Collaborative Geographic Information Systems, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591408474
  • ISBN-13: 9781591408475
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 364 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Many advances in the integration of group spatial modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), and the Internet have occurred in recent years, however there is a lack of materials to highlight the transdisciplinary characteristics and impacts of this convergence while providing a uniform and consistent treatment of this expanding field of research. Collaborative Geographic Information Systems identifies unifying concepts in the field and presents them in a single volume, providing a comprehensive treatment of collaborative GIS focusing on system design, group spatial planning and mapping, Internet and wireless applications, and more. This book also details the theories, processes, and tools for designing and implementing collaborative GIS, and explores collaborative GIS methodologies currently being used or developed.

Collaborative Geographic Information Systems is of immense value to academic researchers, planners and policy makers, graduate students, and individuals working in GIS, geography, environmental science, urban planning, computer-supported cooperative work and information technology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Geographic Information Systems, Science and Engineering Series.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Collaborative Geographic Information Systems: Origins, Boundaries, and Structures.
3: System Design, Group Spatial Planning, and Mapping.
4: Usability Dimensions in Collaborative GIS.
5: Beyond the Public Meeting: Building a Field-Based Participatory GIS for Land Use Planning in Monongalia County, West Virginia.
6: Participatory GIS and Community Planning: Restructuring Technologies, Social Processes, and Future Research in PPGIS.
7: Argumentation Mapping in Collaborative Spatial Decision Making.
8: Collaborative Mapping and GIS: An Alternative Geographic Information Framework.
9: Modeling, Decision Support, and Visualization.
10: Extending Objects to Model Agents: A Collaborative Group Design Framework Using the Agent UML Extension.
11: Simulation Modelling within Collaborative Spatial Decision Support Systems Using "Cause-Effect" Models and Software Agents.
12: An Experimental Study Using SDS Tools for a Participatory Approach to Local Land Use Planning.
13: Multicriteria Decision Analysis for Collaborative GIS.
14: A Collaborative Virtual Geographic Environment: Design and Development.
15: Internet and Wireless Applications.
16: Design Considerations for an Internet Portal to Support Public Participation in Transportation Improvement Decision Making.
17: Internet-Based Spatial Decision Support Using Open Source Tools.
18: Web GIS and Knowledge Management Systems: An Integrated Design for Collaborative Community Planning.
19: Web-Based Collaborative Spatial Decision Support Systems: A Technological Perspective.
20: Bridging the Gap: Connecting Internet-Based Spatial Decision Support Systems to the Field-Based Personnel with Real Time Wireless Mobile GIS Applications.
21: Conclusion.
22: Collaborative Geographic Information Systems and Science: A Transdisciplinary Evolution.
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