Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Techniques, Applications and Technologies


Dayna Nielson (Editor)

Series: Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications
BISAC: TEC036000

Sustainability has been increasingly embraced as an overarching policy goal, and communities have been called to be active participants on the path towards attaining a balance between fundamental human needs and ecological resilience. Community-based organizations (CBOs) can benefit from using GIS in building community assets and developing well-conceived sustainability initiatives, but GIS has not yet been widely used for those purposes in CBOs.

This book illustrates how geographic information (such as maps) can be useful in community development drawing from service-learning GIS projects, and argue that economic theories of sustainability and spatial thinking can be of help in building sustainable community. It also discusses the application of vehicle routing problems for sustainable waste collection; spatio-temporal visualization and analysis techniques in GIS; GIS applications in modern crop protection; role of geographic information system for water quality evaluation; and the use of remote sensing and GIS for groundwater potential mapping in crystalline basement rocks. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Application of Vehicle Routing Problem for Sustainable Waste Collection: Case Study of Altoona, Pennsylvania (pp. 1-32)
Timothy J. Dolney (The Pennsylvania State University, Altoon College, Ivyside Park, Altoona PA, USA)

Chapter 2 – Conceptual Framework for Using GIS in Building Community Capital towards Sustainability (pp. 33-66)
Sungsoon Hwang (Department of Geography, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA)

Chapter 3 – Spatio-Temporal Visualization and Analysis Techniques in GIS (pp. 67-96)
Song Gao (Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA)

Chapter 4 – GIS Applications in Modern Crop Protection (pp. 97-114)
Martin Scheiber, Benno Kleinhenz and Manfred Roehrig (ZEPP – Central Institute for Decision Support Systems in Crop Protection, Bad Kreuznach, Germany, and others)

Chapter 5 – GIS Applications in Practice: Exploring Spatial Dynamic of Transport Activities (pp. 115-136)
Tiebei Li (Terry) (Urban Research Program, Griffith University, Australia)

Chapter 6 – Establishing Megalith Transport Routes Using Geographical Information System (pp. 137-150)
Graham Brodie and Leslie C. Hazell (Melbourne School of Land and Environment, Melbourne University, Dookie, Victoria, Australia, and others)

Chapter 7 – Geoinformation Systems for Studying Seismicity and Impact Cratering Using Remote Sensing Data (pp. 151-216)
A. V. Mikheeva, An. G. Marchuk and P. G. Dyadkov (Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Russia, and others)

Chapter 8 – Role of Geographic Information System for Water Quality Evaluation (pp. 217-278)
Deepesh Machiwal and Madan Kumar Jha (Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Bhuj, Gujarat, India, and others)

Chapter 9 – Flood Risks Analysis in a Littoral African City: Using Geographic Information System (pp. 279-316)
Nkeki Felix Ndidi and Ojeh Vincent Nduka (Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 10 – Use of Remote Sensing and GIS for Groundwater Potential Mapping in Crystalline Basement Rock (Sabodala Mining Region, Senegal) (pp. 317-336)
I. Mall, M. Diaw, H. D. Madioune, P. M. Ngom and S. Faye (Department of Geology/Faculty of Sciences and Technology/ UCAD Dakar, Dakar Fann, Senegal)


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