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Geographic Information Analysis for Sustainable Development and Economic Planning

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Spatial analytical techniques and geographical analysis and modelling methods are required in order to analyse data and to facilitate the decision process at all levels. Old geographical issues can find an answer thanks to new methods and instruments, while new issues are developing, challenging the researchers for new solutions.Geographic Information Analysis for Sustainable Development and Economic Planning: New Technologies tackles topics related to, to-date development of Geographic Information in terms of the technologies available for retrieving, managing, and analyzing geographical data. This book is useful for academic staff, as well as postgraduate students (MSc, PhD levels) in GIS, remote sensing, economic geography, spatial planning, geostatistics, and related fields.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY
    2. THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THIS VOLUME
  6. Chapter 1: Assessment of NASA's Physiographic and Meteorological Datasets as Input to HSPF and SWAT Hydrological Models
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF PRELIMINARY STUDIES
    4. ADDITIONAL EXPERIMENTS USING NASA DATASETS FOR HYDROLOGICAL MODELING
    5. RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  7. Chapter 2: A Quantitative Methodological Approach for the Definition of the Urban Systems of Benevento and Salerno
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
    3. A QUANTITATIVE METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
    4. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 3: A Comparison of Principal Component-Based and Multivariate Regression of Cardiac Disease
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESULTS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 4: Cartography and Geovisualization in Groundwater Modelling
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CARTOGRAPHY
    5. GEOVISUALIZATION
    6. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 5: Studies of Accessibility to Healthcare in Canada
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: Indicators of Land Degradation Vulnerability Due to Anthropic Factors
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MATERIALS AND METHODS
    4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    5. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Land Cover Analysis for Evapotranspiration Assessment in Catania Metropolitan Region
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE STUDY AREA IN CATANIA METROPOLITAN REGION
    4. LAND USE MAPPING
    5. FROM LAND USE TO LAND COVER
    6. A GEOGRAPHIC SAMPLING
    7. RESULTS OF LAND COVER ANALYSIS
    8. EVAPOTRANSPIRATION ASSESSMENT
    9. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: Mobile Phone Network Data
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  14. Chapter 9: Urban Sprawl and the Quantification of Spatial Dispersion
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. URBAN SPRAWL AS SPATIAL DISPERSION
    4. CASE STUDY AND DATASETS
    5. MEASURING SPATIAL DISPERSION
    6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
  15. Chapter 10: Cultivated Lands within Urban Area
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CULTIVATED LANDS IN THE URBAN AREAS: ROLES AND PERSPECTIVES
    4. ESTIMATING THE EXTENT OF CULTIVATED LANDS IN THE URBAN AREA OF TRIESTE
    5. SOURCES OF DATA AND METHODOLOGY
    6. SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF CULTIVATED LANDS
    7. A FIRST CHARACTERIZATION OF CULTIVATED LANDS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: Insurance in Italy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PREVIOUS EMPIRICAL RESULTS
    5. THE ITALIAN INSURANCE MARKET
    6. A SUB-REGIONAL MODEL OF ITALIAN INSURANCE CONSUMPTION
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 12: Urban Environment Quality in the Italian Spatial Data Infrastructure
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND INSPIRE DIRECTIVE
    4. URBAN ENVIRONMENT
    5. DATA DISSEMINATION
    6. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 13: Spatial Clustering Phenomena of the Non-Native Resident Population in Italy1
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1 INTRODUCTION
    3. 2 IMMIGRANTS WITHIN THE LABOUR MARKET
    4. 3. THE IDENTIFICATION OF REGIONAL CLUSTERS
    5. 4. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 14: Can Long-Distance Rail Accessibility Affect the Real Estate Market?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CHANNEL TUNNEL RAIL LINK (CTRL)
    4. A MACRO ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACTS OF THE CTRL ON PROPERTY PRICES
    5. A MICRO ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACTS OF THE CTRL ON PROPERTY PRICES: THE CASE OF LONDON ST PANCRAS HS STATION
    6. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER PERSPECTIVES
  20. Chapter 15: Sustainability in the Safety Measures of the Historical-Cultural Heritage against Hydraulic Risks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PRESERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES FOR THE HISTORIC CENTRES: METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
    4. APPLICATION TO GENOA HISTORIC CENTRE
  21. Chapter 16: Integration of Satellite Remote Sensing Techniques and Landscape Metrics to Characterize Land Cover Change and Dynamics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MATERIALS AND METHODS
    4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
  22. Chapter 17: Cultural Heritage Management at the Local Level
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH FOR DESIGNING THE E-GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK
    4. 3. RESULTS
    5. 4. CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 18: On the MDBSCAN Algorithm in a Spatial Data Mining Context
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SPATIAL DATA MINING
    4. SOME SPATIAL CLUSTERING ALGORITHM
    5. A CLUSTERING METHOD BASED ON THE NOTION OF DENSITY
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  24. Chapter 19: A GIS Implementation of a Model of Systemic Vulnerability Assessment in Urbanized Areas Exposed to Combined Risk of Landslide and Flood
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE METHODICAL APPROACH
    4. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION TO A CASE STUDY
    5. A GIS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROPOSED APPROACH
    6. CONCLUSION
  25. Chapter 20: A Dynamic Method and Interactive Software to Monitor and Design Place Identity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO URBAN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
    4. THE PLACEMAKER METHOD
    5. THE SOFTWARE
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  26. Chapter 21: Reinforcing the Place of Dynamic Spatialised Indicators in a Generic Socioeconomic Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CASE STUDIES
    4. ISATEM: A PROPOSAL
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  27. Chapter 22: Seeking for Connections among Real Estate Economy, Social Value, and Identity inside the Districts of Manhattan
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MEASURING VALUES OF HOUSING PROPERTY IN NEW YORK
    4. THE USE OF FUZZY CLUSTERING
    5. CONCLUSION
  28. Chapter 23: Wiki-Planning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PARTICIPATION, E- PARTICIPATION, PLANNING 2.0, AND WIKI-PLANNING
    4. THE EXPERIENCE OF BASENTO PARK
    5. CONCLUSION
  29. Compilation of References
  30. About the Contributors