698 pages, 300 illus
This volume presents a comprehensive and complete treatment of complex Geospatial Information topics including Geodesy, Cartography, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Informatics, Acquisition Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Digital Image Processing, Geographic Information Systems, Decision Support Systems and WebGIS. It describes in detail and at an accessible level the state of current knowledge.
From the reviews: "The book is rigorous and synthetic, describing with precision the main instruments and methods connected to the multiple techniques today available. The objective pursued is to publish an integrated text, containing simple and comprehensible concepts relevant to experts in Geo-spatial Information." S. Dequal, Professor of Topography and Photogrammetry, DITAG, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy "This book fills a void of telling and showing the reader how remote sensing as a part of geomatics really works. With a clearly presented historical review up to the present time, the author illustrates the basic theories and use of the different remote sensing sensors and how to analyze the data from them for their application. The author has had many years of experience in the analysis of remote sensing data and one can feel the confidence that he has as in presenting the material. This book would be a complement to the standard remote sensing books and I would highly recommend it for all land oriented professionals and especially graduate students who need a clear explanation of how remote sensing works. For anyone who uses remote sensing data as related to land analysis and survey, this book should be part of their library." Chris J. Johannsen, Professor Emeritus of Agronomy, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA "Basics of Geomatics is structured in a clear and effective way into thematic chapters that provide a fundamental, yet comprehensive coverage of each of the major disciplines making up the field of Geomatics. Thanks to its clarity and completeness, the text, supplemented by many useful tables and illustrations will serve as a basic reference work for both beginners and experienced readers." J.L.van Genderen, ITC, Enschede, The Netherlands "This work, translated from Italian, is unique in that it addresses a particular gap in the remote sensing literature ! aimed at a broader group of readers who may be using geospatial information in their work. ! The text is supported with numerous illustrations and well-explicated formula. ! color plates are included at the end of the volume. The comprehensive index greatly contributes to this book's effectiveness as a reference tool for both students and professionals. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (W. Weston, Choice, Vol. 47 (11), August, 2010)
Foreword.Author's Preface.1. Geomatics. 2. Elements of cartography. 3. Elements of photogrammetry. 4. Elements of remote sensing. 5. Elements of informatics. 6. Acquisition systems. 7. Global positioning systems. 8. Digital image processing. 9. Elements of geographic information system. 10. Land use/land cover classification systems. Colour plates.Index.
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