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Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Their Applications


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Springer | Space Developement | April 22 2015 | ISBN-10: 1493926071 | 110 pages | pdf | 7.7 mb

by Scott Madry (Author)

About this Book
Dr. Madry, one of the world's leading experts in the field, provides in a condensed form a quick yet comprehensive overview of satellite navigation. This book concisely addresses the latest technology, the applications, the regulatory issues, and the strategic implications of satellite navigation systems. This assesses the strengths and weaknesses of satellite navigation networks and review of all the various national systems now being deployed and the motivation behind the proliferation of these systems.

About the Author
Scott Madry, Ph.D., is a specialist in remote sensing and GIS for regional environmental and cultural applications, including disaster management. He is a research associate professor of archeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of the faculty of the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. He has been involved with the International Space University since 1987 and has taught in over 25 ISU summer programs around the world. He was on the resident ISU faculty in Strasbourg, France for three years and was the Program Director for four Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Programs, held in Adelaide, Australia. He is the founder and president of Informatics International, Inc. an international remote sensing and GIS consulting company located in Chapel Hill, NC, and is the Executive Director of the Global Space Institute. He specializes in natural and cultural resource management and disaster applications. He received his Ph.D. in 1986 at UNC-CH, and worked at the Institute for Technology Development, Space Remote Sensing Center at NASA for 3 years, then taught at Rutgers University for 9 years before teaching at ISU and moving back to UNC. His research includes remote sensing, GIS and GPS applications and he has done work in North America, Africa, and Europe, and was the co-editor of the 1,200 page, two volume Manual of Satellite Applications for Springer Press in 2012. He has given over 150 short courses and educational programs in 30 countries around the world, and is very involved in Open Source GIS, and has taught QGIS/GRASS courses around the world. He is an advanced disaster instructor with the American Red Cross, and has deployed to multiple disasters with them, mostly as an Emergency Operations Center liaison, but has worked in several other capacities. He is also active with the GISCorps in providing remote data analysis in disasters, and he was awarded, along with other GISCorps volunteers, the 2012 President's Volunteer Service Award for 2012 by President Barack Obama.

Topics
Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
Geophysics / Geodesy
Special Purpose and Application-Based Systems
Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space
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