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Main Title GIS for science : applying mapping and spatial analytics /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wright, Dawn J.,
Harder, Christian,
Publisher Esri Press,
Year Published 2019
OCLC Number 1089966846
ISBN 9781589485303; 1589485300
Subjects Science--Geographic information systems ; Science--Methodology
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  Q175.G57 2019 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/24/2023
Collation xiv, 219 pages, 18 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 x 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Part 1: How Earth works -- Part 2: How Earth looks -- Part 3: How we look at Earth -- Part 4: Training future generations of scientists -- Part 5: Technology showcase. Emergence of the geospatial cloud -- Earth equal projection -- Modeling the footprint of human settlement -- Modeling green infrastructure -- Jupytertm notebook analysis -- 3D empirical Bayesian Kriging -- National water model -- A high resolution Martian database -- Sentinel-2 imagery viewer -- The power of storytelling for science "GIS for Science presents a collection of real-world stories about modern science and a cadre of scientists who use mapping and spatial analytics to expand their understanding of the world. The accounts in this book are written for a broad audience including professional scientists, the swelling ranks of citizen scientists, and people generally interested in science and geography. Scientific data are brought to life with GIS technology to study a range of issues relevant to the functioning of planet Earth in a natural sense as well as the impacts of human activity. In a race against the clock, the scientists profiled in this volume are using remote sensing, web maps, Esri StoryMaps, and spatial analysis to document an array of issues with a geographic dimension that range from climate change, natural disasters, and loss of biodiversity, to political strife, polar ice loss, and resource shortages. These stories present GIS ideas and inspiration that users can apply across many disciplines, making this volume relevant to diverse scientific audience. See how scientists working on the world's most pressing problems apply geographic information systems--GIS."--Provided by publisher