Geospatial Technologies and Advancing Geographic Decision Making: Issues and Trends

Geospatial Technologies and Advancing Geographic Decision Making: Issues and Trends

Donald P. Albert (Sam Houston State University, USA)
Release Date: March, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 423
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0258-8
ISBN13: 9781466602588|ISBN10: 1466602589|EISBN13: 9781466602595
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Description:

The availability of geographically referenced data, the proliferation of geospatial technologies, and advances in spatial analytics have been a boom to applied geographers.

Geospatial Technologies and Advancing Geographic Decision Making: Issues and Trends is a resource for private and public sector applied geographers engaged as geospatial technicians, analysts, scientists, and managers. It includes chapters that highlight the use of geospatial technologies to explore applied geographic issues and problems; studies from economic geography, urban geography, population geography, medical geography, political geography, geography of education, geography of crime, and transportation geography are considered.

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

  • Business and marketing geography
  • Climatology
  • Economic Geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Historical geography
  • Medical geography
  • Natural Hazards
  • Soil geography
  • Tourism geography
  • Transportation geography
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Editor/Author Biographies
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.
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Editorial Advisory Board
  • Jonathan Comer, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Thomas Crawford, East Carolina University, USA
  • Sonya Glavac, Arizona State University, USA
  • Carol Hanchette, University of Louisville, USA
  • Jay Lee, Kent State University, USA
  • John Strait, Sam Houston State University, USA
  • Fahui Wang, Louisiana State University, USA
  • David Wong, George Mason University, USA