Sustainable Development Goals Series

Spatial Information Technology for Sustainable Development Goals

Authors: Kumar, Dilip, Singh, R.B., Kaur, Ranjeet

  • Offers an important policy analysis tool for mapping SDGs synergies
  • Includes the fundamental concepts to advance techniques for spatial data management and analysis as an integrated manner for resource and infrastructure planning 
  • Contributes towards Science-Policy Interface by analyzing Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) case studies of different disciplines, such as land use, flood, watershed characterization and infrastructure assessment 
  • Forges an innovative textbook on SDGs by listing learning objectives as Key Learning Concepts and including questions at the end of each chapter 
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About this Textbook

This textbook aims to develop a scientific knowledge base on spatial information technology to communicate the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among students, researchers, professionals and laymen. The book improves understanding of the spatial database and explains how to extract information from this for planning purposes. To enhance the knowledge of geoscientists and environmentalists, the book describes the basic fundamental concepts to advance techniques for spatial data management and analysis and discusses the methodology. The Geographic Information System (GIS), remote sensing and Global Positioning System (GPS) are presented in an integrated manner for the planning of resources and infrastructure. The management of these systems is discussed in a very lucid way to develop the reader's skills. The proper procedure for map making and spatial analysis are included along with case studies to the reader. Where the first part of the book discusses the conceptual background, the second part deals with case studies using these applications in different disciplines. The presented case studies include land use, agriculture, flood, watershed characterization and infrastructure assessment for the Sustainable Development Goals.


About the authors

Dr. Dilip Kumar (M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delhi in India, where he teaches at the Department of Geography of Shaheed Bhagat Singh (Evening) College. He has more than 15 years of an experience and specialized in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) applications in Geography. He also teaches Physical Geography, Geomorphology, Climatology and Geography of Natural resources.

Recently, he and co-author Dr. Ranjeet Kaur published a book ‘Remote Sensing’ with A.K. Publications in New Delhi, India. Dr. Kumar also co-authored three volumes in the ‘Rainwater Harvesting and Utilisation, Blue Drop Series’ for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). He has credited more than 15 research papers in leading International and national journals and books related to remote sensing and GIS applications.

As a consultant on Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing Dr. Kumar has contributed to many

research projects and coordinated several workshops and conferences. He has also participated and presented several research papers on spatial information technology at International and national platforms in India and abroad. For over 13 years, he has a life membership of prestigious associations including the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), the Association of Geographic Society (AGS) and the National Association of Geographers (NAGI) in India.

Professor Dr. R.B. Singh is Vice-President, International Geographical Union (IGU) and Scientific Committee Member of Urban Health and Wellbeing of the International Council of Science (ICSU). Dr. Singh is Professor since 2002 and Coordinator UGC-SAP-DRS III, Department of Geography, University of Delhi, India; Earlier served as UGC Research Scientist-C/Professor (1996-2002), UGC Research Scientist-B/Reader (1988-1996) and Lecturer (1985-1988); Head of the Geography Department, University of Delhi during 2013-16. He is Spr

inger Series Editor Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences and IAP–Global Network of Science Academies representative on Disaster Risk Reduction.

He was awarded prestigious JSPS Research Fellowship at Hiroshima in 2013 and Several Travel Fellowships/ Support from UNEP, UNITAR,UNU, UNCRD, WCRP, IAHS, IGU, NASDA, INSA, UGC, SICI, MAIRS and Univ. of Delhi etc. for participating and presenting papers, Chairing session and discussing research projects in USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, France, Finland, Denmark, Spain, U.K., Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Poland, Czech Rep., Mongolia, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, China, Taiwan, Tunisia, Sweden, Israel, South Korea, Ireland, S. Africa, Brazil, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Nepal and Bhutan.

Prof. Singh has specialized in Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Urban Regional Development, Disaster Management, Remote Sensing and GIS. He has to his credit 11

Books. 33 edited research volumes and more than 200 research papers published in national and international journals (i.e. Climate Dynamics, Atmospheric Science Letters, Theoretical & Applied Climatology, Environmental Science and Policy, Energies, Physical Geography, Advances in Meteorology, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, Hydrological Processes, Mountain Research and Development, Journal of Mountain Science, Environments, Geoenvironmental Disasters, Advances in Earth Science, Advances in Limnology, Asian Geographer, Environmental Economics, Tourism Recreation Research). He was Special Series Editor of prestigious journals like Sustainability, Advances in Meteorology, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, NAM Today. In 1988 the UNESCO/ISSC (Paris) awarded him Research and Study Grants Award in Social and Human Sciences. He was also associated with prestigious international collaborative research programs such as ICSSR-IDPAD, CIDA-SICI, DFID and Ministry of Agriculture. He has supervised 31 Ph.D. and 74 M.Phil students. He was also associated with Nordic Inst. of Asian Studies, Copenhagen (also associated Denmark) in 1998 and Visiting Professor for delivering invited Lectures at the University of Turku (Finland). He was as one of the contributors in the famous -The World Atlas- Earth Concise, Millennium House Ltd., Australia. 

Dr. Ranjeet Kaur (M.A., Ph.D.) did “Advance. Dip. in Computer Assisted Cartography" (Post-Graduate diploma) in 1999, has more than10 years of experience in remote sensing and GIS applications in Agriculture. She was associated with many live projects as Senior Research Fellow at University of Delhi and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-IARI, PUSA) M, New Delhi. she is life member of ‘Indian National Cartographic Association’ (INCA) since 1998. She has published 7 research papers and attended many national and international conferences and workshops.


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  • ISBN 978-3-319-58039-5
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Hardcover ca. $99.00
price for USA
  • Due: May 13, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58038-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Information Technology for Sustainable Development Goals
Authors
Series Title
Sustainable Development Goals Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58039-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58038-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
130 b/w illustrations
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