S. Drury Image Interpretation in Geology

ISBN 13: 9780045500376

Image Interpretation in Geology

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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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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.

About the Author:

Steve Drury is a Lecturer at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

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