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Expert Systems and Geographic Information Systems for Impact Assessment - Agustin Rodriguez-Bachiller

Expert Systems and Geographic Information Systems for Impact Assessment

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Impact Assessment is becoming part and parcel of an increasing number of development proposals in the UK and Europe. As the practice of Impact Assessment develops it becomes more standardized and good practice starts to be defined. However, the quality of Impact Assessment is still far from satisfactory. Expert Systems and GIS for Impact Assessment discusses the potential of integrating these two well known computer technologies to help with the process of Impact Assessment. The proposition behind the work is that all three areas are potentially complementary and that mutual benefits can be gained from bringing them together in the field of planning.

Following an introduction to each area, the various ways in which GIS and Expert Systems can be applied are discussed. This book is aimed at professionals working with Environmental Impact Assessment, GIS and expert-systems professionals and students in these areas.

Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgements; GIS and expert systems for impact assessment; The potential of expert systems and GIS for impact assessment; Expert systems and decision support; GIS and impact assessment; GIS and environmental management; GIS and expert systems for impact assessment; Building expert systems (with and without GIS) for impact assessment; Project screening and scoping; Hard-modelled impacts: air and noise; Soft-modelled impacts: terrestrial ecology and landscape; Socio-economic and traffic impacts; Water impacts; Reviewing environmental impact statements

ISBN: 9780203578841
ISBN-10: 0203578848
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 5th September 2003