402 pages | 134 B/W Illus.
Integrating Scale in Remote Sensing and GIS serves as the most comprehensive documentation of the scientific and methodological advances that have taken place in integrating scale and remote sensing data. This work addresses the invariants of scale, the ability to change scale, measures of the impact of scale, scale as a parameter in process models, and the implementation of multiscale approaches as methods and techniques for integrating multiple kinds of remote sensing data collected at varying spatial, temporal, and radiometric scales. Researchers, instructors, and students alike will benefit from a guide that has been pragmatically divided into four thematic groups: scale issues and multiple scaling; physical scale as applied to natural resources; urban scale; and human health/social scale. Teeming with insights that elucidate the significance of scale as a foundation for geographic analysis, this book is a vital resource to those seriously involved in the field of GIScience.
"This book provides a new and comprehensive view of what scale means in today's rapidly advancing world of geographic information technologies. The authors and editors are some of the most reputable figures in the field, and passionate about creating more awareness of the importance of scale, and more knowledge of its properties and impacts. It is a very welcome addition to the literature on the topic, one that should be part of the library of every environmental or social scientist."
—Michael F. Goodchild, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
"This book is a superb mix of theory and a wide range of impactful applications, and at the same time integrates this with modern concepts and data sources such as complexity science and crowd-sourcing. I recommend this book to readers who are keen to understand the real world, and to know how to manipulate spatial and space-time data in a principled way."
—Peter M. Atkinson, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
"The scale is a fundamental concept in geographical analysis, and this book addresse[s] the importance of scale in remote sensing (or broadly GIScience) from different per-spectives. This well-organized book includes four themes (13 Chapters), namely scale/multi-scaling issues, physical scale, human scale, and social scale."
—Mingshu Wang, University of Twente, Netherlands
List of Figures
On Scale in Space, Time, and Space–Time
Keith C. Clarke and Ian J. Irmischer
Complexity and Geographic Scale
Dolores Jane Forbes
Scaling Geocomplexity and Remote Sensing
Fusion of Multiscaled Spatial and Temporal Data: Techniques and Issues
Bandana Kar and Edwin Chow
Error and Accuracy Assessment for Fused Data: Remote Sensing and GIS
Edwin Chow and Bandana Kar
Remote Sensing Techniques for Forest Fire Disaster Management: The FireHub Operational Platform
Charalampos Kontoes, Ioannis Papoutsis, Themistocles Herekakis, Emmanuela Ieronymidi, and Iphigenia Keramitsoglou
Geomorphometry and Mountain Geodynamics: Issues of Scale and Complexity
Michael P. Bishop and Iliyana D. Dobreva
Downscaling on Demand: Examples in Forest Canopy Mapping
Gordon M. Green, Sean C. Ahearn, and Wenge Ni-Meister
Multiscale Analysis of Urban Areas Using Mixing Models
Dar Roberts, Michael Alonzo, Erin B. Wetherley, Kenneth L. Dudley, and Phillip E. Dennison
Urban Road Extraction from Combined Data Sets of High-Resolution Satellite Imagery and Lidar Data
Minjuan Cheng and Qihao Weng
Integrating Remotely Sensed Climate and Environmental Information into Public Health
Pietro Ceccato, Stephen Connor, Tufa Dinku, Andrew Kruczkiewicz,, Jerrod Lessel, Alexandra Sweeney, and Madeleine C. Thomson
Scale in Disease Transmission, Surveillance, and Modeling
Remote Sensing and Socioeconomic Data Integration: Lessons from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center
Alex de Sherbinin