UAVs and Urban Spatial Analysis

An Introduction

Authors: Grubesic, Tony H., Nelson, Jake R.

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  • Provides an introduction to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the geographic observation of urban areas
  • Offers resources for educators and students who work with geographic information and are seeking to enhance these data with the use of UAVs
  • Addresses the applications of UAVs in urban and environmental planning, disaster response, and pest management 
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This book provides an introduction to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the geographic observation and spatial analysis of urban areas. The velocity of urban change necessitates observation platforms that not only enhance situational awareness for planning and allied analytical efforts, but also provide the ability to rapidly and inexpensively collect data and monitor change. UAVs can accomplish both of these tasks, but their use in urban environments is loaded with social, operational, regulatory and technical challenges that must be addressed for successful deployments. 
The book provides a resource for educators and students who work with geographic information and are seeking to enhance these data with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Topics covered include, 1) a primer on UAVs and the many different ways they can be used for geographic observation, 2) a detailed overview on the use of aviation maps and charts for operating UAVs in complex urban airspace, 3) techniques for integrating UAV-derived data with more traditional geographic information, 4) application of spatial analytical tools for urban and environmental planning, and 5) an exploration of privacy and public safety issues associated with UAV operation.

About the authors

Tony H. Grubesic is the Associate Dean for Research and Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also directs the Geoinformatics & Policy Analytics Lab (GPAL). Author of over 160 research publications, his recent work focuses on unmanned aerial systems (UASs), community vulnerability, and the development of advanced geocomputational tools.  Grubesic is an FAA certified commercial drone pilot and holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

Jake R. Nelson is currently working in the Geoinformatics & Policy Analytics Lab at the University of Texas at Austin where his research focuses on the development and use of geospatial technologies for urban and environmental policy research. His past research covers a range of substantive areas, including the quantification of coastal vulnerability to offshore oil exploration, fisheries modeling, and the development of spatial decision support systems. Jake received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in Public Administration and Policy and holds an M.S. and B.S. from Oregon State University.

 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction to Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) and Urban Spatial Analysis

    Pages 1-11

    Grubesic, Tony H. (et al.)

  • UAS Platforms and Applications for Mapping and Urban Analysis

    Pages 13-29

    Grubesic, Tony H. (et al.)

  • A Primer on Aeronautical Charts and Maps

    Pages 31-50

    Grubesic, Tony H. (et al.)

  • Legal, Environmental, Operational, and Safety Challenges in Urban Areas

    Pages 51-69

    Grubesic, Tony H. (et al.)

  • Small Unmanned Aerial Systems and Privacy

    Pages 71-87

    Grubesic, Tony H. (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35864-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
UAVs and Urban Spatial Analysis
Book Subtitle
An Introduction
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35865-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35865-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35864-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 206
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 66 illustrations in colour
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