Introduction to GIS for the Petroleum Industry
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide a natural fit for the petroleum industry. Almost all petroleum operations can be geospatially defined then linked to GPS, aerial photographs, remote sensing, tabular data sets, and other real-time and historical information flows. In addition, the implementation of GIS can reduce costs associated with redundancy, standardization, data management, and information automation. Beginning with the well prospect and ending at the gas pump, petroleum professionals involved in upstream, midstream, and downstream activities can use GIS for site selection, cross-functional and organizational communications, and economic and market analysis. This introduction outlines the fundamentals of GIS and how it can be used in the petroleum industry. Using nontechnical language, Gaddy explores how to plan, implement, and operate a GIS program.
- Dean Gaddy
- 2003-09-01, PenWell Books
Terrain Analysis: Principles and Applications
The only reference on the use of GIS and related technologies in terrain analysis In this landmark publication, reflecting the collaborative effort of thirteen research groups based in four countries, leading experts detail how GIS and related technologies, such as GPS and remote sensing, are now being used, with the aid of computer modeling, in terrain analysis. Continuing the innovative work of Professor Ian Moore, a visionary who saw terrain analysis as a robust method for modeling the large areas and complex spatial patterns of environmental systems, Terrain Analysis puts into action TAPES, or Terrain Analysis Programs for Environmental Sciences, Dr. Moore's innovative tool for terrain analysis. The book's contributors describe how TAPES are applied to specific geomorphologic problems, explain the algorithms used in current terrain analysis software, and examine the interpretation and use of terrain attributes in predictive models. With expert coverage of terrain analysis in the digital age, Terrain Analysis will be welcomed by ecologists, environmental engineers, geographers, and hydrologists who increasingly depend on GIS, GPS, and remote sensing.
- John P. Wilson and John C. Gallant (Editors)
- 2000-08-01, Wiley
GIS and Spatial Analysis in Veterinary Science
This book is probably the first to review the subject of geographical information systems (including remote sensing) and spatial analysis as applied to veterinary science. Topics covered include the application of GIS to epidemic disease response, to companion animal epidemiology and to the management of wildlife diseases. There are also chapters on more general issues such as parallels with human health and spatial statistics in the biomedical sciences.
- P. A. Durr and A. C. Gatrell
- 2004-12-01, CABI Publishing
Recent Developments in Spatial Analysis: Spatial Statistics, Behavioural Modelling and Computational Intelligence
In recent years, spatial analysis has become an increasingly active field, as evidenced by the establishment of educational and research programs at many universities. Its popularity is due mainly to new technologies and the development of spatial data infrastructures. This book illustrates some recent developments in spatial analysis, behavioural modelling, and computational intelligence. World renown spatial analysts explain and demonstrate their new and insightful models and methods. The applications are in areas of societal interest such as the spread of infectious diseases, migration behaviour, and retail and agricultural location strategies. In addition, there is emphasis on the uses of new technologoies for the analysis of spatial data through the application of neural network concepts.
- Manfred M. Fischer and Arthur Getis (Editors)
- 1997-05-01, Springer
Flood Control and Drainage Engineering (third edition)
This book, although intended for a wide range of users, is primarily written as course material on flood control and drainage engineering for students of civil engineering with specializations in water resources, hydraulic and environmental engineering, at the final year undergraduate level and post-graduate level.
This third edition of the book is thoroughly revised to accommodate recent developments in the area of remote sensing, information technology and GIS technology to deal with problems of flood forecasting, flood plain prioritization and flood hazard zoning. Apart from the above, new additions have been made to deal with design of engineering measures for flood control, drainage improvement, especially with regard to salinity and coastal aquifer management from the ingress of sea water. Design of engineering measures for floods requires knowledge of hydrology to estimate design flood and to apply flood routing techniques, reservoir planning, design and operation, theoretical background of river engineering, tidal hydraulics, drainage and reclamation engineering along with application of remote sending and GIS technology for the design of channel improvement works. The book consists of thirteen chapters, including design problem-solving and case studies to make the book practical and applications oriented and therefore useful to the student community also.
The subject of flood control and drainage engineering is of considerable interest to civil engineers, agricultural engineers, architects and town planners, civil authorities, planning commissions and other government/privat organizations, non-government organizations, responsible for design of flood protection structures/mitigation measures for disaster management.
- S.N. Ghosh
- 2006-06-01, Taylor & Francis
Expert Systems and Geographic Information Systems for Impact Assessment
Impact Assessment is becoming part and parcel of an increasing number of development proposals in the UK and Europe. As the practice of Impact Assessment develops it becomes more standardized and good practice starts to be defined. However, the quality of Impact Assessment is still far from satisfactory. Expert Systems and GIS for Impact Assessment discusses the potential of integrating these two well known computer technologies to help with the process of Impact Assessment. The proposition behind the work is that all three areas are potentially complementary and that mutual benefits can be gained from bringing them together in the field of planning.
Following an introduction to each area, the various ways in which GIS and Expert Systems can be applied are discussed. This book is aimed at professionals working with Environmental Impact Assessment, GIS and expert-systems professionals and students in these areas.
- Agustin Rodriguez-Bachiller and John Glasson
- 2004-08-12, Taylor & Francis
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.
- Zhilin Li , Qing Zhu and Christopher Gold
- 2005-01-01, Taylor & Francis
Basics of Geomatics
This collection focuses on recent advances in laboratory and field testing of unsaturated soils. Leading researchers from fourteen countries to represent global research in the area of experimental unsaturated soil mechanics have been invited to contribute to this book. Twelve reports are presented dealing with measurement and control of suction and water content, mechanical, hydraulic, and geo-environmental testing, microstructure investigation, and applications of unsaturated soil monitoring to engineering behaviour of geo-structures.
The main motivation behind this volume is the rapid growth of experimental unsaturated soil mechanics over the last couple of decades. Several innovative laboratory and field techniques have been introduced in mechanical, hydraulic, and geo-environmental testing. However, this information is widely dispersed in journals and conference proceedings and researchers and engineers beginning to work in the field of unsaturated soil mechanics may find it difficult to identify suitable equipment and instrumentation for research or professional purposes. This volume aims at providing scientists and practitioners with a comprehensive overview of experimental unsaturated soil mechanics.
Audience: Geoscientists, geographers, engineers, architects, computer scientists, urban planners, specialists in GIS, remote sensing, forestry, agricultural science, soil science geometry, environmental scientists and managers.
- Mario A. Gomarasca
- 2009-06-15, Springer
GIS, Spatial Analysis and Modeling
For geographic analysts, modelers, software engineers, and GIS professionals, GIS, Spatial Analysis, and Modeling presents applied, software-centric essays about the tools and methods currently available to do modeling and spatial analysis within a GIS framework.
Written by noted experts who have experience modeling within, and linking to, GIS software, this book poses a series of questions where geography is the pivotal issue:
* What are the most useful approaches for simulating geographic processes?
* What software is available to model the dynamics of space and time?
* How have spatial analysis and modeling been applied to substantive, real-world problems?
With discussions of agent-based modeling, dynamic feedback and simulation modeling, links between models and GIS software, with applications based on environmental, atmospheric, hydrological, urban, social, health, and economic models, this book describes the state-of-the-art understanding in this dynamic field.
- David Maguire, Michael Batty and Michael Goodchild
- 2005-08-01, 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