GIS – An Overview of Applications

Book Series: Frontiers in Information Systems

Volume 1

by

Ana Cláudia Teodoro

DOI: 10.2174/97816810861181180101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-611-8, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68108-612-5
ISSN: 2589-3785 (Print)
ISSN: 2589-3793 (Online)



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Table of Contents

Foreword

- Pp. i
Fernando Noronha
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Preface

- Pp. ii
Ana Claudia Teodoro
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iii-iv (2)
Ana Claudia Teodoro
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Predicting Land Use and Land Cover Changes for Landscape Planning: An Integration of Markov Chains and Cellular Automata Using GIS

- Pp. 1-31 (31)
Francisco Reis Sacramento Gutierres, Paulo Jorge Zuzarte de Mendonça Godinho-Ferreira, Eusebio Joaquim Marques dos Reis and Carlos Silva Neto
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Agent-based Modelling of Tourists Destination Decision-Making Process

- Pp. 32-66 (35)
Ines Boavida-Portugal, Jorge Rocha, Carlos Cardoso Ferreira and Jose Luis Zezere
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Spatial Geostatistical Analysis Applied To The Barroso-Alvao Rare-Elements Pegmatite Field (Northern Portugal)

- Pp. 67-101 (35)
David Silva, Alexandre Lima, Eric Gloaguen, Charles Gumiaux, Fernando Noronha and Sarah Deveaud
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Open Source GIS Tools: Two Environmental Applications

- Pp. 102-123 (22)
Lia Barbara Cunha Barata Duarte, Jose Alberto Alvares Pereira Goncalves and Ana Claudia Teodoro
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The Role of GIS and LIDAR as Tools for Sustainable Forest Management

- Pp. 124-148 (25)
Ruben Fernandez de Villaran San Juan and Juan Manuel Domingo-Santos
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GIS for Spatial Biology: The Geographical Component of Life

- Pp. 149-183 (35)
Neftali Sillero, Candida G. Vale and Wouter Beukema
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GPS Data Mining for Monitoring Community Mobility of Individuals

- Pp. 184-207 (24)
Sungsoon Hwang, Timothy Hanke and Christian Evans
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Subject Index

- Pp. 208-215 (8)
Ana Claudia Teodoro
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Foreword

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environment permits the collection, analysis and integration of spatial data coming from different surveys. It is our pleasure to present this volume, where we can find several chapters about the applications of GIS to different Sciences.

Chapters in this eBook are related to specific topics, including:

  1. Landscape planning;
  2. Tourism;
  3. Geological resources exploration;
  4. Environment;
  5. Sustainable planning;
  6. Biology;
  7. Human geography;

This eBook aims at constituting a milestone and a bridge for the development and challenges for a better future.

This volume testifies the evolution of GIS applications during the last years, and summarizes the recent results of application to different domains which are very useful to the Society. The contributions of authors have explored several questions ranging from scientific to economic aspects, from professional applications to ethical issues, which all have a possible impact on society and territory.

We hope that you will be able to find stimulating contributions, which will support your research or professional activities.

The successful completion of this eBook was only possible because of the dedication and hard work of Ana Claudia.



Fernando Noronha
Department of Geosciences
Environment and Land Planning
University of Porto
Portugal


Preface

This eBook is the result of a compilation of several advances in the different applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to distinct areas. GIS is, in its essence, an applied science. The applications presented in this eBook were selected in an attempt to cover some of the most representative areas of action. Of course, from the reader’s perspective, some of them may be missed, but on the other hand, the reader may also be surprised by some of the applications covered by this eBook. From the start, the intention was to produce a compilation of GIS applications as heterogeneous as possible to show the universality of GIS. In this eBook, areas as different as land use and land cover changes, tourists’ destinations, pegmatite mapping, forest management, spatial biology, environmental applications, health monitoring and also open source GIS tools are covered.

This eBook also intends to be an updated tool over the state-of-the-art of the different GIS intervention areas. In other words, readers will have access to the latest advances of GIS technology in different areas.

In my opinion, one of the major gaps in the present bibliography about GIS is the lack of a compilation of this type, i.e. bringing together several and distinct application areas rather than focusing only on one area.

I think that the target audience of this eBook could be very broad. First of all, the scientific community will find a compilation of the most recent advances in GIS science; also students who could use this eBook as an auxiliary textbook for their classes, and finally companies that develop GIS solutions.

This eBook also means to outline the new trends of GIS. Some of the applications described are quite well-known, but others are very different and very original. In these cases, the reader will gain a new perspective of GIS.

I hope that this eBook will inspire others to compile original GIS applications.

Many thanks to all my colleagues.

Ana Cláudia Teodoro
Department of Geosciences, Environment and Land Planning,
Faculty of Science, University of Porto,
Rua Campo Alegre 4169-007 Porto,
Portugal

List of Contributors

Editor(s):
Ana Cláudia Teodoro
Department of Geosciences, Environment and Land Planning
Faculty of Science, University of Porto
Rua Campo Alegre 4169-007 Porto
Portugal




Contributor(s):
Alexandre Lima
ICT – Polo Porto
Porto
Portugal


Ana Cláudia Moreira Teodoro
Earth Sciences Institute (ICT), Faculty of Sciences
Porto
Portugal


Cândida G. Vale
CIBIO Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, InBIO, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, No 7. 4485-661 Vairão,
Vila do Conde
Portugal


Carlos Silva Neto
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
Lisboa
Portugal


Charles Gumiaux
ISTO, UMR 7327, 1A rue de la Férollerie
Orléans
France


Christian Evans
Physical Therapy
Downers Grove IL
USA


David Silva
DGAOT
687, R. Campo Alegre
Portugal


Domingo Santos Juan Manuel
Departamento de Ciencias Agroforestales
E-21819 Palos de la Frontera
Spain


Eric Gloaguen
BRGM, ISTO
45060 Orléans
France


Eusébio Joaquim Marques dos Reis
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
Lisboa
Portugal


Fernando Noronha
ICT – Polo Porto
Porto
Portugal


Fernández de Villarán San Juan, Rubén
Departamento de Ciencias Agroforestales
E-21819 Palos de la Frontera
Spain


Francisco Reis Sacramento Gutierres
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
Lisboa
Portugal


Inês Boavida-Portugal
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
Lisbon
Portugal


Carlos Cardoso Ferreira Jorge Rocha
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
Lisbon
Portugal


José Alberto Álvares Pereira Gonçalves
Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR)
Porto
Portugal


José Luís Zêzere
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning
Lisbon
Portugal


Lia Bárbara Cunha Barata Duarte
Department of Geosciences, Environment and Land Planning, Faculty of Sciences
Porto
Portugal
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Earth Sciences Institute (ICT), Faculty of Sciences
Porto
Portugal


Neftalí Sillero
CICGE, Centro de Investigação em Ciências Geo-Espaciais, Faculdade de Ciências da
Vila Nova de Gaia
Portugal


Paulo Jorge Zuzarte de Mendonça Godinho-Ferreira
Strategic Unit for Research and Services of Agrarian and Forest Systems & Plant Health
Oeiras
Portugal


Sarah Deveaud
BRGM, ISTO
45060 Orléans
France


Sungsoon Hwang
Department of Geography
Chicago, IL
USA


Timothy Hanke
Physical Therapy
Downers Grove IL
USA


Wouter Beukema
Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Salisburylaan 133, 9820, Merelbeke
Belgium




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