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UAV‐Based Remote Sensing Volume 1

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ISBN: 9783038427773 9783038427780 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: VIII, 388 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: General and Civil Engineering
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Active technological development has fuelled rapid growth in the number of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms being deployed around the globe. Novel UAV platforms, UAV-based sensors, robotic sensing and imaging techniques, the development of processing workflows, as well as the capacity of ultra-high temporal and spatial resolution data, provide both opportunities and challenges that will allow engineers and scientists to address novel and important scientific questions in UAV and sensor design, remote sensing and environmental monitoring.This work features papers on UAV sensor design, improvements in UAV sensor technology, obstacle detection, methods for measuring optical flow, target tracking, gimbal influence on the stability of UAV images, augmented reality tools, segmentation in digital surface models for 3D reconstruction, detection, location and grasping objects, multi-target localization, vision-based tracking in cooperative multi-UAV systems, noise suppression techniques , rectification for oblique images, two-UAV communication system, fuzzy-based hybrid control algorithms, pedestrian detection and tracking as well as a range of atmospheric, geological, , agricultural, ecological, reef, wildlife, building and construction, coastal area coverage, search and rescue (SAR), water plume temperature measurements, aeromagnetic and archaeological surveys applications

UAV‐Based Remote Sensing Volume 2

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ISBN: 9783038428558 9783038428565 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: VIII, 396 Language: English
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Subject: General and Civil Engineering
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ctive technological development has fuelled rapid growth in the number of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms being deployed around the globe. Novel UAV platforms, UAV-based sensors, robotic sensing and imaging techniques, the development of processing workflows, as well as the capacity of ultra-high temporal and spatial resolution data, provide both opportunities and challenges that will allow engineers and scientists to address novel and important scientific questions in UAV and sensor design, remote sensing and environmental monitoring.This work features papers on UAV sensor design, improvements in UAV sensor technology, obstacle detection, methods for measuring optical flow, target tracking, gimbal influence on the stability of UAV images, augmented reality tools, segmentation in digital surface models for 3D reconstruction, detection, location and grasping objects, multi-target localization, vision-based tracking in cooperative multi-UAV systems, noise suppression techniques , rectification for oblique images, two-UAV communication system, fuzzy-based hybrid control algorithms, pedestrian detection and tracking as well as a range of atmospheric, geological, , agricultural, ecological, reef, wildlife, building and construction, coastal area coverage, search and rescue (SAR), water plume temperature measurements, aeromagnetic and archaeological surveys applications

UAV or Drones for Remote Sensing Applications

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ISBN: 9783038970910 9783038970927 Year: Pages: 382 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-092-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Engineering
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The rapid development and growth of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a remote sensing platform, as well as advances in the miniaturization of instrumentation and data systems, have resulted in an increasing uptake of this technology in the environmental and remote sensing science communities.Although tough regulations across the globe may still limit the broader use of UAVs, their use in precision agriculture, ecology, atmospheric research, disaster response biosecurity, ecological and reef monitoring, forestry, fire monitoring, quick response measurements for emergency disaster, Earth science research, volcanic gas sampling, monitoring of gas pipelines, mining plumes, humanitarian observations and biological/chemo-sensing tasks continues to increase.This book provides a forum for high-quality peer-reviewed papers that broaden the awareness and understanding of UAV developments, applications of UAVs for remote sensing, and associated developments in sensor technology, data processing and communications, and UAV system design and sensing capabilities.The book covers the following topics:• improvements in UAV sensor technology;• UAV sensor design;• descriptions of processing algorithms applied to UAV-based imagery datasets;• the use of optical, multi-spectral, hyperspectral, laser, and optical SAR technologies onboard UAVs;• Artificial intelligence and data mining-based strategies from UAV-acquired datasets;• UAV onboard data storage, transmission, and retrieval;• multiple platform UAV, AUV, and ground robot networks;• UAV sensor applications including: precision agriculture, construction, mining, pest detection, forestry, wildlife tracking, atmosphere, wildfire monitoring and prevention, reef monitoring, Earth science research pollution monitoring, micro-climates, land use precision agriculture, ecology, atmospheric research, quick response measurements for emergency disaster.

