The significance of modeling in managing the environment is well recognized from scientific and engineering perspectives as well as in the political arena. Environmental concerns and issues of sustainability have permeated both public and private sectors, particularly the need to predict, assess and mitigate against adverse impacts that arise from continuing development and use of resources.
Students need to be made aware of these issues. Practitioners should enrich their knowledge and skills in these areas. This book focuses on the modeling, rather than on data collection or visualization.
Table of Contents
2. From GIS to Geocomputation
3. The Rise of Geo-Information Science and Engineering.
4. Approaches to Modeling
5. The Role and Nature of Environmental Models.
6. Case Studies of GIS, Environmental Modeling and Engineering
7. Issues of Coupling the Technologies
8. Data and Information Quality Issues
9. Modeling Issues
10. Decision-Making Under Uncertainty.
Professor Allan Brimicombe is Head of the Centre for Geo-Information Studies at the University of East London. Prior to this he was the founding Head of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University which in turn was preceded by a successful international career in consulting engineering.