Introduction to Geoinformatics

by: G. S Srivastava


Abstract: Geoinformatics is the integration of different disciplines dealing with spatial information. The advent of Satellite Remote Sensing and subsequent development of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) have made significant changes in surveying and map making. In light of this, both in the academia and the industry, these topics have been brought together under one umbrella term-Geoinformatics. This is the first comprehensive study on Geoinformatics meant for students and professionals which brings together the essential elements of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS. A basic understanding of these components is crucial for carrying out various types of surveys, navigation, geodynamics, hydrology, disaster management, etc. The book is conceptually divided into four parts: • 'Part I: Photogrammetry' covers aerial photography, stereoscopic vision, radial line methods and map compilation, and aerial mosaics • 'Part II: Remote Sensing' discusses basic concepts of remote sensing, data acquisition system, multispectral remote sensing, remote sensing in thermal infrared region, remote sensing in microwave region, satellite remote sensing, and satellite image interpretation • 'Part III: Global Positioning System' dwells on map, map projection, global positioning system, differential GPS, and GPS applications • 'Part IV: Geographical Information System' focuses on database management system and geographical information system Highlights of the book: • Provides theoretical and practice-based knowledge about essential elements of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS • Each chapter includes Suggestions for Further Reading and Frequently Asked Questions • Lucid presentation supported by line diagrams and illustrations • Simplified and illustrated narration ideal for students of Geoinformatics, environment studies, geology, and geography and professionals pursuing GPS and GIS A systematic approach to the subject coupled with lucid narration and suitable illustrations, An Introduction to Geoinformatics will be invaluable for students pursuing various courses on Geoinformatics, environment studies, geology, and geography and will prove useful and handy for professionals pursuing GPS and GIS.
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Title: Introduction to Geoinformatics

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2014 McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

ISBN: 9781259058462

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G. S Srivastava Born on 8th February, 1943, Dr. G.S. Srivastava has his early education in Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh. He was a meritorious student all along He graduated with Honours from University of Lucknow in 1961 and did his M.Sc. in Geology, in 1963. Soon, he joined Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, in 1964. After a brief stint in Ankleshwar oil field of Gujarat, he got selected through Geologists' Examination of UPSC and joined Geological Survey of India, in 1966 as Geologist. His initial years were devoted to ecological mapping in high altitudes of Himalayas and mineral investigations in J & K state. He joined Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun in 1972 for pursuing Diploma course, where he topped his batch with Honours grade. He was appointed as Professor (Research) in IIRS and was awarded Dutch fellowship for completing M.Sc. degree in Remote Sensing from ITC, The Netherlands. On his return in 1975, he was made Officer-in-charge of Advanced Course in Photogeology and Remote Sensing, in the GSI Training Institute, Hyderabad, where he conducted several courses for GSI officers. Using Remote Sensing technique, he carried our many investigations covering geological and geomorphological mapping, snow cover assessment, mineral exploration, IRS utilization programme, etc. He joined Remote Sensing Application Center, U.P., as Scientist E, on deputation for two years (1983-85), where he helped in establishing the Center and headed its Earth Resources Division. He was promoted as Director in 1992 and supervised the activities of PGRS and Environmental Geology Divisions of Western Region of GSI. He initiated Database management and actively collaborated with BRGM, France, in establishing Geoscientific Data Centers in GSI. He was also closely associated with National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) activities and was a member of Indian delegation to the VI Global Conference on GSDI, at Budapest, Hungary, in 2002. As the Deputy Director General of Op: U.P. and Uttaranchal, he supported clearance of Tehri Dam Project. He contributed significantly in the River Linking Project for the nation. After his superannuation in 2003, he joined the University of Lucknow and completed his Ph. D. degree in 2009, on the problem of Vedic Saraswati River, in Punjab-Haryana Plain, under the guidance of Prof. I. B. Singh, FNA. He has published about 50 research papers in national and international journals and submitted as many technical reports to the GSI. He is a Life Member of Indian Society of Remote Sensing and Indian Society of Geomatics, Indian Society of Glaciological Sciences and Lucknow Management Association. He was elected as Fellow of ISRS in 1999 and was Vice-President of the ISRS for couple of terms. He was Chairman of Lucknow Chapter of ISRS for several terms. He has been Visiting Professor for many universities for teaching Geoinformatics including Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, GIS and GPS, and is continuing till date. He is presently a Member of Research Advisory Committee of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Executive Committee of ISRS Lucknow Chapter and various UGC Committees.

Description: Geoinformatics is the integration of different disciplines dealing with spatial information. The advent of Satellite Remote Sensing and subsequent development of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) have made significant changes in surveying and map making. In light of this, both in the academia and the industry, these topics have been brought together under one umbrella term-Geoinformatics. This is the first comprehensive study on Geoinformatics meant for students and professionals which brings together the essential elements of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS. A basic understanding of these components is crucial for carrying out various types of surveys, navigation, geodynamics, hydrology, disaster management, etc. The book is conceptually divided into four parts: • 'Part I: Photogrammetry' covers aerial photography, stereoscopic vision, radial line methods and map compilation, and aerial mosaics • 'Part II: Remote Sensing' discusses basic concepts of remote sensing, data acquisition system, multispectral remote sensing, remote sensing in thermal infrared region, remote sensing in microwave region, satellite remote sensing, and satellite image interpretation • 'Part III: Global Positioning System' dwells on map, map projection, global positioning system, differential GPS, and GPS applications • 'Part IV: Geographical Information System' focuses on database management system and geographical information system Highlights of the book: • Provides theoretical and practice-based knowledge about essential elements of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GPS and GIS • Each chapter includes Suggestions for Further Reading and Frequently Asked Questions • Lucid presentation supported by line diagrams and illustrations • Simplified and illustrated narration ideal for students of Geoinformatics, environment studies, geology, and geography and professionals pursuing GPS and GIS A systematic approach to the subject coupled with lucid narration and suitable illustrations, An Introduction to Geoinformatics will be invaluable for students pursuing various courses on Geoinformatics, environment studies, geology, and geography and will prove useful and handy for professionals pursuing GPS and GIS.