GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques in Land and Water Management

GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques in Land and Water Management

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Managing land and water is a complex affair. Decisions must be made constantly to allocate and use natural resources. Decision and action in any use of resources often have strong interactions and side-effects on others, therefore it is extremely important to monitor and forecast the impacts of the decisions very carefully. Reliable information and clear data manipulation procedures are compulsory for monitoring and forecasting. Remote Sensing has considerable potential to provide reliable information. A Geographic Information System is an easy tool for manipulating and analyzing the data in a clear and fast way. This book describes in seven practical examples how GIS and Remote Sensing techniques are successfully applied in land and water management.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 104 pages
  • 165.1 x 230 x 12.7mm | 385.55g
  • United States
  • English
  • index
  • 079236788X
  • 9780792367888

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Why would we use a GIS DataBase and Remote Sensing in Irrigation Management? M.G. Bos. 2. Can WARMAP save the Aral Sea? A. van Dijk, R.N. den Haan. 3. Remote sensing for Inland Water Quality Detection and Monitoring: State-of-the-art application in Friesland waters; A.G. Dekker, S.W.M. Peters, R.J. Vos, M. Rijkeboer. 4. Use of remotely sensed Images by SPOT in Hydrologic Modelling; N.N. Lorenz. 5. Measuring and analysing of flood waves in Rhine river; an application of laser altimetry; A.E. Bollweg, R.H. van Heerd. 6. Soil moisture conditions in The Netherlands during the summer of 1995 interpreted from satellite measurements; W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, H. Pelgrum, G.J. Roerink, K.L. Soeterik. 7. GIS and watermanagement: Where are we heading to? E.J. van Capelleveen, F.H.W.M. van den Bosch. Index.
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