Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS

Author: Bill Meehan
Publisher: ESRI Press
ISBN: 9781589482418
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Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS shows why the successful implementation of an enterprise GIS in the electric distribution industry is based on a sound and thorough data model. For GIS managers, business executives, and information technology managers, the book's technical information is designed for quick comprehension.

GIS for Enhanced Electric Utility Performance

Author: Bill Meehan
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1608075591
Format: PDF
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This book describes how geospatial technology in the form of a modern enterprise geographic information system (GIS) can be applied to all aspects of the electric utility business from Smart Grid to generation to transmission to distribution to the retail supply of electricity to customers. This book appeals to readers that are interested not only in the technical details of a GIS enabled electric system, but also how such a system works in the real business world.

Empowering Electric and Gas Utilities with GIS

Author: Bill Meehan
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 1589480252
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Empowering Electric and Gas Utilities with GIS is for utility executives, operations and technology managers, and financial officers. It's also for GIS professionals who may want to explore careers in the electric and gas businesses."--BOOK JACKET.

GIS for Building and Managing Infrastructure

Author: Donna Celso
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589482524
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A collection of maps that showcases how GIS can be implemented to help develop, manage, and present infrastructure projects, this essential reference is perfect for anyone involved in the infrastructure industry.

Designing Geodatabases

Author: David Arctur
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589480216
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This guide to creating a dynamic GIS data model helps database managers design a schema that has comprehensive and descriptive query definitions, a user-friendly cartographic display, and increased performance standards. The five steps for taking a data model through its conceptual, logical, and physical phases, including modeling the user's view, defining objects and relationships, selecting geographic representations, matching geodatabase elements, and organizing the geodatabase structure are studied in detail. A look at nine decision points that deal with concerns common to all data modeling exercises, such as validating feature geometries, modeling linear networks, managing raster data, and labeling map features help database managers fine-tune their GIS data models. Several design models for a variety of applications are considered including addresses and locations, census units and boundaries, stream and river networks, and topography and the base map.

Modelling Urban Development with Geographical Information Systems and Cellular Automata

Author: Yan Liu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420059908
Format: PDF, ePub
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Urban development and migration from rural to urban areas are impacting prime agricultural land and natural landscapes, particularly in the less developed countries. These phenomena will persist and require serious study by those monitoring global environmental change. To address this need, various models have been devised to analyze urbanization and the physical, socioeconomic, and institutional factors impacting urban development. The most promising and rapidly developing of these paradigms take advantage of new Geographical Information System (GIS) technology. Modelling Urban Development with Geographical Information Systems and Cellular Automata presents one such cutting-edge model that is more than just predictive. It describes how the model simulates the urbanization process, and it provides theoretical context to promote understanding. Starting with a practical overview of the modelling techniques used in urban development research, the author focuses on the cellular automata model and its greatest strength – the incorporation of fuzzy set and fuzzy logic approaches through which urban development can be viewed as a spatially and temporally continuous process. Real-Life Application to Develop Future Planning Methods The text describes a landmark study underway, in which the fuzzy constrained cellular automata model has been implemented in a GIS environment to simulate urban development in Sydney, Australia. Featuring a survey of associated research and a geographical database for the Sydney simulation, this book answers many general "what if" questions for urban planners and details a new approach that they can adapt to their own testing and evaluation needs. This modeling method will provide researchers and planners with the means to not just predict population trends, but to better prepare for their consequences.

GIS Spatial Analysis and Modeling

Author: David J. Maguire
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781589481305
Format: PDF
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A guide for geographic analysts, modelers, software engineers, and GIS professionals, this book discusses agent-based modeling, dynamic feedback and simulation modeling, as well as links between models and GIS software. This collection also presents a state-of-the-art understanding of applications based on environmental, atmospheric, hydrological, urban, social, health, and economic models.

Spatial Analysis

Author: Paul A. Longley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470236154
Format: PDF, ePub
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Spatial Analysis: Modelling in a GIS Environment Edited by Paul Longley and Michael Batty Digital data and information are used increasingly by academics, professionals, local authorities, and government departments. Powerful new technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS), are being developed to analyse such data, and GIS technologies are rapidly becoming part of the emergent world digital infrastructure. This book shows how computer methods of analysis and modelling, built around GIS, can be used to identify ways in which our cities and regions might be better planned and understood. The contributors to this book are all actively involved in research using geographic information systems. This book will be valuable reading for: * Geographers, researchers, and regional analysts * Population theorists and regional economists with interests in large-scale demographic and employment data * Planners and policy-makers who wish to use GIS to improve their decision making * Business analysts who wish to explore markets using the most recent advances in digital spatial data technology * All those interested in geodemographics Paul Longley is Professor of Geography at the Department of Geography, University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Michael Batty is Professor of Spatial Analysis and Planning at the University College London. United Kingdom.

Advanced Spatial Analysis

Author: Paul Longley
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589480735
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"Describing the latest developments in GIS applications at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at the University College, London, this book demonstrates how CASA is advancing spatial decision systems and spatial analysis, which are essential to solving problems and better understanding how people live. How these systems and analyses are drawn from archaeology, architecture, cartography, computer science, environmental science, geography, planning, remote sensing, geomatic engineering, and transport studies is explained. Highlighted are projects such as Digital Egypt, which describes virtual reality reconstructions for Egyptian archaeological finds, and Virtual cities, which explores the concepts and nature of virtual cities, from early CAD models to the newly emerging data-rich cities that merge GIS with three-dimensional visualization."

Environmental Modelling with GIS and Remote Sensing

Author: Andrew Skidmore
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203302214
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Most government agencies and private companies are investing significant resources in the production and use of geographical data. The capabilities of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for data analysis are also improving, to the extent that the potential performance of GIS software and the data available for analysis outstrip the abilities of managers and analysts to use and analyze the information. This is especially true for environmental applications. Here the need to keep up-to-date is essential for providing effective and efficient services. Environmental Modeling with GIS and Remote Sensing derives from a training course run by ITC for professionals and managers in the environmental sciences, detailing the applications of remote sensing and GIS for environmental modeling and assessment. It sets out the current research results and provides operational methods for environmental mapping and monitoring.