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Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS

Authors: Petrasova, A., Harmon, B., Petras, V., Mitasova, H.

  • Teaches readers to build their own Tangible Landscape system with free and open source software and use it as a platform for developing new applications
  • Explains how to create 3D landscape models from GIS data using technologies such as casting polymeric sand, CNC routing, and 3D printing
  • Provides GRASS GIS workflows and python code snippets for analyzing topography, modeling surface water flow, analyzing viewsheds, designing trails, and more
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About this book

This book presents a new type of modeling environment where users interact with geospatial simulations using 3D physical models of studied landscapes. Multiple users can alter the physical model by hand during scanning, thereby providing input for simulation of geophysical processes in this setting.

The authors have developed innovative techniques and software that couple this hardware with open source GRASS GIS, making the system instantly applicable to a wide range of modeling and design problems. Since no other literature on this topic is available, this Book fills a gap for this new technology that continues to grow.

Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS will appeal to advanced-level students studying geospatial science, computer science and earth science such as  landscape architecture and natural resources. It will also benefit researchers and professionals  working in geospatial modeling applications, computer graphics, hazard risk management, hydrology, solar energy, coastal and fluvial flooding, fire spread, landscape, park design and computer games.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Petrasova, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • System Configuration

    Petrasova, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 17-30

  • Building Physical 3D Models

    Petrasova, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 31-51

  • Basic Landscape Analysis

    Petrasova, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 53-64

  • Surface Water Flow and Soil Erosion Modeling

    Petrasova, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 65-76

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-25775-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-25773-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25775-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25775-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25773-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 135
Number of Illustrations and Tables
60 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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