Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology
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 (PPGI
Table of Contents
Prerequisites. An Introduction to Geospatial Science and Technology. Coordinates and Coordinate Systems. Datums and Geospatial Reference Systems. Coordinate Transformations. Basic Electromagnetic Radiation. Data Analysis. Global Positioning System. Introducing the Global Positioning System. Fundamentals of GPS Signals and Data. GPS Positioning Models for Single Point and Baseline Solutions. GPS Instrumentation Issues. Making Sense of GNSS Techniques. GPS Projects: Some Planning Issues. Carrying Out a GPS Surveying/Mapping Task. Servicing the GPS/GNSS User. GPS, GNSS, and the Future. Remote Sensing Photogrammetry for Remote Sensing. Remote-Sensing Analysis: From Project Design to Implementation. Remote-Sensing Systems for Operational and Research Use. Information Extraction from Remotely Sensed Data. Image Processing Software for Remote Sensing. How to Assess the Accuracy of Maps Generated from Remotely Sensed Data. Emerging Markets for Satellite and Aerial Imagery. Airborne LIDAR Mapping. Selected Scientific Analyses and Practical Applications of Remote Sensing: Examples from the Coast. Remote Sensing—A Look to the Future. Geographic Information Systems. Geographic Information Systems and Science. GIS Fundamentals. Geographic Data Structures. Spatial Analysis and Modeling. Spatial Data Quality. Cartography and Visualization. Carrying Out a GIS Project. Geographic Information Science and Society. Applications. Biophysical and Human-Social Applications. Local Government Applications: Toward E-Governance. Geographic Information Technology in State Governments of the United States. National, International, and Global Activities in Geospatial Science: Toward a
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.