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Application of Geographic Information Systems

The importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can hardly be overemphasized in today’s academic and professional arena. More professionals and academics have been using GIS than ever – urban & regional planners, civil engineers, geographers, spatial economists, sociologists, environmental scientists, criminal justice professionals, political scientists, and alike. As such, it is extremely important to understand the theories and applications of GIS in our teaching, professional work, and research. “The Application of Geographic Information Systems” presents research findings that explain GIS’s applications in different subfields of social sciences. With several case studies conducted in different parts of the world, the book blends together the theories of GIS and their practical implementations in different conditions. It deals with GIS’s application in the broad spectrum of geospatial analysis and modeling, water resources analysis, land use analysis, infrastructure network analysis like transportation and water distribution network, and such. The book is expected to be a useful source of knowledge to the users of GIS who envision its applications in their teaching and research. This easy-to-understand book is surely not the end in itself but a little contribution to toward our understanding of the rich and wonderful subject of GIS.

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Application of Geographic Information SystemsEdited by Bhuiyan Monwar Alam

Published: October 31st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1944

ISBN: 978-953-51-0824-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5014-5

Copyright year: 2012

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74720 Total Chapter Downloads

26 Crossref Citations

41 Web of Science Citations

66 Dimensions Citations


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1. Multi-Scale GIS Data-Driven Method for Early Assessment of Wetlands Impacted by Transportation Corridors

By Rodrigo Nobrega, Colin Brooks, Charles O’Hara and Bethany Stich


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2. Raster and Vector Integration for Fuzzy Vector Information Representation Within GIS

By Enguerran Grandchamp


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3. Map Updates in a Dynamic Voronoi Data Structure

By Darka Mioc, François Anton, Christopher M. Gold and Bernard Moulin


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4. Feng-Shui Theory and Practice Investigated by Spatial Regression Modeling

By Jung-Sup Um


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5. Do Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Move High School Geography Education Forward in Turkey? A Teacher's Perspective

By Süleyman İncekara


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6. Probabilistic Evaluation of the Extent of the Aquifer – Case Study

By Marek Kachnic


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7. Behavioural Maps and GIS in Place Evaluation and Design

By Barbara Goličnik Marušić and Damjan Marušic


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8. Assessing Agricultural Potential in South Sudan – A Spatial Analysis Method

By Xinshen Diao, Liangzhi You, Vida Alpuerto and Renato Folledo


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9. GIS and ex situ Plant Conservation

By Nikos Krigas, Kimon Papadimitriou and Antonios D. Mazaris


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10. Use of GIS to Estimate Productivity of Eucalyptus Plantations: A Case in the Biobio Chile’s Region

By Rolando Rodríguez and Pedro Real


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11. GIS Applied to the Hydrogeologic Characterization – Examples for Mancha Oriental Aquifer (SE Spain)

By David Sanz, Santiago Castaño and Juan José Gómez-Alday


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12. GIS Applied to Integrated Coastal Zone and Ocean Management: Mapping, Change Detection and Spatial Modeling for Coastal Management in Southern Brazil

By Tatiana S. da Silva, Maria Luiza Rosa and Flávia Farina


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13. Monitoring Land Suitability for Mixed Livestock Grazing Using Geographic Information System (GIS)

By Fazel Amiri, Abdul Rashid B. Mohamed Shariff and Taybeh Tabatabaie


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14. Effects of Population Density and Land Management on the Intensity of Urban Heat Islands: A Case Study on the City of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

By Ilham S. M. Elsayed


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15. Demand Allocation in Water Distribution Network Modelling – A GIS-Based Approach Using Voronoi Diagrams with Constraints

By Nicolai Guth and Philipp Klingel


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16. Using Geographic Information Systems for Health Research

By Alka Patel and Nigel Waters


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17. A Primer on Recent Advancement on Freight Transportation

By Shih-Miao Chin, Francisco M. Oliveira-Neto, Ho-Ling Hwang, Diane Davidson, Lee D. Han and Bruce Peterson


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18. Developing Web Geographic Information System with the NDT Methodology

By J. Ponce, A.H. Torres, M.J. Escalona, M. Mejías and F.J. Domínguez-Mayo


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