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Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology

2nd Edition

Edited by John D. Bossler, James B. Campbell, Robert B. McMaster, Chris Rizos

CRC Press

854 pages | 47 Color Illus. | 218 B/W Illus.

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Following in the tradition of its popular predecessor, the Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology, Second Edition continues to be the authoritative volume that covers all aspects of the field, both basic and applied, and includes a focus on initiating, planning, and managing GIS projects. This comprehensive resource, which contains contributions from 53 leading experts and professors in the areas of GIS, GPS, and remote sensing, reflects the very latest advances in the technology, applications, and usage of the geospatial sciences in many key disciplines, from natural resource analysis to transportation planning.

Significantly updated and expanded, this reader-friendly manual introduces the fundamentals in mathematics and physics needed to perform area-wide mapping, inventory, data conversion, and analysis. The text maintains a focus on the practical aspects of these technologies and remains the only resource to cover the areas of GIS, GPS, and remote sensing with such breadth and clarity. An expanded index, new and revised figures, a color insert, and an easier to read format are among the many improvements to this edition.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Revised chapters reflecting the changes that have occurred in the technology, applications, and usage of geospacial science
  • Coverage of GIS applications in automobile navigation and enterprise-wide applications
  • A new chapter devoted to basic statistics and least squares solutions
  • Expanded international scope that addresses the other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), including the Russian Federation system (GLONASS), the Chinese system (COMPASS), and the European space agency system (GALILEO)
  • A new chapter covering Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)
  • A new chapter that addresses privacy issues, legal concerns, and the emerging field of public participation GIS (PPGIS)
  • New material on the expanding field of geovisualization

The text presents many real-world applications, including road map navigation using GPS, as well as problems associated with mapping, inventory of land parcels, and data analysis. Complete with helpful references, decision making tools, and many new case studies, this time-saving resource provides the practical understanding required to harness the potential of these dynamic technologies.

Table of Contents


An Introduction to Geospatial Science and Technology, J.D. Bossler

Coordinates and Coordinate Systems, J.D. Bossler

Datums and Geospatial Reference Systems, J.D. Bossler and R. Snay

Coordinate Transformations, A.F. Habib

Basic Electromagnetic Radiation, C.J. Merry

Data Analysis, C.D. Ghilani


Introducing the Global Positioning System, C. Rizos

Fundamentals of GPS Signals and Data, H.Z. Abidin

GPS Positioning Models for Single Point and Baseline Solutions, C. Rizos and D.A. Grejner-Brzezinska

GPS Instrumentation Issues, D.A. Grejner-Brzezinska

Making Sense of GNSS Techniques, C. Rizos

GPS Projects: Some Planning Issues, C. Rizos, D. Smith, S. Hilla, J. Evjen, and W. (Bill) Henning

Carrying Out a GPS Surveying/Mapping Task, C. Rizos, D. Smith, S. Hilla, J. Evjen, and W. (Bill) Henning

Servicing the GPS/GNSS User, G. Lachapelle, P. Héroux, and S. Ryan

GPS, GNSS, and the Future, C. Rizos


Photogrammetry for Remote Sensing, R. (Ron) Li and C. Liu

Remote-Sensing Analysis: From Project Design to Implementation, T.A. Warner

Remote-Sensing Systems for Operational and Research Use, J.A.N. van Aardt, M. Lück-Vogel, W. Lück, and J.D. Althausen

Information Extraction from Remotely Sensed Data, J.B. Campbell

Image Processing Software for Remote Sensing, M. Voss, R. Sugumaran, and D. Ershov

How to Assess the Accuracy of Maps Generated from Remotely Sensed Data, R.G. Congalton

Emerging Markets for Satellite and Aerial Imagery, J. Campbell, T.E. Hardy, and R.C. Barnard

Airborne LIDAR Mapping, A.F. Habib

Selected Scientific Analyses and Practical Applications of Remote Sensing: Examples from the Coast, T.R. Allen and Y. Wang

Remote Sensing—A Look to the Future, J.B. Campbell and V.V. Salomonson


Geographic Information Systems and Science, R.B. McMaster and S.M. Manson

GIS Fundamentals, D. Bennett and M. Armstrong

Geographic Data Structures, M. Yuan

Spatial Analysis and Modeling, M.F. Goodchild

Spatial Data Quality, J. Morrison and H. Veregin

Cartography and Visualization, R.B. McMaster and I. Muehlenhaus

Carrying Out a GIS Project, R. Somers

Geographic Information Science and Society, R.B. McMaster and F. Harvey


Biophysical and Human-Social Applications, D. Ghosh and R.B. McMaster

Local Government Applications: Toward E-Governance, Z. Nedovic´ -Budic´

Geographic Information Technology in State Governments of the United States, D. Mockert

National, International, and Global Activities in Geospatial Science: Toward a Global Spatial Data Infrastructure, J.J. Moeller and M.E. Reichardt

Private Sector Applications, J.C. Antenucci, R. Antenucci, and J. Woodson Smith

Geospatial Solutions for Utility Infrastructure: A Summary of the Use of GIT in Utilities Today, M.A. Stewart and K. Hail


About the Editors

John D. Bossler is a consultant and also Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, specializing in GIS, GPS, and remote sensing. He is retired from the positions of Professor and Director of the Center for Mapping at The Ohio State University, Columbus. Previously, he was director of both the National Geodetic Survey and the Coast and Geodetic Survey. He has authored over 100 papers in the fields mentioned.

Subject Categories

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