About the book
Today the mining, agricultural, forestry, built-environment, extractive, geological and environmental industries place a huge reliance upon utilizing a plethora of satellite and aerial sensors as well as near-surface geophysical and other non-invasive instruments to collect geo-referenced digital data to make land resource assessments. Much of this digital data is captured and manipulated using geospatial or geographic information system (GIS) software and databases. The field scientist or land resource planner requires a practical working knowledge of the various techniques available and the ability to choose the most appropriate and most cost-effective method/s for a particular job or assessment. This book aims to provide a forum for mining, agriculture, forestry, engineering, resource planning, geology, geography, archaeology and environmental professionals.
The aim of this book is also to highlight that some so-called discipline-specific techniques, for example, airborne electromagnetism (AEM) in hydrogeology, could be more widely used in other disciplines such as archaeology. The editors welcome chapters that highlight the use of non-invasive, near-surface geophysical methods used in such disciplines as soil science and environmental science.