This book is intended for geologists who are increas kinds of image data and their interpretation. The ingly required to interpret data in image form about opportunities are so great that any geologist without a basic knowledge of the possibilities is ill-equipped to the Earth's surface and subsurface. It aims to go perform as efficiently as an employer might justifiably further than a mere familiarisation with the subject, expect. and sets out to provide the background to the most advanced remotely sensed data and the kinds of Space considerations have precluded the incorpor information that can be extracted from them. Because ation of the sort of in-depth practical exercises that obtaining suitable images is becoming increasingly would be convenient and useful for many academics dependent on the interaction between geologists and trying to teach their students the practicalities of specialists in image processing, it contains a simplified remote sensing. The many halftone and colour images account of most of the methods used in computer in the book contain far more information than is based digital image handling. In that respect it pro described in their captions - they offer the possibility vides enough background for a geologist to begin for the instructor to design practical exercises. training in digital-image processing, if necessary. As it I cannot demand that the book is read from cover to presupposes a reasonable background in geology and cover, and not used merely as a reference text.
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The second edition of "Image Interpretation in Geology" has been fully rewritten to take account of recent advances in geographic information systems (GIS) and digital image processing. The basic physical principles of remote sensing and how they are applied in acquiring image data from aircraft and satellites are described in detail and are then related to the relevant physiology and psychology of human vision. From here, images from different climate zones of minerals, the rocks and soils that they make up, common geological structures and geologically controlled vegetation are analyzed using the basic mathematical principles of digital processing and GIS. In particular, the second edition: covers all aspects of remote sensing in geology without requiring sophisticated use of mathematics; includes a new chapter on applications; gives guidelines for the use of remote sensing and GIS; and is illustrated by a comprehensive selection of outstanding half-tone, stereoscopic and colour images. This comprehensive text should serve the needs of intermediate and advanced geology and environmental science undergraduates on aerial photograph interpretation and remote sensing courses. It is also suitable for postgraduates and professional geologists involved in digital image processing, GIS and geological mapping.From the Back Cover:
Steve Drury's Image Interpretation in Geology has established itself as one of the key GIS texts aimed specifically at geology undergraduates. The book introduces the main data collection methods, but concentrates on how images can be used in geological interpretation, map-making, location of mineral deposits, etc.
Central to the new edition is the inclusion of a CD-ROM which will contain (a) an image library and (2) TNTMips - a software package for image interpretation and manipulation.
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Book Description Springer, 1987. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP69191740
Book Description Springer, 1987. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95610411