UAV or Drones for Remote Sensing Applications

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ISBN: 9783038971115 9783038971122 Year: Pages: 346 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-112-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Engineering
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The rapid development and growth of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a remote sensing platform, as well as advances in the miniaturization of instrumentation and data systems, have resulted in an increasing uptake of this technology in the environmental and remote sensing science communities.Although tough regulations across the globe may still limit the broader use of UAVs, their use in precision agriculture, ecology, atmospheric research, disaster response biosecurity, ecological and reef monitoring, forestry, fire monitoring, quick response measurements for emergency disaster, Earth science research, volcanic gas sampling, monitoring of gas pipelines, mining plumes, humanitarian observations and biological/chemo-sensing tasks continues to increase.This book provides a forum for high-quality peer-reviewed papers that broaden the awareness and understanding of UAV developments, applications of UAVs for remote sensing, and associated developments in sensor technology, data processing and communications, and UAV system design and sensing capabilities.The book covers the following topics:• improvements in UAV sensor technology;• UAV sensor design;• descriptions of processing algorithms applied to UAV-based imagery datasets;• the use of optical, multi-spectral, hyperspectral, laser, and optical SAR technologies onboard UAVs;• Artificial intelligence and data mining-based strategies from UAV-acquired datasets;• UAV onboard data storage, transmission, and retrieval;• multiple platform UAV, AUV, and ground robot networks;• UAV sensor applications including: precision agriculture, construction, mining, pest detection, forestry, wildlife tracking, atmosphere, wildfire monitoring and prevention, reef monitoring, Earth science research pollution monitoring, micro-climates, land use precision agriculture, ecology, atmospheric research, quick response measurements for emergency disaster.

Remote Sensing based Building Extraction

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ISBN: 9783039283828 9783039283835 Year: Pages: 442 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-383-5 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Construction
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Building extraction from remote sensing data plays an important role in urban planning, disaster management, navigation, updating geographic databases, and several other geospatial applications. Even though significant research has been carried out for more than two decades, the success of automatic building extraction and modeling is still largely impeded by scene complexity, incomplete cue extraction, and sensor dependency of data. Most recently, deep neural networks (DNN) have been widely applied for high classification accuracy in various areas including land-cover and land-use classification. Therefore, intelligent and innovative algorithms are needed for the success of automatic building extraction and modeling. This Special Issue focuses on newly developed methods for classification and feature extraction from remote sensing data for automatic building extraction and 3D

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roof segmentation --- outline extraction --- convolutional neural network --- boundary regulated network --- very high resolution imagery --- building boundary extraction --- convolutional neural network --- active contour model --- high resolution optical images --- LiDAR --- richer convolution features --- building edges detection --- high spatial resolution remote sensing imagery --- building --- modelling --- reconstruction --- change detection --- LiDAR --- point cloud --- 3-D --- building extraction --- deep learning --- attention mechanism --- very high resolution --- imagery --- building detection --- aerial images --- feature-level-fusion --- straight-line segment matching --- occlusion --- building regularization technique --- point clouds --- boundary extraction --- regularization --- building reconstruction --- digital building height --- 3D urban expansion --- land-use --- DTM extraction --- open data --- developing city --- accuracy analysis --- building detection --- building index --- feature extraction --- mathematical morphology --- morphological attribute filter --- morphological profile --- building extraction --- deep learning --- semantic segmentation --- data fusion --- high-resolution satellite images --- GIS data --- high-resolution aerial images --- deep learning --- generative adversarial network --- semantic segmentation --- Inria aerial image labeling dataset --- Massachusetts buildings dataset --- building extraction --- simple linear iterative clustering (SLIC) --- multiscale Siamese convolutional networks (MSCNs) --- binary decision network --- unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) --- image fusion --- high spatial resolution remotely sensed imagery --- object recognition --- deep learning --- method comparison --- LiDAR point cloud --- building extraction --- elevation map --- Gabor filter --- feature fusion --- semantic segmentation --- urban building extraction --- deep convolutional neural network --- VHR remote sensing imagery --- U-Net --- remote sensing --- deep learning --- building extraction --- web-net --- ultra-hierarchical sampling --- 3D reconstruction --- indoor modelling --- mobile laser scanning --- point clouds --- 5G signal simulation --- building extraction --- high-resolution aerial imagery --- fully convolutional network --- semantic segmentation --- n/a

