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Geographic Information Systems and Science

Edited by Jorge Rocha

University of Lisbon


Patricia Abrantes

University of Porto

Geographic information science (GISc) has established itself as a collaborative information-processing scheme that is increasing in popularity. Yet, this interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary system is still somewhat misunderstood. This book talks about some of the GISc domains encompassing students, researchers, and common users. Chapters focus on important aspects of GISc, keeping in mind the processing capability of GIS along with the mathematics and formulae involved in getting each solution. The book has one introductory and eight main chapters divided into five sections. The first section is more general and focuses on what GISc is and its relation to GIS and Geography, the second is about location analytics and modeling, the third on remote sensing data analysis, the fourth on big data and augmented reality, and, finally, the fifth looks over volunteered geographic information.

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Geographic Information Systems and ScienceEdited by Jorge Rocha

Published: November 13th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75243

ISBN: 978-1-83962-234-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-233-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-235-9

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

7044 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Geographic Information Systems and Science

By Cláudia M. Viana, Patrícia Abrantes and Jorge Rocha


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2. Evaluation of Nursing Facility Locations Using the Specialization Coefficient of the Population Aging Rate

By Koya Tsukahara and Kayoko Yamamoto


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3. Machine Learning-Based Method for Urban Lifeline System Resilience Assessment in GIS*

By Wenjie Huang and Mengzhi Ling


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4. The Study of Risk Assessment of Soil Liquefaction on Land Development and Utilization by GIS in Taiwan

By Lien-Kwei Chien, Jing-Ping Wu and Wen-Chien Tseng


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5. Modeling the Environment with Remote Sensing and GIS: Applied Case Studies from Diverse Locations of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

By Salem Issa and Nazmi Saleous


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6. GIS and Remote Sensing for Mangroves Mapping and Monitoring

By Hamdan Omar, Muhamad Afizzul Misman and Samsudin Musa


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7. GIS and Big Data Visualization

By Junghoon Ki


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8. Google Earth Augmented for Earthwork Construction Planning

By Duanshun Li, Ming Lu and Rod Wales


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9. Volunteered Geographic Information System and Its Contribution in Service Sector Employment

By Nuggehalli Narayanachar Ramaprasad and Priya Narayanan


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