Remote Sensing and GIScience in Geomorphological Mapping

J. Napieralski, I. Barr, U. Kamp, M. Kervyn

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The rapid proliferation of remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) into geomorphologic mapping has increased the objectivity and efficiency of landform segmentation, measurement, and classification. The near ubiquitous presence of Earth-observing satellites provides an array of perspectives to visualize the biophysical characteristics of landscapes, access inhospitable terrain on a predictable schedule, and study landscape processes when conditions are hazardous. GIS technology has altered the analysis, visualization, and dissemination of landform data due to the shared theoretical concepts that are fundamental to geomorphology and GIScience. The authors review geospatial technology applications in landform mapping (including emerging issues) within glacial, volcanic, landslide, and fluvial research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTreatise on Geomorphology: Remote Sensing and GIScience in Geomorphology
EditorsJohn F. Shroder
Place of PublicationSan Diego
Number of pages41
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-088522-3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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