Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists

intermediate level textbook for remote sensing and GIS

focus on coding with R

Getting Started with Spatial Data Analysis

novice level textbook on first steps in spatial data analysis using open source software

for novice users – upcoming 2018

“This massive guidebook provides an impressive integration of theoretical concepts of remote sensing, GIS and spatial analysis with practical approaches using a number of field examples, available as free datasets for people to practice on, using open source software throughout for  maximum accessibility. From how to begin with spatial data sampling, all the way through to the final creation of publishable maps and graphics, the book is an invaluable one-stop resource for ecologists, who are now increasingly utilising the power of spatial datasets for research, conservation practice and policy.”

Harini Nagendra

Professor of Sustainability, Azim Premji University

“The book is brilliant – a real gem.  It contains some of the best descriptions I’ve seen of planning a GIS/RS research project, steps to follow, statistics and approaches used in species modelling and remote sensing classification. […] I’m definitely going to recommend it to my students.  It is particularly clear and focussed for those interested in using spatial analyses for conservation management questions.”

Helen deKlerk

Stellenbosch University

Which book

is best for you?

You are already experienced with spatial data handling, know R or coding already, have a good understanding of remote sensing and GIS – try this book:

You are new to spatial data analysis, need to learn everything from scratch and have no coding experiences but want to learn how to get started – preorder this one:

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