Landscape Archaeology and GIS
It is structured around principal themes in landscape archaeology, from desk-based assessment, data collection, data modelling and landscape analysis, right through to archiving and publication. This is the first book on GIS to focus specifically on landscape archaeology that is accessible to a wide readership. The work is extensively illustrated.
- Henry Chapman
- 2006-08-01, The History Press
Geographically Weighted Regression: The Analysis of Spatially Varying Relationships
Geographical Weighted Regression (GWR) is a modelling technique for local spatial analysis, one that allows local as opposed to global models of relationships to be formulated and calibrated. Developed by the authors, GWR is a technique with potentially widespread application. The only book on this technique, Geographically Weighted Regression: The Analysis of Spatially Varying Relationships covers all existing knowledge on GWR, from very basic concepts to advanced ideas on statistical inference for GWR models. Coverage includes the basic conceptual and mathematical frameworks of GWR, including a worked example of GWR showing the step-by-step procedures involved. GWR software, available on the associated Web site, is also introduced.
- A. Stewart Fotheringham, Chris Brunsdon and Martin Charlton
- 2002-08-01, Wiley
Quantitative Geography: Perspectives on Spatial Data Analysis
Integrating a discussion of the application of quantitative methods with practical examples, this book explains the philosophy of the new quantitative methodologies and contrasts them with the methods associated with geography's `Quantitative Revolution' of the 1960s. Key issues discussed include: the nature of modern quantitative geography; spatial data; geographical information systems; visualization; local analysis; point pattern analysis; spatial regression; and statistical inference. Concluding with a review of models used in spatial theory, the authors discuss the current challenges to spatial data analysis.
Written to be accessible, to communicate the diversity and excitement of recent thinking, Quantitative Geography will be required reading for students and researchers in any discipline where quantitative methods are used to analyse spatial data.
- A . Stewart Fotheringham, Chris Brunsdon and Martin Charlton
- 2000-01-01, SAGE Publications
Geography and Drug Addiction
The research in this book on the geographical context of drug addiction contributes to better understanding the etiology of addiction, its diffusion, its interaction with geographically variable environmental, social, and economic factors, and the strategies for its treatment and prevention. This book explores links between geography and drug abuse and identifies research ideas, connections, and research pathways which point to some promising avenues for future work in this area.
The topics explored in Geography and Drug Addiction include:
* Spatial patterns of drug use and addiction
* Linking spatial models with drug abuse research
* Interaction of social and environmental factors with biochemical processes of addiction
* Locational analyses of drug addiction treatment and service delivery facilities
* Neighborhood scale studies of geographic factors (including the built environment) and their interaction with drug addiction, treatment, or prevention
* Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to better understanding and respond to drug addiction
* Spatial diffusion modeling of addictive drug usage and its changing characteristics, including also predictive modeling
* Social epidemiology and GIS
This book will serve as an excellent resource to geographers and drug abuse researchers, including sociologists, epidemiologists, social scientists in general and public health researchers, both in policy and academia.
- Yonette F. Thomas, Douglas Richardson and Ivan Cheung (Editors)
- 2008-08-01, Springer
Geographic Information Systems and the Law : Mapping the Legal Frontiers
This book, avoiding technological and legal jargon, clarifies the issues of the rights, limitations, and responsibilities of GIS. Geographic Information Systems and the Law addresses the legal relations between those who provide data and those who use the data. Areas covered include; the legal regimes and economic aspects of GIS; contract law governing information technology; data and information in a digital age; legal liabilities — damages, negligence, and standards of care; public access and ownership of information; privacy and security issues — intellectual property and copyright and international law and the globalisation of information technology. The analysis is illustrated by an international range of case material from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
- George Cho
- 1998-06-01, Wiley
Applied GIS and Spatial Analysis
An applications-driven book dealing with commerically-sponsored spatial analysis research. Focuses on business and public sector planning case studies, offering readers a snapshot of the use of spatial analysis across a broad range of areas. Internationally-renowned editors and contributors present a broad variety of global applications, and demonstrate GIS components and spatial methodologies in practice.
- John Stillwell and Graham Clarke (Editors)
- 2003-09-01, Wiley
GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume One
GIS Applications in Agriculture examines ways that this powerful technology can help farmers produce a greater abundance of crops with more efficiency and at lower costs. Each chapter describes the nature of a problem, examines the purpose and scope of a GIS application, presents the methods used to develop the application, provides results, and offers a conclusion as well as supporting information. When appropriate, it presents the underlying statistical approach for the GIS software that is used. This text also includes a CD-ROM that features data sets and the full color maps produced by the use of GIS.
- Francis J. Pierce and David Clay
- 2007-02-12, Taylor & Francis
Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology
This book provides a practical, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the use of spatial statistics in epidemiology - the study of the incidence and distribution of diseases. Used appropriately, spatial analytical methods in conjunction with GIS and remotely sensed data can provide significant insights into the biological patterns and processes that underlie disease transmission. In turn, these can be used to understand and predict disease prevalence. This user-friendly text brings together the specialised and widely-dispersed literature on spatial analysis to make these methodological tools accessible to epidemiologists for the first time.
With its focus is on application rather than theory, Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology includes a wide range of examples taken from both medical (human) and veterinary (animal) disciplines, and describes both infectious diseases and non-infectious conditions. Furthermore, it provides worked examples of methodologies using a single data set from the same disease example throughout, and is structured to follow the logical sequence of description of spatial data, visualisation, exploration, modelling and decision support. This accessible text is aimed at graduate students and researchers dealing with spatial data in the fields of epidemiology (both medical and veterinary), ecology, zoology and parasitology, environmental science, geography and statistics.
- Dirk U. Pfeiffer and Timothy P. Robinson Mark Stevenson, Kim B. Stevens, David J. Rogers and Archie C.A. Clements
- 2008-05-29, Oxford University Press
GeoSpatial Visual Analytics; Geographical Information Processing and Visual Analytics for Environmental Security
The extremely wide range of often multidimensional environmental information made available at the global scale poses a great challenge to technologists and scientists and intelligence specialists, to find extremely sophisticated yet effective ways to provide access to very relevant data patterns within such a vast and highly dynamic information flow.
In the past years the domain of 3D scientific visualization has tried to provide a viable solution to operators willing to gain insight into the simulation results in a way that eases understanding of an evolving phenomenon. However 3D data visualization alone does not provide model and hypothesis-making and validation. In order to answer to this issue, in recent years research trends have brought to an effective combination of data mining and information visualization, often referred to as Visual Analytics (VA).
The main goal of this volume is to pin-point critical issues, to define a priority list to be addressed by the research agenda as well as to put forward recommendations and guidelines. The resulting volume tackles a wide range of application domains, all relevant to environmental security, it highlights current industrial trends, technological requirements and, last but not least, possible emerging market interests.
- R. De Amicis, R. Stojanovic and G. Conti (Editors)
- 2009-08-01, Springer
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