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GIS and Environmental Modelling: Progress and Research Issues

Edited By: Michael F Goodchild, Louis T Steyaert and Bradley O Parks

486 pages, Col plates, illus, figs, tabs, maps

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Sep 1996 | #59878 | ISBN: 0470236779
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With GIS technology offering ever-increasing modelling capabilities its use in environmental sciences is expanding rapidly. This book presents a progress report on the current state of development and the issues related to the integration of these two software systems.


Partial table of contents:; ENVIRONMENTAL DATABASES AND MAPPING.; Information Technology for Public Policy (R. Miller).; The Spatial Data Infrastructure of Environmental Modeling (M. Goodchild).; Sampling Strategies for Machine Learning Using GIS (B. Lees).; The Sequoia 2000 Project (J. Frew).; ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING LINKED TO GIS.; Conditional Simulation of Percolate Flux Below a Root Zone (A. Rogowski).; BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL MODELS WITH GIS.; Environmental Modeling within GIS (D. Maidment).; Managing Spatial Continuity for Integrating Environmental Models with GIS (K. Kemp).; The Integration of Empirical Modeling, Dynamic Process Modeling, Visualization, and GIS for Bushfire Decision Support in Australia (S. Kessell).; Scientific Visualization for Environmental Modeling: Interactive and Proactive Graphics (B. Buttenfield).; Epilog.

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The Editors Michael Goodchild is Professor of Geography and Director of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California USA. Louis Steyaert is a Remote Sensing Scientist at the Science Applications Branch, EROS Data Center of the US Geological Survey. Bradley O Parks is an Environmental Scientist with the University of Colorado, Boulder, Cooperative Institute for Research and Environmental Sciences, USA. Carol O Johnston is a Senior Research Associate at the Natural Resources Research Institute of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, USA. David R Maidment is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Michael P Crane is Director of the Central Region Geographic Information Systems Laboratory of the US Geological Survey. Sandi Glendinning is a Visitor and Program Coordinator for the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA.

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