Handbook of Surveillance Technologies, Third Edition
From officially sanctioned, high-tech operations to budget spy cameras and cell phone video, this updated and expanded edition of a bestselling handbook reflects the rapid and significant growth of the surveillance industry. The Handbook of Surveillance Technologies, Third Edition is the only comprehensive work to chronicle the background and current applications of the full-range of surveillance technologies offering the latest in surveillance and privacy issues.
* Addresses a broad spectrum of surveillance techniques, from online tracking, GPS, GIS, and satellite surveillance to sonar and biometric surveillance systems.
* Offers up-to-date information that reflects recent developments in legal statutes and privacy concerns.
* Covers the latest surveillance technology, techniques, and applications including social media, GPS circuits in cell phones and PDAs and Google street-viewing technology.
- J.K. Petersen
- 2012-01-23, Taylor & Francis
Historical GIS: Technologies, Methodologies, and Scholarship
Historical GIS is an emerging field that uses Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to research the geographies of the past. Ian Gregory and Paul Ell present the first study comprehensively to define this emerging field, exploring all aspects of using GIS in historical research. A GIS is a form of database in which every item of data is linked to a spatial location. This technology offers unparalleled opportunities to add insight and rejuvenate historical research through the ability to identify and use the geographical characteristics of data. Historical GIS introduces the basic concepts and tools underpinning GIS technology, describing and critically assessing the visualisation, analytical and e-science methodologies that it enables and examining key scholarship where GIS has been used to enhance research debates. The result is a clear agenda charting how GIS will develop as one of the most important approaches to scholarship in historical geography.
- Ian N. Gregory and Paul S. Ell
- 2007-12-13, Cambridge University Press
Hydrogeological Conceptual Site Models: Data Analysis and Visualization
A reference for students, researchers, and practicing professionals, this book covers conceptual site model (CSM) development, spatial data analysis, and visual data presentation for hydrogeology and groundwater remediation. It provides numerous examples of full color charts, graphs, cross-sections, maps, and 3D graphics for the presentation of environmental data. It clearly outlines the required elements of a CSM, offering proven tips and techniques based on the authors’ experience.
The author details data analysis methods such as kriging, geospatial processing with GIS, and groundwater modeling and includes practical real-life examples. He also presents case studies in groundwater remediation, including technical impracticability and water supply.
- Neven Kresic and Alex Mikszewski
- 2012-07-16, Taylor & Francis
Hydroinformatics: Data Integrative Approaches in Computation, Analysis and Modeling
Modern hydrology is more interdisciplinary than ever. Staggering amounts and varieties of information pour in from GIS and remote sensing systems every day, and this information must be collected, interpreted, and shared efficiently. Hydroinformatics: Data Integrative Approaches in Computation, Analysis, and Modeling introduces the tools, approaches, and system considerations necessary to take full advantage of the abundant hydrological data available today.
Linking hydrological science with computer engineering, networking, and database science, this book lays a pedagogical foundation in the concepts underlying developments in hydroinformatics. It begins with an introduction to data representation through Unified Modeling Language (UML), followed by digital libraries, metadata, the basics of data models, and Modelshed, a new hydrological data model. Building on this platform, the book discusses integrating and managing diverse data in large datasets, data communication issues such as XML and Grid computing, the basic principles of data processing and analysis including feature extraction and spatial registration, and modern methods of soft computing such as neural networks and genetic algorithms.
Today, hydrological data are increasingly rich, complex, and multidimensional. Providing a thorough compendium of techniques and methodologies, Hydroinformatics: Data Integrative Approaches in Computation, Analysis, and Modeling is the first reference to supply the tools necessary to confront these challenges successfully.
- Praveen Kumar, Mike Folk, Momcilo Markus, Jay C. Alameda and Peter Bajcsy
- 2005-11-02, Taylor & Francis
Infectious Diseases: A Geographical Analysis
The last four decades of human history have seen the emergence of an unprecedented number of 'new' infectious diseases: the familiar roll call includes AIDS, Ebola, H5N1 influenza, hantavirus, hepatitis E, Lassa fever, legionnaires' and Lyme diseases, Marburg fever, Rift Valley fever, SARS, and West Nile. The outbreaks range in scale from global pandemics that have brought death and misery to millions, through to self-limiting outbreaks of mainly local impact. Some outbreaks have erupted explosively but have already faded away; some grumble along or continue to devastate as now persistent features in the medical lexicon; in others, a huge potential threat hangs uncertainly and worryingly in the air. Some outbreaks are merely local, others are worldwide.
This book looks at the epidemiological and geographical conditions which underpin disease emergence. What are the processes which lead to emergence? Why now in human history? Where do such diseases emerge and how do they spread or fail to spread around the globe? What is the armoury of surveillance and control measures that may curb the impact of such diseases? But, uniquely, it sets these questions on the modern period of disease emergence in an historical context. First, it uses the historical record to set recent events against a much broader temporal canvas, finding emergence to be a constant theme in disease history rather than one confined to recent decades. It concludes that it is the quantitative pace of emergence, rather than its intrinsic nature, that separates the present period from earlier centuries. Second, it looks at the spatial and ecological setting of emergence, using hundreds of specially-drawn maps to chart the source areas of new diseases and the pathways of their spread.
