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GIS for environmental decision-making

Author: Andrew A Lovett; Katy Appleton; University of East Anglia.
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2008.
Series: Innovations in GIS.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discussing the use and importance of GIS data in environmental policy decisions, this title highlights innovations related to sources of data, advancements in analytical techniques, and involvement in public communication and participative processes.
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National Conference on GIS Research UK (12th : 2004 : Norwich, England).
GIS for environmental decision-making.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)768127592
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew A Lovett; Katy Appleton; University of East Anglia.
ISBN: 9780849374234 0849374235
OCLC Number: 166317531
Notes: Papers from the GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 12th Annual Conference held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich; April 28-30, 2004.
Description: xxi, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Developments in GIS for Environmental Decision-Making / A. Lovett and K. Appleton --
1.1. Introduction --
1.2. The role of GIS --
1.3. The structure of the book --
1.4. Where next? --
1.5. References --
pt. I. Data for Decision-Making --
2. An Optimized Semi-Automated Methodology for Populating a National Land-Use Dataset / W. Tompkinson, D. Morton, S. Gomm and E. Seaman --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Data --
2.3. Previous approaches to land-use classification --
2.4. Ordnance Survey classification methodology --
2.5. Accuracy assessment of SADDA and OSLUM --
2.6. Conclusions --
2.7. Acknowledgments --
2.8. References --
3. A New Framework for Feature-Based Digital Mapping in Three-Dimensional Space / A. Slingsby, P. Longley and C. Parker --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Case studies of existing frameworks --
3.3. Design issues --
3.4. Proposed model --
3.5. Implementation --
3.6. Interim evaluation --
3.7. Conclusion --
3.8. Acknowledgments --
3.9. References --
4. From Electronic Logbooks to Sustainable Marine Environments: A GIS to Support the Common Fisheries Policy / J. Whalley and Z. Kemp --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. System design --
4.3. Spatial decision support --
4.4. Conclusions --
4.5. Acknowledgments --
4.6. References --
pt. II. Tools to Support Decision-Making --
5. GIS and Environmental Decision-Making: From Sites to Strategies and Back Again / R. MacFarlane and H. Dunsford --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Background: key themes --
5.3. Case studies --
5.4. Discussion --
5.5. Conclusion: from local to strategic and back again --
5.6. References --
6. Creating a Digital Representation of the Water Table in a Sandstone Aquifer / P. Posen, A. Lovett, K. Hiscock, B. Reid, S. Evers and R. Ward --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Background --
6.3. Methods --
6.4. Results --
6.5. Discussion of results --
6.6. Conclusions --
6.7. Acknowledgments --
6.8. References --
7. GIS and Predictive Modelling: A Comparison of Methods for Forest Management and Decision-Making / A. Felicisimo and A. Gomez-Munoz --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. Objectives --
7.3. Study area --
7.4. Data --
7.5. Methods --
7.6. Results --
7.7. Concluding discussion --
7.8. Acknowledgments --
7.9. References --
8. A Comparison of Two Techniques for Local Land-Use Change Simulation in the Swiss Mountain Area / A. Walz, P. Bebi and R. Purves --
8.1. Introduction --
8.2. Study area and data --
8.3. Methodology --
8.4. Results --
8.5. Discussion --
8.6. Conclusions --
8.7. Acknowledgments --
8.8. References --
9. 'Riding an Elephant to Catch a Grasshopper': Applying and Evaluating Techniques for Stakeholder Participation in Land-Use Planning within the Kae Watershed, Northern Thailand / F. Shutidamrong and A. Lovett --
9.1. Introduction --
9.2. The case study --
9.3. Research methodology --
9.4. Comparing and refining land-use scenarios --
9.5. Conclusions --
9.6. Acknowledgments --
9.7. References --
10. Grid-Enabled GIS: Opportunities and Challenges / C. Jarvis --
10.1. Introduction --
10.2. Progress and challenges --
10.3. Conclusions --
10.4. References --
pt. III. Participation in Decision-Making --
11. Developments in Public Participation and Collaborative Environmental Decision-Making / I. Bishop --
11.1. Introduction --
11.2. Separate development: GIS and visualization --
11.3. Converging technologies: GIS-driven visualization --
11.4. Integrated technologies: collaborative worlds --
11.5. Conclusions --
11.6. Acknowledgments --
11.7. References --
12. Using Virtual Reality to Simulate Coastal Erosion: A Participative Decision Tool? / I. Brown, S. Jude, S. Koukoulas, R. Nicholls, M. Dickson and M. Walkden --
12.1. Introduction --
12.2. Simulation and visualization concepts --
12.3. Simulation modelling of coastal erosion --
12.4. Interface with GIS --
12.5. VR visualization --
12.6. Discussion --
12.7. Conclusions --
12.8. Acknowledgments --
12.9. References --
13. Multiple Windows on Accessibility: An Evaluation of Campus Buildings by Mobility-Impaired and Able-Bodied Participants Using PPGIS / C. Castle and C. Jarvis --
13.1. Introduction --
13.2. Methodology --
13.3. Results --
13.4. Discussion --
13.5. Conclusions --
13.6. References --
14. Visualization Techniques to Support Planning of Renewable Energy Developments / D. Miller, J. Morrice, A. Coleby and P. Messager --
14.1. Introduction --
14.2. Methods --
14.3. Results --
14.4. Discussion --
14.5. Conclusions --
14.6. Acknowledgments --
14.7. References --
15. The Social Implications of Developing a Web-GIS: Observations from Studies in Rural Bavaria, Germany / S. Herrmann and S. Neumeier --
15.1. Introduction --
15.2. Development of the 'Web-GIS Tourismus TUM' --
15.3. Methods and theoretical framework --
15.4. Observations and interpretation --
15.5. Conclusions --
15.6. Acknowledgments --
15.7. References.
Series Title: Innovations in GIS.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Lovett, Katy Appleton.
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