Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology

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John D. Bossler, John R. Jensen, Robert B. McMaster, Chris Rizos
CRC Press, Nov 22, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 648 pages
Professionals in local and national government and in the private sector frequently need to draw on Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), often in an integrated manner. This manual shows a hands-on operator how to work across the range of geospatial science and technology, whether as a user or as a contractor of services employing these technologies, and without either specialist education or substantial experience.

The manual covers the fundamentals of each of these topical areas, providing the requisite mathematics, computer science and physics necessary to understand how the technologies work, assuming some elementary background in calculus and physics. It also shows how the technologies can be used together and focuses on their commonalities. A number of applications such as mapping and environmental modeling are presented, and a website accompanies the book.
 

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Contents

An introduction to geospatial science and technology
3
Datums and geodetic systems
16
Coordinate transformations
27
Computer basics
50
References
61
References
74
PART 4
91
Fundamentals of GPS signals and data
95
Quality assurance and accuracy assessment of information derived from
349
Selected examples of remote sensing projects
364
References
388
References
397
Geographic Information Systems GIS and science
401
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems GIS 41 1
411
References
428
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447

References
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Making sense of the GPS techniques
146
References
161
Carrying out a GPS surveyingmapping task
183
References
199
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215
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228
how do we collect the required in situ
253
What remote sensing system should be used to collect the data?
276
References
296
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322
Remote sensing digital image processing system hardware and software
325
References
464
Hardware and software
465
References
481
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499
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515
Carrying out a GIS project
532
References
546
Local government applications
563
References
573
National international and global activities in geospatial science
593
References
606
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