Introduction to Geospatial Technologies

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-12-23
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman

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Introduction to Geospatial Technologies demonstrates the wide range of geographic technologies available to and used by geographers. Each chapter contains an introduction to the key concepts and a lab activity, so that in addition to gaining a basic foundation of knowledge students also obtain hands-on learning, practical experience, and exposure to the relevant software.

The text is intended for both majors and non-majors interested in the topic.

The second edition was successful in its goal to reflect the latest development in the field and showcase how scientists use GIS data with cloud technology. The primary goal of the third edition is to update the content and labs to present the most up-to-date information, which is essential due to the rapidly advancing field of geospatial technology.

Author Biography

Bradley A. Shellito is a geographer whose work focuses on the application of geospatial technologies.  Dr. Shellito has been a professor at Youngstown State University (YSU) since 2004, and was previously a faculty member at Old Dominion University.  He teaches classes in GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS, and 3D Visualization and his research interests involve using these concepts with a variety of real-world issues.  He also serves as YSU’s PI in OhioView, a statewide geospatial consortium.  A native of the Youngstown area, Dr. Shellito received his bachelor’s degree from YSU, his Masters from the Ohio State University, and his doctorate from Michigan State University.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Geospatial Data and GPS

 1. It’s a Geospatial World Out There

 2. Where in the Geospatial World Are You?

 3. Getting Your Data to Match the Map

 4. Finding Your Location with the Global Positioning System

Part 2 Geographic Information Systems

 5. Working with Digital Geospatial Data and GIS

 6. Using GIS for Spatial Analysis

 7. Using GIS to Make a Map

 8. Getting There Quicker with Geospatial Technology

Part 3 Remote Sensing

 9. Remotely Sensed Images from Above

10. How Remote Sensing Works

11. Images from Space

12. Studying Earth’s Climate and Environment from Space

Part 4 Geospatial Applications

13. Digital Landscaping

14. See the World in 3D

15. Life in the Geospatial Cloud and Other Current Developments

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