Elements of Photogrammetry with Application in GIS, Fourth Edition

Author: Paul Wolf,Bon DeWitt,Benjamin Wilkinson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007176111X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

View: 8343

The definitive guide to photogrammetry--fully updated Thoroughly revised to cover the latest technological advances in the field, Elements of Photogrammetry with Applications in GIS, Fourth Edition, provides complete details on the foundational principles of photogrammetry as well as important advanced concepts. Significant changes in the instruments and procedures used in modern photogrammetry, including laser scanning, are discussed. Example problems clarify computational procedures and extensive photographs and diagrams illustrate the material presented in this comprehensive resource. Coverage includes: Principles of photography and imaging Cameras and other imaging devices Image measurements and refinements Object space coordinate systems Vertical photographs Stereoscopic viewing Stereoscopic parallax Stereoscopic plotting instruments Laser scanning systems Elementary methods of planimetric mapping for GIS Titled and oblique photographs Introduction to analytical photogrammetry Topographic mapping and spatial data collection Fundamental principles of digital image processing Photogrammetric applications in GIS Control for aerial photogrammetry Aerotriangulation Project planning Terrestrial and close-range photogrammetry

Elements of Photogrammetry

With Applications in GIS.

Author: Paul R. Wolf,Bon A. Dewitt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

ISBN: 9780072924541

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 4507

The first new edition in 13 years incorporates recent changes on the subject of streamlining from advances in computers. Their ever increasing speed and storage capabilities have directly led to an entire new approach in photogrammetric mapping known as “Soft-Copy†photogrammetry. Digital Imaging systems, including those used in modern satellite programs, scanners for digitizing photographic images, and digital image processing techniques are new topics to be covered that are fundamental to soft copy photogrammetry.

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Author: Douglas M. Marshall,Richard K. Barnhart,Stephen B. Hottman,Eric Shappee,Michael Thomas Most

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439835217

Category: Computers

Page: 233

View: 8563

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems is the editors’ response to their unsuccessful search for suitable university-level textbooks on this subject. A collection of contributions from top experts, this book applies the depth of their expertise to identify and survey the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations. Written from a nonengineering civilian operational perspective, the book starts by detailing the history of UASs and then explores current technology and what is expected for the future. Covering all facets of UAS elements and operation—including an examination of safety procedures and human factors—this material gives readers a truly complete and practical understanding of what it takes to safely operate UASs for a variety of missions in the National Airspace System. Topics covered include: The U.S. aviation regulatory system Certificate of authorization process UAS for geospatial data Automation and autonomy in UAS Sensors and payloads With helpful end-of-chapter discussion questions, this resource is designed to give beginning university students and other new entrants to the field a comprehensive, easy-to-understand first overview of the field. The book’s broad scope also makes it useful as a foundation for professionals embarking on further study.

Civil Engineer's Reference Book

Author: L S Blake

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102335

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 752

View: 4570

Civil Engineer's Reference Book, Fourth Edition provides civil engineers with reports on design and construction practices in the UK and overseas. It gives a concise presentation of theory and practice in the many branches of a civil engineer's profession and it enables them to study a subject in greater depth. The book discusses some improvements in earlier practices, for example in surveying, geotechnics, water management, project management, underwater working, and the control and use of materials. Other changes covered are from the evolving needs of clients for almost all forms of construction, maintenance and repair. Another major change is the introduction of new national and Euro-codes based on limit state design, covering most aspects of structural engineering. The fourth edition incorporates these advances and, at the same time, gives greater prominence to the special problems relating to work overseas, with differing client requirements and climatic conditions. Chapters 1 to 10 provide engineers, at all levels of development, with 'lecture notes' on the basic theories of civil engineering. Chapters 11 to 44 cover the practice of design and construction in many of the fields of civil engineering. Civil engineers, architects, lawyers, mechanical engineers, insurers, clients, and students of civil engineering will find benefit in the use of this text.

