Small Format Aerial Photography

Author: James S. Aber
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080932835
Release Date: 2010-05-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

As the need for geographical data rapidly expands in the 21st century, so too do applications of small-format aerial photography for a wide range of scientific, commercial and governmental purposes. Small-format Aerial Photography (SFAP) presents basic and advanced principles and techniques with an emphasis on digital cameras. Unmanned platforms are described in considerable detail, including kites, helium and hot-air blimps, model airplanes, and paragliders. Several case studies, primarily drawn from the geosciences, are presented to demonstrate how SFAP is actually used in various applications. Many of these integrate SFAP with ground-based investigations as well as conventional large-format aerial photography, satellite imagery, and other kinds of geographic information. Full-color photographs throughout Case studies from around the globe Techniques presented allow for image resolution impossible to match via traditional aerial photography or satellite datasets Glossary clarifies key terms

Small Format Aerial Photography and UAS Imagery

Author: James S. Aber
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128129425
Release Date: 2019-06

Small Format Aerial Photography: Principles, Techniques and Geoscience Applications, Second Edition provides basic and advanced principles and techniques for Small Format Aerial Photography (SFAP), focusing on manned and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and their application for environmental and geoscience research. Systems considered include drones, kites, blimps and powered paragliders, and fixed wing and copter SFAP. The authors focus on everything from digital image processing and interpretation of data to travel and set up for the best result, making this a comprehensive guide for any user. The authors utilize their own experiences in the field to describe applications of these techniques in the real world for environmental monitoring and observation, through nine case studies in a variety of environments including: gullies, high altitudes, wetlands and recreational architecture. This new edition pulls out small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and discusses changes in legal practices across the globe in addition to updating current chapters. It also discusses the history of SFAP and builds on this to provide background and context for new developments. A fantastic reference for anyone doing fieldwork especially in environmental and geosciences. Provides background and context for new developments in SFAP and builds on this to discuss new advances Covers the legal implications for small format aerial systems in different countries Discusses unmanned aerial systems (drones) and their applications Features new case studies for different applications, including vineyard monitoring and impacts of wind energy

Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung

Author: Christian Heipke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662470947
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Science

Das Handbuch der Geodäsie ist ein hochwertiges, wissenschaftlich fundiertes Werk über die Geodäsie unserer Zeit und bietet anhand von in sechs Bänden zusammengestellten Einzelthemen ein repräsentatives Gesamtbild des Fachgebiets. Der Band Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung führt in Verfahren zur Aufnahme und automatischen Auswertung digitaler Bilder ein. Auf der Grundlage ausgewählter Beispiele wird auf die ganze Bandbreite des Faches eingegangen, von der optischen Messtechnik über die Aufnahme der Umgebung mit Hilfe von digitalen Kameras und Laserscannern bis hin zur Kartierung ganzer Planeten und der Nutzung von Satellitenbildern zur Bewältigung der Folgen des globalen Wandels. Neben den verwendeten Aufnahmesystemen und Plattformen werden insbesondere die Methoden zur geometrischen und semantischen Informationsverarbeitung detailliert beschrieben und an Beispielen anschaulich illustriert.

Advances and Trends in Engineering Sciences and Technologies

Author: Mohamad Al Ali
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315644646
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The International Conference on Engineering Sciences and Technologies (ESaT 2015), organized under the auspices of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University in Košice – Slovak Republic was held May 27–29, 2015 in the High Tatras, Slovak Republic. Facilitating discussions on novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Engineering Sciences and Technologies for scientists, researchers and professionals from around the world. The Conference focused on a wide spectrum of topics and areas of Civil engineering sciences: Materials and technologies Survey, mapping and planning Buildings and structures Roads, bridges and geotechnics Reliability and durability of structures Mechanics and dynamics Water supply and drainage Heating, ventilation and air condition Environmental engineering Construction technology and management Computer simulation and modeling

