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Main Title Geo-Spatial Technologies in Urban Environments [electronic resource] /
Author Jensen, Ryan R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gatrell, Jay D.
McLean, Daniel D.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2005
Call Number GA1-1776
ISBN 9783540266761
Subjects Geography. ; Geographical information systems. ; Regional planning. ; Environmental toxicology.
Internet Access
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Collation XVI, 176 p. 45 illus. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Applying Geospatial Technologies in Urban Environments -- Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces and Building Infrastructure -- Policy Implications of Remote Sensing in Understanding Urban Environments: Developing a Wetlands Inventory for Community Decision-Making in Lucas County, Ohio -- Making Spatial Data Usable to the General Public: a Case Study in Tax Mapping -- Modeling Human-Environment Interactions -- The Relationship Between Urban Leaf Area and Summertime Household Energy Usage -- The Urban Environment, Socioeconomic Conditions, and Quality of Life: An Alternative Framework for Understanding and Assessing Environmental Justice -- Image Homogeneity and Urban Demographics: An Integrated Approach to Applied Geo-techniques -- Local Government Perceptions of Urban Forestry -- Satellite Remote Sensing of Urban Heat Islands: Current Practice and Prospects -- Remote Sensing as a Program Assessment Device: The case of Urban Forestry and the Competition for Local Investment -- Urban Sprawl Detection Using Satellite Imagery and Geographically Weighted Regression -- Satellites, Census, and the Quality of Life -- Urban Environmental Approaches: Policy, Application & Method. The purpose of this book is to investigate and develop alternate methodological approaches to understand urban environments and urban change. In particular, the study demonstrates the application of remote-sensing data and geographic information systems to the exploration of issues often ignored by the mainstream community of geo-technical specialists such as urban forestry, urban traffic, migration or quality of life in urban areas. Case studies show how disciplines like environmental science and planning, sociology, landscape ecology and architecture, regional science and policy design, and assessment can benefit from employing remote-sensing data and GIS.