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Editors: Courage Kamusoko (Asia Air Survey, Co. Ltd., Kanagawa, Japan), Charles Ndegwa Mundia (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya), Yuji Murayama (University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan)
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This book focuses on impending serious problems of socio-economic conditions in the sub-Saharan countries utilizing remote sensing and GIS techniques. In Africa, the use of remote sensing data and analyzing techniques such as GIS is essential for any studies that involve an extensive area because more often than not, topographic maps at a scale of 1:50,000 or larger are not available for detailed mapping on the ground. In addition, basic socio-economic and physical data, such as census data, environmental data, and infrastructure data, are lacking or not kept updated for modeling analyses.
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Table of Contents:
1. Introduction: Usefulness of Spatial Analysis with Remote Sensing and GIS in Sub-Sahara Africa
(Y. Murayama) pp.1-4

2. Modeling Spatial Processes of Urban Growth in an African City. A Case Study of Nairobi
(C.N Mundia, M. Aniya and Y. Murayama)pp.5-22

3. Markov-Cellular Automata Approach for Modelling Land Use/Cover Changes in an African Rural Environment: A Case Study in the Bindura District, Zimbabwe
(C. Kamusoko, M. Aniya and M. Manjoro)pp.23-46

4. Urban Land Use Change and Landscape Fragmentation in Lagos, Nigeria
(A.K. Braimoh, T. Onishi and P.J. Marcotullio)pp.47-70

5. A Multistage-Artificial Neural Network and Expert System (MANNES) Approach for Classifying Built-up Areas Based on ALOS Data: the Case of Harare, Zimbabwe
(C. Kamusoko and M. Manjoro) pp.71-90

6. Spatial-Temporal Patterns and Driving Forces of Land Use/Cover Changes in an African Wildlife Sanctuary
C.N. Mundia, and Y. Murayama) pp.91-112

7. Exploratory Woodland Fragmentation Analysis Based on Mathematical Morphology and Landscape Metrics
C. Kamusoko, E. and Chikati)pp.113-128

8. Exploratory Land Use/Cover Change Analysis in a Municipality in Kenya Using Markov Chain Model
(C.N. Mundia, K.N. Mubea and M.K. Gachari)pp.129-146

9. Open Source Web Mapping Technologies: Can Developing Countries Leverage and Tap the Potential they Portend?
(D.N. Kuria and D.E. Musiega)pp.147-174

10. SDI Requirements for Transport Infrastructure Planning: A Case Study of Kampala, Uganda
(L.K.N. Mazzi and A. Gidudu) pp.175-198

11. Remote Sensing and GIS, Current Status and Future Prospects in Sub-Sahara Africa
C.N. Mundia and M.K. Gachari)pp.199-208

Index pp.209-211

   Series:
      African Political, Economic, and Security Issues
      Computer Science, Technology and Applications
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 4th Quarter
   Pages: 6 x 9 209pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-003-5
   Status: AV
  
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