Geographical Data Acquisition

  • Yong-Qi Chen
  • Yuk-Cheung Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Yuk-Cheung Lee
    Pages 1-10
  3. Esmond Mok, Jason Chao
    Pages 11-24
  4. Yuk-Cheung Lee
    Pages 43-63
  5. Yuk-Cheung Lee, Lilian Pun
    Pages 65-83
  6. Steve Y. W. Lam, Yong-Qi Chen
    Pages 85-97
  7. Esmond Mok, Günther Retscher
    Pages 99-119
  8. Günther Retscher
    Pages 121-147
  9. Bruce King, Kent Lam
    Pages 149-172
  10. Bruce King
    Pages 193-220
  11. Qiming Zhou
    Pages 221-249
  12. Zhilin Li, Yong-Qi Chen
    Pages 251-253
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 255-266

About this book


This is a book about techniques used in the acquisition of geographical data. The target audience is students and professionals using geographical information systems who want to go beyond the operation of the software and discover the general principles of how raw geographical data are acquired. By "raw" data we mean da ta acquired directly from the field, from photographs, or from maps but wh ich has not been edited or structured for database storage. With this in mind, we have placed a heavier emphasis on geo-referencing and data acquisition techniques, making the co ordinate reference framework an important link tying the chapters together. In writing thisbook, we have adopted a Scientific American-type style, which appeals to the technically curious layperson. This is more than just a collection of artides, this is a textbook written jointly by several people. The co ordination required for such an approach has made the production of this book much more difficult. The authors are predominantly faculty members of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. We had hoped that this dose proximity of authors could help us better co ordinate the contents and ensure some consistency in style.


Earth System GIS Geographical information systems Geographie Geoinformationssysteme Kartographie Stadtplanung geographic data image processing land surveying mapping räumliche Daten satellite spatial data urban planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Yong-Qi Chen
    • 1
  • Yuk-Cheung Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Land Information and Geo-InformaticsThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloon, Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of Geodesy and Geomatics EngineeringUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada

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