Thinking About GIS is exactly that. Whether one is looking to begin a GIS project or is already involved in GIS operations and solutions but needs guidance and help, this book provides answers. Roger Tomlinson has thought about GIS from all aspects, from operations to management. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the book, and has refined the message in this fourth edition. Tomlinson describes how to think about planning for and implementing a GIS successfully, effectively and profitably.
Cities are undergoing great change today. Changing climate, economics, population growth and technological innovation are all contributing toward changes within cities that result in renewal, sustainable designs, adaptation and development that addresses issues of sustainability. Green urbanism attempts to address these pressures. Author Steffen Lehmann is UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Urban Development. A German architect, he is also a Professor at the University of South Australia where he is involved in Sustainable Design research and teaching. Berlin's Potsdamer Platz development upon what was once open territory dividing east and west Berlin, was also influenced by his green design concepts.
With a pending epic fire season in store due to remarkably dry conditions in the western United States, the release of this behind-the-scenes look at the role of these human sensors in the battle against forest fires is timely. Philip Connors spent eight seasons as a lookout on Apache Peak in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico, recounting in these pages the events of one season. The book details the life at the peak, recounts the U.S. Forest Service's evolving strategy of fighting wildfires, and weaves in literary antecedents that also pursued this life of solitude and reflection.
Sustainable development implies consideration of environmental, economic and social factors. For engineers this leads to the design of infrastructure upon the landscape that meets the goals of sustainability. T.G. Carpenter takes it a step further and writes about the performance of sustainable infrastructure upon multi-discplinary approaches including hydrology, ecology and aesthetics.