Undersea with GIS

ISBN 13: 9781589480162

Undersea with GIS

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In the same way GIS has helped make analysis and mapping of the earth's surface more accessible and powerful, GIS technology allows experts to see that large portion of the planet that is underwater. This collection of works from experts in marine biology, oceanography, aquatic resource management, and other fields charts the ways in which GIS is beginning to help improve understanding of the oceans. Issues discussed are efforts to map the sea's floor, tracking the journeys of whales and tuna to preserve species in threatened areas, developing new kinds of nautical charts to give mariners an astonishing three-dimensional view of their progress through the water, and how GIS might be used to more efficiently track the location of sunken vessels.

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Foreword by Sylvia Earle, one of the world's most respected marine biologists and was named one of Time magazine's Heroes of the Planet in 1998. The book comes with a CD-ROM laden with marine-oriented GIS tools: ArcView extensions and ARC Macro Language (AML) scripts, ocean data, three-dimensional marine multimedia underwater fly throughs, and a sample educational module for K-12 teachers. Many of these tools are direct demonstrations of the concepts and applications described in the chapters of the book provided by ocean GIS specialists from all over the United States, men and women in the vanguard of this last, great exploration of the earth.

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Royalties from the sales of Undersea With GIS are being donated to the Oregon chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and the Oregon State University Diversity Internship Program in Marine Sciences.

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