Описание: This book approaches the visualization of digital terrain and landscape data by means of clear and practical examples. From data provision and the creation of revealing analyses to realistic depictions for presentation purposes, the reader is led through the world of digital 3D graphics.Combining deep knowledge of the scientific fundamentals and many years of experience in 3D visualization, the authors lead readers through a complex subject dynamically and shed light on previously murky virtual landscapes. Material on data evaluation and analysis, modeling, camera work and lighting, as well as the correct depiction of natural phenomena, atmospherical effects, and many tips for optimization make the book a valuable guide to a fascinating subject.
Описание: This book presents a representative selection of innovative ideas currently shaping the development and testing of geographical systems models by means of statistical and computational approaches. Collectively, the contributions span all geographic scales, deal with both individuals and aggregates, and represent natural, human, and integrated spatial systems. Reflecting current concerns for relevance, each paper has an applied component relating to one or more contemporary issues. Modelling Geographical Systems is relevant to researchers, postgraduates, final-year undergraduates and professionals in the areas of quantitative geography, spatial analysis, spatial modelling, and geographical information sciences. Although not intended as a textbook, this volume would provide a useful supplementary text for courses on quantitative geography and geographical systems modelling in both human and physical geography, and GIS and geocomputation.
Описание: Geocomputation may be viewed as the application of a computational science paradigm to study a wide range of problems in geographical systems contexts.This volume presents a clear, comprehensive and thoroughly state-of-the-art overview of current research, written by leading figures in the field.It provides important insights into this new and rapidly developing field and attempts to establish the principles, and to develop techniques for solving real world problems in a wide array of application domains with a catalyst to greater understanding of what geocomputation is and what it entails.The broad coverage makes it invaluable reading for resarchers and professionals in geography, environmental and economic sciences as well as for graduate students of spatial science and computer science.
Описание: 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.
Автор: Zhou Название: Advances in Digital Terrain Analysis ISBN: 3540777997 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783540777991 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 19532 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Terrain analysis has attracted research studies from geographers, surveyors, engineers and computer scientists. This book features the contributions that represent the development of terrain analysis methods and techniques in areas of digital representation, morphological and hydrological models, uncertainty and applications of terrain analysis.
Автор: Doyle P., Bennett Matthew R. Название: Fields of Battle / Terrain in Military History ISBN: 1402004338 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781402004339 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 22461 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is the first book of its kind to attempt a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how terrain has affected the outcome of warfare in history. Taking a broad sweep from mediaeval times, the English Civil Wars of the 17th century and the Napoleonic Wars of the 18th century, its primary focus is on the major battles and engagements of the century of warfare from 1850 to 1950. Examining the American Civil War, the Anglo-Zulu War, the Boer War, the Great War of 1914-1918, the Spanish Civil War and finally the Second World War, it takes a total terrain view. All aspects of terrain, including the cultural and spiritual significance of battle, the physical geography and geology of the battlefield and the growing discipline of battlefield archaeology are covered. Audience: Intended as a text for the military historian, historical and physical geographer, practitioner of GIS or archaeologist, this volume also provides important case histories for advanced undergraduates, researchers and enthusiasts wishing to know more about the conduct of battle.
Описание: Radar technology is increasingly being used to monitor the environment. This monograph provides a review of polarimetric radar techniques for remote sensing. The first four chapters cover the basics of mathematical, statistical modelling as well as physical modelling based on radiowave scattering theory. The subsequent eight chapters summarize applications of polarimetric radar monitoring for various types of earth environments, including vegetation and oceans. The last two chapters provide a summary of Western as well as former Soviet Union knowledge and the outlook. This monograph is of value to students, scientists and engineers involved in remote sensing development and applications in particular for environmental monitoring.
Описание: The book is a compilation of methodological and application developments in spatial epidemiological approaches for environmental and public health studies in the Asia Pacific region. It is intended for practitioners in the field, including geospatial experts, practicing epidemiologists, medical doctors, environmentalists and public health physicians concerned with the impact of environmental exposures on the health of population.
Описание: Understanding and predicting the behaviour of natural and human environmental systems is crucial for the effective management of the Earth's limited resources. Recently, great advances have been made through spatial modelling. This book provides a snapshot of the latest research in modelling technologies and methodologies within five environmental fields; the cryosphere, hydrology, geomorphology, vegetation interfaces and urban environments. Spatial Modelling of the Terrestrial Environment deals with the use of remote sensing, numerical models and GIS in addressing important natural and human environmental sciences issues, focusing on the theory and application of modelling remotely sensed data within the context of environmental processes. Extensive case material exemplifies the latest research and modelling paradigms presented in the book.
Описание: This is a unique interactive text package offering students step-by-step, practical hands-on experience of digital image processing. The hardback edition includes a CD-ROM with fully functional image processing software.
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