Emerging Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications in Geospatial Research

Emerging Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications in Geospatial Research

Donald P. Albert (Sam Houston State University, USA) and G. Rebecca Dobbs (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, USA)
Release Date: August, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 414
ISBN13: 9781466619517|ISBN10: 1466619511|EISBN13: 9781466619524|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1951-7

Description

We need to understand how to utilize Geospatial Research in order to help us solve problems in environmental, life science, and defense industries, as well as intelligence, natural resources, medical and public safety industries.

Emerging Methods and Multidisciplinary Applications in Geospatial Research exemplifies the usage of geographic information science and technology (GIS&T) to explore and resolve geographical issues from various application domains within the social and/or physical sciences. It specializes in studies from applied geography that interfaces with geographic information science and technology. This publication is designed to provide planners and policy analysts, practitioners, academicians, and others using GIS&T useful studies that might support decision-making activities.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biogeography
  • Climatology
  • Economic geography
  • Geography of crime
  • Geomorphology
  • Historical geography
  • Medical geography
  • Soil geography
  • Tourism geography
  • Transportation geography

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Donald Patrick Albert is a professor of geography in the Department of Geography and Geology at Sam Houston State University (Texas, U.S.A.). He earned geography degrees from Salem State College (B.S.), Appalachian State University (M.A.), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D.). His articles have appeared in such journals as Applied Geography, Complementary Health Practice Review, Journal of Geography, Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, The North Carolina Geographer, The Pennsylvania Geographer, The Geography Teacher, The Social Studies Texan, The Police Chief, Texas Journal of Rural Health, World Health Forum, and others. Dr. Albert has contributed as author, co-author, editor, or co-editor on the following books: Geospatial Technologies and Advancing Geographic Decision Making: Issues and Trends (2012), The Geography of Naturopathic Physicians in the United States and Canada (2006), GIS in Law Enforcement: Implementation Issues and Case Studies (2003), A Case Study in the Role of Environmental Values in Conservation: The Roanoke River Project (2002), and Spatial Analysis, GIS, and Remote Sensing Applications in the Health Sciences (2000). Dr. Albert is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research.
G. Rebecca Dobbs is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a PhD in Geography from UNC-Chapel Hill, with an emphasis in Historical Geography. Her main research interests focus on the interplay between transportation routes and settlement development, and particularly on how indigenous-origin routes affected the patterns and processes of colonial settlement, town formation, and the emergence of interdependent city-systems. Being something of a “Renaissance person,” however, she has numerous other deep interests, including historical GIS, indigenous peoples, Australia, and the American South. She teaches Historical Geography, Historical GIS, Natural Resources, and other courses as needed; is chair of the Study of the American South Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers; and an active member of the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group of the same organization; she co-founded the working group HGIS Carolina; and has served as a guest editor on special issues of Geografiska Annaler B and Historical Geography, as well as IJAGR.

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