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Geospatial technologies have been in use for decades, and have long been a staple in academic, policy, and commercial arenas. As such, core literature concerning geospatial technologies can often be found in books, including academic textbooks and other types. The listed resources span various levels of expertise and can generally be considered to provide comprehensive overview materials on potential applications of geospatial technologies.

After the Killing Fields: Lessons from the Cambodian Genocide
For 25 years, Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge have avoided responsibility for their crimes against humanity. For 30 long years, from the late 1960s to the late 1990s, the Cambodian people suffered from a war that has no name. Etcheson argues that this series of hostilities, which included both civil and external war, amounted to one long conflict, The Thirty Years War, and he demonstrates that there was one “constant, churning presence” that drove that conflict: the Khmer Rouge. New findings demonstrate that the death toll was approximately 2.2 million–about a half million higher than commonly believed. Detailing the struggle to come (more)

AIDS Treatment and Human Rights in Context
The global AIDS epidemic has challenged states and societies in profound ways. The era of treatment now represents the hopes of millions of people living with HIV/AIDS. But it also poses significant challenges. How treatment programs interact with the underlying context of the epidemic and human rights approaches that define global responses is a critical area for enquiry. In this important book, Jones looks at the difficulties in delivering treatment in a political, cultural and socio-economic context. Why, for example, might people not necessarily want to take antiretroviral treatment? AIDS Treatment and Human Rights in Context explores some of these (more)

Geographic Information Analysis
Geographic Information Analysis presents clear and up-to-date coverage of the foundations of spatial analysis in a geographic information systems environment. Focusing on the universal aspects of spatial data and their analysis, this book covers the scientific assumptions and limitations of methods available in many geographic information systems.Throughout, the fundamental idea of a map as a realization of a spatial stochastic process is central to the discussion. Key spatial concepts are covered, including point pattern, line objects and networks, area objects, and continuous fields. Analytical techniques for each of these are addressed, as are methods for combining maps, exploring multivariate data, (more)

Geographic Information Systems and Science
The first edition of Geographic Information Systems and Science has taken the GIS textbook market by storm, selling over 22,000 copies since publication. It is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture. GISS 2e builds on the success of the first edition:     * Completely revised with a new five part structure: Foundations; Principles; Techniques; Analysis; Management and Policy    * All new personality boxes of current GIS practitioners    * New chapters on Distributed GIS, Map Production, Geovisualization, Modeling, and Managing GIS    * Specific coverage of current (more)

Geography and Refugees: Patterns and Processes of Change
Provides a much-needed perspective on the geopolitical, economic and social consequences of refugees, drawing out key global themes and illustrating them with empirical and comparative material. The first section (of three) deals with the background of the refugee crisis; its effects in the countries of first asylum, predominantly in the poorer countries of the “south’; and the new challenges facing governments and migrants in the richer countries of the “north’. Prospects for future research on refugees by geographers and social scientists as well as its rising significance for economic development and social welfare in both poor and rich nations are (more)

Geospatial Analysis: A Comprehensive Guide to Principles, Techniques and Software Tools
This website/book/ebook addresses the full spectrum of analytical techniques that are provided within modern Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related geospatial software products. It is broad in its treatment of concepts and methods and representative in terms of the software that people actually use.

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop: Basics of ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo
Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop: Basics of ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo contains introductory concepts followed by scripted software exercises that reinforce an understanding of the conceptual material presented. This format encourages readers to acquire functional GIS skills in a variety of areas. Offering the most comprehensive overview of ArcGIS 9.3 available on the market today, Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, Second Edition Updated for ArcGIS 9.3, is valuable as both a classroom text and as a manual for individuals learning ArcGIS. The workbook includes a fully functioning 180-day single-use trial version of ArcView 9.3 software on DVD and a CD (more)

How to Lie with Maps
Originally published to wide acclaim, this lively, cleverly illustrated essay on the use and abuse of maps teaches us how to evaluate maps critically and promotes a healthy skepticism about these easy-to-manipulate models of reality. Monmonier shows that, despite their immense value, maps lie. In fact, they must.The second edition is updated with the addition of two new chapters, 10 color plates, and a new foreword by renowned geographer H. J. de Blij. One new chapter examines the role of national interest and cultural values in national mapping organizations, including the United States Geological Survey, while the other explores the (more)

Human Rights and Statistics: Getting the Record Straight
The objective of this volume is to explore the possibilities for improving the analysis of global human rights with the assistance of statistical and other quantitative tools. The application of such methods is not limited to scholarly or scientific pursuits; it can also help to strengthen governmental policy making, advocacy, and education. The challenge of promoting better methods for assessing human rights is one which should be shared by all persons and all professions concerned with building a more humane international community.

Introductory Digital Image Processing
This text focuses exclusively on the art and science of digital image processing of satellite and aircraft-derived remotely-sensed data for resource management. Extensively illustrated, it explains how to extract biophysical information from remote sensor data for almost all multidisciplinary land-based environmental projects.

 

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