Advances in Digital Terrain Analysis

  • Qiming Zhou
  • Brian Lees
  • Guo-an Tang

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. ZHOU Qiming, Brian G. Lees, TANG Guo-an
      Pages 3-10
  3. Digital Representation for Terrain Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. George Ch. Miliaresis
      Pages 13-28
    3. Peter A. Shary
      Pages 29-57
    4. ZHAO Xuesheng, BAI Jianjun, CHEN Jun
      Pages 85-103
  4. Morphological Terrain Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Josef STROBL
      Pages 125-139
    3. L.D. DRĂGUŢ, Thomas Blaschke
      Pages 141-158
    4. LU Huaxing
      Pages 159-176
    5. LIU Aili
      Pages 177-192
    6. Yang Qinke, David Jupp, LI Rui, Liang Wei
      Pages 193-210
  5. Hydrological Terrain Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. John P. WILSON, Graeme AGGETT, DENG Yongxin, Christine S. LAM
      Pages 213-236
    3. Petter PILESJÖ
      Pages 237-255
    4. TIAN Yuan, WU Lun, GAO Yong, WANG Daming, ZHANG Yi
      Pages 257-276
  6. Uncertainty in Terrain Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. DENG Fengdong, WANG Lili, ZHUO Jing, LIU Anlin
      Pages 323-332
    3. ZHU A-Xing, James E. BURT, Michael SMITH, WANG Rongxun, GAO Jing
      Pages 333-348
    4. Brian G. LEES, HUANG Zhi, Kimberley VAN NIEL, Shawn W. LAFFAN
      Pages 349-362
  7. Applications of Terrain Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. John B. LINDSAY, James J. ROTHWELL
      Pages 383-406
    3. ZHANG Ting, LI Jun, WANG Chun, ZHAN Lei
      Pages 407-423
    4. James R.F. BARRINGER, Allan E. HEWITT, Ian H. LYNN, Jochen SCHMIDT
      Pages 443-458
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 459-462

About this book


Terrain analysis has been an active study field for years and attracted research studies from geographers, surveyors, engineers and computer scientists. With the rapid growth of Geographical Information System (GIS) technology, particularly the establishment of high resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEM) at national level, the challenge is now focused on delivering justifiable socio-economical and environmental benefits. The contributions in this book represent the state of the art of terrain analysis methods and techniques in areas of digital representation, morphological and hydrological models, uncertainty and applications of terrain analysis.


Digital Terrain Modelling GIS Geoinformationssysteme Geomorphometry Hydrologic Modelling Terrain Analysis Vegetation digital elevation model

Editors and affiliations

  • Qiming Zhou
    • 1
  • Brian Lees
    • 2
  • Guo-an Tang
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyHong Kong Baptist UniversityKowlon TongHong Kong/PR China
  2. 2.The University of New South Wales at ADFAAustralia
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographic EnvironmentNanjing Normal UniversityChina, People’s Republic

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