Regional and Urban GIS: A Decision Support Approach
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Regional and Urban GIS: A Decision Support Approach

by Timothy L. Nyerges, Piotr Jankowski
     
 

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ISBN-10: 160623336X

ISBN-13: 9781606233368

Pub. Date: 10/30/2009

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This unique text shows students and professionals how geographic information systems (GIS) can guide decision making about complex community and environmental problems. The authors' step-by-step introduction to GIS-based decision analysis methods and techniques covers important urban and regional issues (land, transportation, and water resource management) and

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This unique text shows students and professionals how geographic information systems (GIS) can guide decision making about complex community and environmental problems. The authors' step-by-step introduction to GIS-based decision analysis methods and techniques covers important urban and regional issues (land, transportation, and water resource management) and decision processes (planning, improvement programming, and implementation). Real-world case studies demonstrate how GIS-based decision support works in a variety of contexts, with a special focus on community and regional sustainability management. Ideal for course use, the book reinforces key concepts with end-of-chapter review questions; illustrations include 18 color plates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606233368
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. Situating GIS-Based Decision Support

1. Introduction: Need for Geographic Information Systems in Decision Support

2. GIS in Decision Support Situations

3. GIS-Based Decision Support Methods and Workflow

4. GIS-Based Decision Situation Assessment

II. Fundamentals of GIS Data and Analysis for Decision Support

5. Making Choices about Geospatial Database Development

6. Fundamentals of GIS-Based Data Analysis for Decision Support

7. Making Choices about GIS-Based Multicriteria Evaluation

III. Planning, Programming, and Implementation Decision Cases

8. GIS Data Analysis for Planning Decision Support

9. A Case Study in Water Resource Planning Decision Support

10. GIS Data Analysis for Improvement Programming Decision Support

11. GIS Data Analysis for Improvement Project Implementation Decision Support

IV. Using GIS for Integrated Decision Support

12. GIS-Based Integrated Analysis across Functional Themes

13. Linking Analyses across Decision Situation Processes

V. Concluding Perspective

14. Perspectives on GIS and Sustainability Management

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