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              Deep Learning for Remote Sensing Images with Open Source Software
               

              Deep Learning for Remote Sensing Images with Open Source Software (Hardback)

              By Cresson, Remi

              • RRP: $162.00
              • $162.00
              • Pub Date
                14 Aug 20

              In today's world, deep learning source codes and a plethora of open access geospatial images are readily available and easily accessible. However, most people are missing the educational tools to make use of this resource. Deep Learning for Remote Sensing Images with Open Source ...Software is the first practical book to introduce deep learning techniques using free open source tools for processing real world remote sensing images. The approaches detailed in this book are generic and can be adapted to suit many different applications for remote sensing image processing, including landcover mapping, forestry, urban studies, disaster mapping, image restoration, etc. Written with practitioners and students in mind, this book helps link together the theory and practical use of existing tools and data to apply deep learning techniques on remote sensing images and data. Specific Features of this Book: The first book that explains how to apply deep learning techniques to public, free available data (Spot-7 and Sentinel-2 images, OpenStreetMap vector data), using open source software (QGIS, Orfeo ToolBox, TensorFlow) Presents approaches suited for real world images and data targeting large scale processing and GIS applications Introduces state of the art deep learning architecture families that can be applied to remote sensing world, mainly for landcover mapping, but also for generic approaches (e.g. image restoration) Suited for deep learning beginners and readers with some GIS knowledge. No coding knowledge is required to learn practical skills. Includes deep learning techniques through many step by step remote sensing data processing exercises.
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              ISBN 9780367858483
              Released AU 14 Aug 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Signal and Image Processing of Earth Observations
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              Data Sketches
               

              Data Sketches (Hardback)

              By Bremer, Nadieh; Wu, Shirley

              • RRP: $210.00
              • $210.00
              • Pub Date
                20 Sep 20

              Data visualization is an essential means of making visible the invisible patterns that surround us, and of seeing beyond the numbers. In Data Sketches, Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu document the deeply collaborative, deeply creative process behind 24 unique data visualization proj...ects. Completed over the course of 12 months and spanning 12 different topics - from the Olympics to Presidents & Royals and from Movies to Myths & Legends - each pair of wondrously eccentric visualizations explores different technologies and forms, blurring the boundary between visualization as an exploratory tool and an art form in its own right. The book provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes account of all 24 projects - from data gathering, to sketching, to coding processes - and shares the authors' personal notes and drafts every step of the way. The book features: Detailed information on data gathering, sketching, and implementing processes, with screenshots of works-in-progress and reproductions from the authors' notebooks Never-before-published technical write-ups, with beginner-friendly explanations of core data visualization concepts Practical lessons based on the data and design challenges behind each project: the mistakes that were made and how they were overcome Full-color pages, showcasing all 24 final data visualizations An interview between the authors and series editor Tamara Munzner This book is perfect for anyone interested or working in data visualization and information design, especially those who want to take their work to the next level and are inspired by unique and compelling data-driven storytelling. Nadieh Bremer is an astronomer turned data scientist turned freelancing data visualization designer. Shirley Wu studied business and finance, graduated as a software engineer, and is now an independent data visualization designer. Connected by a mutual love for visualizing data, they bring a unique approach to visualization and refuse to be tied down by convention and
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              ISBN 9780367000127
              Released AU 20 Sep 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series AK Peters Visualization Series
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              The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation
               

              The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frey, Carl Benedikt

              • RRP: $54.99
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              • Pub Date
                15 Aug 20

              How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation The Technology Trap takes a sweeping look at the history of technological progress and how it has radically shifted the distribution of economic... and political power among society's members. As Carl Benedikt Frey shows, the Industrial Revolution created unprecedented wealth and prosperity over the long run, but the immediate consequences of mechanization were devastating. Middle-income jobs withered, wages stagnated, the labor share of income fell, profits surged, and economic inequality skyrocketed. These trends broadly mirror those in our current age of automation. But, just as the Industrial Revolution eventually brought about extraordinary benefits for society, artificial intelligence systems have the potential to do the same. The Technology Trap demonstrates that in the midst of another technological revolution, the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present.
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              ISBN 9780691210797
              Released AU 15 Aug 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers
               

              Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By MacCormick, John

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              • Pub Date
                15 Aug 20

              Nine revolutionary algorithms that power our computers and smartphones Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of p...ieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the photo arrives intact. Without even knowing it, we use public-key cryptography to transmit secret information like credit card numbers, and we use digital signatures to verify the identity of the websites we visit. How do our computers perform these tasks with such ease? John MacCormick answers this question in language anyone can understand, using vivid examples to explain the fundamental tricks behind nine computer algorithms that power our PCs, laptops, and smartphones.
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              ISBN 9780691209067
              Released AU 15 Aug 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              AI in Manufacturing and Green Technology: Methods and Applications
               

              AI in Manufacturing and Green Technology: Methods and Applications (Hardback)

              Edited by Mishra, Sambit Kumar; Polkowski, Zdzislaw; Borah, Samarjeet; Dash, Ritesh

              • RRP: $189.00
              • $189.00
              • Pub Date
                21 Oct 20

              This book focuses on making the environment sustainable by employing engineering aspects and green computing through concepts of modern education and solutions. It visualizes the potential of artificial intelligence in manufacturing and green technology, enhanced by business acti...vities and strategies for rapid implementation. This book covers the usages of renewable resources, covers the implementation of the latest energy generation technology, discusses resources not depleted in nature, illustrates the facilitation towards growth of green technology in industry, and offers the usage of advanced materials. The book also covers environmental sustainability and the current trends in manufacturing. The book provides basic concepts of green technology along with the technology aspects for researchers, faculty, and students.
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              ISBN 9780367895655
              Released AU 21 Oct 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Green Engineering and Technology
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              TORUS 3 - Toward an Open Resource Using Services: Cloud Computing for Environmental Data
               

              TORUS 3 - Toward an Open Resource Using Services: Cloud Computing for Environmental Data (Hardback)

              Edited by Laffly, Dominique

              • RRP: $243.99
              • $243.99
              • Pub Date
                6 May 20

              This book, presented in three volumes, examines "environmental" disciplines in relation to major players in contemporary science: Big Data, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Today, there is a real sense of urgency regarding the evolution of computer technology, the ...ever-increasing volume of data, threats to our climate and the sustainable development of our planet. As such, we need to reduce technology just as much as we need to bridge the global socio-economic gap between the North and South; between universal free access to data (open data) and free software (open source). In this book, we pay particular attention to certain environmental subjects, in order to enrich our understanding of cloud computing. These subjects are: erosion; urban air pollution and atmospheric pollution in Southeast Asia; melting permafrost (causing the accelerated release of soil organic carbon in the atmosphere); alert systems of environmental hazards (such as forest fires, prospective modeling of socio-spatial practices and land use); and web fountains of geographical data. Finally, this book asks the question: in order to find a pattern in the data, how do we move from a traditional computing model-based world to pure mathematical research? After thorough examination of this topic, we conclude that this goal is both transdisciplinary and achievable.
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              ISBN 9781786306012
              Released AU 6 May 2020
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              TORUS 1 - Toward an Open Resource Using Services: Cloud Computing for Environmental Data
               

              TORUS 1 - Toward an Open Resource Using Services: Cloud Computing for Environmental Data (Hardback)

              Edited by Laffly, Dominique

              • RRP: $260.50
              • $260.50
              • Pub Date
                6 May 20