Surveying Instruments and Technology

Author: Leonid Nadolinets
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351649384
Release Date: 2017-07-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

With the advent of GPS/GNSS satellite navigation systems and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) surveying profession is nowadays facing its transformative stage. Written by a team of surveying experts, Surveyor’s Instruments and Technology gives surveying students and practitioners profound understanding of how surveying instruments are designed and operating based on surveying instrument functionality. The book includes the required basic knowledge of accurate measurements of distances and angles from theoretical principles to advanced optical, mechanical, electronic and software components for comparative analysis. Readers are presented with basic elements of UAS systems, practical interpretation techniques, sensor components, and operating platforms. Appropriate for surveying courses at all levels, this guide helps students and practitioners alike to understand what is behind the buttons of surveying instruments of all kinds when considering practical project implementations.

Engineering Geology for Society and Territory Volume 2

Author: Giorgio Lollino
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319090573
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Science

This book is one out of 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes, and deals with Landslide processes, including: field data and monitoring techniques, prediction and forecasting of landslide occurrence, regional landslide inventories and dating studies, modeling of slope instabilities and secondary hazards (e.g. impulse waves and landslide-induced tsunamis, landslide dam failures and breaching), hazard and risk assessment, earthquake and rainfall induced landslides, instabilities of volcanic edifices, remedial works and mitigation measures, development of innovative stabilization techniques and applicability to specific engineering geological conditions, use of geophysical techniques for landslide characterization and investigation of triggering mechanisms. Focuses is given to innovative techniques, well documented case studies in different environments, critical components of engineering geological and geotechnical investigations, hydrological and hydrogeological investigations, remote sensing and geophysical techniques, modeling of triggering, collapse, run out and landslide reactivation, geotechnical design and construction procedures in landslide zones, interaction of landslides with structures and infrastructures and possibility of domino effects. The Engineering Geology for Society and Territory volumes of the IAEG XII Congress held in Torino from September 15-19, 2014, analyze the dynamic role of engineering geology in our changing world and build on the four main themes of the congress: environment, processes, issues, and approaches. The congress topics and subject areas of the 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes are: Climate Change and Engineering Geology. Landslide Processes. River Basins, Reservoir Sedimentation and Water Resources. Marine and Coastal Processes. Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation. Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects. Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology. Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

Dune Worlds

Author: Ralph D. Lorenz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540897255
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Science

This book describes how sand dunes work, why they are the way they are in different settings, and how they are being studied. Particular attention is paid to their formation and appearance elsewhere in the solar system. New developments in knowledge about dunes make for an interesting story – like the dunes themselves, dune science is dynamic – and the visual appeal of Aeolian geomorphology ensures that this is an attractive volume. The book is divided into 4 parts, the first of which introduces dunes as a planetary phenomenon, showing a landscape reflecting the balance of geological processes – volcanism, impact, tectonics, erosion, deposition of sediments. Dunes are then considered as emergent dynamical systems: the interaction of sand and wind conspires to generate very characteristic and reproducible shapes. Analogies are given with other emergent structures such as patterned ground before the influence of dunes on desert peoples and infrastructure is studied, together with their use as forensic climatological indicators. Dune Physics is looked at with regard to the mechanics of sand, the physics of wind, saltation – interaction of sand and air – dunes versus ripples and transverse Aeolian ridges, the classification of dune morphology and the sources and sinks of sand. Dune Trafficability considers soil mechanics, effects on mobility on Earth, Mars and elsewhere. In the second part, Earth, Mars, Titan and other moons and planets are examined, beginning with a survey of the major deserts and dunefields on Earth. The authors then turn to Mars and its environment, sediment type, dune stratigraphy, sediment source and sinks and the association of dunes with topographic features. Titan follows - its thick, cold atmosphere, methane dampness, low gravity, morphology – interaction with topography and the implications of dunes for climate and winds. Dunes elsewhere conclude this part. There are few dunefields on Venus, but there is a .possibility of Aeolian transport on Triton and volcanic-related windstreaks on Io.

