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Digital Modelling for Urban Design

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Digital Modelling for Urban Design While there is a rich array of urban theory, design, and representation books available, there is currently no book which brings together, in a single volume, urban design theory and new digital technologies in urban information mapping, modeling, and 3D simulation. Based on two decades of practicing and teaching architecture, author Brian McGrath's Digital Modelling for Urban Design explores the new theories and technologies of digital modelling, focusing on how to create moving and interactive 3D drawing, skills useful in the context of urban theory, and design and representation. Fully illustrated with original maps, 3D models, and drawings and photographs, this innovative work introduces digital modelling to students, architects, designers, and planners interested in the processes key to shaping the urban environment.

Author: 
Brian McGrath
Published: 
2008-10-01, Wiley
ISBN: 
978-0-470-03477-4

Digital Soil Mapping

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Digital Soil Mapping The book compiles the main ideas and methodologies that have been proposed and tested within these last fifteen years in the field of Digital Soil Mapping (DSM). Begining with current experiences of soil information system developments in various regions of the world, this volume presents states of the art of different topics covered by DSM: Conception and handling of soil databases, sampling methods, new soil spatial covariates, Quantitative spatial modelling, Quality assessment and representation of DSM outputs. This book provides a solid support to students, researchers and engineers interested in modernising soil survey approaches with numerical techniques. It is also of great interest for potential soil data users.

Author: 
Philippe Lagacherie, Alex McBratney and Marc Voltz
Published: 
2006-12-01, Elsevier
ISBN: 
978-0-444-52958-9

Digital Soil Mapping with Limited Data

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Digital Soil Mapping with Limited Data There has been considerable expansion in the use of digital soil mapping technologies and development of methodologies that improve digital soil mapping at all scales and levels of resolution. These developments have occurred in all parts of the world in the past few years and also in countries where it was previously absent. There is almost always a shortage of data in soil research and its applications and this may lead to unsupported statements, poor statistics, misrepresentations and ultimately bad resource management. In digital soil mapping, maximum use is made of sparse data and this book contains useful examples of how this can be done.

This book focuses on digital soil mapping methodologies and applications for areas where data are limited, and has the following sections (i) introductory papers, (ii) dealing with limited spatial data infrastructures, (iii) methodology development, and (iv) examples of digital soil mapping in various parts of the globe (including USA, Brazil, UK, France, Czech Republic, Honduras, Kenya, Australia). The final chapter summarises priorities for digital soil mapping.

Author: 
Alfred E. Hartemink, Alex McBratney and Maria de Lourdes Mendonça-Santos (Editors)
Published: 
2008-08-01, Springer
ISBN: 
978-1-4020-8591-8

Digital Terrain Modelling

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Digital Terrain Modelling This publication is the first book on the development and application of digital terrain modelling for regional planning and policy support. It is a compilation of research results by international research groups at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre providing scientific support to the development and implementation of EU environmental policy. Applications include the pan-European River and Catchment Database, European Flood Alert System, European Digital Soil Database and alternative solar energy resources, all discussed in a GIS framework in the context of the INfrastructure for SPatial InfoRmation in Europe (INSPIRE). This practice-oriented book is recommended to practicing environmental modellers and GIS experts working on regional planning and policy support applications.

Author: 
Robert J. Peckham and Jordan Gyozo (Editors)
Published: 
2007-01-01, Springer
ISBN: 
3-540-36730-6

Digital Terrain Modelling: Principles and Methodology

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Digital Terrain Modelling: Principles and Methodology Written by experts, Digital Terrain Modeling: Principles and Methodology provides comprehensive coverage of recent developments in the field. The topics include terrain analysis, sampling strategy, acquisition methodology, surface modeling principles, triangulation algorithms, interpolation techniques, on-line and off-line quality control in data acquisition, DTM accuracy assessment and mathematical models for DTM accuracy prediction, multi-scale representation, data management, contouring, visual analysis (or visualization), the derivation of various types of terrain parameters, and future development and applications.

Author: 
Zhilin Li , Qing Zhu and Christopher Gold
Published: 
2005-01-01, Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 
9780415324625

Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground

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Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground In Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground (University of Chicago Press, 2012) medical geographer Tom Koch makes a new, and important argument: It is in the mapping of individual cases of illness as group events that we have come to understand disease as a public thing affecting general populations. Maps become, in this telling, the workbench on which a collection of individual cases are combined to create a single health event, seen in place. It is thus in the mapping, and the environmental thinking that mapping promotes, that theories about this or that disease (and health in general) are first formulated and then tested.

