August, 2005 244 pages 8.5 x 11.0 148 illustrations US$45.00
8.5 x 11.0
A Hands-on Case Study in Spatial Analysis and Data Mining
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Online information at http://www.innovativegis.com/basis/Books/AnalyzingNRdata/Default.htm
Book Description: Analyzing Geospatial Resource Data brings together
underlying concepts of map analysis with concise examples and hands-on
experience in analyzing natural resource data.
This book will help readers understand the nature of geo-spatial
resource data and the concepts, procedures and considerations used in
investigating spatial relationships. Case
studies for a series of project areas are used to clearly illustrate the wealth
of emerging analytical capabilities available to educators, researchers,
consultants and resource professionals.
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ü Click here for Table of Contents and Preface (.pdf document)
ü Click here for an example chapter on “Mapping Visual Exposure, Topic 4” (.pdf document)
This book and companion CD has been used in support of numerous workshops on concepts, considerations and applications in natural resource management. For additional papers on geotechnology in natural resources see…
- Spatial Modeling in Natural Resources, Topic 29, Beyond Mapping III; online book by J.K. Berry.
- Creating Variable-width Buffers, Topic 13, Beyond Mapping III; online book by J.K. Berry.
- Deriving and Using Visual Exposure Maps, Topic 15, Beyond Mapping III; online book by J.K. Berry.
- Calculating Effective Distance and Connectivity, Topic 25, Beyond Mapping III; online book by J.K. Berry.
- A Mapping Firewall: Modeling and Visualizations Assess Wildfire Threats, Risks and Economic Exposure, invited GeoWorld feature article, Adams Business Media, Chicago, Illinois, October 2009, 22:10 20-24. David Buckley, J.K. Berry and Jason Batchelor.
- Wildfire Impact Modeling: Assessing Threat, Economic Exposure and Return on Investment for Mitigation Planning, GeoTec Conference on Geographic Information Systems, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 1-4, 2009. D. Buckley, J. Batchelor and J.K. Berry. (PowerPoint, 30MB)
- A Brief History and Probable Future of Geotechnology, white paper that distills several keynotes, presentations and papers, BASIS, Fort Collins, Colorado, July, 2006. J.K. Berry.
Wildfire Risk, GeoWorld
feature article, Adams Business Media,
- Concepts, Considerations and Procedures in Applying Effective Distance Modeling, GeoTec Conference on Geographic Information Systems, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, February 11-16, 2005. J.K. Berry.
- Exposure Surface Analysis for Assessing Relative Visual Vulnerability and Aesthetics, GeoTech Conference on Geographic Information Systems, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 16-19, 2003. J.K. Berry and Chris Martin.
Spatial Analysis and Surface Modeling in Decision-Making Contexts,
- GIS’s Wildcard: The Human Factor in Participatory GIS, two Beyond Mapping columns of enduring importance appearing in GeoWorld, March and April, 1995. J.K. Berry.
- Understanding Effective Distance and Connectivity, six Beyond Mapping columns of enduring importance appearing in GeoWorld, June 1990 through March, 1993. J.K. Berry.
For a description of the history and conceptual framework underlying Map Analysis and GIS Modeling see…
- An Analytical Framework for GIS Modeling, white paper presenting a conceptual framework for map analysis and GIS Modeling, BASIS, Fort Collins, Colorado, July, 2009. J.K. Berry and Shitij Mehta.
- A Brief History and Probable Future of Geotechnology, white paper distilling several keynotes, presentations and papers, BASIS, Fort Collins, Colorado, July, 2006. J.K. Berry.
- GIS Evolution and Future Trends, Topic 27, Beyond Mapping III; online book by J.K. Berry.
Ordering Hardcopy version: the hardcopy version is no longer available
Downloading Electronic version: Go to…
…to download electronic version of the workbook sections (.pdf) that can be printed, assembled and coil bound into a hardcopy book. In addition you can download the Workshop Support Materials including lecture slides, exercise software, example applications and color versions of the workbook’s figures.
You may use the Analyzing Geospatial Resource Data book and companion MapCalc Learner software for 1) self-instruction or 2) in whole or part for educational purposes, such as support materials for use in courses and workshops. However, you may not reproduce and distribute the book or software for profit.
Software Description: MapCalc software by BASIS is used for the hands-on exercises. A copy of MapCalc Learner software is included with the book. The software includes the basic set of data and operations needed to complete the hands-on exercises.
MapCalc capabilities using several
MapCalc Legacy describing the history of the software