Best Books – Environmental Geomatics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Environmental Geomatics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Environmental Geomatics along with reviews.

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1. “Modelling Environmental Dynamics: Advances in Geomatic Solutions (Environmental Science and Engineering)” by Martin Paegelow and María Teresa Camacho Olmedo

“Modelling Environmental Dynamics: Advances in Geomatic Solutions (Environmental Science and Engineering)” Book Review: This book is designed for students from engineering backgrounds. Advances in geomatic simulations for environmental dynamics are explained in this book. The land use and its cover change dynamics are also mentioned in the book. Tropical deforestation modelling and evaluation of perspective modelling methods are explained in detailed manner. This book also contains prospective modelling of environmental dynamics. The information about GIS-supported modelling and participatory modelling is given in this book. This book also contains land use scenarios and retrospective gromatic landscape modelling. Simulating greenhouse growth in urban zoning on the coast of Granda is given in this book. Greenhouses, land use change and modelling intra-urban dynamics is explained in this book. The creation and evaluation of development scenarios for metropolitan patterns are given in this book. The information about urban land use in the Madrid region is given in detailed manner.

2. “Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics” by Charles D Ghilani

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“Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics” Review: This book is designed for students from engineering backgrounds. The basic history of surveying and specialized types of surveys are explained in detail. Units, significant figures and field notes also included in this book. This book also contains theory of error observations, direct/indirect observations and types of errors. The types of leveling, its methods and required equipment are given in this book. It also includes the field procedures and computations. Distance measurements, used equipment details, methods used and error in electronic measurement is given in this book. This book also contains concepts of angles, azimuths and bearings with its computation methods and related concepts like magnetics declination, variations in magnetic declination, local attraction. The problems based on magnetic declination are also given in this book with its solution. Angle observation concept is given in detailed manner which include relationship between angle and distances, closing horizon, sights and marks, balancing-in and random traverse. Traversing concept is also given in this book which contains selection of traverse, referencing and source error in traversing. Traverse computation is also given in this book which include departure and latitude, traverse adjustment, inversing and use of open traverse. The information about coordinate geometry in surveying calculations is given in this book. Different methods to find areas are given in this book. Basic information about global navigation satellite systems and its principles of operations are given in this book. Its static surveys and kinematic surveys are also given in the book. Adjustment by least squares concept is explained in this book. This book also contains a mapping and mapping survey. Control survey and Geodetic reduction also given in the book. Photogrammetry and introduction about geographic information systems is included in the book. Problem questions are also given in this book along with a full explanation of the solutions.

3. “Monitoring and Modeling of Global Changes: A Geomatics Perspective (Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry)” by Jonathan Li and Xiaojun Yang

“Monitoring and Modeling of Global Changes: A Geomatics Perspective (Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry)” Book Review: This book is designed for undergraduate and graduate students. Monitoring and modelling of land use changes are given in this book. The analysis of urban dynamics, long-term change dynamics and influence of political regime is explained in this book. This book also contains the mapping of environmental changes, landscape ecological mapping and grassland productivity. Environmental modeling and risk assessment is also given in the book which include glaciological study, mapping coastal erosion, modelling shallow landslides and integrated model for assessing CO2 emissions. Earth observation data processing also given in this book. Digital processing of SAR data and image is also explained in this book.

4. “Basics of Geomatics” by Mario A Gomarasca

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“Basics of Geomatics” Book Review: This book is designed for those students who want to explore the place where we live. The basic information about geomatics is given in this book in starting. The element of cartography and its fundamental information is given in this book. This book also contains information on elements of photography and remote sensing is given in detailed manner. The elements of informatics concept is also given in this book. The techniques of image acquisition are given in this book. Satellite positioning systems over worldwide are given in this book with satellite timing and ranging global positioning systems developed in the U.S.A. This book also contains digital image processing and elements of geographical information systems. Land use and its cover classification systems is given in this book in a detailed manner.

5. “Geomatics Engineering: A Practical Guide to Project Design” by Clement A Ogaja

“Geomatics Engineering: A Practical Guide to Project Design” Book Review: This book is designed for students from engineering backgrounds. The project design process is given in this book which includes the information gathering, design approach and scheduling and cost estimating. This book also contains the standards and specifications of equipment. The information about professional and ethical responsibilities are given in this book. The details about policy, social and environmental issues are also given in this book with examples. This book also contains information about boundary survey and control survey. Topographic survey, its project control and map scale and contour interval are also given in this book. The application of GIS is also given in this book. This book also contains estimating project costs and writing geomatics proposals. At the end of every chapter the exercise questions are given along with its solution.

