Book Review: Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology

crimvisThe "Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology" is a study about the use and application of visualization in criminal activities. It explains how imagery is playing an increasingly greater role in this area, while describing methods and techniques often used. This book ask important questions about evidence, representation of evidence and the connection to criminal justice. This text is comprehensive in scope and ground-breaking for presenting information about this new and emerging area. 

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Book Review: Data Visualization for Design Thinking - Applied Mapping

image newman"Data Visualization for Design Thinking - Applied Mappinghelps you make better maps. Treating maps as applied research, you’ll be able to understand how to map sites, places, ideas, and projects, revealing the complex relationships between what you represent, your thinking, the technology you use, the culture you belong to, and your aesthetic practices.

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Book Review: Human Motion Sensing and Recognition - A Fuzzy Qualitative Approach

humotsens"Human Motion Sensing and Recognition - A Fuzzy Qualitative Approach" is oriented toward students, business and researchers involved in research and applying fuzzy logic principles in every day motion tracking and sensing applications. Many of these approaches are new and evolving.

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Book Review: Optimizing Transport Logistics Processes with Multiagent Planning and Control

9783658140021Optimizing Transport Logistics Processes with Multiagent Planning and Control is based upon thesis work of the author Max Gath. It considers German transport and logistics firms in a real-world context and using real data. The book describes several new options for evolving approaches along the line of Logistics 4.0.

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Book Review: A Cartographic Turn

image cartographic turnA Cartographic Turn - Mapping and the Spatial Challenge in Social Sciences explains mapping and cartography from alternative perspectives at the foundation level. This book helps readers to understand how mapping can be used in a social context and with a view toward philosophical elements. Since so much about traditional mapping has been oriented toward location and navigation, this text is important because it opens doors exploring communication and understanding of spaces and places in improved ways. 

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Book Review: Designing Publics

image despublicsDesigning Publics is an emerging field that aims to link civic design technology with social participation in the design process. With appropriate technology, design barriers are reduced, accessibility rises and engagement in the design process increases. This leads to new structures for designing social infrastructure and other infrastructure projects. 

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Book Review: Spatial Modeling And Assessment of Urban Form

cover spmodelingSpatial Modeling and Assessment of Urban Form - Analysis of Urban Growth: From Sprawl to Compact Using Geospatial Data provides a wealth of information about urban growth, change and form. Through GIS and remote sensing, urban change is well explained using assessment, metrics and methods that are well researched.

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Book Review: Connected Gaming: What Making Video Games Can Teach Us about Learning and Literacy

image conngamingConnected Gaming: What Making Video Games Can Teach Us about Learning and Literacy explores the world of gaming and video games within an educational context. A fascinating book, it includes many examples of projects that are opening the doors into new ways of understanding. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics all benefit from gaming.

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Water Resource Systems Planning and Management

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Water Resource Systems Planning and Management: An Introduction to Methods, Models, and Applications "introduces students of civil engineering and allied disciplines to ways of identifying and evaluating multiple-purpose, multi-objective water quantity and quality planning and management issues.

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Book Review: Archive Everything - Mapping The Everyday

cover arch evArchive Everything - Mapping The Everyday is all about archiving. "Archives now consist of not only documents and sites but also artworks, installations, museums, social media platforms, and mediated and mixed reality environments. Giannachi tracks the evolution of these diverse archival practices across the centuries."

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