Editor: Ana Cláudia Teodoro

Series Title: Frontiers in Information Systems

GIS – An Overview of Applications

Volume 1

eBook: US $59 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $148
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $236
ISSN: 2589-3785 (Print)
ISSN: 2589-3793 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-612-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-611-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2018
DOI: 10.2174/97816810861181180101


GIS – An Overview of Applications is a compilation of reviews that give an overview of the latest advances in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. The multidisciplinary nature of the book gives readers perspectives in research fields as diverse as forest management, land use and cover, tourism, environment impact assessment, climate change studies, biodiversity and health care and mobility studies.

The book is a suitable reference for graduates involved in data engineering and GIS courses as well as working professionals in the field of data engineering, analysis and management.


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


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