GIS for Environmental Management
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Description: This look at complex environmental challenges and their increasingly sophisticated technological solutions explores case studies of the most innovative geographic information system (GIS) projects yet devised by governments, businesses, and individuals. Each study showcases GIS solutions, yet balances the technology with practical human applications. Topics ranging from biodiversity and pollution to specific subjects such as coastal zone management and change detection make this text relevant for nontechnical audiences and GIS professionals alike.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: ESRI, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Size: 9.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
|Biodiversity : expanding Madagascar's national parks and protected areas|
|Pollution : settling the dust along the international border|
|Sidebar : GIS tracks contamination from the World Trade Center collapse|
|Coastal zone management : conserving California's underwater forests|
|Wetlands : drawing the line between wet and dry along Lake Ontario|
|Sidebar : GIS helps preserve Japan's Kushiro Wetland|
|Resource management : reviving Nebraska's historic Platte River|
|Brownfields : reclaiming land at England's epicenter of the Industrial Revolution|
|Change detection : monitoring habitat in California's Central Valley|
|Urban forest management : seeing the trees for the city in New York|
|Wildlife management : saving birds of prey in northern California|
|Military use and mitigation : charting unexploded ordnance in West Virginia's wilderness|
|Sidebar : DUSTRAN predicts dust dispersion from military training exercises|
|Petroleum : cooperating in the Gulf Coast to plan for oil spills|
|Sidebar : NOAA goes fishing and G-WIS meets ELMR|
|Public policy and regulation : influencing environmental decisions in Maine|