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Atlas of Remote Sensing for World Heritage: China

Guo, Huadong (Ed.)

Jointly published with Science Press

2014, 365 p. 335 illus., 311 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Emphasizes the application of spatial technology to world heritage sites and gives a vivid portrayal of the 40 world heritage sites in China and their surrounding environments
  • Brings both the scientific and cultural characteristics of China’s world heritage sites to life (with text and more than 300 color images)
  • Adopts image analysis of multi-scale, multi-spectral remotely sensed data accompanied by site descriptions from a variety of specialists
  • Offers interdisciplinary appeal including environmental remote sensing, cultural and physical geography, preservation of natural and cultural heritage, and spatial analysis

Atlas of Remote Sensing for World Heritage: China describes the UNESCO Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites in China and focuses on the interrelationship between culture and nature as well as on the breadth and complexity of China's world heritage sites. It emphasizes the application of space technology to world heritage, offering a vivid portrayal of China's forty world heritage sites and their surrounding environments by using multi-band, multi-resolution, multi-temporal spaceborne and airborne remote sensing data and 3D models. The book is a valuable resource for researchers in fields related to world heritage and to anyone with an appreciation of natural beauty and cultural landmarks.

Professor Guo Huadong is the Director-General of the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » 3D aerial imaging - Ming tombs - Remote Sensing - Spatial Character - World Heritage - multi-band scanning

Related subjects » Geographical Information Systems

Table of contents 

Remote Sensing Data.- Culture Heritage.- Mixed Heritage.- Natural Heritage.

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Distribution rights in China: Science Press Ltd.

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