Description : This edited volume compiles a set of papers that present various applications of spatial analysis, both traditional and contemporary, on diverse subjects in a wide range of contexts. The volume is dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Pavlos Kanaroglou, McMaster University, Canada, who greatly contributed to scientific and applied research on spatial analysis. In his honor, the book offers a selection of various spatial analysis approaches to the study of contemporary urban transportation, land use, and air pollution issues. The first part of the book discusses selected general issues in spatial analysis; ontologies, agent-based modelling and accessibility analysis. The second part deals with urban transportation analysis and modelling issues; agent-based activity/travel microsimulation, bottleneck models, public transit use, freight transport and connected automated vehicles impact assessment. Part three focuses on integrated land use and transport analysis, discussing the land value impacts of public transport infrastructure, the role of transport provision on business evolution and commute distance considerations in urban relocation. The fourth part, on travel-related air pollution analysis, presents the development of a geo-information software for mapping Aerosol Optical Thickness in urban environments and the development of a neighborhood level, real time, internet-enabled, air pollution map in the Canadian urban context. This book will appeal to academics, researchers, graduate students, consultants, and practitioners working on topics related to spatial analysis, land use and transport analysis, planning and decision making, and air pollution studies.
Description : An introductory overview of spatial analysis and statistics through GIS, including worked examples and critical analysis of results.
Description : Spatial Data Analysis: Theory and Practice, first published in 2003, provides a broad ranging treatment of the field of spatial data analysis. It begins with an overview of spatial data analysis and the importance of location (place, context and space) in scientific and policy related research. Covering fundamental problems concerning how attributes in geographical space are represented to the latest methods of exploratory spatial data analysis and spatial modeling, it is designed to take the reader through the key areas that underpin the analysis of spatial data, providing a platform from which to view and critically appreciate many of the key areas of the field. Parts of the text are accessible to undergraduate and master's level students, but it also contains sufficient challenging material that it will be of interest to geographers, social and economic scientists, environmental scientists and statisticians, whose research takes them into the area of spatial analysis.
Description : The popularity of geography as an academic discipline is partlyexplained by its relevance to the real world. Spatial analysis usesgeographic information and statistical methods for the study ofspecific applications, ranging from business location analysis tothe measurement of inner city deprivation, and when used inconjunction with GIS, visual representations and "what if"scenarios can be created. An increasing number of public andprivate sector organisations now regard spatial analysis as avaluable problem-solving tool. Applied GIS and Spatial Analysis focuses on the use ofquantitative methods and GIS in applied contexts, demonstrating thewide range of techniques that are used to deal with problems atdifferent spatial scales. It provides readers with a range ofglobal applications from local/national government and business,and is structured to convey the public-private focus of thematerial. Arranged in four main parts, Applied GIS and SpatialAnalysis covers: Geobusiness, which considers applications in the privatesector. Social Deprivation, a set of chapters commissioned by variouslocal authorities helping to expose different aspects of socialproblems, especially deprivation and crime. Transport and Location, relating to transport networks andlocation problems. National Spatial Planning, which looks at large-scale nationalsocial and economic problems, largely funded by governmentdepartments. This book is unique as it concentrates on commercially-sponsoredapplications of GIS and quantitative geography researchmethodologies that are undertaken by professional quantitativegeographers. Internationally renowned editors andcontributors from academic and business consultancies presentspatial analysis techniques and the actual process ofproblem solving, to illustrate the applied nature of contemporaryquantitative geography. A wealth of case studies enriches thechapters and exemplifies the practical application of GIS,statistical models, location-allocation models, and networks offlow models. Applied Spatial Modelling and GIS is essential readingfor postgraduates and researchers of Quantitative Geography, GIS,Spatial Modelling and Retail Geography. It is also highlyrecommended for upper-level undergraduate and MSc students takingmodules in GIS and Quantitative Geography, and will be a valuablesource of reference for practitioners involved in the use of GISfor private and public sector planning.
Description : This volume contains selected essays of Manfred M. Fischer in the field of spatial analysis from the perspective of GeoComputation. The volume is structured in four parts, from broad issues in spatial analysis and the role of GIS to computational intelligence technologies such as neural networks. The third part provides the theoretical framework required for adaptive pattern classifiers in remote sensing environments. The final section outlines the latest in neural spatial interaction modeling.
Description : This book contains peer-reviewed papers from the Second World Landslide Forum, organised by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), that took place in September 2011. The entire material from the conference has been split into seven volumes, this one is the seventh: 1. Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility and Hazard Zoning, 2. Early Warning, Instrumentation and Monitoring, 3. Spatial Analysis and Modelling, 4. Global Environmental Change, 5. Complex Environment, 6. Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation, 7. Social and Economic Impact and Policies.
Description : Advanced visual analysis and problem solving has been conducted successfully for millennia. The Pythagorean Theorem was proven using visual means more than 2000 years ago. In the 19th century, John Snow stopped a cholera epidemic in London by proposing that a specific water pump be shut down. He discovered that pump by visually correlating data on a city map. The goal of this book is to present the current trends in visual and spatial analysis for data mining, reasoning, problem solving and decision-making. This is the first book to focus on visual decision making and problem solving in general with specific applications in the geospatial domain - combining theory with real-world practice. The book is unique in its integration of modern symbolic and visual approaches to decision making and problem solving. As such, it ties together much of the monograph and textbook literature in these emerging areas. This book contains 21 chapters that have been grouped into five parts: (1) visual problem solving and decision making, (2) visual and heterogeneous reasoning, (3) visual correlation, (4) visual and spatial data mining, and (5) visual and spatial problem solving in geospatial domains. Each chapter ends with a summary and exercises. The book is intended for professionals and graduate students in computer science, applied mathematics, imaging science and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS). In addition to being a state-of-the-art research compilation, this book can be used a text for advanced courses on the subjects such as modeling, computer graphics, visualization, image processing, data mining, GIS, and algorithm analysis.
Description : Presents a set of linked HTML documents on the application of geostatistical theory, designed to be viewed and navigated with an Internet browser.