Handbook of Chemical Engineering Calculations, Fourth Edition

Author: Tyler Hicks,Nicholas Chopey

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071768041

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 768

View: 518

Solve chemical engineering problems quickly and accurately Fully revised throughout with new procedures, Handbook of Chemical Engineering Calculations, Fourth Edition shows how to solve the main process-related problems that often arise in chemical engineering practice. New calculations reflect the latest green technologies and environmental engineering standards. Featuring contributions from global experts, this comprehensive guide is packed with worked-out numerical procedures. Practical techniques help you to solve problems manually or by using computer-based methods. By following the calculations presented in this book, you will be able to achieve accurate results with minimal time and effort. Coverage includes: Physical and chemical properties Stoichiometry Phase equilibrium Chemical reaction equilibrium Reaction kinetics, reactor design, and system thermodynamics Flow of fluids and solids Heat transfer Distillation Extraction and leaching Crystallization Absorption and stripping Liquid agitation Size reduction Filtration Air pollution control Water pollution control Biotechnology Cost engineering

GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition

Author: Jan Van Sickle

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203305221

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 1046

Since the last edition of this international bestseller, GPS has grown to become part of a larger international context, the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Both GPS and GNSS technologies are becoming ever more important in the everyday practice of survey and mappers. With GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition, a book written by a land surveyor, for land surveyors, you can stay in the know on the latest GPS techniques, technologies, codes, and signals. What’s New to the Third Edition? Sections on Real-Time Network Services, Block IIF, and control segment modernization GPS code, such as the M-code, L1C, and L2C An entire chapter dedicated to GNSS Discussion of the Russian GLONASS system, the Chinese Beidou system, and the Japanese QZSS From fundamental theory to practical application and advanced technologies, the book covers GPS without pages of complicated math. It demonstrates the basics of GPS technology, common hardware, surveying methods, survey design, planning, and observation. Additionally, each chapter includes helpful review questions and answers. GPS and GNSS are revolutionizing the practice of surveying and mapping. This user-friendly manual gives you the tools needed to understand and use these important technologies in everyday practice.

Engineering Surveying Technology

Author: T.J.M. Kennie,G. Petrie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482269376

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

View: 6918

This book examines the major changes in the technology now used for the measurement and processing of topographic and non-topographic spatial data, with emphasis on the new and emerging technology and its applications. Fundamental principles are introduced to explain the basic operation of different types of equipment.

Basics of Geomatics

Author: Mario A. Gomarasca

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402090141

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 656

View: 9691

Geomatics is a neologism, the use of which is becoming increasingly widespread, even if it is not still universally accepted. It includes several disciplines and te- niques for the study of the Earth’s surface and its environments, and computer science plays a decisive role. A more meaningful and appropriate expression is G- spatial Information or GeoInformation. Geo-spatial Information embeds topography in its more modern forms (measurements with electronic instrumentation, sophisticated techniques of data analysis and network compensation, global satellite positioning techniques, laser scanning, etc.), analytical and digital photogrammetry, satellite and airborne remote sensing, numerical cartography, geographical information systems, decision support systems, WebGIS, etc. These specialized elds are intimately interrelated in terms of both the basic science and the results pursued: rigid separation does not allow us to discover several common aspects and the fundamental importance assumed in a search for solutions in the complex survey context. The objective pursued by Mario A. Gomarasca, one that is only apparently modest, is to publish an integrated text on the surveying theme, containing simple and comprehensible concepts relevant to experts in Geo-spatial Information and/or speci cally in one of the disciplines that compose it. At the same time, the book is rigorous and synthetic, describing with precision the main instruments and methods connected to the multiple techniques available today.

Computer Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images

An Introduction

Author: Paul M. Mather,Magaly Koch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119956404

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 460

View: 1270

This fourth and full colour edition updates and expands a widely-used textbook aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in remote sensing and GIS in Geography, Geology and Earth/Environmental Science departments. Existing material has been brought up to date and new material has been added. In particular, a new chapter, exploring the two-way links between remote sensing and environmental GIS, has been added. New and updated material includes: A website at www.wiley.com/go/mather4 that provides access to an updated and expanded version of the MIPS image processing software for Microsoft Windows, PowerPoint slideshows of the figures from each chapter, and case studies, including full data sets, Includes new chapter on Remote Sensing and Environmental GIS that provides insights into the ways in which remotely-sensed data can be used synergistically with other spatial data sets, including hydrogeological and archaeological applications, New section on image processing from a computer science perspective presented in a non-technical way, including some remarks on statistics, New material on image transforms, including the analysis of temporal change and data fusion techniques, New material on image classification including decision trees, support vector machines and independent components analysis, and Now in full colour throughout. This book provides the material required for a single semester course in Environmental Remote Sensing plus additional, more advanced, reading for students specialising in some aspect of the subject. It is written largely in non-technical language yet it provides insights into more advanced topics that some may consider too difficult for a non-mathematician to understand. The case studies available from the website are fully-documented research projects complete with original data sets. For readers who do not have access to commercial image processing software, MIPS provides a licence-free, intuitive and comprehensive alternative.

