A leading text for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, this book introduces widely used forms of remote sensing imagery and their applications in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land use analysis. The text provides comprehensive coverage of principal topics and serves as a framework for organizing the vast amount of remote sensing information available on the Web. Including case studies and review questions, the book's four sections and 21 chapters are carefully designed as independent units that instructors can select from as needed for their courses.
Environmental Land Use Planning brings together leading scholars in the field of environmental problem solving to examine environmental problems and effects on land uses; analytical methods and tools in the field; and the role of governments, community grants and tradable permits in environmental planning. The chapters are based on empirical research from countries around the globe including Canada, USA, China, Nigeria, Germany, Serbia, Venezuela, and Brazil.
The paper presents and discusses the methodology used and the results obtained by the application of the Principal Component Analysis (PCA) on a set of socio-economical and land use data collected in the Duy Tien district (Ha Nam province), Vietnam. Objective of this study is to use PCA as a data reduction method to verify if a relation could be established between the quantities of waste generated in a region and its land use and socio-economical characteristics.
Changes in the use of land reflect a variety of environmental and social factors, necessitating an equally varied suite of data to be used for effective analysis. While remote sensing, both from satellites and air photos, provides a central resource for study, socio-economic surveys, censuses, and map sources also supply a wealth of valid information. Land Use Change: Science, Policy and Management presents spacial theories and methodologies that support an integrated approach to the analysis of land use change.
This paper presents the results of soil characteristics study and orientation for rational and sustainable use of major soil types in Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh Province, where is facing many environmental problems. The interactive process between river, sea and human activities over time has resulted in the characteristics of 10 soil types, which are grouped in 4 main classes (acid sulfate soil, saline soil, alluvial soil and sandy soil). They have been used for agricultural production (mainly for rice and other crops growing).
Centre for Applied Research in Remote Sensing and GIS, College of Science, VNU 2 Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway. 3 University of Social and Human Sciences of Ho Chi Minh City 4 Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Centre, Tokyo, Japan. 5 VTGEO, Institute of Geology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
ABSTRACT. The Mekong Delta in the south of Vietnam is a highly dynamic landscape with rapid changes in land use. Costal forests of mangrove (Rhizophoraceae, Sonneratiaceae and Avicenniaceae) and the more inland Melaleuca forests are changed into shrimp ponds and rice fields.
The genesis of this book began on the sunny shores of southern France
in September 1993. For five days in the delightful Mediterranean coastal
town of La Londe Les Maures, a gathering occurred of a group of scientists
interested in furthering both the understanding and use of thermal infrared
(TIR) remote sensing data for analysis of land surface processes.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of agricultural pollution on periphyton in streams
and rivers of southern Que´bec. influence the strength of the temporal variation. Some data did not respect normality after be- ing transformed. However, as noted by Scheffe´ (1959) and Montgomery (2001), ANOVAs are relatively in- sensitive to moderate deviations from normality and
Land use analyses
Mean values for the physico-chemical variables at each site are shown in Table 2 and land use information
is shown in Table 3.
A purchaser should assess the environmental risks associated with
a property being purchased. In Canada, government o"cials do not
“certify” that a property is free from such risks. A property’s
environmental status can be ascertained by inspecting applicable
company and public records. In virtually all cases, a purchaser will
want to do an “environmental audit” of the property which may
include conducting scienti!c testing and a technical analysis of the
property. Lending institutions often require such an audit before
advancing any funds.
World Bank documents and speeches now emphasise the need to assess the links between
social and environmental changes and macroeconomic performance. Bank President
Wolfensohn’s main current reform proposal is to refine and implement his Comprehensive
Development Framework (CDF); an attempt to present an integrated, holistic analysis of the
relationship between human, structural and environmental change and its traditional goals of
macroeconomic stability and economic growth.
The French work was based on the available Black Smoke (BS) data. A correlation analysis between
BS and PM10 (TEOM method7
) was first carried out. It was found that at urban background sites, BS
and PM10 (TEOM) are about equal. Following this, linear relationships were sought between the BS
data and land use categories in the areas surrounding the measurement sites. Multiple regression
analysis was performed for three categories of sites: urban, suburban and rural. Based on these
regressions and using the land use data set, a PM10 map was established.
P A R T I I I
Housing and Real Estate
Whereas the monocentric city model attempts to explain broad spatial patterns in prices and land use within urban areas, the subﬁelds of housing and real estate are generally conducted at more micro levels of analysis.
This book is written for those physicists who want to work on Wall
Street but have not bothered to read anything about Finance. This is
a crash course that the author, a physicist himself, needed when he
landed a financial data analyst job and became fascinated with the
huge data sets at his disposal. More broadly, this book addresses the
reader with some background in science or engineering (college-level
math helps) who is willing to learn the basic concepts and quantitative
methods used in modern finance.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has emerged as one of the most important and
widely used softwares for the social scientists in last two decades. Economists,
sociologists, political scientists, public administrators, and geographers alike use GIS
for capturing, storing, analyzing, and presenting spatially referenced socio-economic
data. Election campaigns have been using GIS in a rapidly increasing manner. It has
also been substantially used by urban and regional planners, natural resources
scientists, and civil engineers.
According to the German law, independent and self-employed land valuation boards support
the transparency in the real estate market. The idea is that all transactions in the schedule of
purchase prices are recorded and collected in the Digital Purchase Price Collection. The
database are published and will be used for generalize price contour maps and for property
Meaning, nature and scope of environmental economics; Environmental concerns- concept of
environmental degradation, estimation of economic losses due to environmental degradation and
adjustment measures, comparative advantage/disadvantage of alternative technologies on
environment and sustainability, environmental policy analysis. Agricultural development and its
effect on ecology and environment; Elements of environmental degradation in agriculture-Sub-optimal
land use practices like.
Overall, Cambodia’s rubber export competitiveness remains weaker than that of
other countries in the region, except for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. One
of the problems is that despite the application of conventional technology for the
management and maintenance of rubber trees and traditional rubber clones, per-
hectare rubber yield remains lower than in other countries of the region.
For this analysis it is useful to distinguish between roadway rehabilitation and expansion
projects (Troth 2009). There is little controversy concerning the value of basic roadway
rehabilitation, sometimes called fix it first (NGA 2004) or asset management (“Asset
Management,” VTPI 2008). However, there is growing debate over the value of urban
highway expansion (new road links, additional traffic lanes, expanded intersections, etc.)
because they tend to induce additional vehicle travel and stimulate more dispersed,
automobile-oriented land use development (sprawl).
Our analysis required us to construct bank credit aggregates for a large sample of countries.
Domestic credit as usually measured captures only loans or securities booked at banks in a
given jurisdiction vis-à-vis residents of that jurisdiction. To this we added the cross-border
credit reported in the BIS international banking statistics, yielding a measure of the total
credit provided by banks to non-banks in a particular country.