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Progress in Location-Based Services 2016 (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography)

Progress in Location-Based Services 2016 (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography) Lowest new price: $203.32
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This book offers a selection of the best papers presented at the 13th International Symposium on Location Based Services (LBS 2016), which was held in Vienna (Austria) from November 14 to 16, 2016. It provides an overview of recent research in the field, including the latest advances in outdoor/indoor positioning, smart environment, spatial modeling, personalization and context awareness, cartographic communication, novel user interfaces, crowd sourcing, social media, big data analysis, usability and privacy.

Beginning ArcGIS for Desktop Development using .NET

Beginning ArcGIS for Desktop Development using .NET Lowest new price: $21.95
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Author: Pouria Amirian
Brand: Brand: Wrox

UpdateFeb 2017: All sample codes in the book (all downloadable) had been tested against all versions of ArcGIS 10.x (including 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4). The codesamples can be used without any changes.
Get the very most out of the ArcGIS for Desktop products through ArcObjects and .NET (covers 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4)
ArcGISfor Desktop is a powerful suite of software tools for creating and using maps,compiling, analyzing and sharing geographic information, using maps andgeographic information in applications, and managing geographic databases. Butgetting the hang of ArcGIS for Desktop can be a bit tricky even for experiencedprogrammers. Core components of ArcGIS platform arecalled ArcObjects.
This bookfirst introduces you the whole ArcGISplatform and the opportunities for development using various programminglanguages (chapter 1 and 2).
Then itfocuses on ArcGIS for Desktop applications and makes you familiar withArcObjects from .NET (C# and VB) point ofview. Whether you are an ArcGIS user with no background in programming or aprogrammer without experience with the ArcGIS platform, this book arms you witheverything you need to get going with ArcGIS for Desktop development using .NET.
The restof the book dedicated to ArcObjects programming (chapter 5-14).
Writtenby a leading expert in geospatial information system design and development, itprovides concise, step-by-step guidance, illustrated with best-practicesexamples, along with plenty of ready-to-use source code. In no time you'llprogress from .NET programming basics tounderstanding the full suite of ArcGIS tools and artifacts to customizing andbuilding your own commands, tools, andextensions, all the way through application deployment.
Among other things, you'll learn to:

  • Object-Oriented and Interface-based programming in .NET (C# and VB.NET)
  • Finding relationship between classes and interfaces using object model diagrams
  • Querying data
  • Generating data
  • Processing and analyzing data
  • Visualizing geographical data using various rendering
  • Creating various kinds of Desktop Add-Ins (commands, dockable windows, extensions)
  • Performing foreground and background geoprocessing
  • Deployment of Add-Ins and advanced tips about it
Learn how to improve your productivity withArcGIS for Desktop and Beginning ArcGIS for Desktop Development Using .NET


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Optimization and Regularization for Computational Inverse Problems and Applications

Optimization and Regularization for Computational Inverse Problems and Applications Lowest new price: $135.02
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Brand: Wang Yanfei Yagola Anatoly G Yang Changchun

"Optimization and Regularization for Computational Inverse Problems and Applications" focuses on advances in inversion theory and recent developments with practical applications, particularly emphasizing the combination of optimization and regularization for solving inverse problems. This book covers both the methods, including standard regularization theory, Fejer processes for linear and nonlinear problems, the balancing principle, extrapolated regularization, nonstandard regularization, nonlinear gradient method, the nonmonotone gradient method, subspace method and Lie group method; and the practical applications, such as the reconstruction problem for inverse scattering, molecular spectra data processing, quantitative remote sensing inversion, seismic inversion using the Lie group method, and the gravitational lensing problem. Scientists, researchers and engineers, as well as graduate students engaged in applied mathematics, engineering, geophysics, medical science, image processing, remote sensing and atmospheric science will benefit from this book. Dr. Yanfei Wang is a Professor at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Dr. Sc. Anatoly G. Yagola is a Professor and Assistant Dean of the Physical Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. Dr. Changchun Yang is a Professor and Vice Director of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.


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Designing Geodatabases: Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling

Designing Geodatabases: Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling Lowest new price: $18.88
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Author: David Arctur
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This guide to creating a dynamic GIS data model helps database managers design a schema that has comprehensive and descriptive query definitions, a user-friendly cartographic display, and increased performance standards. The five steps for taking a data model through its conceptual, logical, and physical phases, including modeling the user's view, defining objects and relationships, selecting geographic representations, matching geodatabase elements, and organizing the geodatabase structure are studied in detail. A look at nine decision points that deal with concerns common to all data modeling exercises, such as validating feature geometries, modeling linear networks, managing raster data, and labeling map features help database managers fine-tune their GIS data models. Several design models for a variety of applications are considered including addresses and locations, census units and boundaries, stream and river networks, and topography and the base map.


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Getting to Know Web GIS: Third Edition

Getting to Know Web GIS: Third Edition Lowest new price: $68.70
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Author: Pinde Fu

Getting to Know Web GIS, third edition, pairs fundamental principles with step-by-step exercises to teach readers how to share resources online and build Web GIS apps easily and quickly. Start now building Web apps without a single line of programming, and then move on to developing more advanced skills using a variety of Web GIS technology.
Instead of focusing on individual products, this book teaches Web GIS technologies as a holistic platform. In each chapter, readers complete an application project using multiple products from the browser/client side to the server side. This edition includes new chapters and sections on big data analysis, image services, raster analysis, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), Arcade, vector tiling, Survey123, ArcGIS API for Python, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), Operations Dashboard, and portal collaboration.
A practical manual for classroom lab and on-the-job training, Getting to Know Web GIS includes downloadable teaching slides and exercise data.