The book is divided into three main sections: Part 1 looks at early disease emergence, Part 2 at the processes of disease emergence, and Part 3 at the future for emergent diseases.
- A. D. Cliff, M.R. Smallman-Raynor, P. Haggett, D.F. Stroup and S.B. Thacker
- 2009-07-30, Oxford University Press
Information Fusion and Geographic Information Systems: Proceedings of the Third International Workshop
Workshop Proceedings introduce research results received in the areas of information integration, development of GIS and GIS-applications for a wide spectrum of information systems varying considerably in purpose and scale. The new class of GIS - intelligent GIS - is considered, including principles of their building and programming technologies. Special attention is drawn to ontologies’ development and their use in GIS and GIS-applications.
- Vasily Popovich, Manfred Schrenk and Kyrill Korolenko (Editors)
- 2007-04-01, Springer
Information Technology and Evidence-Based Social Work Practice
Learn to use the latest technological advances in evidence-based social work
Social work practice can be positively or negatively impacted by the advance of technology. Advances and applications must be up-to-date as possible, yet they may be ineffective if not simple enough to easily learn and use. Information Technology and Evidence-Based Social Work presents leading social work experts exploring the latest technological advances and the innovative practical applications which can be used effectively in evidence-based social work. Students and practitioners get creative practical advice on how best understand technology and apply it to their work.
Information Technology and Evidence-Based Social Work is divided into four sections. The first section provides the context for understanding the technological link between social work and evidence-based practice. The second section presents examples of how information technology can be used to effectively teach students and practitioners in the field. Section three explores ways to implement technology for use by clients. The fourth section summarizes and then takes a look at the future of technology in evidence-based social work. Chapters include questions for practitioners and for clients to illuminate the current and future issues surrounding technology and evidence-based practice. The text also includes extensive references, and useful tables and figures.
Topics in Information Technology and Evidence-Based Social Work include:
* the impact of technology on social work
* computer-assisted evidence-based practice
* customized web-based technology and its use in clinical supervision
* enhanced technology-based evidence-based practice model and its applicability to large human service organizations.
* using information technology to provide evidence for planning and evaluating programs
* using technology in advocacy
* the geographic information system (GIS) as a useful tool in all aspects of programs and policies
* evaluating practice through information technology
* the development and evaluation of an online social work service
* psychotherapeutic group intervention for family caregivers over the Internet
* support group online chat
* a case study of how Internet chat group technology can be implemented with cancer survivors
* technology as a service learning mechanism for promoting positive youth development in a community-based setting
* a model which can be used to collect information and—by using best evidence available—arrive at a confident decision
* and more!
Information Technology and Evidence-Based Social Work is timely, stimulating reading for educators, undergraduate students, graduate students, and practitioners in the fields of social work, psychology, and public administration.
- Judith Dunlop and Michael J Holosko (Editors)
- 2007-01-03, Taylor & Francis
Innovations in 3D Geoinformation Science
3D GeoInfo aims to bring together international state-of-the-art research and facilitate the dialogue on emerging topics in the field of 3D geo-information. The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum in the fields of 3D data collection and modeling; reconstruction and methods for 3D representation; data management for maintenance of 3D geo-information or 3D data analysis and visualization. The book covers the best papers from 3D GeoInfo held in Istanbul in November 2013.
- State-of-the-art research findings from leading researchers in 3D Geo Information Sciences
- Specific focus on 3D Geospatial Data Modeling and Management
Includes leading-edge technologies such as Web-of-Things, Service and
- Cloud Oriented Architectures
- Provides a global perspective on the most recent research in 3D Geo Information Sciences
- Alias Abdul-Rahman, Sisi Zlatanova and Volker Coors (Editors)
- 2006-08-01, Springer
Intelligent Positioning: GIS-GPS Unification
GIS and GPS integration is happening in research and commercial activities worldwide, however this is the first GIS-GPS integration book to look at applications that combine GIS and GPS to provide one solution. It begins by providing readers with technical overviews of GPS and GIS and their integration, and then focuses on a selection of R&D activities in applications ranging from intelligent transport systems to real time location based tourist information systems.
*Provides overview chapters on GIS, GPS and GIS-GPS integration for readers who are less familiar with either system.
*Based on the authors' own research and development activities in both the UK and the US.
*Includes case studies in each chapter to illustrate how research support can lead to end-product/commercial activities.
- George Taylor and Geoff Blewitt
- 2006-04-01, Wiley
Intelligent Systems for Crisis Management
There have been major advances in technologies to support crisis response in the last few years. However, many aspects related to the efficient collection and integration of geo-information, applied semantics and situation awareness for disaster management are still open. To advance the systems and make them intelligent, an extensive collaboration is required between emergency responders, disaster managers, system designers and researchers. To facilitate this process the Geo-information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM) conference has been organized since 2005. Gi4DM is coordinated by the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JB GIS) and the ad-hoc Committee on Risk and Disaster Management. This volume presents the results of the Gi4DM 2012 conference, held in Enschede, the Netherlands, on 13-15 December . It contains a selection of around 30 scientific and 25 best-practice peer-reviewed papers. The 2012 Gi4DM focuses on the intelligent use of geo-information, semantics and situation awareness.
- Zlatanova, S.; Peters, R.; Dilo, A.; Scholten, H
- 2013-04-01, Springer