Learning to Understand Remote Sensing Images

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ISBN: 9783038976844 9783038976851 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 426 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-685-1 Language: English
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Subject: Computer Science
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With the recent advances in remote sensing technologies for Earth observation, many different remote sensors are collecting data with distinctive properties. The obtained data are so large and complex that analyzing them manually becomes impractical or even impossible. Therefore, understanding remote sensing images effectively, in connection with physics, has been the primary concern of the remote sensing research community in recent years. For this purpose, machine learning is thought to be a promising technique because it can make the system learn to improve itself. With this distinctive characteristic, the algorithms will be more adaptive, automatic, and intelligent. This book introduces some of the most challenging issues of machine learning in the field of remote sensing, and the latest advanced technologies developed for different applications. It integrates with multi-source/multi-temporal/multi-scale data, and mainly focuses on learning to understand remote sensing images. Particularly, it presents many more effective techniques based on the popular concepts of deep learning and big data to reach new heights of data understanding. Through reporting recent advances in the machine learning approaches towards analyzing and understanding remote sensing images, this book can help readers become more familiar with knowledge frontier and foster an increased interest in this field.

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hyperspectral image classification --- SELF --- SVMs --- Segment-Tree Filtering --- multi-sensor --- change feature analysis --- object-based --- multispectral images --- heterogeneous domain adaptation --- transfer learning --- multi-view canonical correlation analysis ensemble --- semi-supervised learning --- canonical correlation weighted voting --- ensemble learning --- image classification --- spatial attraction model (SAM) --- subpixel mapping (SPM) --- land cover --- mixed pixel --- spatial distribution --- hard classification --- building damage detection --- Fuzzy-GA decision making system --- machine learning techniques --- optical remotely sensed images --- sensitivity analysis --- texture analysis --- quality assessment --- ratio images --- Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) --- speckle --- speckle filters --- ice concentration --- SAR imagery --- convolutional neural network --- urban surface water extraction --- threshold stability --- sub-pixel --- linear spectral unmixing --- Landsat imagery --- image registration --- image fusion --- UAV --- metadata --- visible light and infrared integrated camera --- semantic segmentation --- CNN --- deep learning --- ISPRS --- remote sensing --- gate --- hyperspectral image --- sparse and low-rank graph --- tensor --- dimensionality reduction --- semantic labeling --- convolution neural network --- fully convolutional network --- sea-land segmentation --- ship detection --- hyperspectral image --- target detection --- multi-task learning --- sparse representation --- locality information --- remote sensing image correction --- color matching --- optimal transport --- CNN --- very high resolution images --- segmentation --- multi-scale clustering --- vehicle localization --- vehicle classification --- high resolution --- aerial image --- convolutional neural network (CNN) --- class imbalance --- deep learning --- convolutional neural network (CNN) --- fully convolutional network (FCN) --- classification --- remote sensing --- high resolution --- semantic segmentation --- deep convolutional neural networks --- manifold ranking --- single stream optimization --- high resolution image --- feature extraction --- hypergraph learning --- morphological profiles --- hyperedge weight estimation --- semantic labeling --- convolutional neural networks --- remote sensing --- deep learning --- aerial images --- hyperspectral image --- feature extraction --- dimensionality reduction --- optimized kernel minimum noise fraction (OKMNF) --- hyperspectral remote sensing --- endmember extraction --- multi-objective --- particle swarm optimization --- image alignment --- feature matching --- geostationary satellite remote sensing image --- GSHHG database --- Hough transform --- dictionary learning --- road detection --- Radon transform --- geo-referencing --- multi-sensor image matching --- Siamese neural network --- satellite images --- synthetic aperture radar --- inundation mapping --- flood --- optical sensors --- spatiotemporal context learning --- Modest AdaBoost --- HJ-1A/B CCD --- GF-4 PMS --- hyperspectral image classification --- automatic cluster number determination --- adaptive convolutional kernels --- hyperspectral imagery --- 1-dimensional (1-D) --- Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) --- Support Vector Machine (SVM) --- Random Forests (RF) --- machine learning --- deep learning --- TensorFlow --- multi-seasonal --- regional land cover --- saliency analysis --- remote sensing --- ROI detection --- hyperparameter sparse representation --- dictionary learning --- energy distribution optimizing --- multispectral imagery --- nonlinear classification --- kernel method --- dimensionality expansion --- deep convolutional neural networks --- road segmentation --- conditional random fields --- satellite images --- aerial images --- THEOS --- land cover change --- downscaling --- sub-pixel change detection --- machine learning --- MODIS --- Landsat --- very high resolution (VHR) satellite image --- topic modelling --- object-based image analysis --- image segmentation --- unsupervised classification --- multiscale representation --- GeoEye-1 --- wavelet transform --- fuzzy neural network --- remote sensing --- conservation --- urban heat island --- land surface temperature --- climate change --- land use --- land cover --- Landsat --- remote sensing --- SAR image --- despeckling --- dilated convolution --- skip connection --- residual learning --- scene classification --- saliency detection --- deep salient feature --- anti-noise transfer network --- DSFATN --- infrared image --- image registration --- MSER --- phase congruency --- hashing --- remote sensing image retrieval --- online learning --- hyperspectral image --- compressive sensing --- structured sparsity --- tensor sparse decomposition --- tensor low-rank approximation

