Primary data acquisition is the front end of mapping, GIS and remote sensing and involves: aviation, navigation, photography, cameras (film and digital systems), GPS systems, surveying (ground control), photogrammetry and computerized systems.This book deals with differential GPS systems, survey flight management systems (both simple and sophisticated), film types, modern film survey cameras such as LH RC-30, Z/I RMK-TOP, digital cameras, infrared methods, laser profilers, airborne laser mapping, satellite systems, laboratory processing (chemical and digital), camera platforms (fixed wing and helicopter). A fresh approach to the subject includes: soft-copy photogrammetry using desk-top computerized systems, film scanners and direct digital camera inputs. Comparisons are made between old film-based technologies and the new digital camera systems, including the Z/I modular digital mapping camera and the LH 'push-broom' ADS 40 camera.
Pilots are an integral part of the success of aerial moose population surveys in Ontario. The objective of this manual is to help pilots understand the survey process better and to increase consistency of population estimates and cost efficiency through a more rigorously standardized protocol. It includes a survey program overview and advice on pre-survey planning, flying the survey, and post-flight debriefing.
Volume 1: Research. Volume 2: Management 2-vol. set
Author: Nova J. Silvy
Publisher: JHU Press
Since its original publication in 1960, The Wildlife Techniques Manual has remained the cornerstone text for the professional wildlife biologist. Now fully revised and updated, this seventh edition promises to be the most comprehensive resource on wildlife biology, conservation, and management for years to come. Superbly edited by Nova J. Silvy, the thirty-seven authoritative chapters included in this work provide a full synthesis of methods used in the field and laboratory. Chapter authors, all leading wildlife professionals, explain and critique traditional and new methodologies and offer thorough discussions of a wide range of relevant topics, including: • experimental design • wildlife health and disease • capture techniques • population estimation • telemetry • vegetation analysis • conservation genetics • wildlife damage management • urban wildlife management • habitat conservation planning A standard text in a variety of courses, the Techniques Manual, as it is commonly called, covers every aspect of modern wildlife management and provides practical information for applying the hundreds of methods described in its pages. To effectively incorporate the explosion of new information in the wildlife profession, this latest edition is logically organized into a two-volume set: Volume 1 is devoted to research techniques and Volume 2 focuses on management methodologies. The Wildlife Techniques Manual is a resource that professionals and students in wildlife biology, conservation, and management simply cannot do without. Published in association with The Wildlife Society
Practical guidelines and theorical principales of cartography are explained with particular relevance to mapping data of relevance to fisheries, especially for developing countries. The concepts of scale and relief as they apply both to coastal planning and to interpretation and display of marine and fishermen's charts are outlined. Design criteria are suggested for preparing maps and other visual displays, including basic questions of visual clarity, ease of interpretation, and the use of colour and alphanumeric information. The use of supplementary graphics together with thematic mapping is encouraged in providing an integrated approach to display of geographic and other types of information of relevance to fisheries and marine activities. Some guidelines equipment and procedures are suggested for graphics, drafting, and reproduction of illustrative material. Work plans and interview formats are suggested for field collection of basic data, as well as some suggestions for the use of aerial photography and for photointerpretation. Twelve case studies discussing the approaches used to prepare existing marine resource maps are given and analysed. A short directory of training institutes in related fields is provided.
Estimating abundance of wildlife is an essential component of a wildlife research program, and a prerequisite for sound management. With the exception of a few highly mathematical volumes, there are no books on the subject for use by students and field workers. Also, the various techniques for counting animals found in scientific journals are often not accessible to African managers. The unavailability of the diverse literature necessitated the production of a textbook or field manual that covers the ground. The book compiles the most relevant techniques for counting African mammals, illustrated with many examples from the field. It provides guidelines for selecting the appropriate methodology for a range of conditions commonly found in the field, in terms of different animal species, habitat types, and management objectives.
This manual is a unique and comprehensive collection of practical operating instructions and engineering fundamentals of photogrammetry. It includes references to all the important applications of the science as currently employed in the United States. Of primary importance is the fact that the manual provides in one volume, for the use of professional workers in photogrammetry, the current American practices for construction of maps including large-scale engineering-type plans, standard topographic quadrangles, and small-scale reconnaissance and planning charts -- Dust jacket.