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Techniques and Methods in Urban Remote Sensing

Format:  Hardcover

Publish Date: Oct. 2019

ISBN: 978-1-119-30733-4

Pages:  384

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

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About the Book:
"Techniques and Methods in Urban Remote Sensing offers a comprehensive guide to the recent theories, methods, techniques, and applications in urban remote sensing. Written by a noted expert on the subject, this book explores the requirements for mapping impervious surfaces and examines the issue of scale. The book covers a range of topics and includes illustrative examples of commonly used methods for estimating and mapping urban impervious surfaces, explains how to determine urban thermal landscape and surface energy balance, and offers information on impacts of urbanization on land surface temperature, water quality, and environmental health.

Techniques and Methods in Urban Remote Sensing brings together in one volume the latest opportunities for combining ever-increasing computational power, more plentiful and capable data, and more advanced algorithms. This allows the technologies of remote sensing and GIS to become mature and to gain wider and better applications in environments, ecosystems, resources, geosciences, geography and urban studies.


Written for professionals and students of environmental, ecological, civic and urban studies, Techniques and Methods in Urban Remote Sensing meets the demand for an updated resource that addresses the recent advances urban remote sensing."

Remote Sensing for Sustainability

Format:  Hardcover

Publish Date: November 23, 2016

ISBN: 9781498700719  

Pages:  357

Publisher: CRC Press

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About the Book:
Driven by the societal needs and improvement in sensor technology and image processing techniques, remote sensing has become an essential geospatial tool for understanding the Earth and managing Human-Earth interactions. Remote Sensing for Sustainability introduces the current state of the art remote sensing knowledge integral for monitoring the world’s natural resources and environments, managing exposure to natural disasters and man-made risks, and helping understand the sustainability and productivity of natural ecosystems.

Scale Issues in Remote Sensing

Format:  Hardcover

Publish Date: Feb. 2014

ISBN: 978-1-118-30504-1  

Pages:  360

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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About the Book:
This book provides up-to-date developments, methods, and techniques in the field of remote sensing and features articles from internationally renowned authorities on three interrelated perspectives of scaling issues: scale in land surface properties, land surface patterns, and land surface processes. The book is ideal as a professional reference for practicing geographic information scientists and remote sensing engineers as well as a supplemental reading for graduate level students.


 Global Urban Monitoring and  Assessment through Earth Observation
Format:  Hardcover
Publish Date: March 7, 2014
ISBN-10: 1466564490
ISBN-13: 978-1466564497
Pages:  424
Publisher:  CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group

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About the Book:
     Cities and towns are the original producers of many of the global environmental problems related to waste disposal, air and water pollution. There is a rapidly growing need for technologies that will enable monitoring of the world’s natural resources and urban assets, and managing exposure to natural and man-made risks. The Group on Earth Observation calls for strengthening the cooperation and coordination among global observing systems and research programs. This book introduces this important international collaborative effort, reviews the current state of global urban remote sensing, and expands on future directions in the field.

Remote Sensing of Natural Resources

Editors: Guangxing Wang and Qihao Weng

Format:  Hardcover
Publish Date: July 2013

ISBN-10: 1466556927
ISBN-13: 978-1466556928
Pages:  580

Publisher:  CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group

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About the Book:

Highlighting new technologies, Remote Sensing of Natural Resources explores advanced remote sensing systems and algorithms for image processing, enhancement, feature extraction, data fusion, image classification, image-based modeling, image-based sampling design, map accuracy assessment and quality control. It also discusses their applications for evaluation of natural resources, including sampling design, land use and land cover classification, natural landscape and ecosystem assessment, forestry, agriculture, biomass and carbon-cycle modeling, wetland classification and dynamics monitoring, and soils and minerals mapping.

The book combines review articles with case studies that demonstrate recent advances and developments of methods, techniques, and applications of remote sensing, with each chapter on a specific area of natural resources. Through a comprehensive examination of the wide range of applications of remote sensing technologies to natural resources, the book provides insight into advanced remote sensing systems, technologies, and algorithms for researchers, scientists, engineers, and decision makers.


