Remote Sensing and GIS Integration: Theories, Methods, and Applications

Theory, Methods, and Applications

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October 19, 2009


Mixed media product, 416 pages


007160653X / 9780071606530


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Main description

Maximize a geographical information tool by incorporating it with up-to-date remotely sensed data

GIS is predominantly a data-handling technology, while remote sensing is a data retrieval and analysis technology. This book addresses the need to combine remotely sensed data with cartographic, socioeconomic, and environmental data and GIS functionalities.

Remote Sensing and GIS Integration begins with theoretical discussions, followed by a series of application areas in urban and environmental studies that employ the integration of remote sensing and GIS. Each application area is examined through analysis of state-of-the-art methods and detailed presentations of one or more case studies.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Principles of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Chapter 2. Integration of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Chapter 3. Urban Land Use and Land Cover Classification; Chapter 4. Urban Landscape Characterization; Chapter 5. Urban Feature Extraction; Chapter 6. Building Extraction from LiDAR Data; Chapter 7. Urban Land Surface Temperature Analysis; Chapter 8. Surface Runoff Modeling and Analysis; Chapter 9. Assessing Urban Air Pollution Patterns; Chapter 10. Population Estimation; Chapter 11. Quality of Life Assessment; Chapter 12. Urban and Regional Development; Chapter 13. Public Health Applications; Index

Author comments

Dr. Qihao Weng is an associate professor in the Department of Geography, Geology, and Anthropology at Indiana State University. He is a national director of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

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