Geotechnologies and the Environment

Planning and Socioeconomic Applications

Editors: Gatrell, Jay D., Jensen, Ryan R. (Eds.)

  • First book that focuses exclusively on human centered applications of GIS/RS including: real world development applications of GIS; land-use change using an integrated GIS/RS framework; a medical geography application of emergency planning associated with urban crises; assessment of urban growth and changes using geographically weighted regression in selected cities

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The book focuses on socio-demographics and the use of these data to support strategic planning initiatives associated with the spatial expansion of urban areas and economic development. It contains a conceptual discussion of the challenges, both methodological and practical, implementing GIS applications for assessing economic and planning activities in peripheral regions including developing countries.

The book examines how spatial clustering concepts, spatial models, and related visualization techniques (GIS) can be applied to the case of economic development in rural environments. It discusses methodological issues including data and analysis issues. It also examines the differential growth patterns of counties within city-systems of the Western United States from the date of county formation until the late 20th century, using an historical GIS and historical US Census data. The final chapter summarizes the collection and positions it within the context of the broader book series on geotechnologies.

The book is written by planning practitioners as well as university based researchers. It will provide scholars and professionals with a survey of the contemporary work in the field, and with insights into remaining questions, methodological debates, and technical complications of employing geotechnologies in the real world.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Geotechnologies in Place and the Environment

    Gatrell, Jay D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • GIS and Economic Development

    Reid, Neil (et al.)

    Pages 5-28

  • Identifying Urban Neighborhoods for Tree Canopy Restoration Through Community Participation

    Wilson, Jeffrey S. (et al.)

    Pages 29-42

  • The Spatially Varying Relationship Between Local Land-Use Policies and Urban Growth: A GeographicallyWeighted Regression Analysis

    Hanham, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 43-56

  • GIS, Ecosystems and Urban Planning in Auckland, New Zealand: Technology, Processes and People

    Morgan, Fraser (et al.)

    Pages 57-78

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9642-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9641-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8177-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Planning and Socioeconomic Applications
Editors
  • Jay D. Gatrell
  • Ryan R. Jensen
Series Title
Geotechnologies and the Environment
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9642-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9642-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9641-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8177-3
Series ISSN
2365-0575
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 223
Number of Illustrations and Tables
84 b/w illustrations
Topics