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Geoinformation Technologies for Geo-cultural Landscapes: European Perspectives

Edited By: Andreas Vassilopoulos, Niki Evelpidou, Oliver Bender and Alenka Krek

A A Balkema

Hardback | Oct 2008 | #177433 | ISBN-13: 9780415468596
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The focal main objective of the book is to constitute a meaningful linkage among research problems, geoinformation methods and corresponding applications. The research goals, related both to theoretical and practical issues, derive from multidisciplinary fields such as archaeology, history, geography, landscape planning, environment, geoinformation science, geology and geomorphology. All the aforementioned scientific areas have the spatial dimension in common, i.e. the vast amount of spatially referenced data. Their research issues can be addressed and analysed with geoinformation technology; though, the researchers should get familiar to the range of available geoinformation methods.

The book provides description of a variety of research problems issues and technological 'solutions' approaches that can be used to support processes of data capturing, mapping and analysis. These techniques and concepts are illustrated on numerous practical examples. along with specific examples, where these have been applied. The current structure of the book includes the following four chapters: introduction, data capturing and mapping, analysis and modelling, and study cases. In the following, we provide a more detailed content of each chapter listing the main topics included within the selected articles.


1. Introduction: Research components linking papers; Data quality, scales, errors and accuracy; What is geo-cultural landscape; Are we interested in what modern man caused to the landscape? - 2. Data capturing and mapping: Introduction; Vertical photogrammetry; Oblique aerial photography; Lidar; High resolution satellite image interpretation; Global Positioning Systems; Field data collection; Vectorisation and rectification of historical maps; Technical concept of WebGIS - 3. Analysis and modeling: Introduction; Surface modelling; Linear landscape features; Landscape characterisation; Land use analysis; Landscape metrics; Geo-cultural modeling; Visualisation - 4. Case Studies: "a. Roscommon, Ireland; "b. Lincolnshire, Great Britain; "c. Thira, Akrotiri, Greece; "d. Vindobona, Austria; "e. Eastern Andalusia, Spain; "f. Potenza valley, Italy; "g. Eastern Andalusia, Spain; "h. Potenza valley, Italy; "i." "Lac de Montady, France." "@@@@"

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Geocultural Park of Eastern Aegean, Athens, Greece University of Athens, Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, Department of Geography and Climatology, Athens, Greece Austrian Academy of Sciences, Mountain Research: Man and Environment, Innsbruck, Austria HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany

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