Learning to Understand Remote Sensing Images

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ISBN: 9783038976981 9783038976998 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 376 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-699-8 Language: English
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Subject: Computer Science
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With the recent advances in remote sensing technologies for Earth observation, many different remote sensors are collecting data with distinctive properties. The obtained data are so large and complex that analyzing them manually becomes impractical or even impossible. Therefore, understanding remote sensing images effectively, in connection with physics, has been the primary concern of the remote sensing research community in recent years. For this purpose, machine learning is thought to be a promising technique because it can make the system learn to improve itself. With this distinctive characteristic, the algorithms will be more adaptive, automatic, and intelligent. This book introduces some of the most challenging issues of machine learning in the field of remote sensing, and the latest advanced technologies developed for different applications. It integrates with multi-source/multi-temporal/multi-scale data, and mainly focuses on learning to understand remote sensing images. Particularly, it presents many more effective techniques based on the popular concepts of deep learning and big data to reach new heights of data understanding. Through reporting recent advances in the machine learning approaches towards analyzing and understanding remote sensing images, this book can help readers become more familiar with knowledge frontier and foster an increased interest in this field.

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hyperspectral image classification --- SELF --- SVMs --- Segment-Tree Filtering --- multi-sensor --- change feature analysis --- object-based --- multispectral images --- heterogeneous domain adaptation --- transfer learning --- multi-view canonical correlation analysis ensemble --- semi-supervised learning --- canonical correlation weighted voting --- ensemble learning --- image classification --- spatial attraction model (SAM) --- subpixel mapping (SPM) --- land cover --- mixed pixel --- spatial distribution --- hard classification --- building damage detection --- Fuzzy-GA decision making system --- machine learning techniques --- optical remotely sensed images --- sensitivity analysis --- texture analysis --- quality assessment --- ratio images --- Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) --- speckle --- speckle filters --- ice concentration --- SAR imagery --- convolutional neural network --- urban surface water extraction --- threshold stability --- sub-pixel --- linear spectral unmixing --- Landsat imagery --- image registration --- image fusion --- UAV --- metadata --- visible light and infrared integrated camera --- semantic segmentation --- CNN --- deep learning --- ISPRS --- remote sensing --- gate --- hyperspectral image --- sparse and low-rank graph --- tensor --- dimensionality reduction --- semantic labeling --- convolution neural network --- fully convolutional network --- sea-land segmentation --- ship detection --- hyperspectral image --- target detection --- multi-task learning --- sparse representation --- locality information --- remote sensing image correction --- color matching --- optimal transport --- CNN --- very high resolution images --- segmentation --- multi-scale clustering --- vehicle localization --- vehicle classification --- high resolution --- aerial image --- convolutional neural network (CNN) --- class imbalance --- deep learning --- convolutional neural network (CNN) --- fully convolutional network (FCN) --- classification --- remote sensing --- high resolution --- semantic segmentation --- deep convolutional neural networks --- manifold ranking --- single stream optimization --- high