Geographic Information Analysis for Sustainable Development and Economic Planning: New Technologies

Geographic Information Analysis for Sustainable Development and Economic Planning: New Technologies

Giuseppe Borruso (University of Trieste, Italy), Stefania Bertazzon (University of Calgary, Canada), Andrea Favretto (University of Trieste, Italy), Beniamino Murgante (University of Basilicata, Italy) and Carmelo Maria Torre (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy)
Release Date: July, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 434
ISBN13: 9781466619241|ISBN10: 1466619244|EISBN13: 9781466619258|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1924-1

Description

Spatial analytical techniques and geographical analysis and modelling methods are required in order to analyse data and to facilitate the decision process at all levels. Old geographical issues can find an answer thanks to new methods and instruments, while new issues are developing, challenging the researchers for new solutions.

Geographic Information Analysis for Sustainable Development and Economic Planning: New Technologies tackles topics related to, to-date development of Geographic Information in terms of the technologies available for retrieving, managing, and analyzing geographical data. This book is useful for academic staff, as well as postgraduate students (MSc, PhD levels) in GIS, remote sensing, economic geography, spatial planning, geostatistics, and related fields.

Topics Covered

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

  • Geographic Information (GI) for Urban Analysis and Planning
  • Geographic Information Analysis
  • Geographic Information, Safety and Security
  • Geostatistics and Spatial Statistics
  • GI Analysis for Business, Management and Market Planning
  • GI for Environmental and Health Monitoring
  • GI for Sustainable Development
  • Spatial Decision Support Theory
  • Spatial Econometrics
  • Spatial Multicriteria Decision Analysis

Reviews and Testimonials

Primarily Italian researchers apply spatial-economic analysis techniques to estimating urban sprawl in Salerno and Benevento, land degradation in Southern Italy, green spaces in Catania, non-native resident populations, and the effect of rail accessibility on real estate prices. A pair of papers from Canada compare component-based multivariate regression models of cardiac disease with variable-based models and measure the spatial accessibility to healthcare services among Aboriginal peoples in Alberta. Other topics of the 23 papers include NASA datasets as inputs to hydrological models, a density-based algorithm for spatial data mining, mobile phone network data, and cultural heritage management at the local level.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Giuseppe Borruso is Junior Lecturer in Economic Geography with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Trieste (Italy) since 2005. He teaches Cartography and GIS, Geography of Networks, Business Geography, and carries on research on urban and transport geography, retail geography, population geography, GIS and cartography, spatial analysis, and GIS (geostatistics). On these topics he is author of more than 40 papers in national and international journals and reviews, as well as in proceedings of national and international conferences. He is member of Scientific Council of the Associazione Italiana di Cartografia (AIC: Italian Cartographic Association) and of ASITA (Federation of the Scientific Association for Geographical and Environmental Information Systems). He is also co-founder of the Geographical Analysis, Urban Modelling, Spatial Statistics group, acting at international level and regularly producing workshops within ICCSA (International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications) events.
Stefania Bertazzon joined the Department of Geography at the University of Calgary in 2001. She completed her Master degree at the University of Venice in 1992, and her PhD at Calgary in 1998. Stefania's research interests are in spatial analysis and its health, social, and environmental applications. She has developed reliable spatial analytical models for health, environmental, economic, and social sciences, integrating spatial epidemiology, risk analysis, and spatio-temporal diffusion analysis. She is part of several interdisciplinary teams, working on a range of health, social, and environmental projects.
Andrea Favretto is Associate Professor with the Department of Human Studies of the University of Trieste, Italy. He holds courses on Cartography and Geographical Information Systems. His research interests span from human impact of urban activities to cartography and landscape transformations, analyzed by means of GIS and remote sensing techniques. He is vice president of the Associazione Italiana di Cartografia (AIC: Italian Cartographic Association) and member of the board of ASITA (Federation of the Scientific Association for Geographical and Environmental Information Systems).
Beniamino Murgante is Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Basilicata (Southern Italy). His main research interests are urban and regional planning with a focus on the use of spatial information for developing decision support systems based on multi-criteria evaluation, fuzzy sets, rough sets and geo-statistical methods. He has published papers and books in the field of spatial analysis, modelling, geocomputation and planning. He has been member of scientific committees of several international conferences and he has been Chair/Co-chair of several international workshops.
Carmelo Maria Torre was born in 1966. He is a Civil Engineer, with an MSc in Construction Engineering, PhD in Evaluation Methods for Architectural, Urban, and Environmental Integrated Conservation. Since 2002, He has been a Junior Researcher at the Department of Architecture and Planning, Bari Polytechnic. He serves as Professor-in-Charge in Economic Evaluation of plans, and in estimating, among other positions.