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Geospatial Techniques for Managing Environmental Resources

  • Jay Krishna Thakur
  • Sudhir Kumar Singh
  • AL. Ramanathan
  • M. Bala Krishna Prasad
  • Wolfgang Gossel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mingyuan Hu, Hui Lin, Bingli Xu, Ya Hu, Sammy Tang, Weitao Che
    Pages 15-32
  3. Jay Krishna Thakur, P. K. Srivastava, Arun Kumar Pratihast, Sudhir Kumar Singh
    Pages 53-67
  4. Amos Kabo-bah, Kamila Lis
    Pages 68-85
  5. Prajjwal K. Panday, Henry Bulley, Umesh Haritashya, Bardan Ghimire
    Pages 86-99
  6. Marioara Costea, Roxana Giusca, Rodica Ciobanu
    Pages 119-138
  7. Ram Avtar, Jay Krishna Thakur, Amit Kumar Mishra, Pankaj Kumar
    Pages 139-151
  8. Prafull Singh, Jay Krishna Thakur, Suyash Kumar, U. C. Singh
    Pages 152-163
  9. Miguel Martínez Tapia, Xanat Antonio Némiga, José Isabel Juan Pérez
    Pages 164-187
  10. Arun Kumar Pratihast, Jay Krishna Thakur
    Pages 188-200
  11. Dimitrios Moshou, Ioannis Gravalos, Dimitrios Kateris Cedric Bravo, Roberto Oberti, Jon S. West, Herman Ramon
    Pages 201-219
  12. Tanya C. J. Esteves, Pedro Cabral, José Carlos Teixeira, António J. D. Ferreira
    Pages 238-255
  13. John Madsen, Alison Bates, John Callahan, Jeremy Firestone
    Pages 256-275
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 293-296

About this book


"Geospatial Information" is spatial data concerning a place or, in space, collected in real time. Geospatial techniques together with remote sensing, geographic information science, Global Positioning System (GPS), cartography, geovisualization, and spatial statistics are being used to capture, store, manipulate and analyze to understand complex situations to solve mysteries of the universe. These techniques have been applied in various fields such as meteorology, forestry, environmental management, agriculture, health, homeland security etc. around the globe. This volume presents the case studies and examples from various parts of the world and provides a broad overview  of various approaches; data sets; data acquiring, monitoring and dissemination methods; satellites and sensors; tools and techniques used; integrating tools, techniques and application to various fields for the sustainable management of environmental resources in the context of global environmental change and natural hazards. The objective of this book is to provide state-of-the-art information to academics, researchers and industry practitioners who are involved or interested in the study, use, design and development of advanced and emerging geospatial technologies around the world with ultimate aim to empower individuals and organizations in building competencies for exploiting the opportunities of the knowledge society. The chapters form an inter- and multi-disciplinary source of information, making an effort to link various geospatial techniques to make the earth an habitable place. The contributors have tried to focus their respective views on the current problems that need urgent attention. Consequently, we see this book as a comprehensive information base, which includes work of expertise in their specific fields of research.


Environmental management GIS GPS Geospatial techniques Land Information Systems Natural resources management Remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Jay Krishna Thakur
    • 1
  • Sudhir Kumar Singh
    • 2
  • AL. Ramanathan
    • 3
  • M. Bala Krishna Prasad
    • 4
  • Wolfgang Gossel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology Institute of Geosciences and GeographyMartin Luther UniversityHalleGermany
  2. 2.Centre of Atmospheric and Ocean Science KBCAOS, IIDSUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia
  3. 3.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Earth System Science Interdisciplinary CenterUniversity of MarylandMarylandUSA

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