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GIS for Coastal Zone Management

GIS for Coastal Zone Management

1st Edition

Darius Bartlett, Jennifer Smith
August 27, 2004

Increasingly used to analyze and manage marine and coastal zones, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide a powerful set of tools for integrating and processing spatial information. These technologies are increasingly used in the management and analysis of the coastal zone. Supplying the...

GIS for Group Decision Making

GIS for Group Decision Making

1st Edition

Piotr Jankowski, Timothy Nyerges
January 18, 2001

In today's society, it is very common for decisions that influence us all to be made by a combination of interested parties, all with their own agenda. In this instance, how can we be sure that the decision is the correct one, not just decided by the group with the most political influence or most...

Marine and Coastal Geographical Information Systems

Marine and Coastal Geographical Information Systems

1st Edition

Dawn J. Wright, Darius J. Barlett
December 23, 1999

Marine and coastal applications of GIS are finally gaining wide acceptance in scientific as well as GIS communities, and cover the fields of deep sea geology, chemistry and biology, and coastal geology, biology, engineering and resource management. Comprising rigorous contributions from a group of...

Spatial Multimedia and Virtual Reality

Spatial Multimedia and Virtual Reality

1st Edition

Antonio S. Camara, Jonathan Raper
June 17, 1999

The intersection of two disciplines and technologies which have become mature academic research topics in the 1990s was destined to be a dynamic area for collaboration and publication. However, until now no significant book-length treatment of the meeting of GIS and Virtual Reality has been...

Object-Oriented Design for Temporal GIS

Object-Oriented Design for Temporal GIS

1st Edition

Monica Wachowicz
June 17, 1999

There has been an increasing demand in GIS for systems that support historical data: time-series data as well as mobility information. From a modelling perspective, there are advantages in integrating object-oriented analysis and design to databases as well as to visualisation capabilities of...

Causes And Consequences Of Map Generalization

Causes And Consequences Of Map Generalization

1st Edition

Elsa Joao
May 27, 1998

This text describes late-1990s understanding of map generalisation in the context of paper maps and GIS. Its particular value should be in helping to further automate and measure the process of map generalisation.; The research has concentrated on quantifying generalisation effects and on analysing...

Error Propagation in Environmental Modelling with GIS

Error Propagation in Environmental Modelling with GIS

1st Edition

Gerard B.M. Heuvelink
March 03, 1998

GIS users and professionals are aware that the accuracy of GIS results cannot be naively based on the quality of the graphical output. Data stored in a GIS will have been collected or measured, classified, generalised, interpreted or estimated, and in all cases this allows the introduction of...

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