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
GIS Based Chemical Fate Modeling: Principles and Applications
This book covers the integration of chemical fate modeling for use in Geographic Information System (GIS) functions. It features a practical and hands-on approach that's intended for modelers preparing maps of chemical emissions, and creating landscape and climate properties within a GIS, while chemical fate calculations are performed using specialized model codes. A relevant part of the book also discusses data retrieval and processing as a basis for modeling. As such, the book offers a one-stop reference for practitioners who wish to integrate GIS with chemical modeling.
- Alberto Pistocchi
- 2013-06-01, Wiley
GIS Environmental Modelling and Engineering
Focusing on modelling rather than on data collection or visualisation, GIS Environmental Modelling and Engineering discusses methods for predicting, assessing, and mitigating against adverse impacts that arise from continuing development and use of resources. It describes GIS, explains what they are, how the data are structured, and the most common types of functionality.
- Allan Brimicombe
- 2003-08-29, Taylor & Francis
GIS Modeling in Raster
The primary focus of this text is on the process of cartographic modeling and GIS modeling. The text goes beyond cartographic modeling to incorporate supplementary or complementary technologies and logics to show that spatio-temporal modeling is not limited to cartographic modeling, nor to Map Algebra. DeMers consistent, friendly and engaging style has been highly praised by reviewers of this title as well as users of his market leading Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems.
- Michael N. DeMers
- 2001-09-01, Wiley
GIS Programming: Concepts And Applications
Conventional GIS does not provide all the functions needed for geospatial processing. As a result, GIS customization and programming are becoming increasingly important. Focusing on automation and customization, this book describes concepts of computer programming in general and of GIS programming in particular. Python and Visual Basic for Application illustrate the geospatial techniques discussed in the text. Various applications further demonstrate concepts and methods. An included CD-ROM provides a wide range of hands-on exercises as well as sample data for programming. This complete reference is designed to bring professionals up to date in this rapidly evolving field.
- Zhi-Jun Liu and Rick Bunch
- 2013-04-01, Taylor & Francis
GIS Tutorial II: Spatial Analysis
ESRI Press has expanded its instructional workbook offerings to benefit geographic information system (GIS) users at the intermediate level.
Updated for ArcGIS Desktop 10, GIS Tutorial 2: Spatial Analysis Workbook, Second Edition offers hands-on exercises to help GIS users at the intermediate level continue to build problem-solving and analysis skills. Inspired by the ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis book series, GIS Tutorial 2 provides a system for GIS users to develop proficiency in various spatial analysis methods, including location analysis; change over time, location, and value comparisons; geographic distribution; pattern analysis; and cluster identification. Whether used in combination with the ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis books or by itself, GIS Tutorial 2 is the perfect tool for anyone who is ready to take their knowledge of GIS to the next level.
Also included is a fully functioning 180-day trial version of ArcGIS 10 software on DVD and a CD of data for working through the exercises.
- David W. Allen
- 2010-08-01, ESRI Press
GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis
GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis is a crime-mapping workbook for analysts and students of criminology. This book combines step-by-step tutorials with independent exercises to introduce key GIS skills, including data preparation, template building, and map production automation. Exercises teach readers skills needed in police departments across the nation. In addition to exercises, this book includes a 180-day trial version of ArcGIS Desktop 10® software and exercise-data. An instructor resource DVD is available on request.
- Wilpen L. Gorr and Kristen S. Kurland
- 2011-09-09, ESRI Press
GIS Tutorial for Health: Fifth Edition
GIS Tutorial for Health, fifth edition, teaches GIS and analysis skills to health professionals and students. Using health-care scenarios, the book demonstrates how to process and visualize health data to better manage services and support health-care policy.
GIS Tutorial for Health includes lessons and exercises on mapping basics, including creating map layers, editing features, and using spatial data. The fifth edition is compatible with ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. Exercise data is available for downloaded. Instructor resources are available separately.
GIS Tutorial for Health, fifth edition, is also available as an e-book (ISBN 9781589483736) and can be purchased at most e-book retailers.
- Kristen S. Kurland, Wilpen L. Gorr
- 2014-06-01, ESRI Press
GIS and Archaeological Site Location Modelling
Although archaeologists are using GIS technology at an accelerating rate, publication of their work has not kept pace. A state-of-the-art exploration the subject, GIS and Archaeological Site Location Modeling pulls together discussions of theory and methodology, scale, data, quantitative methods, and cultural resource management and uses location models and case studies to illustrate these concepts. This book, written by a distinguished group of international authors, reassesses the practice of predictive modeling as it now exists and examines how it has become useful in new ways.
A guide to spatial procedures used in archaeology, the book provides a comprehensive treatment of predictive modeling. It draws together theoretical models and case studies and explains how modeling may be applied to future projects. The book illustrates the various aspects of academic and practical applications of predictive modeling. It also discusses the need to assess the reliability of the results and the implications of reliability assessment on the further development of predictive models.
Of the books available on GIS, some touch on archaeological applications but few cover the topic in such depth. Both up to date and containing case studies from a wide range of geographical locations including Europe, the USA, and Australia, this book sets a baseline for future developments.
- Provides historical background of views on the development of predictive modeling in archaeology
- Discusses strengths and weaknesses of predictive modeling and how to optimize sampling and analysis techniques
- Identifies the challenges of modern modeling applications in compliance driven cultural-resource management
- Discusses quantitative and methodological issues such as spatial processes, Moran’s I, Geary’s C, and Bayesian statistical methods
- Examines the use of GIS and predictive modeling for archaeological research in compliance with national historic preservation legislation
- Explores practical applications of predictive modeling and GIS
- Mark W Mehrer and Konnie Wescott
- 2005-06-01, Taylor & Francis
GIS and Cartographic Modeling
GIS and Cartographic Modeling is a foundational work in the field of geographic information systems (GIS). An introduction to the concepts, conventions, and capabilities of map algebra as a general language, this book describes the analytical use of raster-based GIS. By focusing on the fundamentals of cartographic modeling techniques, C. Dana Tomlin illustrates concepts that can be applied to any GIS. This publication of GIS and Cartographic Modeling contains updated graphics and a new preface.
- C. Dana Tomlin
- 2012-10-01, ESRI Press