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Author: Benjamin Davis
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: mapping, poverty, method, choosing
Number of Pages: 64
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9251049203
ISBN-13: 9789251049204

Presents and compares a large selection of poverty and food-security mapping methodologies in use. The choice of a poverty-mapping methodology depends on a number of logical and legitimate considerations, such as the objectives of the poverty mapping exercise, philosophical views on poverty, limits on data and analytical capacity, and cost.

Author: Henry Lachowski
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: mapping, vegetation, imagery, digital, guidelines
Number of Pages: 184
Published: 1996-09-30
ISBN-10: 0788133314
ISBN-13: 9780788133312

A basic reference for those considering digital imagery, particularly satellite imagery for vegetation mapping. Contents: using remote sensing and GIS for mapping vegetation; remote sensors and remotely sensed data; determining appropriate uses for satellite imagery; defining the classification scheme; collecting reference data; assessing accuracy; creating polygons; project management; the basic tour; and case studies. Important terms and ideas are introduced while showing the progression of key activities in the classification and mapping process.

Author: Jerry D Greer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: remote, sensing, service, conference, forest, applications, proceedings, ecosystem, management, fifth
Number of Pages: 388
Published: 1998-04
ISBN-10: 0788148036
ISBN-13: 9780788148033

Presents conference proceedings reflecting the transition of remote sensing into the electronic age for use in ecosystem management. Includes: vegetation & wetland mapping; R&D of remote sensing & GIS; landscape mapping & wildlife habitat; technology transfer & archeological data recovery; watershed & river channel assessments; airborne videography & laser altimeter systems; digital mapping from single photos; mapping & monitoring of the nation's wetlands; measuring landslide dynamics from historical aerial photos; remote sensing in range management; & more. Includes poster session abstracts.

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: map, needs, health, people, putting
Number of Pages: 62
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 9241563370
ISBN-13: 9789241563376

The launch by WHO of an innovative public health mapping programme which promotes the use of computerized Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to improve disease surveillance is transforming the way geographically linked information can be used to monitor disease improve health care and save lives. This publication shows how health mapping is being used by decision-makers to identify populations at risk assess health care coverage guide health sector strengthening highlight the geographical spread of diseases and stratify risk factors. It also helps assess resource allocation plan and target

Author: Sarah Earl
Publisher: IDRC
Keywords: development, programs, reflection, learning, mapping, building, outcome
Number of Pages: 158
Published: 2001
ISBN-10: 0889369593
ISBN-13: 9780889369597

"Outcome Mapping provides not only a guide to essential evaluation map-making, but also a guide to learning and increased effectiveness, and affirmation that being attentive along the journey is as important as, and critical to, arriving at a destination." - Michael Quinn Patton More and more, development organizations are under pressure to demonstrate that their programs result in significant and lasting changes in the well-being of their intended beneficiaries. However, such "impacts" are often the product of a confluence of events for which no single agency or group of agencies can realisti

Author: Alessandra Petrucci
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: mapping, poverty, analysis, model, spatial, regression, application
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9251049734
ISBN-13: 9789251049730

Poverty mapping in developing countries is used to identify ways to improve living standards and, until now, methods have been generally based on econometric models which do not take into account the spatial dependence that may exist in human societies, with regard to income distribution. This report uses spatial regression techniques to model more accurately the distribution of poverty across regions in Ecuador.

Author: Michael D. Maltz
Publisher: Michael Maltz
Keywords: geography, analysis, event, setting, crime, community, mapping
Number of Pages: 197
Published: 1991-01
ISBN-10: 0387973818
ISBN-13: 9780387973814

Gathering accurate data probably constitutes one of the most important aspects of crime investigation and prevention. How do we put the data to use? How can we improve our methods of handling the information we collect? By describing a project for the development and implementation of a computerized crime-mapping system in the Chicago area, this book makes a significant contribution toward a more efficient and intelligent use of crime data to understand and prevent crime in a community setting.
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