Luxembourg based AES Astra emerged in the 1980's during a critical time when television was expanding and re-inventing itself as a powerful communication medium, and satellite television was new. The growth of Astra was aligned with the development of global perspectives on many fronts. Global collaboration, worldwide news, high definition television along with mobile viewing would all follow, built upon the capabilities of advanced communication satellites.
There is a difference between the cities that we live in today and those that we need to be living in. Editors R. Klanten and L. Feireiss include images and concepts about architecture, city planning, urbanism and other representations that challenge our thinking about current cities. A triad of architecture, mobility and energy is expanded upon, and futuristic possibilities are presented in both graphics and text. The creative possibilities through the use and application of sustainable design is included.
Water is a valuable resource. As the world population continues to grow and urban development continues to expand, cities are expanding and water infrastructure is demanding greater attention. Leakage is a primary contributor toward water loss. As a result, water agencies, engineers, urban planners and officials are developing strategies to deal with this problem. Leakage modeling and detection technology are being applied to water loss issues. Written by many professionals from around the world, the book Water Loss Reduction attempts to inform, educate and help to provide answers through better management to contend with infrastructure water loss.
Which data should we use? Is it accurate enough to be used with our model? Will it address the issues and provide us with new insight we can depend upon? How much error is too much? Will the spatial data describe the model we are using without excessive error? Many geographic information system (GIS) users wish to extend their geographic data through the use of spatial statistical data analysis. Geostatistical tools provide deeper insight toward understanding the quality and value of data, as expressed through modeling. Author Konstantin Krivoruchko writes about geostatistics from many perspectives in this book on DVD. He also discusses the relationship of modeling to data, the benefits, disadvantages and values for applying certain techniques and methods.