This is not something new, but rather something old that has become increasingly important as immigration and trade carried disease around the world. Our understanding of disease as a public thing began in the 1500's with an anatomical atlas and an atlas of the world, the two together presaging a way of knowing that continues today. From this start maps became the medium in which symptoms were collected into databases whose cases became a single event: an outbreak of plague in the seventeenth century, for example. By the end of the eighteenth century the map was become a principal medium in which theories of diseases like cancer, cholera, typhoid fever, and so on were proposed and then tested in maps of local outbreaks.

Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground, tells this story of disease through a collection of maps in which local outbreaks, national epidemics, and international pandemics were formulated. From seventeenth century plague to twenty-first century cancer: all present disease as a communal thing, something lodged in the environment and presented in a way that insisted on theorizing and testing as a way of understanding. Here, too, are the origins of health and disease not merely as private calamities but as public health events to which the response must be public and official, not simply personal.

Author: 
Tom Koch
Published: 
2011-06-30, Chicago University Press
ISBN: 
0226449351
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Dynamic and Mobile GIS: Investigating Changes in Space and Time

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Dynamic and Mobile GIS: Investigating Changes in Space and Time Consisting primarily of papers presented at the GIS Research UK Conference held at the University of Glasgow, Dynamic and Mobile GIS: Investigating Changes in Space and Time provides a contemporary overview of the representation, processing, visualization, and update of dynamic spatio-temporal events using the GIS environment. This book highlights innovations in technology, new ways of modeling both spatial objects and dynamic processes affecting them, and advances in visualization. Featuring contributions from established GIS workers, this text presents the current state-of-the-art in key aspects of mobile and dynamic GIS, exploring important research directions and future challenges.

Author: 
Jane Drummond, Roland Billen, Elsa João and David Forrest
Published: 
2006-11-01, Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 
9780849390920

Dynamic Trip Modelling: From Shopping Centres to the Internet

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Dynamic Trip Modelling: From Shopping Centres to the Internet Walking from a parked car to a shop, driving to a planned or unplanned shopping centre and virtual exchanges through the Internet are all part of 21st century trips in human activity spaces. Can these diversified types of trips be linked in a common framework?

In a bold and innovative analysis, the author shows how such a diversity of trips can be linked by a universal vision of spatial interaction modelling. He uses one special differential equation, describing exchanges between time lines, to model both real and virtual trips to shopping centres and through the Internet. These theoretical time lines are part of a time-space convergence, a concept that appeared in the time geography literature at the end of the 1960s. Whilst the spatial contexts are different, the process of time exchanges is the same for both real and virtual trips. It is shown how distance decay is fundamental to this type of interaction and is dependent on the time boundary defining the exchange. Time boundaries can be defined as the trading hours of shopping centres or by the rotation of the Earth. The startling conclusion is that distance does matter, not only in walking to shops, but in defining the movement of internet traffic.

Author: 
Robert Baker
Published: 
2005-12-01, Springer
ISBN: 
1-4020-4345-7

Earth Observation of Global Changes (EOGC)

GIS RS Over 50 GBP Hard Copy

Earth Observation of Global Changes (EOGC) This book provides a collection of selected articles that have been submitted to the Earth Observation and Global Changes (EOGC2011) Conference. All articles have been carefully reviewed by an international board of top-level experts. The book covers a wide variety of topics including Physical Geodesy, Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, High-Resolution and Fast-Revisiting Remote Sensing Satellite Systems, Global Change & Change Detection, Spatial Modelling, GIS & Geovisualization. The articles document concrete results of current studies related to Earth Sciences. The book is intended for researchers and experts working in the area of Spatial Data Analysis, Environmental Monitoring/Analysis, Global Change Monitoring and related fields.

Author: 
Krisp, J.M.; Meng, L.; Pail, R.; Stilla, U.
Published: 
2013-02-01, Springer
ISBN: 
978-3-642-32714-8

Earth System Modelling Software: Tools, Standards, and Environments

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Earth System Modelling Software: Tools, Standards, and Environments This book of collected articles is dedicated to the development and use of software for earth system modelling and aims at bridging the gap between IT solutions and climate science. The usefulness of coupling infrastructures and data management will be discussed, along with strategies and tools for pre- and post-processing and coupling software and strategies in regional and global models.

Author: 
Reinhard Budich and René Redler (Editors)
Published: 
2010-04-01, Springer
ISBN: 
978-3-540-75342-1
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