              This book, presented in three volumes, examines "environmental" disciplines in relation to major players in contemporary science: Big Data, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Today, there is a real sense of urgency regarding the evolution of computer technology, the ...ever-increasing volume of data, threats to our climate and the sustainable development of our planet. As such, we need to reduce technology just as much as we need to bridge the global socio-economic gap between the North and South; between universal free access to data (open data) and free software (open source). In this book, we pay particular attention to certain environmental subjects, in order to enrich our understanding of cloud computing. These subjects are: erosion; urban air pollution and atmospheric pollution in Southeast Asia; melting permafrost (causing the accelerated release of soil organic carbon in the atmosphere); alert systems of environmental hazards (such as forest fires, prospective modeling of socio-spatial practices and land use); and web fountains of geographical data. Finally, this book asks the question: in order to find a pattern in the data, how do we move from a traditional computing model-based world to pure mathematical research? After thorough examination of this topic, we conclude that this goal is both transdisciplinary and achievable.
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              ISBN 9781786305992
              Released AU 6 May 2020
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Data Lakes
               

              Data Lakes (Hardback)

              Edited by Laurent, Anne; Laurent, Dominique; Madera, Cedrine

              • RRP: $226.99
              • $226.99
              • Pub Date
                6 May 20

              The concept of a data lake is less than 10 years old, but they are already hugely implemented within large companies. Their goal is to efficiently deal with ever-growing volumes of heterogeneous data, while also facing various sophisticated user needs. However, defining and build...ing a data lake is still a challenge, as no consensus has been reached so far. Data Lakes presents recent outcomes and trends in the field of data repositories. The main topics discussed are the data-driven architecture of a data lake; the management of metadata - supplying key information about the stored data, master data and reference data; the roles of linked data and fog computing in a data lake ecosystem; and how gravity principles apply in the context of data lakes. A variety of case studies are also presented, thus providing the reader with practical examples of data lake management.
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              ISBN 9781786305855
              Released AU 6 May 2020
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Astrophysical Techniques
               

              Astrophysical Techniques (Hardback, 7th New edition)

              By Kitchin, C. R.

              • RRP: $326.00
              • $326.00
              • Pub Date
                18 Sep 20

              Long used in undergraduate and introductory graduate courses, Astrophysical Techniques, Seventh Edition provides an accessible yet comprehensive account of the innovate instruments, detectors, and techniques employed in astronomy and astrophysics. Emphasizing the underlying unity... of all astronomical observations, this popular textbook provides a coherent state-of-the-art account of the instruments and techniques used in current astronomy and astrophysics. Fully updated throughout, this seventh edition builds upon the sixth edition, covering improved techniques and cutting-edge methods in the field, as well as other exciting new developments in gravitational waves, dark matter and energy, the use of photonics, and astronomy education and outreach, in addition to further detailed discussions on the latest scientific instruments and individual detectors. The book is written in a very accessible manner, and most of the mathematics is accessible to those who have attended a mathematics course in their final years at school. Nevertheless, the treatment of the topics in general is at a sufficiently high level to be of use to those professionals seeking technical information in areas of astronomy with which they might not be completely familiar. Key Features: Details the instrumentation and theory of astronomical observations, including radio waves, gamma rays, cosmic rays, neutrinos, gravitational waves and dark matter and energy and more Presents the background theory and operating practice of state-of-the-art detectors and instruments Fully updated to contain the latest technology and research developments
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              ISBN 9781138590168
              Released AU 18 Sep 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Intermedia Games-Games Inter Media: Video Games and Intermediality
                

              Intermedia Games-Games Inter Media: Video Games and Intermediality (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Fuchs, Michael; Thoss, Jeff

              • RRP: $59.99
              • $59.99
              • Pub Date
                20 Aug 20

              While all media are part of intermedial networks, video games are often at the nexus of that network. They not only employ cinematics, embedded books, and in-world television screens for various purposes, but, in our convergence culture, video games also play a vital role in allo...wing players to explore transmedia storyworlds. At the same time, video games are frequently thematized and remediated in film, television, and literature. Indeed, the central role video games assume in intermedial networks provides testament to their significance in the contemporary media environment. In this volume, an international group of contributors discuss not only intermedial phenomena in video games, but also the intermedial networks surrounding them. Intermedia Games-Games Inter Media will deepen readers' understanding of the convergence culture of the early twenty-first century and video games' role in it.
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              ISBN 9781501368127
              Released AU 20 Aug 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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