An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing


About the Book:
An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing introduces the latest developments in remote sensing and imaging science. This book covers basic principles and discusses essential technologies, such as aerial photography, radar, Lidar (light detection and ranging), photogrammetry, satellites, thermal radiation, and much more. Full-color images illustrate the concepts presented, and review questions at the end of each chapter help reinforce learning. This detailed resource provides the solid foundation in remote sensing required for developing diverse geospatial applications.

This book is designed to serve lower-division undergraduate students and upper-division undergraduate students without any background knowledge in remote sensing, GIS, and related geospatial technologies. However, upper-division undergraduate majors and graduate students may also find it useful as a concise handbook. In addition, it may be an appropriate textbook for various remote sensing workshops, and a reference book for professionals, researchers, and alike in the academics, government, and industries who intend to get a quick update on the developments of remote sensing in recent years.



Advances in Environmental Remote Sensing: Sensors, Algorithms, and Applications

Format: Hardcover
Publish Date: February 1, 2011

ISBN-10:  1420091751
ISBN-13: 9781420091755
Pages:  553

Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group
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About the Book:

   This book provides coverage of cutting-edge sensor systems, algorithms, and techniques. Weng draws on the expertise of pioneers from seventeen countries to systematically examine new developments in environmental remote sensing in this carefully organized book. It includes comprehensive review chapters that examine developments in concepts, methods, techniques, and applications as well as focused chapters that cover the latest developments in hot topic areas completed with one to two case studies.

   The book is divided into four parts, beginning with coverage of various sensors, systems, or sensing platforms using different regions of wavelengths and recent advances in algorithms and techniques, specifically in image pre-processing and thematic information extraction. By reviewing key concepts and methods and illustrating practical uses of particular sensors/sensing systems, the book provides important insights into recent developments and trends in remote sensing, and further identifies major existing problems. The book then covers remote sensing of vegetation and related Earth surface

s    Remote Sensing And GIS Integration - Theories, Methods, and Applications
Format: Hardcover
Publish Date: November 2009
ISBN-10:  007160653X
ISBN-13: 9780071606530
Pages:  350
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill

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About the Book:
"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.


s  Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces
Format: Hardcover
Publish Date:  October 2007
ISBN-10: 1420043749
ISBN-13: 97814200437
Pages:  454
Publisher:  CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group

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About the Book:
Remote sensing of impervious surfaces has matured using advances in geospatial technology so recent that its applications have received only sporadic coverage in remote sensing literature. Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces is the first to focus entirely on this developing field. It provides detailed coverage of mapping, data extraction, and modeling techniques specific to analyzing impervious surfaces, such as roads and buildings.

   Written by renowned experts in the field, this book reviews the major approaches that apply to this emerging field as well as current challenges, developments, and trends. The authors introduce remote sensing digital image processing techniques for estimating and mapping impervious surfaces in urban and rural areas. Presenting the latest modeling tools and algorithms for data extraction and analysis, the book explains how to differentiate roads, roofs, and other manmade structures from remotely sensed images for individual analysis.

    The final chapters examine how to use impervious surface data for predicting the flow of storm- or floodwater and studying trends in population, land use, resource distribution, and other real-world applications in environmental, urban, and regional planning. Each chapter offers a consistent format including a concise review of basic concepts and methodologies, timely case studies, and guidance for solving problems and analyzing data using the techniques presented.


s Urban Remote Sensing
Format:  Hardcover
Publish Date: October 2006
ISBN-10: 0849391997
ISBN-13: 9780849391996
Pages:  412
Publisher:  CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group

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About the Book:
 The majority of remote sensing work focuses on natural environments over the past decades. Applying remote sensing technology to urban areas is relatively new. With the advent of high resolution imagery and more capable techniques, urban remote sensing is rapidly gaining interest in the remote sensing community. This book systematically examines all aspects of the field for the first time. It features a review of basic concepts, methodologies, and case studies. Each chapter shows how to apply up-to-date techniques to the problems identified as well as how to analyze research results. Urban Remote Sensing serves as a reference for researchers, academics, and upper undergraduate and graduate students.