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About this book
About this book
GIS for Sustainable Development examines how GIS applications can improve collaboration in decision making among those involved in promoting sustainable development. This volume reviews leading GIScience, providing an overview of research topics and applications that enable GIS newcomers and professionals to apply GIScience methods to sustainable spatial planning.
Divided into three parts, the book begins with an introduction to the issues of sustainability, focusing on concepts concerning GIS adoption and use within public organizations that are planning development. Part II focuses on GIScience methods, which can be used to support sustainable development and solve environmental problems. Part III presents research projects and best practices relating to different areas of application within the field.
This text provides the latest research findings, delivers complete references to related publications, and supplies you with a complete reference framework for each topic.
GIS for Sustainable DevelopmentMichele CampagnaGENERAL ISSUES FOR GI USE IN PLANNING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTThe Rise of Cyber Planning: Some Theoretical InsightsAndrea De MontisTheories of Digital ParticipationRobin S. SmithMetadata and data distributionBenedicte BucherGI Based Applications on public authorities web sites and their non-professional usersMette ArlethGeographic Information as an Economic GoodAlenka KrekGIS RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLANNINGAdvanced Remote Sensing techniques for ecosystem data collectionAlexandr Napryushkin and Eugenia VertinskayaSpatio-temporal data modeling for "4D" DatabasesAlexandr ZipfSpatial Multimedia for Environmental Planning and ManagementAlexandra Fonseca and Cristina GouveiaComputer support for discussions in spatial planningClaus RinnerIntegration of GIS and Simulation ModelsAndrea GiacomelliMicrosimulation and GIS for spatial decision-makingDimitris BallasUsing Geodemographics and GIS for Sustainable DevelopmentLinda See and Phil GibsonMultivariate Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology: AnIntegrated Approach to Human Health and the EnvironmentStefania Bertazzon and Marina GavrilovaZone Design in Public Health Policy.Konstantinos Daras and Seraphim AlvanidesTools in the spatial analysis of offences: evidence from Scandinavian citiesVania CeccatoGeospatial Technologies, Vulnerability Assessment, and Sustainable Hazards Mitigation in CitiesTarek RashedLEARNING FROM PRACTICE: GIS AS A TOOL IN PLANNING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTURBAN DYNAMICSUrban Multi-Level Geographical Information Satellite GenerationSebastien GadalUrban scenario modelling and forecast for sustainable urban and regional planningJose I. Barredo, Carlo Lavalle, and Marjo KasankoNATURAL and CULTURAL HERITAGEThe Development of the Cross Border Region ofHungary and Austria Analyzed with Historical Cadastral and Land Register DataSusanne SteinerComputer aided reflexivity and data management in archaeologyAnthony Beck and Assaad SeifSOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENTA Geographical Approach to Community Safety: A UK PerspectiveJonathan Corcoran and Bernie Bowen ThomsonGIS Application to Support Water InfrastructuresFacilities Localization in Particularly Valuable Environmental Areas: The Eolian Islands Case StudyGiuseppe Cremona and Luisella CiancarellaInfluence of data quality on solar radiation modellingTomaz Podobnikar, Kristof Ostir, and Klemen ZaksekToma Podobnikar, KriUtof OUtir, and Klemen ZakUekPUBLIC PARTICIPATIONGIS support for empowering marginalized communities: the Cherokee Nation case studyLaura HarjoGIS and participatory diagnosis in urban planning: a case study in GenevaAurore Nembrini, Sandrine Billeau, Gilles Desthieux and Florent JoerinVisualizing alternative urban futures: using spatialmultimedia to enhance Community Participation and policyma