7 Powers

The Foundations of Business Strategy

Author: Hamilton Helmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998116303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 8923

7 Powers details a strategy toolset that enables you to build an enduringly valuable company. It was developed by Hamilton Helmer drawing on his decades of experience as a strategy advisor, equity investor and Stanford University teacher. This is must reading for any business person and applies to all businesses, new or mature, large or small.

Fundamentals of Robotic Mechanical Systems

Theory, Methods, and Algorithms

Author: Jorge Angeles

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319018515

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 589

View: 4445

The 4th edition includes updated and additional examples and exercises on the core fundamental concepts of mechanics, robots, and kinematics of serial robots. New images of CAD models and physical robots help to motivate concepts being introduced. Each chapter of the book can be read independently of others as it addresses a seperate issue in robotics.

Digital Terrain Modeling

Principles and Methodology

Author: Zhilin Li,Christopher Zhu,Chris Gold

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203486740

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 323

View: 3581

Written by experts, Digital Terrain Modeling: Principles and Methodology provides comprehensive coverage of recent developments in the field. The topics include terrain analysis, sampling strategy, acquisition methodology, surface modeling principles, triangulation algorithms, interpolation techniques, on-line and off-line quality control in data acquisition, DTM accuracy assessment and mathematical models for DTM accuracy prediction, multi-scale representation, data management, contouring, visual analysis (or visualization), the derivation of various types of terrain parameters, and future development and applications.

Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles

Author: Walter G. Robillard,Donald A. Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118758560

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

View: 3076

The new edition of Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles has been updated to reflect ongoing changes in surveying technology and surveying law, notably by adding water boundary expert George Cole as a contributor to revamp information on Riparian and Littorial Boundaries. Additionally, a new appendix has been introduced containing a comprehensive list of surveying books that have been referenced in court cases and legal decisions as persuasive authority over the years. It is indispensable reading for students and practicioners studying for the Fundamentals of Land Surveying licensure exam.

Close-Range Photogrammetry and 3D Imaging

Author: Thomas Luhmann,Stuart Robson,Stephen Kyle,Jan Boehm

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110302780

Category: Science

Page: 702

View: 7294

This is the second edition of the well-known guide to close-range photogrammetry. It provides a thorough presentation of the methods, mathematics, systems and applications which comprise the subject of close-range photogrammetry, which uses accurate imaging techniques to analyse the three-dimensional shape of a wide range of manufactured and natural objects.

Geographic Information Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries

Author: Vasilis D. Valavanis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203303180

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 209

View: 3227

Over the last two decades there has been increasing recognition that problems in oceanography and fisheries sciences and related marine areas are nearly all manifest in the spatio-temporal domain. Geographical Information Systems (GIS), the natural framework for spatial data handling, are being recognized as powerful tools with useful applications in marine sciences. Geographic Information Systems in Oceanography and Fisheries provides a thorough examination of marine GIS applications that include a wide variety of methods and sophisticated approaches in coastal, continental shelf, and deep ocean studies. It presents new innovative approaches of using GIS in the examination of the dynamic relations that characterize the marine world, including marine GIS macro routines for the development of oceanography and fisheries GIS tools and applications. This book is divided into four parts. The first gives an overview of marine GIS, including conceptual issues on marine spatial thinking and models of marine GIS development. The second and third parts examine the main sampling methods and online sources of spatially referenced data, and discuss application examples and innovative approaches in GIS developments for many oceanographic and fisheries tasks. The fourth part presents GIS technical issues by listing marine GIS routines for a wide array of GIS tasks. Anyone with interests in marine GIS development, physical and biological oceanography, fisheries and information based proposals for ocean and fisheries resource management will find this book useful.

