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Management of highly dynamic coastal landscapes requires repeated mapping and analysis of observed changes. Modern remote sensing techniques, such as lidar, increased the frequency and level of detail in coastal surveys and new methods were developed to extract valuable information from these data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In this chapter we discuss mapping of coastal change, on-line data resources, and the basics of installation and working with open source GRASS GIS used in this book.


Geographic Information System Geographic Information System Lidar Data North Carolina Geographic Information System Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric SciencesNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  3. 3.Center for Geospatial AnalyticsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  4. 4.Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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