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GIS for Coastal Zone Management

1st Edition

Edited by Darius Bartlett, Jennifer Smith

CRC Press

344 pages | 18 Color Illus. | 85 B/W Illus.

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Increasingly used to analyze and manage marine and coastal zones, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide a powerful set of tools for integrating and processing spatial information. These technologies are increasingly used in the management and analysis of the coastal zone. Supplying the guidance necessary to use these tools, GIS for Coastal Zone Management explores key technical, theoretical, and applications issues. Drawing on the practical experience of experts in the field, the book discusses recent developments and specific applications.

A comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date overview of the state-of-the-art in coastal zone GIS applications, this down-to-earth and practical book puts the science in a management context. The chapters present groundbreaking coastal applications of GIS based decision support tools, spatial data infrastructures, remote sensing technology including LiDAR and CASI, and more. Covering a broad range of topics by international experts, the logical organization supplies a flow and structure to the entire book that makes the information not only easily accessible but immediately applicable.

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"A comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date overview of the state-of-the-art in coastal zone GIS applications, this practical book puts the science in a management context. … Covering a broad range of topics by international experts, the logical organization supplies a flow and structure to the entire book that makes the information not only easily accessible but immediately applicable."

- Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 2004

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Table of Contents

Foreword, R. Furness and A. Sherin

Preface, D. Bartlett and J. Smith

Coastal Spatial Data Infrastructure, R. Longhorn

Bridging the Land-Sea Divide Through Digital Techologies, S. Gomm

A Comparative Study of Shoreline Mapping Techniques, R. Li, K. Di and R. Ma

Monitoring Coastal Environments Using Remote Sensing and GIS, P.S.Y. Pan

Spatial Uncertainty in Marine and Coastal GIS, E. Bruce

New Directions for Coastal and Marine Monitoring: Web Mapping and Mobile Application Technologies, S. Ng'ang'a Macharia

Exploring the Optimum Spatial Resolution for Satellite Imagery: a Coastal Area Case Study, C.-s.Hwang and C. Yong Ku

Visualisation for Coastal Zone Management, S.R. Jude, A.P. Jones, and J.E. Andrews

Application of a Decision Support System in the Development of a Hydrodynamic Model for a Coastal Area, R. Mayerle, and F. Toro

Decision-Making in the Coastal Zone using Hydrodynamic Modelling with a GIS interface, J. Populus, L. Loubersac, J.-F. Le Roux, F. Dumas, V. Cummins, and . Sutton

Towards an Institutional GIS for the Iroise Sea (France), F. Gourmelon and I. Le Berre

Culture Intermixing, the Diffusion of GIS and its Application to Coastal Management in Developing Countries, D. Bartlett and R. Sudarshana

The Use of GIS to Enhance Communications of Cultural and Natural Resources and Contamination, J.A. Lindsay, T.J. Simon, A.D. Lestenkof, and P.A. Zavadil

GIS Applications in Coastal Management: A View from the Developing World, P.C. Nwilo

High-Resolution Elevation and Image Data Within the Bay of Fundy Coastal Zone, Nova Scotia, Canada, T. Webster, M. Christian, C. Sangster, and D. Kingston

Mapping and Analysing Historical Shoreline Changes Using GIS, C.A. Schupp, E.R. Thieler, and J.F. O'Connell

GIS for Assessing Land-Based Activities that Pollute Coastal Environments, J.I. Euán-Avila, M.A. Liceaga-Correa, and H. Rodriguez-Sánchez

Applying the Geospatial Technologies to Estuary Environments, D.R. Green and S.D. King

A Territorial Information System (TIS) for the Management of the Seine Estuary - Environmental and Management Applications, J.-C. Bourcier

Developing and Environmental Oil Spill Sensitivity Atlas for the West Greenland Coastal Zone, A. Mosbech, D. Boertmann, L. Grøndahl, F. von Platen, S.S. Nielsen, N. Nielsen, M. Rasch and H. Kapel

Environment Canada's Atlantic Sensitivity Mapping Program, A. Laflamme, S.R. Leblanc, R.J. Percy

Epilogue: Addressing the Challenge of Integrated Coastal Zone Management, J. Smith and D. Bartlett

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems