Processing Digital Images in GIS: A Tutorial Featuring ArcView and ARC/INFO
||Author: David Verbyla, Kang-Tsung Chang, Karl Chang|
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Publisher: OnWord Press (01 October, 1997)
Sales Rank: 184,822
Average Customer Rating: 3.67 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
Good primer on images in GIS
The topics covered (panchromatic and color display,
3-dimension images, hypsometric coloring, shaded relief,
arcscan, introduction to remote sensing, map projection,
map coordinates, image rectification, image classification,
classification accuracy assessment, grid operations, etc.)
were easy to understand. I found the chapter on scanning
considerations especially useful. Tips on documentation
files and creating image-based slide shows were good ideas.
The only major complaint I have is that the tutorial part is
old-fashioned text based commands rather than a menu-interface.
Otherwise, I think many useful concepts are covered in the
Rating: 4 out of 5
A good Arc-image primer
The book covers lots of ground... scanning density, grayscale versus binary versus color tradeoffs, getting scans to real-world coordinates, image enhancement, digital elevation models, image rectification, raster editing, etc.
Finally, I now understand exactly what is going on in the image rectification process!
I liked the idea of documentation files...tips like that have saved my butt many times...
Rating: 3 out of 5
I thought this book would help in the understanding of grid images and processing dem. Well, I was wrong. It does have some helpful hints, however, the book if full of errors includiong spelling and commad line errors. Either the editor did a poor job or the writer was not very into it when compiling this book. If you want the basic understanding of processing digital images this is a good book. However, I do not recomend this book do to the ammount of errors in it. I found missing steps, and inaccuracies in the processes.