeeding descriptions and illustrations trace the ebb and flow of shallow marine waters across China as or specific audience. This volume is quite simply for all geologists. By far the majority will be those whose Phanerozoic time of more than 600 million years elapses native tongue is English, or those who understand from the beginning of the Cambrian to the present. In structure, this volume emphasizes the importance English. Not to be overlooked, moreover, is the large number ofChinese geologists who not only read English of paraplatforms, platforms, geosynclines, and great but also who themselves write studies in English that east-west zones of fracture in the Precambian, also the appear in publications in both their homeland and effects of these early structural elements on structure abroad. in the ensuing Phanerozoic. In the Phanerozoic itself, north-south stress developed in the pre-Phanerozoic A constantly growing interest in the geology of China continued through much of the Paleozoic.