resolution image --- feature extraction --- hypergraph learning --- morphological profiles --- hyperedge weight estimation --- semantic labeling --- convolutional neural networks --- remote sensing --- deep learning --- aerial images --- hyperspectral image --- feature extraction --- dimensionality reduction --- optimized kernel minimum noise fraction (OKMNF) --- hyperspectral remote sensing --- endmember extraction --- multi-objective --- particle swarm optimization --- image alignment --- feature matching --- geostationary satellite remote sensing image --- GSHHG database --- Hough transform --- dictionary learning --- road detection --- Radon transform --- geo-referencing --- multi-sensor image matching --- Siamese neural network --- satellite images --- synthetic aperture radar --- inundation mapping --- flood --- optical sensors --- spatiotemporal context learning --- Modest AdaBoost --- HJ-1A/B CCD --- GF-4 PMS --- hyperspectral image classification --- automatic cluster number determination --- adaptive convolutional kernels --- hyperspectral imagery --- 1-dimensional (1-D) --- Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) --- Support Vector Machine (SVM) --- Random Forests (RF) --- machine learning --- deep learning --- TensorFlow --- multi-seasonal --- regional land cover --- saliency analysis --- remote sensing --- ROI detection --- hyperparameter sparse representation --- dictionary learning --- energy distribution optimizing --- multispectral imagery --- nonlinear classification --- kernel method --- dimensionality expansion --- deep convolutional neural networks --- road segmentation --- conditional random fields --- satellite images --- aerial images --- THEOS --- land cover change --- downscaling --- sub-pixel change detection --- machine learning --- MODIS --- Landsat --- very high resolution (VHR) satellite image --- topic modelling --- object-based image analysis --- image segmentation --- unsupervised classification --- multiscale representation --- GeoEye-1 --- wavelet transform --- fuzzy neural network --- remote sensing --- conservation --- urban heat island --- land surface temperature --- climate change --- land use --- land cover --- Landsat --- remote sensing --- SAR image --- despeckling --- dilated convolution --- skip connection --- residual learning --- scene classification --- saliency detection --- deep salient feature --- anti-noise transfer network --- DSFATN --- infrared image --- image registration --- MSER --- phase congruency --- hashing --- remote sensing image retrieval --- online learning --- hyperspectral image --- compressive sensing --- structured sparsity --- tensor sparse decomposition --- tensor low-rank approximation

Remote Sensing Applications for Agriculture and Crop Modelling

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ISBN: 9783039282265 9783039282272 Year: Pages: 308 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-227-2 Language: English
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Subject: Science (General) --- Geography
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Crop models and remote sensing techniques have been combined and applied in agriculture and crop estimation on local and regional scales, or worldwide, based on the simultaneous development of crop models and remote sensing. The literature shows that many new remote sensing sensors and valuable methods have been developed for the retrieval of canopy state variables and soil properties from remote sensing data for assimilating the retrieved variables into crop models. At the same time, remote sensing has been used in a staggering number of applications for agriculture. This book sets the context for remote sensing and modelling for agricultural systems as a mean to minimize the environmental impact, while increasing production and productivity. The eighteen papers published in this Special Issue, although not representative of all the work carried out in the field of Remote Sensing for agriculture and crop modeling,