Fluvial Remote Sensing for Science and Management

Author: Patrice Carbonneau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118351529
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book offers a comprehensive overview of progress in thegeneral area of fluvial remote sensing with a specific focus on itspotential contribution to river management. The book highlights arange of challenging issues by considering a range of spatial andtemporal scales with perspectives from a variety of disciplines.The book starts with an overview of the technical progress leadingto new management applications for a range of field contexts andspatial scales. Topics include colour imagery, multi-spectral andhyper-spectral imagery, video, photogrammetry and LiDAR. The bookthen discusses management applications such as targeted, networkscale, planning, land-use change modelling at catchment scales,characterisation of channel reaches (riparian vegetation,geomorphic features) in both spatial and temporal dimensions, fishhabitat assessment, flow measurement, monitoring river restorationand maintenance and, the appraisal of human perceptions ofriverscapes. Key Features: • A specific focus on management applications in a period ofincreasing demands on managers to characterize river features andtheir evolution at different spatial scales • An integration across all scales of imagery with a cleardiscussion of both ground based and airborne images • Includes a wide-range of environmental problems • Coverage of cutting-edge technology • Contributions from leading researchers in the field


Author: Friedrich Kühn
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642578298
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Science

Die Stadt des Affengottes

Author: Douglas Preston
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 9783641203924
Release Date: 2017-09-04
Genre: History

Eine wahre Indiana-Jones-Geschichte - eine archäologische Sensation Schon seit dem 16. Jahrhundert gab es Gerüchte über eine Provinz im Regenwald von Honduras, deren Städte reich und prachtvoll seien, ganz besonders die Weiße Stadt, auch Stadt des Affengottes genannt. Immer wieder machten sich Abenteurer und Archäologen auf die Suche nach den Zeugnissen dieser Zivilisation, die offenbar nicht zu den Mayas gehörte. Manchmal stießen sie tatsächlich auf Ruinen, aber eine wirkliche Erforschung war in dem von giftigen Schlangen und tödlichen Krankheitserregern verseuchten und vom Dschungel überwucherten Gelände unmöglich. Erst die moderne Lasertechnik, mit deren Hilfe das Gelände aus der Luft gescannt wird, ermöglichte genauere Hinweise, wo sich größere Ansiedlungen befinden. Um sie vor Ort zu untersuchen muss man sich allerdings auch heute noch auf den beschwerlichen Weg durch den Dschungel machen. Der Schriftsteller und Journalist Douglas Preston schloss sich kürzlich einer archäologischen Expedition an. Sie fand tatsächlich die eindrucksvollen Ruinen einer untergegangenen Stadt, aber sie zahlte am Ende auch einen hohen Preis.

Paul Klee

ISBN: 3716511005
Release Date: 1998

Engl. Übers. unter demselben Titel. - Im Jahr 2004 erschienen die Bde. 8 und 9.

Formale Begriffsanalyse

Author: Bernhard Ganter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642614507
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Computers

Dieses erste Lehrbuch zur Formalen Begriffsanalyse gibt eine systematische Darstellung der mathematischen Grundlagen und ihrer Verbindung zu Anwendungen in der Informatik, insbesondere in der Datenanalyse und Wissensverarbeitung. Das Buch vermittelt vor allem Methoden der graphischen Darstellung von Begriffssystemen, die sich in der Wissenskommunikation bestens bewährt haben. Theorie und graphische Darstellung werden dabei eng miteinander verknüpft. Die mathematischen Grundlagen werden vollständig abgehandelt und durch zahlreiche Beispiele anschaulich gemacht. Da zur Wissensverarbeitung immer stärker der Computer genutzt wird, gewinnen formale Methoden begrifflicher Analyse überall an Bedeutung. Das Buch macht die dafür grundlegende Theorie in kompakter Form zugänglich.