Mastering QGIS - Second Edition

Mastering QGIS - Second Edition Lowest new price: $54.99
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Author: Kurt Menke, GISP

Go beyond the basics and unleash the full power of QGIS with practical, step-by-step examples

About This Book

  • This book is your one-stop solution to all of your GIS needs using the open source QGIS
  • Master QGIS by learning about database integration, geoprocessing tools, Python scripts, advanced cartography, and custom plugins
  • This example-rich, practical guide will help you create sophisticated analyses and maps

Who This Book Is For

If you are a GIS professional, a consultant, a student, or perhaps a fast learner who wants to go beyond the basics of QGIS, then this book is for you. It will prepare you to realize the full potential of QGIS.

What You Will Learn

  • Create and manage a spatial database
  • Get to know advanced techniques to style GIS data
  • Prepare both vector and raster data for processing
  • Add heat maps, live layer effects, and labels to your maps
  • Master LAStools and GRASS integration with the Processing Toolbox
  • Edit and repair topological data errors
  • Automate workflows with batch processing and the QGIS Graphical Modeler
  • Integrate Python scripting into your data processing workflows
  • Develop your own QGIS plugin

In Detail

QGIS is an open source solution to GIS. It is widely used by GIS professionals all over the world. It is the leading alternative to the proprietary GIS software. Although QGIS is described as intuitive, it is also by default complex. Knowing which tools to use and how to apply them is essential to producing valuable deliverables on time.

Starting with a refresher on the QGIS basics, this book will take you all the way through to creating your first custom QGIS plugin. From the refresher, we will recap how to create, populate, and manage a spatial database. You'll also walk through styling GIS data, from creating custom symbols and color ramps to using blending modes. In the next section, you will discover how to prepare vector, heat maps, and create live layer effects, labeling, and raster data for processing. You'll also discover advanced data creation and editing techniques.

The last third of the book covers the more technical aspects of QGIS such as using LAStools and GRASS GIS's integration with the Processing Toolbox, how to automate workflows with batch processing, and how to create graphical models. Finally, you will see how to create and run Python data processing scripts and write your own QGIS plugin with pyqgis.

By the end of the book, you will understand how to work with all the aspects of QGIS, and will be ready to use it for any type of GIS work.

Style and approach

This step-by-step comprehensive guide will let you dig your teeth into working with spatial databases, creating your own QGIS plugins, and creating your own custom graphical models.

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Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas (Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing)

Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas (Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing) Lowest new price: $100.45
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Brand: Soergel Uwe

One of the key milestones of radar remote sensing for civil applications was the launch of the European Remote Sensing Satellite 1 (ERS 1) in 1991. The platform carried a variety of sensors; the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is widely cons- ered to be the most important. This active sensing technique provides all-day and all-weather mapping capability of considerably ?ne spatial resolution. ERS 1 and its sister system ERS 2 (launch 1995) were primarily designed for ocean app- cations, but soon the focus of attention turned to onshore mapping. Examples for typical applications are land cover classi?cation also in tropical zones and mo- toring of glaciers or urban growth. In parallel, international Space Shuttle Missions dedicated to radar remote sensing were conducted starting already in the 1980s. The most prominent were the SIR-C/X-SAR mission focussing on the investigation of multi-frequency and multi-polarization SAR data and the famous Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Data acquired during the latter enabled to derive a DEM of almost global coverage by means of SAR Interferometry. It is indispe- ableeventodayandformanyregionsthebestelevationmodelavailable. Differential SAR Interferometry based on time series of imagery of the ERS satellites and their successor Envisat became an important and unique technique for surface defor- tion monitoring. The spatial resolution of those devices is in the order of some tens of meters.


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Scotland (Modern Nations of the World)

Scotland (Modern Nations of the World) Lowest new price: $66.97
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Author: William W. Lace
Brand: Brand: Lucent

Discusses Scotland, its land, people, monarchy, history, politics, present day issues, and popular culture.


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Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology

Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology Lowest new price: $64.93
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Author: Mark Stevenson

This book provides a practical, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the use of spatial statistics in epidemiology - the study of the incidence and distribution of diseases. Used appropriately, spatial analytical methods in conjunction with GIS and remotely sensed data can provide significant insights into the biological patterns and processes that underlie disease transmission. In turn, these can be used to understand and predict disease prevalence. This user-friendly text brings together the specialised and widely-dispersed literature on spatial analysis to make these methodological tools accessible to epidemiologists for the first time.

With its focus on application rather than theory, Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology includes a wide range of examples taken from both medical (human) and veterinary (animal) disciplines, and describes both infectious diseases and non-infectious conditions. Furthermore, it provides worked examples of methodologies using a single data set from the same disease example throughout, and is structured to follow the logical sequence of description of spatial data, visualisation, exploration, modelling and decision support. This accessible text is aimed at graduate students and researchers dealing with spatial data in the fields of epidemiology (both medical and veterinary), ecology, zoology and parasitology, environmental science, geography and statistics

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North to the Pole

North to the Pole Lowest new price: $38.59
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Author: Will Steger
Brand: Crown Publishers

A first-person account of the 1986 dogsled expedition to the North Pole, the first to reach the North Pole without resupply since Robert E. Peary in 1909.


  • 6 .5 x 10 inches 339 pages

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