Remote Sensing and GIS in Natural Resource Management
Remote Sensing and GIS in Natural Resource Management is a reference textbook on remote sensing for all the students of geography and geoinformatics. This book focuses on the up-to-date art of techniques and processes for sustainable natural resource management studies on various aspects using the geospatial application. The book illustrates recent applications in space-borne and airborne sensors, information extraction, analytical methods, techniques, and integration with other data sources for resource management strategies. The book provides wider utilization of remote sensing applications with case studies for various aspects of natural resource management that will be beneficial for students, research scholars, teachers, and professionals. CONTENTS 1 Natural Resource Management: Concept and Principles 2 Basic Concepts of Remote Sensing 3 Digital Image Processing 4 Basics of Geographic Information System 5 Agriculture Practices Mapping and Monitoring 6 Water Resource Potentiality Mapping and Management 7 Forest Resource Mapping, Monitoring and Management 8 Land Use/Land Covers Mapping and Management 9 Wetland Identification, Mapping and Management 10 Groundwater Resource Mapping, Monitoring and Management 11 Potential of Geospatial Technology in Coastal Resource Mapping and Management ABOUT THE AUTHOR / EDITOR Gouri Sankar Bhunia is involved in geospatial technology for last 14 years. He researches on health GIS, smart city, urban planning, infrastructure planning, applied geomorphology, human geography, hazard mapping and modelling. He has worked on several national and state level projects and has published 15 books and 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently the editor of the GIScience and Geo-environmental Modelling (GGM) Book Series. Uday Chatterjee is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Bhatter College, Dantan. He researches urban planning, social and human geography, geographical information system, applied geomorphology, hazards, disasters, land use, and rural development. He is the Series Editor of Development in Environmental Science Book Series, Elsevier. He has published eight books and more than 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 15 book chapters. Gopal Krishna Panda is an Emeritus Professor in Geography and former Chief Executive of the Population Research Centre at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. Author of six books, he teaches and researches coastal geomorphology, remote sensing, climate change, natural hazards, and disaster management. Currently working as a faculty member of Department of Geography, School of Tribal Resource Management, KISS Deemed University, Bhubaneswar. Pravat Kumar Shit is an Assistant Professor at the Postgraduate Department of Geography, Raja N.L. Khan Women’s College (Autonomous), West Bengal. He has published eighteen books and more than 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 74 book chapters. He is currently the editor of the GIScience and Geo-environmental Modelling (GGM) Book Series.