This volume is targeted toward advanced undergraduates, but could also be useful for professionals and for anyone who utilizes GIS or practices spatial analysis in relation to geology, hydrology, ecology, and environmental sciences.
Author: William Bajjali
This textbook is a step-by-step tutorial on the applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in environmental and water resource issues. It provides information about GIS and its applications, specifically using the most advanced ESRI GIS technology and its extensions. Eighteen chapters cover GIS applications in the field of earth sciences and water resources in detail from the ground up. Author William Bajjali explains what a GIS is and what it is used for, the basics of map classification, data acquisition, coordinate systems and projections, vectorization, geodatabase and relational database, data editing, geoprocessing, suitability modeling, working with raster, watershed delineation, mathematical and statistical interpolation, and more advanced techniques, tools and extensions such as ArcScan, Topology, Geocoding, Hydrology, Geostatistical Analyst, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, 3-D Analyst. ArcPad, ESRI’s cutting-edge mobile GIS software, is covered in detail as well. Each chapter contains concrete case studies and exercises – many from the author’s own work in the United States and Middle East. This volume is targeted toward advanced undergraduates, but could also be useful for professionals and for anyone who utilizes GIS or practices spatial analysis in relation to geology, hydrology, ecology, and environmental sciences.
Ponding Water Index gives the following interpretation over periodic irrigation
supply at the end of a period: PWI j > 0 ... RIMIS is an ArcGIS-VBA user-interface
with many sub-modules and functions within the powerful ArcGIS environment.
Author: Uli Uhlig
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
There is an estimated 1.4 billion km3 of water in the world but only approximately three percent (39 million km3) of it is available as fresh water. Moreover, most of this fresh water is found as ice in the arctic regions, deep groundwater or atmospheric water. Since water is the source of life and essential for all life on the planet, the use of this resource is a highly important issue. "Water management" is the general term used to describe all the activities that manage the optimum use of the world's water resources. However, only a few percent of the fresh water available can be subjected to water management. It is still an enormous amount, but what's unique about water is that unlike other resources, it is irreplaceable. This book provides a general overview of various topics within water management from all over the world. The topics range from politics, current models for water resource management of rivers and reservoirs to issues related to agriculture. Water quality problems, the development of water demand and water pricing are also addressed. The collection of contributions from outstanding scientists and experts provides detailed information about different topics and gives a general overview of the current issues in water management. The book covers a wide range of current issues, reflecting on current problems and demonstrating the complexity of water management.
“The levels of heavy metals in surface water and their potential origin (natural
and anthropogenic) were respectively determined and analysed for the Obuasi
mining area in Ghana. Using Hawth's tool an extension in ArcGIS 9.2 software, ...
Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine. The editors have built Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Hydrological Feature Extraction of the Tarim Basin Based on DEM in ArcGIS
Environment Yaping Wei1,2, Jinglong Fan1, and Xinwen Xu1(&) ... The main
water of Tarim Basin is from snowmelt and precipitation in the mountainous area
by surface runoff into the basin. ... WEPP and GIS, and Wu  elaborated the
hydrological simulation issues caused by the uncertainty of digital elevation
Author: Hanning Yuan
The two volume proceedings of CCIS 698 and 699 constitutes revised selected papers from the 4th International Conference on Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem, GRMSE 2016, held in Hong Kong, China, in November 2016. The total of 118 papers presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 311 submissions. The contributions were organized in topical sections named: smart city in resource management and sustainable ecosystem; spatial data acquisition through RS and GIS in resource management and sustainable ecosystem; ecological and environmental data processing and management; advanced geospatial model and analysis for understanding ecological and environmental processes; applications of geo-informatics in resource management and sustainable ecosystem.
ESRI's (Environmental Systems Research Institute) ArcGIS software now
provides a metadata tool consistent with FGDC ... Metadata are crucial to QA and
QC issues with environmental data of all types but are necessary also for
accessing and ... monitoring of water quality and the status of watersheds in the
Author: G. Bruce Wiersma
Publisher: CRC Press
The current rate and scale of environmental change around the world makes the detection and understanding of these changes increasingly urgent. Subsequently, government legislation is focusing on measurable results of environmental programs, requiring researchers to employ effective and efficient methods for acquiring high-quality data. Envi
Issues and Trends Albert, Donald P. Eicher, C. L. ... Retrieved May 1, 2009, from
http://www.esri.com/ EPA(Environmental ProtectionAgency). (2000). Projecting
land ... Soil, Water, and Manure: ConservationDistrict Wading into GIS.
Author: Albert, Donald P.
Publisher: IGI Global
The availability of geographically referenced data, the proliferation of geospatial technologies, and advances in spatial analytics have been a boom to applied geographers.Geospatial Technologies and Advancing Geographic Decision Making: Issues and Trends is a resource for private and public sector applied geographers engaged as geospatial technicians, analysts, scientists, and managers. It includes chapters that highlight the use of geospatial technologies to explore applied geographic issues and problems; studies from economic geography, urban geography, population geography, medical geography, political geography, geography of education, geography of crime, and transportation geography are considered.
