Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS

  • Anna Petrasova
  • Brendan Harmon
  • Vaclav Petras
  • Helena Mitasova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav Petras, Helena Mitasova
    Pages 1-15
  3. Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav Petras, Helena Mitasova
    Pages 17-30
  4. Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav Petras, Helena Mitasova
    Pages 31-51
  5. Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav Petras, Helena Mitasova
    Pages 53-64
  6. Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav Petras, Helena Mitasova
    Pages 65-76
  7. Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav Petras, Helena Mitasova
    Pages 77-82
  8. Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav Petras, Helena Mitasova
    Pages 83-95
  9. Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav Petras, Helena Mitasova
    Pages 97-103
  10. Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav Petras, Helena Mitasova
    Pages 105-113
  11. Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav Petras, Helena Mitasova
    Pages 115-119
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 121-135

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a new type of modeling environment where users interact with geospatial simulations using 3D physical models of studied landscapes. Multiple users can alter the physical model by hand during scanning, thereby providing input for simulation of geophysical processes in this setting.

The authors have developed innovative techniques and software that couple this hardware with open source GRASS GIS, making the system instantly applicable to a wide range of modeling and design problems. Since no other literature on this topic is available, this Book fills a gap for this new technology that continues to grow.

Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS will appeal to advanced-level students studying geospatial science, computer science and earth science such as  landscape architecture and natural resources. It will also benefit researchers and professionals  working in geospatial modeling applications, computer graphics, hazard risk management, hydrology, solar energy, coastal and fluvial flooding, fire spread, landscape, park design and computer games.

Keywords

Geospatial modeling Tangible interface 3D printing Spatial analysis Geographic information services (GIS) Grass GIS Projecting animations Open source GIS Geophysical process Topography

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna Petrasova
    • 1
  • Brendan Harmon
    • 2
  • Vaclav Petras
    • 3
  • Helena Mitasova
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Geospatial Analytics North Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2. Center for Geospatial AnalyticsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  3. 3.Center for Geospatial Analytics North Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  4. 4.Center for Geospatial Analytics North Carolina State University,RaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25775-4
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25773-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25775-4
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