Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Modelling and Policy Evaluation

Springer Science & Business Media
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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide an enhanced environment for spatial data processing. The ability of geographic information systems to handle and analyse spatially referenced data may be seen as a major characteristic which distinguishes GIS from information systems developed to serve the needs of business data processing as well as from CAD systems or other systems whose primary objective is map production. This book, which contains contributions from a wide-ranging group of international scholars, demonstrates the progress which has been achieved so far at the interface of GIS technology and spatial analysis and planning. The various contributions bring together theoretical and conceptual, technical and applied issues. Topics covered include the design and use of GIS and spatial models, AI tools for spatial modelling in GIS, spatial statistical analysis and GIS, GIS and dynamic modelling, GIS in urban planning and policy making, information systems for policy evaluation, and spatial decision support systems.
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Springer Science & Business Media
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Published on
Dec 6, 2012
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Pages
280
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ISBN
9783642775000
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Economics / General
Business & Economics / Environmental Economics
Business & Economics / Urban & Regional
Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy
Science / Earth Sciences / Geography
Science / Physics / Geophysics
Technology & Engineering / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems
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The dissemination of digital spatial databases, coupled with the ever wider use of GISystems, is stimulating increasing interest in spatial analysis from outside the spatial sciences. The recognition of the spatial dimension in social science research sometimes yields different and more meaningful results than analysis which ignores it. The emphasis in this book is on spatial analysis from the perspective of Geo- Computation. GeoComputation is a new computational-intensive paradigm that increasingly illustrates its potential to radically change current research practice in spatial analysis. This volume contains selected essays of Manfred M. Fischer. By drawing together a number of related papers, previously scattered in space and time, the collection aims to provide important insights into novel styles to perform spatial modelling and analysis tasks. Based on the latest developments in esti- tion theory, model selection and testing this volume develops neural networks into advanced tools for non-parametric modelling and spatial interaction modelling. Spatial Analysis and GeoComputation is essentially a multi-product und- taking, in the sense that most of the contributions are multi-authored publications. All these co-authors deserve the full credit for this volume, as they have been the scientific source of the research contributions included in the present volume. This book is being published simultaneously with Innovation, Networks and Knowledge Spillovers: Selected Essays. I would also like to thank Gudrun Decker, Thomas Seyffertitz and Petra Staufer- Steinnocher for their capable assistance in co-ordinating the various stages of the preparation of the book.
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