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Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS Analysis




Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS Analysis

Peter M. Atkinson (Editor), Nicholas Tate (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-98577-8 July 1999 288 Pages


An authoritative and state-of-the-art book bringing together some of the most recent developments in remote sensing and GIS analysis with a particular emphasis on mathematical techniques and their applications.

With contributions from academia, industry and research institutes, all with a high standing, this book covers a range of techniques including: fuzzy classification, artificial neural networks, geostatistical techniques (such as kriging, cokriging, stochastic simulation and regularization, texture classification, fractals, per-parcel classification, raster and vector data integration and process modelling. The range of applications includes land cover and land use mapping, cloud tracking, snow cover mapping and air temperature monitoring, topographic mapping, geological classification and soil erosion modelling.

This book will be valuable to both researchers and advanced students of remote sensing and GIS. It contains several new approaches, recent developments, and novel applications of existing techniques. Most chapters report the results of experiment and investigation. Some chapters form broad reviews of recent developments in the field. In all cases, the mathematical basis is fully explained.
Techniques for the Analysis of Spatial Data (P. Atkinson & N. Tate).

Land Cover Classification Revisited (P. Mather).

Image Classification with a Neural Network: From Completely-Crisp to Fully-Fuzzy Situations (G. Foody).

Cloud Motion Analysis (H. Lewis, et al. ).

Methods for Estimating Image Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) (G. Smith & P. Curran).

Modelling and Efficient Mapping of Snow Cover in the UK for Remote Sensing Validation (R. Kelly & P. Atkinson).

Using Variograms to Evaluate a Model for the Spatial Prediction of Minimum Air Temperature (D. Cornford).

Modelling the Distribution of Cover Fraction of a Geophysical Field (J. Collins & C. Woodcock).

Classification of Digital Image Texture Using Variograms (J. Carr).

Geostatistical Approaches for Image Classification and Assessment of Uncertainty in Geologic Processing (F. van der Meer).

A Syntactic Pattern-Recognition Paradigm for the Derivation of Second-Order Thematic Information from Remotely Sensed Images (S. Barr & M. Barnsley).

The Rôle of Classified Imagery in Urban Spatial Analysis (V. Mesev & P. Longley).

Image Classification and Analysis Using Integrated GIS (J. Hinton).

Per-Field Classification of Land Use Using the Forthcoming Very Fine Spatial Resolution Satellite Sensors: Problems and Potential Solutions (P. Aplin, et al. ).

Modelling Soil Erosion at Global and Regional Scales Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques (N. Drake, et al. ).

Extracting Information from Remotely Sensed and GIS Data (P. Atkinson & N. Tate).

"This is an interesting and informative book ... a good, clearly written introduction to remote sensing and developments within it.", Rich Harris, , Scientific Computing World#