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Emerging Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications in Geospatial Research

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We need to understand how to utilize Geospatial Research in order to help us solve problems in environmental, life science, and defense industries, as well as intelligence, natural resources, medical and public safety industries. Emerging Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications in Geospatial Research exemplifies the usage of geographic information science and technology (GIS&T) to explore and resolve geographical issues from various application domains within the social and/or physical sciences. It specializes in studies from applied geography that interfaces with geographic information science and technology. This publication is designed to provide planners and policy analysts, practitioners, academicians, and others using GIS&T useful studies that might support decision-making activities.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. SECTION 1: PAST INFORMING THE FUTURE – APPLIED GEOSPATIAL SOLUTIONS
    3. SECTION 2: EMERGING METHODS IN APPLIED GEOSPATIAL RESEARCH
    4. SECTION 3: TEACHING, LEARNING, AND GEOSPATIAL FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
    5. SECTION 4: SERVICE TRAINING IN GLOBAL EARTH OBSERVATION SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS (GEOSS)
    6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  7. Section 1: Past Informing the Future: Applied Geospatial Solutions
    1. Chapter 1: Visualizing Plant Community Change Using Historical Records
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODS
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Historical GIS as a Platform for Public Memory at Mammoth Cave National Park
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TOWARDS A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF A NATIONAL PARK LANDSCAPE
      4. MAPPING RURAL HOUSEHOLDS FROM THE CENSUS
      5. DISSEMINATING PRE-PARK HISTORY
      6. PARTICIPATORY GIS AS A FRAMEWORK FOR PUBLIC MEMORY
      7. REPRESENTATION AND REPRESENTATIVENESS
      8. FUTURE WORK
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Cultural Dasymetric Population Mapping with Historical GIS
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DASYMETRIC MAPPING
      4. CASE STUDY: CULTURAL DASYMETRIC MAPPING OF HISTORIC SOUTHERN APPALACHIA
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: The Efficacy of Aerial Search During the Battle of Midway
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MARITIME AERIAL SEARCH DURING THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Applied Geospatial Perspectives on the Rock Art of the Lake of the Woods Region of Ontario, Canada
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PICTOGRAPHIC ROCK ART IN NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO
      4. SURVEY METHODOLOGY
      5. ANALYSIS
      6. ROCK ART AS MEDIUM TO STRUCTURE MOBILITY
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Showing the Past
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH CONTEXT
      4. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VIRTUAL MAP ROOM
      5. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE ADVANCES
  8. Section 2: Emerging Methods in Applied Geospatial Research
    1. Chapter 7: Relating Transportation Quality Indicators to Economic Conditions
 in the South-Central U.S.
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOTIVATION AND STUDY AREA
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. DATA AND METHODS
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 8: A Neural Network for Modeling Multicategorical Parcel Use Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 9: Rapid Evaluation of Arid Lands (REAL)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODS
      4. STUDY SITE
      5. POLYGON MAPPING
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
    4. Chapter 10: A GIS Methodology for Assessing the Safety Hazards of Abandoned Mine Lands (AMLs)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY AND DATA
      4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 11: Using Volunteered Geographic Information to Assess the Spatial Distribution of West Nile Virus in Detroit, Michigan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WEST NILE VIRUS
      4. VOLUNTEERED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
      5. DATA PREPROCESSING
      6. SPATIAL STATISTICS
      7. RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 12: Research Commentary
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. WELCOME TO THE 2007 ANDERSON DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN APPLIED GEOGRAPHY
      3. INTRODUCTION TO WILLIAM GARRISON
      4. INCREASING THE FLEXIBILITY OF LEGACY SYSTEMS
      5. SOURCES OF INFLEXIBILITIES
      6. ACHIEVING FLEXIBILITY
      7. CLOSURE
      8. FLEXIBILITY OF LEGACY SYSTEMS, BEHAVIOR, AND THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TRANSPORT: COMMENTS ON “INCREASING THE FLEXIBILITY OF LEGACY SYSTEMS”
      9. COMMENTS ON GARRISON’S AAG LECTURE
      10. WHEN LEGACIES MEET
  9. Section 3: Teaching, Learning, and Geospatial Facilities and Resources
    1. Chapter 13: Association of American Geographers Applied Geography Specialty Group 2009/2010
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BOARD OFFICERS AND MEMBERS
      4. STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION
      5. CLASS EXERCISE COMPETITION
      6. COMMUNICATIONS WITH MEMBERS
      7. APPLIED GEOGRAPHY CONFERENCE
      8. AAG ANNUAL MEETING SESSIONS
      9. SPECIALTY GROUP AWARDS AND LECTURES
      10. ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
      11. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Communities, Cartography and GIS
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION TO SERVICE LEARNING IN GEOGRAPHY
      3. DEVELOPING A SERVICE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
      4. ASSESSING THE BENEFITS OF SERVICE LEARNING FOR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITIES
      5. THE CHALLENGES OF SERVICE LEARNING
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: Colorado 14ers, Pixel by Pixel
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. PURPOSE STATEMENT
      3. LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      4. THE EXERCISE
      5. REAL-WORLD CLIENTS
      6. STUDENT ENGAGEMENT TIME
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. APPENDIX B
      9. APPENDIX C
    4. Chapter 16: Leveraging the Science of Geographic Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OVERVIEW
      3. APPROACH TO RESEARCH
      4. PROJECTS
      5. THE FUTURE
    5. Chapter 17: Case Study
      1. ARTIST’S STATEMENT
      2. IMAGE DISCUSSION
  10. Section 4: Service Training in Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
    1. Chapter 18: Sharing Environmental Data through GEOSS
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE NEED FOR DATA SHARING AND INTEGRATION
      4. SERVING DATA INTO GEOSS
      5. TECHNICAL COMPARISON AND COMMON GROUNDS
      6. CHALLENGES AND PROMISES
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 19: Formalizing Cross-Parameter Conditions for Geoprocessing Service Chain Validation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. FORMALIZING CROSS-PARAMETER CONDITIONS
      5. IMPLEMENTATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 20: Target Evaluation and Correlation Method (TECM) as an Assessment Approach to Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS
      4. SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS AND CHARACTERISTICS’ ATTRIBUTES
      5. TYPES OF SYSTEMS
      6. TARGET EVALUATION AND CORRELATION METHOD (TECM)
      7. TARGET CORRELATION MATRIX (TCM) AND THE TECM PROCESS (ALGORITHM)
      8. TARGET EVALUATION AND CORRELATION METHOD (TECM) FOR GEOSS
      9. TCM ORIGINATION PROCESS BASED ON EVALUATION OF SYSTEM CHARACTERISTIC ATTRIBUTES
      10. TCM ORIGINATION AND THE TECM APPLICATION FOR GEOSS TARGETS
      11. APPLICATION OF THE TECM ALGORITHM TO GEOSS TARGETS
      12. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 21: The Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE MODEL
      4. OPERATIONAL MODEL
      5. PROOF OF CONCEPT
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors