Opportunities and challenges for mangrove restoration in the Mekong Delta Status policies and stakeholder outlook

Opportunities and challenges for mangrove restoration in the Mekong Delta  Status  policies and stakeholder outlook
Author: Pham, T.T.,Vien, N.N.,Vo, Q.T.,Tang, T.K.H.,Nguyen, T.L.,Tran, N.M.H.,Nguyen, T.T.A.,Nguyen, T.V.A.,Nguyen, N.Q.
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2022-07-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opportunities and challenges for mangrove restoration in the Mekong Delta Status policies and stakeholder outlook Book Excerpt:

Surface Displacement Measurement from Remote Sensing Images

Surface Displacement Measurement from Remote Sensing Images
Author: Olivier Cavalie,Emmanuel Trouve
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2022-05-25
ISBN: 1119986834
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surface Displacement Measurement from Remote Sensing Images Book Excerpt:

Drastic improvements in both access to satellite images and data processing tools today allow near real-time observation of Earth surface deformations. Remote sensing imagery is thus a powerful, reliable and spatially dense source of information that can be used to understand the Earth and its surface manifestations as well as mitigate natural hazards. This book offers for the first time a complete overview of the methodological approaches developed to measure surface displacement using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and optical imagery, as well as their applications in the monitoring of major geophysical phenomena. More specifically, the first part of the book presents the theory behind SAR interferometry (InSAR) and image correlation and its latest developments. In the second part, most of the geophysical phenomena that trigger Earth surface deformations are reviewed. Surface Displacement Measurement from Remote Sensing Images unveils the potential and sensitivity of the measurement of Earth surface displacements from remote sensing imagery.

Urban High Resolution Remote Sensing

Urban High Resolution Remote Sensing
Author: Guoqing Zhou
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-12-21
ISBN: 1000287696
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban High Resolution Remote Sensing Book Excerpt:

With urbanization as a global phenomenon, there is a need for data and information about these terrains. Urban remote sensing techniques provide critical physical input and intelligence for preparing base maps, formulating planning proposals, and monitoring implementations. Likewise these methodologies help with understanding the biophysical properties, patterns, and process of urban landscapes, as well as mapping and monitoring urban land cover and spatial extent. Advanced sensor technologies and image processing methodologies such as deep learning, data mining, etc., facilitate the wide applications of remote sensing technology in urban areas. This book presents advanced image processing methods and algorithms focused on three very important roots of urban remote sensing: 3D urban modelling using different remotely sensed data, urban orthophotomap generation, and urban feature extraction, which are also today’s real challenges in high resolution remote sensing. Data generated by remote sensing, with its repetitive and synoptic viewing and multispectral capabilities, constitutes a powerful tool for mapping and monitoring emerging changes in the city's urban core, as well as in peripheral areas. Features: Provides advances in emerging methods and algorithms in image processing and technology Uses algorithms and methodologies for handling high-resolution imagery from a ground sampling distance (GSD) less than 1.0 meter Focuses on 3D urban modelling, orthorectification methodologies, and urban feature extraction algorithms from high-resolution remotely sensed imagery Demonstrates how to apply up-to-date techniques to the problems identified and how to analyze research results Presents methods and algorithms for monitoring, analyzing, and modeling urban growth, urban planning, and socio-economic developments In this book, readers are provided with valuable research studies and applications-oriented chapters in areas such as urban trees, soil moisture mapping, city transportation, urban remote sensing big data, etc.

Modern Technologies for Landslide Monitoring and Prediction

Modern Technologies for Landslide Monitoring and Prediction
Author: Marco Scaioni
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2015-01-23
ISBN: 3662459310
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Technologies for Landslide Monitoring and Prediction Book Excerpt:

Modern Technologies for Landslide Investigation and Prediction presents eleven contributed chapters from Chinese and Italian authors, as a follow-up of a bilateral workshop held in Shanghai on September 2013. Chapters are organized in three main parts: ground-based monitoring techniques (photogrammetry, terrestrial laser scanning, ground-based InSAR, infrared thermography, and GNSS networks), geophysical (passive seismic sensor networks) and geotechnical methods (SPH and SLIDE), and satellite remote-sensing techniques (InSAR and optical images). Authors of these contributes are internationally-recognized experts in their respective research fields. Marco Scaioni works in the college of Surveying and Geo-Informatics at Tongji University, Shanghai (P.R. China). His research fields are mainly Close-range Photogrammetry, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, and other ground-based sensors for metrological and deformation monitoring applications to structural engineering and geosciences. In the period 2012-2016 he is chairman of the Working Group V/3 in the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, focusing on ‘Terrestrial 3D Imaging and Sensors’.

Practical handbook for agricultural land cover mapping in the Lao People s Democratic Republic

Practical handbook for agricultural land cover mapping in the Lao People s Democratic Republic
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ,Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 81
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 9251330093
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical handbook for agricultural land cover mapping in the Lao People s Democratic Republic Book Excerpt:

This handbook presents the detailed steps for national agricultural land cover mapping, conducted with limited resources and budget from design to final validation and production. It covers the technical aspects of 1) selection and preprocess of satellite imagery (both optical and radar), 2) definition of a land cover legend using international standards, 3) the integration with other existing information as well as the analysis of such database in order to assign a thematic classification, 4) the interpretation, 5) the accuracy assessment and 6) the final packaging and publication of results. The handbook focuses on mapping agricultural land, in a complex landscape, such as the one found in Lao PDR, where atmospheric conditions, topographic effects and management makes the classification challenging. The handbook also presents practical examples of the team, software and skill-set required to develop a national land cover dataset. The objective of the document is to provide a working manual to other national teams willing to develop a land cover mapping programme.

International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS

International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS
Author: Cloud Publications
Publsiher: Cloud Publications
Total Pages: 3465
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS Book Excerpt:

International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS (IJARSG, ISSN 2320 – 0243) is an open-access peer-reviewed scholarly journal publishes original research papers, reviews, case study, case reports, and methodology articles in all aspects of Remote Sensing and GIS including associated fields. This Journal commits to working for quality and transparency in its publishing by following standard Publication Ethics and Policies.

Structure from Motion in the Geosciences

Structure from Motion in the Geosciences
Author: Jonathan L. Carrivick,Mark W. Smith,Duncan J. Quincey
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 1118895827
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structure from Motion in the Geosciences Book Excerpt:

Structure from Motion with Multi View Stereo provides hyperscale landform models using images acquired from standard compact cameras and a network of ground control points. The technique is not limited in temporal frequency and can provide point cloud data comparable in density and accuracy to those generated by terrestrial and airborne laser scanning at a fraction of the cost. It therefore offers exciting opportunities to characterise surface topography in unprecedented detail and, with multi-temporal data, to detect elevation, position and volumetric changes that are symptomatic of earth surface processes. This book firstly places Structure from Motion in the context of other digital surveying methods and details the Structure from Motion workflow including available software packages and assessments of uncertainty and accuracy. It then critically reviews current usage of Structure from Motion in the geosciences, provides a synthesis of recent validation studies and looks to the future by highlighting opportunities arising from developments in allied disciplines. This book will appeal to academics, students and industry professionals because it balances technical knowledge of the Structure from Motion workflow with practical guidelines for image acquisition, image processing and data quality assessment and includes case studies that have been contributed by experts from around the world.

High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing

High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing
Author: Yuhong He,Qihao Weng
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2018-06-27
ISBN: 0429893000
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing Book Excerpt:

High spatial resolution remote sensing is an area of considerable current interest and builds on developments in object-based image analysis, commercial high-resolution satellite sensors, and UAVs. It captures more details through high and very high resolution images (10 to 100 cm/pixel). This unprecedented level of detail offers the potential extraction of a range of multi-resource management information, such as precision farming, invasive and endangered vegetative species delineation, forest gap sizes and distribution, locations of highly valued habitats, or sub-canopy topographic information. Information extracted in high spatial remote sensing data right after a devastating earthquake can help assess the damage to roads and buildings and aid in emergency planning for contact and evacuation. To effectively utilize information contained in high spatial resolution imagery, High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing: Data, Analysis, and Applications addresses some key questions: What are the challenges of using new sensors and new platforms? What are the cutting-edge methods for fine-level information extraction from high spatial resolution images? How can high spatial resolution data improve the quantification and characterization of physical-environmental or human patterns and processes? The answers are built in three separate parts: (1) data acquisition and preprocessing, (2) algorithms and techniques, and (3) case studies and applications. They discuss the opportunities and challenges of using new sensors and platforms and high spatial resolution remote sensing data and recent developments with a focus on UAVs. This work addresses the issues related to high spatial image processing and introduces cutting-edge methods, summarizes state-of-the-art high spatial resolution applications, and demonstrates how high spatial resolution remote sensing can support the extraction of detailed information needed in different systems. Using various high spatial resolution data, the third part of this book covers a range of unique applications, from grasslands to wetlands, karst areas, and cherry orchard trees.

Urban Remote Sensing

Urban Remote Sensing
Author: Qihao Weng,Dale Quattrochi,Paolo E. Gamba
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN: 0429888562
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Remote Sensing Book Excerpt:

Urban Remote Sensing, Second Edition assembles a team of professional experts to provide a much-needed update on the applications of remote sensing technology to urban and suburban areas. This book reflects new developments in spaceborne and airborne sensors, image processing methods and techniques, and wider applications of urban remote sensing to meet societal and economic challenges. In various sections of the book the authors address methods for upscaling urban feature extraction to the global scale, new methods in mapping and detecting urban landscape features and structures, and mapping and monitoring urbanization in developing countries. Additionally, readers are provided with valuable case studies such as the HEAT (Heat Energy Assessment Technologies) project in Calgary, Canada and the use of VHR (very high resolution) satellite monitoring in Salzburg, Austria to tackle challenges of urban green planning. Features Explores the most up-to-date developments in the field of urban remote sensing Integrates both technical and practical aspects covering all different topics of global urban growth issues Provides new and updated contributions addressing data mining of remotely sensed big data, recent urban studies on a global scale, accuracy assessment and validation, and new technical challenges Examines various applications of urban remote sensing in support of urban planning, environmental management, and sustainable urban development Authors are renowned figures in the field of remote sensing

Advanced Applications in Remote Sensing of Agricultural Crops and Natural Vegetation

Advanced Applications in Remote Sensing of Agricultural Crops and Natural Vegetation
Author: Prasad S. Thenkabail,John G. Lyon,Alfredo Huete
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 0429775156
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Applications in Remote Sensing of Agricultural Crops and Natural Vegetation Book Excerpt:

Written by leading global experts, including pioneers in the field, the four-volume set on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation, Second Edition, reviews existing state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of hyperspectral data in the study and management of agricultural crops and natural vegetation. Volume IV, Advanced Applications in Remote Sensing of Agricultural Crops and Natural Vegetation discusses the use of hyperspectral or imaging spectroscopy data in numerous specific and advanced applications, such as forest management, precision farming, managing invasive species, and local to global land cover change detection. It emphasizes the importance of hyperspectral remote sensing tools for studying vegetation processes and functions as well as the appropriate use of hyperspectral data for vegetation management practices. The concluding chapter provides readers with useful guidance on the highlights and essence of Volume IV through the editors’ perspective. Key Features of Volume IV: Guides readers to harness the capabilities of the most recent advances in applying hyperspectral remote sensing technology to the study of terrestrial vegetation. Includes specific applications on agriculture, crop management practices, study of crop stress and diseases, crop characteristics based on inputs (e.g., nitrogen, irrigation), study of vegetation impacted by heavy metals, gross and net primary productivity studies, light use efficiency studies, crop water use and actual evapotranspiration studies, phenology monitoring, land use and land cover studies, global change studies, plant species detection, wetland and forest characterization and mapping, crop productivity and crop water productivity mapping, and modeling. Encompasses hyperspectral or imaging spectroscopy data in narrow wavebands used across visible, red-edge, near-infrared, far-infrared, shortwave infrared, and thermal portions of the spectrum. Explains the implementation of hyperspectral remote sensing data processing mechanisms in a standard, fast, and efficient manner for their applications. Discusses cloud computing to overcome hyperspectral remote sensing massive big data challenges. Provides hyperspectral analysis of rocky surfaces on the earth and other planetary systems.

Urban Remote Sensing

Urban Remote Sensing
Author: Xiaojun X. Yang
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-10-06
ISBN: 1119625858
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Remote Sensing Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Urban Remote Sensing is a state-of-the-art review of the latest progress in the subject. The text examines how evolving innovations in remote sensing allow to deliver the critical information on cities in a timely and cost-effective way to support various urban management activities and the scientific research on urban morphology, socio-environmental dynamics, and sustainability. Chapters are written by leading scholars from a variety of disciplines including remote sensing, GIS, geography, urban planning, environmental science, and sustainability science, with case studies predominately drawn from North America and Europe. A review of the essential and emerging research areas in urban remote sensing including sensors, techniques, and applications, especially some critical issues that are shifting the directions in urban remote sensing research. Illustrated in full color throughout, including numerous relevant case studies and extensive discussions of important concepts and cutting-edge technologies to enable clearer understanding for non-technical audiences. Urban Remote Sensing, Second Edition will be of particular interest to upper-division undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and professionals working in the fields of remote sensing, geospatial information, and urban & environmental planning.

Fundamentals Sensor Systems Spectral Libraries and Data Mining for Vegetation

Fundamentals  Sensor Systems  Spectral Libraries  and Data Mining for Vegetation
Author: Prasad S. Thenkabail,John G. Lyon,Alfredo Huete
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 1351673289
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals Sensor Systems Spectral Libraries and Data Mining for Vegetation Book Excerpt:

Written by leading global experts, including pioneers in the field, the four-volume set on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation, Second Edition, reviews existing state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of hyperspectral data in the study and management of agricultural crops and natural vegetation. Volume I, Fundamentals, Sensor Systems, Spectral Libraries, and Data Mining for Vegetation introduces the fundamentals of hyperspectral or imaging spectroscopy data, including hyperspectral data processes, sensor systems, spectral libraries, and data mining and analysis, covering both the strengths and limitations of these topics. This book also presents and discusses hyperspectral narrowband data acquired in numerous unique spectral bands in the entire length of the spectrum from various ground-based, airborne, and spaceborne platforms. The concluding chapter provides readers with useful guidance on the highlights and essence of Volume I through the editors’ perspective. Key Features of Volume I: Provides the fundamentals of hyperspectral remote sensing used in agricultural crops and vegetation studies. Discusses the latest advances in hyperspectral remote sensing of ecosystems and croplands. Develops online hyperspectral libraries, proximal sensing and phenotyping for understanding, modeling, mapping, and monitoring crop and vegetation traits. Implements reflectance spectroscopy of soils and vegetation. Enumerates hyperspectral data mining and data processing methods, approaches, and machine learning algorithms. Explores methods and approaches for data mining and overcoming data redundancy; Highlights the advanced methods for hyperspectral data processing steps by developing or implementing appropriate algorithms and coding the same for processing on a cloud computing platform like the Google Earth Engine. Integrates hyperspectral with other data, such as the LiDAR data, in the study of vegetation. Includes best global expertise on hyperspectral remote sensing of agriculture, crop water use, plant species detection, crop productivity and water productivity mapping, and modeling.

Biophysical and Biochemical Characterization and Plant Species Studies

Biophysical and Biochemical Characterization and Plant Species Studies
Author: Prasad S. Thenkabail,John G. Lyon,Alfredo Huete
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2018-12-06
ISBN: 0429775210
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biophysical and Biochemical Characterization and Plant Species Studies Book Excerpt:

Hyperspectral remote sensing has been increasingly used in studding and assessing biophysical and biochemical properties of agricultural crops. This volume demonstrates the experience and the methods used in studying terrestrial vegetation using hyperspectral data. It focuses on specific applications, reviews existing “state-of-art” knowledge, highlights the advances made, and provides guidance for appropriate use of hyperspectral data in applications such as crop yield modeling, crop biophysical and biochemical property characterization, and crop moisture assessment. Includes extensive discussions on data processing and how to implement data processing mechanisms.

Hyperspectral Indices and Image Classifications for Agriculture and Vegetation

Hyperspectral Indices and Image Classifications for Agriculture and Vegetation
Author: Prasad S. Thenkabail,John G. Lyon,Alfredo Huete
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2018-12-06
ISBN: 1351659243
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hyperspectral Indices and Image Classifications for Agriculture and Vegetation Book Excerpt:

Evaluating the performance of various types of hyperspectral vegetation indices in characterizing agricultural crops, this volume discusses non-invasive quantification of foliar pigments, leaf nitrogen concentration of cereal crop, the estimation of nitrogen content in crops and pastures, forest leaf chlorophyll content, among others. Each chapter reviews existing “state-of-art” knowledge, highlights the advances made, and provides guidance for appropriate use of hyperspectral images in study of vegetation. The concluding chapter provides readers with the editor’s view and guidance on the highlights and the essence of the Volume 2 and the editor’s perspective.

2014 International Conference on Computer Network

2014 International Conference on Computer  Network
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DEStech Publications, Inc
Total Pages: 769
Release: 2014-03-12
ISBN: 1605951676
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2014 International Conference on Computer Network Book Excerpt:

The objective of the 2014 International Conference on Computer, Network Security and Communication Engineering (CNSCE2014) is to provide a platform for all researchers in the field of Computer, Network Security and Communication Engineering to share the most advanced knowledge from both academic and industrial world, to communicate with each other about their experience and most up-to-date research achievements, and to discuss issues and future prospects in these fields. As an international conference mixed with academia and industry, CNSCE2014 provides attendees not only the free exchange of ideas and challenges faced by these two key stakeholders and encourage future collaboration between members of these groups but also a good opportunity to make friends with scholars around the word. As the first session of the international conference on CNSCE, it covers topics related to Computer, Network Security and Communication Engineering. CNSCE2014 has attracted many scholars, researchers and practitioners in these fields from various countries. They take this chance to get together, sharing their latest research achievements with each other. It has also achieved great success by its unique characteristics and strong academic atmosphere as well as its authority.

Handbook of Spatial Analysis in the Social Sciences

Handbook of Spatial Analysis in the Social Sciences
Author: Sergio J. Rey,Rachel S. Franklin
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2022-11-18
ISBN: 1789903947
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Spatial Analysis in the Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

Providing an authoritative assessment of the current landscape of spatial analysis in the social sciences, this cutting-edge Handbook covers the full range of standard and emerging methods across the social science domain areas in which these methods are typically applied. Accessible and comprehensive, it expertly answers the key questions regarding the dynamic intersection of spatial analysis and the social sciences.

Unmanned Aerial Remote Sensing

Unmanned Aerial Remote Sensing
Author: David R. Green
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN: 1482246082
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unmanned Aerial Remote Sensing Book Excerpt:

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are a rapidly evolving technology with an expanding array of diverse applications. In response to the continuing evolution of this technology, this book discusses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and similar systems, platforms and sensors, as well as exploring some of their environmental applications. It explains how they can be used for mapping, monitoring, and modeling a wide variety of different environmental aspects, and at the same time addresses some of the current constraints placed on realizing the potential use of the technology such as s flight duration and distance, safety, and the invasion of privacy etc. Features of the book: Provides necessary theoretical foundations for pertinent subject matter areas Introduces the role and value of UAVs for geographical data acquisition, and the ways to acquire and process the data Provides a synthesis of ongoing research and a focus on the use of technology for small-scale image and spatial data acquisition in an environmental context Written by experts of the technology who bring together UAS tools and resources for the environmental specialist Unmanned Aerial Remote Sensing: UAS for Environmental Applications is an excellent resource for any practitioner utilizing remote sensing and other geospatial technologies for environmental applications, such as conservation, research, and planning. Students and academics in information science, environment and natural resources, geosciences, and geography, will likewise find this comprehensive book a useful and informative resource.

Sustainable Natural Hazard Management in Alpine Environments

Sustainable Natural Hazard Management in Alpine Environments
Author: Eric Veulliet,Stötter Johann,Hannelore Weck-Hannemann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2009-10-03
ISBN: 364203229X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Natural Hazard Management in Alpine Environments Book Excerpt:

In the recent past a marked increase of the damages caused by natural hazard processes has been documented, for example by the Munich Re-Insurance. On a regional scale, a similar development can be observed in mountain regions such as the Alps, where it is particularly a rise in flood events that has caused the maximum amount of economic damage. Three major aspects may help to explain this phenomenon: The changing frequency-magnitude relationship of the natural hazard processes, the multiplication of the damage potential due to the socio-economic change, and the non-adequate way of coping with the changing risk by the official authorities. As a consequence, this book tries to address key questions related to these developments and to give answers to these problems. Question 1: How can the strategies for coping with the rise in extreme flooding be improved? Question 2: How can the damage potential and other socio-economic aspects be quantified? Question 3: How can new computer based technologies contribute to minimizing the risks related to alpine natural hazards? An initial chapter gives an overview of the global change aspects of natural hazards and their related risks. While three chapters outline answers to question 1, four chapters discuss question 2. Five chapters give examples of new technologies.

Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling
Author: André Borrmann,Markus König,Christian Koch,Jakob Beetz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN: 3319928627
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Information Modeling Book Excerpt:

Building Information Modeling (BIM) refers to the consistent and continuous use of digital information throughout the entire lifecycle of a built facility, including its design, construction and operation. In order to exploit BIM methods to their full potential, a fundamental grasp of their key principles and applications is essential. Accordingly, this book combines discussions of theoretical foundations with reports from the industry on currently applied best practices. The book’s content is divided into six parts: Part I discusses the technological basics of BIM and addresses computational methods for the geometric and semantic modeling of buildings, as well as methods for process modeling. Next, Part II covers the important aspect of the interoperability of BIM software products and describes in detail the standardized data format Industry Foundation Classes. It presents the different classification systems, discusses the data format CityGML for describing 3D city models and COBie for handing over data to clients, and also provides an overview of BIM programming tools and interfaces. Part III is dedicated to the philosophy, organization and technical implementation of BIM-based collaboration, and discusses the impact on legal issues including construction contracts. In turn, Part IV covers a wide range of BIM use cases in the different lifecycle phases of a built facility, including the use of BIM for design coordination, structural analysis, energy analysis, code compliance checking, quantity take-off, prefabrication, progress monitoring and operation. In Part V, a number of design and construction companies report on the current state of BIM adoption in connection with actual BIM projects, and discuss the approach pursued for the shift toward BIM, including the hurdles taken. Lastly, Part VI summarizes the book’s content and provides an outlook on future developments. The book was written both for professionals using or programming such tools, and for students in Architecture and Construction Engineering programs.

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning
Author: Jie Shan,Charles K. Toth
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2018-02-19
ISBN: 1498772285
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning Book Excerpt:

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive discussion of topographic LiDAR principles, systems, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. This edition presents an introduction and summary of various LiDAR systems and their principles and addresses the operational principles of the different components and ranging methods of LiDAR systems. It discusses the subsequent geometric processing of LiDAR data, with particular attention to quality, accuracy, and meeting standards and addresses the theories and practices of information extraction from LiDAR data, including terrain surface generation, forest inventory, orthoimage generation, building reconstruction, and road extraction. Written by leaders in the field, this comprehensive compilation is a must-have reference book for senior undergraduate and graduate students majoring or working in diverse disciplines, such as geomatics, geodesy, natural resources, urban planning, computer vision, and computer graphics. It is also vital resource for researchers who are interested in developing new methods and need in-depth knowledge of laser scanning and data processing and other professionals may gain the same from the broad topics addressed in this book. New in the Second Edition: A comprehensive array of new laser ranging and scanning technologies. Developments in LiDAR data format and processing techniques. Regrouping of surface modeling, representations and reconstruction. Enhanced discussions on the principles and fundamentals beyond small-footprint pulsed laser systems and new application examples. Many new examples and illustrations.