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crop residue management --- remote sensing --- satellite images --- hyperspectral sensor --- vegetation index --- yield monitoring --- remote sensing --- proximal sensing --- crop modeling --- soil --- plant --- management zone --- spatial variability --- temporal variability --- precision agriculture --- Á Trous algorithm --- conservation agriculture --- crop inventory --- remote sensing --- spectral-weight variations in fused images --- soil stoichiometry --- land use change --- soil organic carbon --- nitrogen --- Tarim Basin --- SPAD --- leaf nitrogen concentration --- nitrogen nutrition index --- grain yield --- dynamic model --- wheat --- disease --- yield --- septoria tritici blotch --- leaf area index --- crop modelling --- decision support system for agrotechnology transfer (DSSAT) --- Cropsim-CERES Wheat --- sorghum biomass --- prediction modeling --- machine learning --- fAPAR --- Sentinel-2 satellite imagery --- big data technology --- remote sensing --- UAV --- vegetation indices --- relative frequencies --- yield --- precision agriculture --- cultivars --- crop growth model --- data assimilation --- Leaf Area Index --- Sentinel-2 --- EPIC model --- yield estimation --- NDVI --- remote sensing --- GIS --- precision farming --- variable rate technology --- yield mapping --- protein content --- wheat --- canopy temperature depression --- NDVI --- RGB images --- grain yield --- ?13C --- UAV chemical application --- droplet drift --- flat-fan atomizer --- simulation analysis --- control variables --- agricultural land-cover --- multi-spectral --- generalized model --- machine learning --- crop type mapping --- Integrated Administration and Control System --- remote sensing --- hydroponic --- vegetable monitoring --- crop production --- spectral simulation --- hyperspectral data --- n/a --- fractional cover --- irrigation --- satellite --- crop simulation model --- AquaCrop --- yield mapping --- remote sensing --- durum wheat --- precision agriculture --- large cardamom --- remote sensing --- species modelling --- habitat assessment --- climate change

Religion, Ritual and Ritualistic Objects

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ISBN: 9783038977520 9783038977537 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-753-7 Language: English
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Subject: Religion
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This is a volume about the life and power of ritual objects in their religious ritual settings. In this Special Issue, we see a wide range of contributions on material culture and ritual practices across religions. By focusing on the dynamic interrelations between objects, ritual, and belief, it explores how religion happens through symbolic materiality. The ritual objects presented in this volume include: masks worn in the Dogon dance; antique ecclesiastical silver objects carried around in festive processions and shown in shrines in the southern Andes; funerary photographs and films functioning as mnemonic objects for grieving children; a dented rock surface perceived to be the god’s footprint in the archaic place of pilgrimage, Gaya (India); a recovered manual of rituals (from Xiapu county) for Mani, the founder of Manichaeism, juxtaposed to a Manichaean painting from southern China; sacred stories and related sacred stones in the Alor–Pantar archipelago, Indonesia; lotus symbolism, indicating immortalizing plants in the mythic traditions of Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia;

Geoinformatics in Citizen Science

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ISBN: 9783039210725 9783039210732 Year: Pages: 206 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-073-2 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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The book features contributions that report original research in the theoretical, technological, and social aspects of geoinformation methods, as applied to supporting citizen science. Specifically, the book focuses on the technological aspects of the field and their application toward the recruitment of volunteers and the collection, management, and analysis of geotagged information to support volunteer involvement in scientific projects. Internationally renowned research groups share research in three areas: First, the key methods of geoinformatics within citizen science initiatives to support scientists in discovering new knowledge in specific application domains or in performing relevant activities, such as reliable geodata filtering, management, analysis, synthesis, sharing, and visualization; second, the critical aspects of citizen science initiatives that call for emerging or novel approaches of geoinformatics to acquire and handle geoinformation; and third, novel geoinformatics research that could serve in support of citizen science.

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