By Jay D. Gatrell, Ryan R. Jensen, Mark W. Patterson, Nancy Hoalst-Pullen

This ebook explores the environmental, monetary, and socio-political dynamics of sustainability from a geographic viewpoint. The chapters unite the customarily disparate worlds of setting, economics, and politics through looking to comprehend and visualize more than a few sustainability practices at the flooring and in position. In live performance, the booklet offers an outline of quite a number geotechnical functions linked to environmental swap (water assets, land use & land hide change); in addition to investigates extra nuanced and novel examples of neighborhood financial improvement in towns. the varied assortment maps neighborhood practices from city farming to evolving and thriving industries resembling steel scrapping and craft beer. also, the publication presents an built-in geo-technical framework for realizing and assessing environment providers, explores the deployment of unmanned platforms to appreciate city environmental swap, interrogates the spatial politics of city eco-friendly events, examines the results of revised making plans practices, and investigates environmental justice. The publication should be of curiosity to researchers, scholars, and someone looking to larger comprehend sustainability at a number of scales in city environments.

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Gatrell et al. 1007/978-3-319-26218-5_4 43 44 V. R. 1 Introduction Accommodating ever-increasing populations of our cities, urban planners are continuously faced with challenges of managing and sustaining the living space within the city while providing all the necessary services to its inhabitants. This requires inventory, management, and judicious use of resources, both natural and anthropogenic, available in urban areas. City parks and urban trees/forests are examples of natural resources that are very valuable to city residents.

While hyperspectral data have many benefits relative to traditional multispectral data, such as fine spectral and spatial resolutions, hyperspectral data acquisition and processing is fraught with challenges that must be considered. This chapter discusses some of the common issues associated with acquiring and using hyperspectral data in urban areas. Specific issues include flight pattern planning, geometric accuracy (GPS/INS problems and square pixels), impact of aircraft flight dynamics, radiometric accuracy and correction, field data collection, data transformation techniques, data storage, and many others.

There are still not many easy to use programs/systems to catalogue and index stored data. Of course, data stored on network servers such as Google, or Amazon’s S3 (Simple Storage Service) are indexed and easy to search but those companies have spent a lot of research and development resources to create the infrastructure that makes this possible. Currently, no such option is available for local storage. Moreover, data retrieval is primarily based on querying very simple text attributes of the data (commonly called metadata).

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