6. “Developments in Multidimensional Spatial Data Models (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography)” by Alias Abdul Rahman and Pawel Boguslawski

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“Developments in Multidimensional Spatial Data Models (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography)” Book Review: This book is designed for students from geomatic engineering backgrounds. Medial axis approximations of river networks are given in this book. The representation of dual objects in four-dimensional GIS is explained in this book. The information about Calibration and accuracy assessment of Leica ScanStation is given in this book. Methodology for processing the RAW LiDAr data is explained in this book. Potential of multiscale and reliability of a high accuracy image-based system is given in this book, This book also contains the WorldView-2 satellite imagery and airborne LiDAR data for object-based forest species classification. Unmanned aerial vehicle photogrammetric results are also given in this book. Geometry texture of 3-D city elements and examination of compatibility is explained in this book. This book also contains the concepts related to GIS application and Geodatabase, review and conceptual framework. Methods for Georeferencing point clouds of buildings are also given in this book. CityGML for architecture heritage and Use of Schema-aware compressor is given in this book.

7. “Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology (Springer Praxis Books)” by Michael Bishop and John F Shroder

“Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology (Springer Praxis Books)” Book Review: This book is designed for students from Geographic and Geomorphology backgrounds. The basic information about GIScience and mountain geomorphology is given in the beginning of the book. The concept of mountains geomorphic systems, sediment budgets, landscape evolution is given in the book. This book also contains the ontology of mountains and topography in detailed manner. Geomorphometry in mountain terrain is given in the book. Information about remote sensing science and technology for mountain study is given in the book. This book also contains geostatistics and spatial analysis. Artificial intelligence in the mountain landscape study is explained in this book. In this book cartography and visualization in mountain geomorphology, challenges for geo ecological research are explained. The Geographic information systems, mountain hazard, surface hydrology in mountain is explained in this book in detailed manner. GIS application and modelling global and regional climate systems is also given in this book.

8. “Engineering Graduates for Industry: University College London Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Department – Mini Case Study” by Richard Dales and Fiona Lamb

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“Engineering Graduates for Industry: University College London Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Department – Mini Case Study” Book Review: This book is designed for students from engineering backgrounds. Introduction about the topic is given in the beginning of the book. The research methodology is also explained in this book which includes details about research questions, data collection and data analysis. This book also contains needs of industry in a detailed manner. Different case studies are also explained in this book. Experience-led components of an engineering degree are also given in the book. This book also contains case study analysis in detail. Recommendations also given at the end of the book.

9. “Geomatics in Tsunami” by S M Ramasamy

“Geomatics in Tsunami” Book Review: This book is designed for students from engineering backgrounds. This book contains history of tsunami, role of oscillation of first and second class, photogrammetry applications for tsunami damage. This book also contains the detailed information of the Tsunami in India in 2004 of its damage, cause and effects. Effects of the earthquake and tsunami at Andaman Island are given in this book. Damage and mapping of tsunami affected areas in Nellore coast is given in this book. The damage occurred due to tsunami in Chennai and Pondicherry-Cuddalore coast is given in this book. Geomatics in tsunami damage in Nagapattinam coast and geospatial assessment of tsunami 2004 damages along rocky coast of Kanyakumari is given in this book. The physico – chemical perturbation on the coastal system by tsunami events is explained in this book. The characteristics and coastal responses in Car Nicobar Island due to Tsunami in 2004 is also given in this book. Reflection of Tsunami and Induced water quality change also given in this book. This book also contains syndrome of tsunami and citizen’s perspective on tsunami. The activities done by NGOs in Tsunami relief and rehab are also mentioned in this book. Tamil Nadu’s responses also given on tsunami disaster. This book also contains a landslide triggered tsunami in Norway.

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10. “Precision Surveying: The Principles and Geomatics Practice” by John Olusegun Ogundare

“Precision Surveying: The Principles and Geomatics Practice” Book Review: This book is designed for students from engineering and geoscience backgrounds. Precision surveys and properties and techniques are given in this book. Observables, measuring instruments and theory of observation errors information is given in this book. This book also contains standards and specifications for precision surveys. Analysis and evaluation of the angle measurement system and distance measurement system is given in this book which include their applications, testing and errors. This book also contains the analysis and evaluation of the elevation and coordinate difference measurement system. Under survey design and analysis it includes network design, its solution approach, angular measurement and traverse measurement. Three-dimensional coordinating systems concepts also given in this book which contains coordinate system, navigation satellite system and laser system. The information about deformation monitoring and analysis of geodetic techniques, high-definition survey and remote sensing techniques are given in a detailed manner. This book also contains deformation monitoring and analysis of geotechnical and structural techniques. Mining survey and tunneling survey are given in this book. The precision alignment surveys are also given in this book which contains direct laser alignment techniques, conventional survey techniques, optical-tooling techniques, metrology, alignment by polar measurement and main sources of error in alignment surveys.

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