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Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology

By: John D Bossler(Editor), Robert B McMaster(Editor), Chris Rizos(Editor), James B Campbell(Editor)

832 pages, 24 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Mar 2010 | Edition: 2 | #185055 | ISBN-13: 9781420087338
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About this book

Professionals in local and national government and in the private sector frequently need to draw on Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), often in an integrated manner. Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology shows a hands-on operator how to work across the range of geospatial science and technology, whether as a user or as a contractor of services employing these technologies, and without either specialist education or substantial experience.

Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology covers the fundamentals of each of these topical areas, providing the requisite mathematics, computer science and physics necessary to understand how the technologies work, assuming some elementary background in calculus and physics. It also shows how the technologies can be used together and focuses on their commonalities. A number of applications such as mapping and environmental modeling are presented, and a website accompanies Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology.


- Prerequisites
- Background
- Remote Sensing
- Geographical Information Systems
- Applications Using GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing

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John D. Bossler is a consultant and also Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, specializing in GIS, GPS, and remote sensing. He is retired from the positions of Professor and Director of the Center for Mapping at The Ohio State University, Columbus. Previously, he was director of both the National Geodetic Survey and the Coast and Geodetic Survey. He has authored over 100 papers in the fields mentioned.

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