Geo-Information Technology in Earth Resources Monitoring and Management


Dr. Varun Narayan Mishra (Editor) – Assistant Professor, Centre for Climate Change and Water Research, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, India
Dr. Praveen Kumar Rai (Editor) – Associate Professor, Department of Geography, K.M.C. Language University, Lucknow, India
Dr. Prafull Singh (Editor) – Associate Professor, Department of Geology, School of Earth, Biological and Environmental Science, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, India

Series: Earth Sciences in the 21st Century

BISAC: SCI019000

Earth resources are the precious assets that provide living space for human beings. In the last few decades, the pressure on earth resources has increased due to anthropogenic activities and rapid industrialization. The sustainable management of earth resources requires reliable, accurate, and timely information at different observational scales.

Geo-information technology is an efficient tool for acquiring information required for environmental protection, earth resources monitoring, and addressing the issues associated with sustainable development and management. It offers an influential and capable tool for mapping, monitoring, modeling, and management of earth resources. Many researchers have reported their findings and operational applications of direct relevance to the management of earth resources with the launch of imaging satellites in the 1970s. However, few studies have been reported to understand the core science and research basics, as there are larger issues of capacity building to use geo-information technology in sustainable development and management of earth resources. There is also a fundamental gap between the theoretical concepts and the operational use of these advanced tools. This could be resolved by providing a broad range of applications of this technology to the scientific and research community in the field of geospatial technologies and allied subjects.

This book, entitled “Geo-Information Technology in Earth Resources Monitoring and Management,” deals with the challenges for sustainable management and development of earth resources with a focus on India and other countries around the world. The chapters are written by prominent academicians, researchers, and experts in the field of geo-information technology and related subjects. This book is a collection of chapters providing a multi-disciplinary overview for academicians, researchers, scientists, administrators, policymakers, social scientists, and professionals involved in the various aspects of earth resources development, planning, and management. The aim of this book is to replenish the gap in the available literature on the subject by bringing together the concepts, theories, and experiences of specialists and professionals in this field.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Land Cover Mapping Using Sentinel and Landsat Data: Potential and Challenges in the Context of the National Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Bulgaria
(Petar Dimitrov, Lachezar Filchev, Eugenia Roumenina and Georgi Jelev – Space Research and Technology Institute – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Chapter 2. Recent Trends of Urban Expansion and Consequent Land Transformations: An Appraisal of Asansol City, West Bengal
(Arindam Roy, Mehedi Hasan Mandal, Subhendu Ghosh, Mukesh Singh and Giyasuddin Siddique – Department of Geography, The University of Burdwan, Barddhaman, West Bengal, India, et al.)

Chapter 3. Changing Trends of Land Surface Temperature in Relation to Land Use Land Cover of Delhi, India
(Rddhi Srivastava, Maya Kumari, Richa Sharma and Diksha – Amity Institute of Geoinformatics & Remote Sensing, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida. India, et al.)

Chapter 4. Spatio Temporal Analysis of Air Quality of Udaipur and Its Relation With Land Surface Temperature Before and During COVID-19 Pandemic
(Aditya Barman, Shivangi S. Somvanshi, and Gaurav – Amity Institute of Environmental Sciences, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Chapter 5. Characteristics of Atmospheric Aerosol Over Indo-Gangetic Basin: Trend, Origin of Sources and Impact on Climate
(Pradeep Kumar, Arti Choudhary, Pawan K. Joshi and Abhay Kumar Singh – School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, et al.)

Chapter 6. Analysing Urban Landscape Changes With Multi-Sensor Datasets on a Temporal Scale
(Deepak Kumar and Ekata Paul – Amity Institute of Geo-Informatics and Remote Sensing (AIGIRS), Amity University, Gautam Buddha Nagar, India)

Chapter 7. Assessment of the Spatio-Temporal Variation of Biophysical Indices in the Spectral Delineation of the Urban Green Cover: A Case Study from Ranchi
(Preeti Kumari – K. J. Somaiya Institute of Applied Agricultural Research (KIAAR), Sameerwadi, Bagalkot District, India)

Chapter 8. RS-GIS Application in Designing Sustainable Land Use Pattern of Killi Ar, Sub-Basin of Karamana River, Kerala
(S. Suresh Kumar and Devavrathan – Department of Education, Govt.HSS Vayala, Anchal, Kollam, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 9. A Remote Sensing and GIS Approach to Create 3D Building Model Using Cartosat-1 Imagery: A Case Study From Oshiwara City, Mumbai
(Arpita Banerjee, Sanjay Kumar Thakur, Ashutosh Tripathi and Manju Rawat Ranjan – Amity Institute of Environmental Sciences,
Amity University – Noida Sector-125, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Noida, UP, et al.)

Chapter 10. Identification of New Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Sites Using Integrated GIS-MCDM Techniques – A Review
(M. Kirubakaran, J. Colins Johnny, P. Balamurugan and S. Anandha Kumar – United Engineers, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India, et al.)

Chapter 11. Assessing Inadequate Urban Infrastructure in Gated Societies of Greater Faridabad, India and Application of IOT in Smart Governance: Way Forward to Sustainable Development Goals
(Rashmi Rani Anand and Poonam Sharma – Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 12. Characteristics and Nutrient Status of Limestone Soils in Leyte and Samar, Philippines
(Kenneth Oraiz, Venus O. Saz, Marvin D. Cascante, Sheila Mae Galvez, Ayron Nikki M. Garrido and Victor B. Asio – Department of Soil Science, Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines, et al.)

Chapter 13. Remote Sensing-Based Agricultural Drought Monitoring – A Review
(Suresh Devaraj, Seylina Sathish, M. Geetha Priya, Colins Johnny J and Mozhdeh Jamei – Department of Civil Engineering, Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai, India, et al.)

Chapter 14. Application of Meteorological and Vegetation Indices for Monitoring of Drought Condition Using Geospatial Techniques and Statistical Approach in the Semi Arid Regions of Rajasthan, India
(Jai Kumar and Soham Sahoo – Centre for Geospatial Technologies, Vaugh Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Chapter 15. Evaluation of Remote Sensing Based Agricultural Drought Indicators for Crop Insurance
(Nitin Kumar Tripathi and Gone Sai Kiran – Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)

Chapter 16. Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe – Changes and Reasons of Renewable Energy Support Schemes
(Viktor Varjú – Transdanubian Research Department, Institute for Regional Studies, KRTK, Pécs, Hungary)

Chapter 17. Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Limnological Studies: A Case Study from Northwest Himalayan Lakes, India
(Pranaya Diwate1 and Sakshi Maurya – Centre for Climate Change and Water Research, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, et al.)

Chapter 18. Identification of Locations for Artificial Recharge Structures Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques: A Case Study of Sitapur District
(Saba Khanam – GIS Expert, Geospatial Mapple, Lucknow)

Chapter 19. The Application of Morphometric Parameters in River Watershed Management: A Case Study of Rihand River, India
(S. Singh, A. K. Singh, M. K. Jaiswal and S. Kanhaiya – Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, West Bengal, India, et al.)

Chapter 20. Geospatial Distribution of Dar Zarrouk Parameters Resulting from Vertical Electrical Sounding in Dharangaon and Erandol Block of Jalgaon District, (India)
(R. B. Golekar, S. N. Patil, N. R. Kachate and Pranaya Diwate – Department of Geology, G. B. Tatha Tatyasaheb Khare Commerce, Parvatibai Gurupad Dhere Arts and Shri, Mahesh Janardan Bhosale Science College, Guhagar District Ratnagiri (M.S) , India, et al.)


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