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.
Collaborative geographic information systems : origins, boundaries and structures / Shivanand Balram, Suzana Dragicevic -- Usability dimensions in collaborative GIS / Mordechai (Muki) Haklay -- Beyond the public meeting : building a field-based participatory geographic information system for land use planning in Monongalia County, West Virginia / Timothy L. Hawthorne ... [et al.] -- Participatory GIS and community planning : restructuring technologies, social processes, and future research in PPGIS / Sarah Elwood -- Argumentation mapping in collaborative spatial decision making / Claus Rinner -- Collaborative mapping and GIS : an alternative geographic information framework / Edward Mac Gillavry -- Extending objects to model agents : a collaborative group design framework using the agent UML extension Shivanand Balram, Suzana Dragicevic -- Simulation modeling within collaborative spatial decision support systems using 'cause-effect' models and software agents / Raja Sengupta -- An experimental study of using spatial decision support tools for a participatory approach to local land use planning / Piotr Jankowski, Milosz Stasik -- Multicriteria decision analysis for collaborative GIS / Jacek Malczewski -- A collaborative virtual geographic environment : design and development / Jianhua Gong, Hui Lin -- Design considerations for an internet portal to support public participation in transportation improvement decision making / Timothy Nyerges, Kevin S. Ramsey, Matthew W. Wilson -- Internet-based spatial decision support using open source tools / G. Brent Hall, Michael G. Leahy -- Web GIS and knowledge management systems : an integrated design for collaborative community planning / Brad Mason, Suzana Dragicevic -- Web-based collaborative spatial decision support systems : a technological perspective / Songnian Li -- Bridging the gap : connecting internet-based spatial decision support systems to the field-based personnel with real time wireless mobile GIS applications / Ming-Hsiang Tsou -- Collaborative geographic information systems and science : a transdisciplinary evolution / Suzana Dragicevic, Shivanand Balram.
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 31st March 2006