Teaching in Land Management and Applied Geospatial Tools: The Use of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Data to Design Advanced Technical Interventions for Sustainable Land Management

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Jesús Rodrigo-CominoDepartment of Regional Geographic Analysis and Physical Geography, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Campus Universitario de Cartuja, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Noura Bakr – Soils & Water Use Department, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt

Series: Geography and History of the World; Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: EDU029030; NAT049000; SCI030000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/QUKP6045

This book provides a comprehensive review of the interventions of remote sensing (RS), geographic information system (GIS), and geostatistics in sustainable land resources management. Soil erosion, land degradation, and soil pollution are among the most threatening issues to sustainable management. This book addresses the utilization of the latest techniques (such as machine learning and artificial intelligence) to identify, monitor, and resolve these issues. Additionally, the book introduces the utilization of GIS technology to detect the effect of natural hazards (such as, floods) on land resources and human lives. Land degradation is also a huge threat to land resources, especially in arid and semi-arid regions, and can be detected and monitored using different geo-informatics tools. Furthermore, the book introduces semi-automatic methods combined with multivariate techniques for landscape management. Finally, the required soil property assessment can be achieved using traditional laboratory approaches and includes preliminary state-of-the-art proximal sensors.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Advanced Technology Interventions for Sustainable Land Resources Management
Noura Bakr, PhD
Soils and Water Use Department, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt

Chapter 2. The Development of Geo-Communication Tools for Farmers, Stakeholders, Scientists, Students, and Policymakers Using GeoNode to Share ISUM (Improved Stock Unearthing Method) Data
Jesús Rodrigo-Comino1, Gaspar Mora-Navarro2, Enric Terol2, Andrés Caballero-Calvo1, Ana Pérez Albarracín3 and Artemi Cerdà3
1Departamento de Análisis Geográfico Regional y Geografía Física, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Campus Universitario de Cartuja, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
2Department of Cartographic Engineering, Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera, s/n, Valencia, Spain
3Soil Erosion and Degradation Research Group, Department of Geography, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Chapter 3. A Case Study of Evaluating Agricultural and Forest Land Conversion into Urban Areas and the Related Increase of the Peak Runoff Rates with GIS-Based Tools and the Swat Model: Southeast Spain
Antonio Jodar-Abellan1, Teresa Alejandra Palacios-Cabrera2, Seyed Babak Haji Seyed Asadollah3, Pilar Legua1, Derdour Abdessamed4,5 and Pablo Melgarejo1
1Agro-Food and Agro-Environmental Research and Innovation Center (CIAGRO), Miguel Hernández University (UMH), Orihuela, Spain
2Faculty of Geology, Mines, Petroleum and Environmental Engineering, The Central University of Ecuador, Ecuador
3Department of Environmental Resources Engineering, State University of New York, College of Environmental  Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York, United States
4Laboratory for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Arid and Semi‑arid Zones, University Center Salhi Ahmed Naama (Ctr Univ Naama) Naama, Algeria
5Artificial Intelligence Laboratory for Mechanical and Civil Structures and Soil, University Center of  Naama, Naama, Algeria

Chapter 4. The Identification and Mapping of Homogeneous Units for Landscape Management: A Landscape Catalogue for the Province of Granada
Laura Porcel-Rodríguez1, Yolanda Jiménez-Olivencia2, Jorge Alcántara-Manzanares3 and Eduardo Salinas Chávez2
1Department of Human Geography, Institute of Regional Development, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
2Department of Regional Geographical Analysis and Physical Geography, Institute of Regional Development, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
3Department of Social and Science Education, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain

Chapter 5. Cost-Effective Soil Sensors and Data Analytics: The Future of Soil Characterization
Shubhadip Dasgupta1,2, Bin Li3 and Somsubhra Chakraborty2
1Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Nadia, West Bengal, India
2Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
3Department of Experimental Statistics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Chapter 6. An Assessment of Geo-Informatics in Land Degradation and Desertification
Osama R. Abd El-Kawy
Soil and Water Sciences Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Index

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