Best Reference Books – Remote Sensing Technology

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

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Remote Sensing Technology subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Remote Sensing Technology" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Remote Sensing Principles and Interpretation” by Sabins F F

Book Review: This is a very good book or introductory courses in remote sensing and contains chapter that provides introduction to remote sensing systems and the interactions that occur between electromagnetic energy and materials that are the base of remote sensing. The other chapters in the book describe many imaging systems. The book also contains descriptions of practical applications of remote sensing to environmental monitoring, exploration of minerals and oils, geographical information systems and many more.

2. “Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation” by Lillesand T M and Kieffer R W

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Book Review: This book explains the technologies of remote sensing like geographic information systems and global positioning system and their impact on government, sciences and businesses. This is a very good textbook for introductory courses in remote sensing and is also a very good reference book for practicing professionals who deal with geospatial information and analysis. All in all this is a very good book for people dealing with geospatial data acquisition and analysis.

3. “Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing” by Elachi C

Book Review: The book explains the science and engineering basics that are needed to understand remote sensing thereby illustrating its applications in real world situations. The book discusses the physics that is present in the interaction between wave and matter, techniques used for data collection and many remote sensing applications. The book contains chapters that discusses the basic properties of electromagnetic waves, matter interaction, electromagnetic spectrum and also presents the techniques for acquiring, measuring and studying information and waves. This book is suitable for students studying electrical engineering, physics, geology, astronomy and aeronautics.

4. “Land Suitability Evaluation Using GIS and Remote Sensing Technology” by Nigus Tadesse and Mazengia Mengist

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“Land Suitability Evaluation Using GIS and Remote Sensing Technology” Book Review: The book focuses on land suitability evaluation of Lenche Dima Watershed by the use of a maximum limitation system for the major rainfed cereal crops. The chapters of this book give information about land mapping, LULC, soil, elevation, slope maps, and climatic databases. The book highlights the importance of land use planning and land resource management for sustainable utilization of natural resources. It lays an emphasis on the fast growth of crops by matching the biophysical characteristics with requirements of crops. The book will be an asset for land use planners, natural resource managers, government officials, research institutions, and local farmers in order to achieve sustainable agriculture.

5. “Remote Sensing Applications in Marine Science and Technology” by Cracknell

“Remote Sensing Applications in Marine Science and Technology” Book Review: The book is a fully updated and revised piece of writing highlighting latest information and recent developments in remote sensing and marine science. The general principles and basic concepts of remote sensing are thoroughly explained. The topics like physical oceanography, marine resources, coastal monitoring, and protection are discussed in detail. The applications of featured topics and concepts in various fields are clearly mentioned. The book consists of tables that reflect useful data and figures. The chapters of this book are well-written and contain vast theory.

6. “Remote Sensing and GIS Technology” by Katara Pratibha

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“Remote Sensing and GIS Technology” Book Review: The book focuses on the recent challenges like estimating runoff and sediment yielding. Many GIS techniques and remote sensing techniques are clearly mentioned in order to accomplish the preceding challenges. The chapters of this book are majorly based on various soil maps, SRTM DEM, and IRS-P4 satellite imagery. The book contains a clear description of thematic layers of soil, topographic elevation, slope, and land use/land cover (LULC). The final section of the book covers the generation of GIS-based maps of six USLE model factors namely, R, K, L, S, C, and P.

7. “Text Book of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems” by M Anji Reddy

“Text Book of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems” Book Review: The book aims in presenting the fundamental principles, key concepts, and major techniques of remote sensing and geographical information systems. It begins with a description of microwave remote sensing, remote sensing platforms, sensors, and data analysis techniques. Moving on, the topics like GIS data quality issues, GIS data analysis and modelling, attribute data management, GIS data input and editing, and integration and linkage of remote sensing as well as GIS are discussed in detail. The chapters of this book are fully updated and feature the latest topics like procedure for photo interpretation, 3-D interpretation method, aerial photo interpretation, and visual image interpretation techniques. The chapters of this book are supported with the help of illustrative figures, well-labeled diagrams, flow charts, and tables. The book will act as a guide for beginners in the field of remote sensing and geographical information systems.

8. “Remote Sensing of Coastal Aquatic Environments” by Brent A McKee

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“Remote Sensing of Coastal Aquatic Environments” Book Review: The book focuses on the techniques and methodologies necessary for sensing of coastal waters from aircraft and space-based platforms. It introduces an optical remote sensing to measure and analyze the coastal aquatic environment. The initial section of this book covers radiative transfer, satellite sensors, optical airborne remote sensing, in-water instrumentation, bio-optical properties of coastal waters, and remote sensing of organic matter in coastal water. Later section contains topics like hyperspectral remote sensing, computational intelligence, modeling and data assimilation, remote sensing of harmful algal blooms, and multi-scale remote sensing of coral reefs. The book highlights the applications of featured technologies and techniques in various fields. The chapters of this book are well-written and reader-friendly and hence will be a great resource for non-specialists in the field of remote sensing.

9. “Remote Sensing with Imaging Radar” by John A Richards

“Remote Sensing with Imaging Radar” Book Review: The book is a well-structured and reader-friendly text and hence will be a great source for the beginners in the field of remote sensing and radar. It aims at introducing the technology of radar imaging, which is based on remote sensing. The topics like imaging radar system, radiation framework, scattering, interferometric and tomographic sar, bistatic sar, radar image interpretation, and passive microwave imaging are discussed in detail. The chapters of this book present the recent development of multi-polarisation and interferometric radar. The book highlights all the major applications of the featured technologies in various fields like aircraft platforms, satellites, and shuttle missions.

10. “Landuse Change Detection Using GIS, Remote Sensing and Spatial Metrics” by Mesfin Tadesse Bekalo

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“Landuse Change Detection Using GIS, Remote Sensing and Spatial Metrics” Book Review: The book will be an asset for the managers and planners related to urban and environment management. The book features the generation of four classes of the landcover maps with the help of maximum likelihood algorithm of supervised classification. The chapters of this book cover the analyses of the pattern and quantities of landcover dynamics, using selected Spatial Metrics units. The content of this text is updated and revises and hence highlights the massive changes in landcover.

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