Basics of Geomatics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 18, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 656 pages
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Geomatics is a neologism, the use of which is becoming increasingly widespread, even if it is not still universally accepted. It includes several disciplines and te- niques for the study of the Earth’s surface and its environments, and computer science plays a decisive role. A more meaningful and appropriate expression is G- spatial Information or GeoInformation. Geo-spatial Information embeds topography in its more modern forms (measurements with electronic instrumentation, sophisticated techniques of data analysis and network compensation, global satellite positioning techniques, laser scanning, etc.), analytical and digital photogrammetry, satellite and airborne remote sensing, numerical cartography, geographical information systems, decision support systems, WebGIS, etc. These specialized elds are intimately interrelated in terms of both the basic science and the results pursued: rigid separation does not allow us to discover several common aspects and the fundamental importance assumed in a search for solutions in the complex survey context. The objective pursued by Mario A. Gomarasca, one that is only apparently modest, is to publish an integrated text on the surveying theme, containing simple and comprehensible concepts relevant to experts in Geo-spatial Information and/or speci cally in one of the disciplines that compose it. At the same time, the book is rigorous and synthetic, describing with precision the main instruments and methods connected to the multiple techniques available today.
 

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Contents

1 Geomatics
1
Further Reading
16
2 Elements of Cartography
19
Further Reading
76
3 Elements of Photogrammetry
78
Further Reading
120
4 Elements of Remote Sensing
123
Further Reading
182
7 Satellite Positioning Systems
341
Further Reading
368
8 Digital Image Processing
369
Further Reading
476
9 Elements of Geographical Information Systems
480
Further Reading
557
10 Land UseLand Cover Classification Systems
561
Further Reading
596

5 Elements of Informatics
185
Further Reading
229
6 Acquisition Systems
231
Further Reading
337
Colour Plates
599
Index
643
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