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1st Edition

Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology

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ISBN 9780748409242
Published November 22, 2001 by CRC Press
648 Pages

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Book Description

Professionals in local and national government and in the private sector frequently need to draw on Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), often in an integrated manner. This manual shows a hands-on operator how to work across the range of geospatial science and technology, whether as a user or as a contractor of services employing these technologies, and without either specialist education or substantial experience.

The manual covers the fundamentals of each of these topical areas, providing the requisite mathematics, computer science and physics necessary to understand how the technologies work, assuming some elementary background in calculus and physics. It also shows how the technologies can be used together and focuses on their commonalities. A number of applications such as mapping and environmental modeling are presented, and a website accompanies the book.

Table of Contents

Prerequisites. Background. Remote Sensing. Geographical Information Systems. Applications Using GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing .

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