Adjustment computations

statistics and least squares in surveying and GIS

Author: Paul R. Wolf,Charles D. Ghilani

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 564

View: 9778

This book examines every aspect of least square adjustment. It defines terms and introduces readers to the fundamentals of errors and describes methods for analyzing them. It also illustrates the application of least squares in adjusting a wide range of survey types and provides detailed coverage of applications of least squares to GPSs and GISs.

Adjustment Computations

Spatial Data Analysis

Author: Charles D. Ghilani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119390613

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 720

View: 5499

The definitive guide to bringing accuracy to measurement, updated and supplemented Adjustment Computations is the classic textbook for spatial information analysis and adjustment computations, providing clear, easy-to-understand instruction backed by real-world practicality. From the basic terms and fundamentals of errors to specific adjustment computations and spatial information analysis, this book covers the methodologies and tools that bring accuracy to surveying, GNSS, GIS, and other spatial technologies. Broad in scope yet rich in detail, the discussion avoids overly-complex theory in favor of practical techniques for students and professionals. This new sixth edition has been updated to align with the latest developments in this rapidly expanding field, and includes new video lessons and updated problems, including worked problems in STATS, MATRIX, ADJUST, and MathCAD. All measurement produces some amount of error; whether from human mistakes, instrumentation inaccuracy, or environmental features, these errors must be accounted and adjusted for when accuracy is critical. This book describes how errors are identified, analyzed, measured, and corrected, with a focus on least squares adjustment—the most rigorous methodology available. Apply industry-standard methodologies to error analysis and adjustment Translate your skills to the real-world with instruction focused on the practical Master the fundamentals as well as specific computations and analysis Strengthen your understanding of critical topics on the Fundamentals in Surveying Licensing Exam As spatial technologies expand in both use and capability, so does our need for professionals who understand how to check and adjust for errors in spatial data. Conceptual knowledge is one thing, but practical skills are what counts when accuracy is at stake; Adjustment Computations provides the real-world training you need to identify, analyze, and correct for potentially crucial errors.

Troubleshooting and Repair of Diesel Engines

Author: Paul Dempsey

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071595186

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 390

View: 5019

Harness the Latest Tools and Techniques for Troubleshooting and Repairing Virtually Any Diesel Engine Problem The Fourth Edition of Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines presents the latest advances in diesel technology. Comprehensive and practical, this revised classic equips you with all of the state-of-the-art tools and techniques needed to keep diesel engines running in top condition. Written by master mechanic and bestselling author Paul Dempsey, this hands-on resource covers new engine technology, electronic engine management, biodiesel fuels, and emissions controls. The book also contains cutting-edge information on diagnostics...fuel systems...mechanical and electronic governors...cylinder heads and valves...engine mechanics...turbochargers...electrical basics...starters and generators...cooling systems...exhaust aftertreatment...and more. Packed with over 350 drawings, schematics, and photographs, the updated Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines features: New material on biodiesel and straight vegetable oil fuels Intensive reviews of troubleshooting procedures New engine repair procedures and tools State-of-the-art turbocharger techniques A comprehensive new chapter on troubleshooting and repairing electronic engine management systems A new chapter on the worldwide drive for greener, more environmentally friendly diesels Get Everything You Need to Solve Diesel Problems Quickly and Easily • Rudolf Diesel • Diesel Basics • Engine Installation • Fuel Systems • Electronic Engine Management Systems • Cylinder Heads and Valves • Engine Mechanics • Turbochargers • Electrical Fundamentals • Starting and Generating Systems • Cooling Systems • Greener Diesels

Digital Photogrammetry

A Practical Course

Author: Wilfried Linder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540927255

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 8432

1.1 Basic idea and main task of photogrammetry If you want to measure the size of an object, let’s say the length, width and height of a house, then normally you will carry this out directly at the object. Now imagine that the house didn’t exist anymore – it was destroyed, but some historic photos exist. Then, if you can determine the scale of the photos, it must be pos- ble to get the desired data. Of course you can use photos to get information about objects. This kind of - formation is different: So, for example, you may receive qualitative data (the house seems to be old, the walls are coloured light yellow) from photo interpre- tion, or quantitative data like mentioned before (the house has a base size of 8 by 6 meters) from photo measurement, or information in addition to your background knowledge (the house has elements of the “art nouveau” style, so may be c- th structed at the beginning of the 20 century), and so on.