Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists book now available

Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists book now available

Our book “Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using Open Source software” is now available. First editor copies arrived already and it looks pretty good. Great to have finally a copy on our desks after all the writing, testing and editing! We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do and that it helps you working with remote sensing and GIS in your research topics.

remote-sensing_gis_ecology_book_Wegmann_Leutner_Dech_2016You can order it here.

All practical examples in this book rely on OpenSource software and freely available data sets. Quantum GIS (QGIS) is introduced for basic GIS data handling, and in-depth spatial analytics and statistics are conducted with the software package R.

Readers will learn how to apply remote sensing within ecological research projects, how to approach spatial data sampling and how to interpret remote sensing derived products. We discuss a wide range of statistical analyses with regard to satellite data as well as specialised topics such as time-series analysis. Extended scripts on how to create professional looking maps and graphics are also provided.

This book is a valuable resource for students and scientists in the fields of conservation and ecology interested in learning how to get started in applying remote sensing in ecological research and conservation planning.

check the table of content here: http://book.ecosens.org/content/

book chapter published

book chapter published

Thenkabail_remote_sensing_book_chapter_oppelt_scheiber_gege_taubenboeck_wegmann_bergerOur book chapter “Fundamentals of Remote Sensing for Terrestrial Applications: Evolution, Current State of the Art, and Future Possibility” in the book “Remotely Sensed Data Characterization, Classification, and Accuracies” edited by Thenkabail is now available.

From the webpage: “This volume demonstrates the experience, utility, methods, and models used in studying a wide array of remotely sensed data characterization, classification, and accuracies for terrestrial applications. Leading experts on global geographic coverage, study areas, and array of satellite and sensors contribute to this unique handbook. This theoretical as well as highly practical book represents a thorough history of advancement in the field over last 50 years, bringing us to where we are now, and highlighting future possibilities.”

 


Natascha Oppelt, Rolf Scheiber, Peter Gege, Martin Wegmann, Hannes Taubenboeck, Michael Berger

final electronic version of our book

final electronic version of our book

remote_sensing_GIS_ecology_open_source_Wegmann_Leutner_Dech_Oct2015We received the final electronic proof of our book “Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using Open Source software“. The printed versions of our book should be available soon and we are very much looking forward to it.

The publisher is still offering 20% discount on pre-orders – order our book right now on www.pelagicpublishing.com using the discount code: RSGE20.
We are also thankful to Woody Turner for his fantastic foreword:

“.….With this book, Wegmann, Leutner, and Dech […] cleverly couple an exploration of satellite remote sensing with step-by-step immersion in the open source GIS and statistical analysis tools that allow one to make sense of the remote sensing products. In my experience, this book is unique in walking the ecological reader through the actual steps necessary to create their own remotely sensed products. It is more than an introduction to the principles of remote sensing and GIS. It is guide to get the reader going, and using remote sensing and GIS to create focused products. The text also helpfully rp_book_remote_sensing_gis_ecologists_wegmann_leutner_dech-202x300.pngpoints to selected websites, articles, and books for deeper informational dives and recommends ways to connect with the geospatial community. I applaud the authors for advancing all ecological disciplines with this text. Through this guidebook, they open the doors to the geospatial revolution that is taking our science and its applications to new heights.

Woody Turner
Program Scientist for Biological Diversity and Program Manager
for Ecological Forecasting, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters

book soon available – order now for discount

book soon available – order now for discount

RS_GIS_Ecology_Book_Wegmann_Leutner_Dech_adOur book “Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using Open Source software” will soon be available. We worked through the 3rd proof and fixed all remaining issues. Looking forward to the printed version. The book offers a great overview of Remote Sensing applications using Open Source software, mainly R but also QGIS and provides you with working code to practically redo the analysis outlined in the book. The new RStoolbox R package which has been developed in parallel to the book is used extensively.

The publisher is still offering 20% discount on pre-orders – order our book right now on www.pelagicpublishing.com using the discount code: RSGE20.

More details and updates can be accessed on book.ecosens.org

Finished proof of our book

Finished proof of our book

The copy-edited proof of our book “Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using Open Source software” is finally done and we just need to fix some issues with the image colouring. We are positive that the printed version will be available later in October or early November.

Also the package “RStoolbox” which is used extensively in this book has just been accepted by CRAN and can now be downloaded using “install.packages()” – more details here.

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