This book is a practical, step-by-step tutorial providing a complete reference guide to the setup, installation, and administration of ArcGIS Server technology.
Author: Hussein Nasser
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
This book is a practical, step-by-step tutorial providing a complete reference guide to the setup, installation, and administration of ArcGIS Server technology. If you are a GIS user, analyst, DBA, or programmer with a basic knowledge of ESRI GIS, then this book is for you.
Introduction The Agricultural Policy Environmental eXtender (APEX) model (
Williams and Izaurralde, 2006) was developed to simulate ... The APEX model
has a GIS (geographic information system) interface tool, ArcAPEX, which is
designed to use the ArcGIS 9. ... used worldwide for assessing and evaluating a
variety of environmental and water resource issues at various spatial and
Author: Manoj Shukla
Agriculture is strongly affected by changes in soil hydrology as well as changes in land use and management practices and the complex interactions between them. This book develops an understanding of these interactions on a watershed scale, using soil hydrology models and addresses the consequences of land use and management changes on agriculture from a research perspective. Case studies illustrate the impact of land use and management on various soil hydrological parameters under different climates and ecosystems.
Whether you are importing existing data or building a new geodatabase from scratch, this book makes it easy to find a task and work through the steps to get it done.
Author: Andrew MacDonald
Publisher: Esri Press
The ESRI ArcGIS Desktop products -- ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo -- enable users to create and manage a geodatabase, the world's most advanced spatial object-oriented data model. ArcView enables users to create and manage simple features (points, lines, and polygons) in a personal geodatabase. ArcEditor and ArcInfo support full read-and-write access to any geodatabase. The key advantage of this data model is that it allows you to easily build intelligent models of spatial systems. You can assign behaviors to individual features, define relationships between classes of features, create business rules, and apply high-level topological models without any programming. You are also free to extend the geodatabase model and object behaviors without limits by using any Component Object Model (COM)-compliant programming language. Building a Geodatabase introduces you to geodatabase concepts and shows you how to implement geographic database designs. Whether you are importing existing data or building a new geodatabase from scratch, this book makes it easy to find a task and work through the steps to get it done. Begin by following the quick-start tutorial to get an overview of how to create and edit a geodatabase, and then actually create your first geodatabase. If you prefer, jump right in and experiment with geodatabases on your own. When you have questions, you'll find concise, step-by-step answers inside, fully illustrated to help you complete a task. Book jacket.
Research into the most pressing contemporary environmental issues in Albania
and the state of environmental education for our ... to use a combination of the
ArcGIS Online Map Services and the ArcGIS Explorer from the Environmental
Systems Research Institute (ESRI), ... A similar example is the land-to-water
cosmopolitan itinerary of the sea turtles, a protected species worldwide, and
which has an ...
Author: Rafael de Miguel González
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Opportunities for developing innovative approaches in teaching and learning geography have been rapidly increasing in recent years. This is in part because of the spread of new technologies that allow access to geographic information and geographic geo-media resources. These new tools offer broad access to information and open data sources. They have revolutionised the way in which teachers of geography can work with pupils and students. “Education for Digital Earth” is now possible. As such, the exclusive use of traditional approaches to the teaching of geography is no longer reasonable today. The European Commission-funded network initiative, digital-earth.eu, promotes innovation and best practices in the implementation of geo-media as a digital learning environment for school learning and teaching. This book, supported by EUROGEO, analyses the main challenges facing geographical education – curriculum, methodology, teacher education and training and geospatial technologies – and illustrates different examples of the use of geoinformation in geographical education in several European countries.
Roger J. Dolan, Water Environment Federation ... Proceedings of the 2000 ESRI
International User Conference , June 2000 ; http : / / gis . esri . com / library /
userconf / proc00 / professional / papers / PAP608 ... Raymond , E . S . The
Cathedral and the Bazaar , http : / / www . firstmonday . dk / issues / issue3 _ 3 /
raymond / .
Author: Roger J. Dolan
This book is designed to help transform the specialist into a leader.
This unique text shows students and professionals how geographic information systems (GIS) can guide decision making about complex community and environmental problems.
Author: Timothy L. Nyerges
Publisher: Guilford Press
This unique text shows students and professionals how geographic information systems (GIS) can guide decision making about complex community and environmental problems. The authors’ step-by-step introduction to GIS-based decision analysis methods and techniques covers important urban and regional issues (land, transportation, and water resource management) and decision processes (planning, improvement programming, and implementation). Real-world case studies demonstrate how GIS-based decision support works in a variety of contexts, with a special focus on community and regional sustainability management. Ideal for course use, the book reinforces key concepts with end-of-chapter review questions; illustrations include 18 color plates.