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GIS for Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Edited by Michele Campagna

CRC Press

560 pages | 150 B/W Illus.

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GIS for Sustainable Development examines how GIS applications can improve collaboration in decision making among those involved in promoting sustainable development. This volume reviews leading GIScience, providing an overview of research topics and applications that enable GIS newcomers and professionals to apply GIScience methods to sustainable spatial planning.

Divided into three parts, the book begins with an introduction to the issues of sustainability, focusing on concepts concerning GIS adoption and use within public organizations that are planning development. Part II focuses on GIScience methods, which can be used to support sustainable development and solve environmental problems. Part III presents research projects and best practices relating to different areas of application within the field.

This text provides the latest research findings, delivers complete references to related publications, and supplies you with a complete reference framework for each topic.  


“[This book] aims at driving the GIS community towards a deeper awareness of sustainable development issues in setting research programs and in application design, while on the other hand offering a wide spectrum of tools professionals and practitioners may draw off after they understand how GIS can assist them in spatial planning, management, and decision-making to achieve sustainable development objectives.”

Giancarlo Deplano, Università degli Studi di Cagliari

“…this book represents the state of the art in the field as it exists today.  This is clearly the most up-to-date and definitive book on the subject.”

  Books-On-Line, 2005

Table of Contents

GIS for Sustainable Development

Michele Campagna

General issues for GI use in planning

            sustainable development

The Rise of Cyber Planning: Some Theoretical


Andrea De Montis

Theories of Digital Participation

Robin S. Smith

Metadata and data distribution

Benedicte Bucher

GI Based Applications on public authorities web sites

            and their non-professional users

Mette Arleth

Geographic Information as an Economic Good

Alenka Krek

GIS research perspectives for

            sustainable development planning

Advanced Remote Sensing techniques for ecosystem

            data collection

Alexandr Napryushkin and Eugenia Vertinskaya

Spatio-temporal data modeling for "4D" Databases

Alexandr Zipf

Spatial Multimedia for Environmental Planning and


Alexandra Fonseca and Cristina Gouveia

Computer support for discussions in spatial planning

Claus Rinner

Integration of GIS and Simulation Models

Andrea Giacomelli

Microsimulation and GIS for spatial decision-making

Dimitris Ballas

Using Geodemographics and GIS for Sustainable


Linda See and Phil Gibson

Multivariate Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology: An

Integrated Approach to Human Health and the Environment

Stefania Bertazzon and Marina Gavrilova

Zone Design in Public Health Policy.

Konstantinos Daras and Seraphim Alvanides

Tools in the spatial analysis of offences: evidence from

            Scandinavian cities

Vania Ceccato

Geospatial Technologies, Vulnerability Assessment,

            and Sustainable Hazards Mitigation in Cities

Tarek Rashed

Learning from practice: GIS as a tool in

            planning sustainable development


Urban Multi-Level Geographical Information Satellite


Sebastien Gadal

Urban scenario modelling and forecast for sustainable

            urban and regional planning

Jose I. Barredo, Carlo Lavalle, and Marjo Kasanko


The Development of the Cross Border Region of

Hungary and Austria Analyzed with Historical Cadastral and Land Register Data

Susanne Steiner

Computer aided reflexivity and data management in


Anthony Beck and Assaad Seif


A Geographical Approach to Community Safety: A UK


Jonathan Corcoran and Bernie Bowen Thomson

GIS Application to Support Water Infrastructures

Facilities Localization in Particularly Valuable Environmental Areas: The Eolian Islands Case Study

Giuseppe Cremona and Luisella Ciancarella

Influence of data quality on solar radiation modelling

Tomaz Podobnikar, Kristof Ostir, and Klemen ZaksekToma Podobnikar, Krištof Oštir, and Klemen Zakšek


GIS support for empowering marginalized

            communities: the Cherokee Nation case study

Laura Harjo

GIS and participatory diagnosis in urban planning: a

            case study in Geneva

Aurore Nembrini, Sandrine Billeau, Gilles Desthieux and Florent Joerin

Visualizing alternative urban futures: using spatial

multimedia to enhance Community Participation and policymaking

Laxmi Ramasubramanian and Aimée C. Quinn


SITAD: building a local Spatial Data Infrastructure in


Piergiorgio Cipriano

Local GIS: Implementing the Urban Spatial Enabled

            Information System

Walter Oostdam

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems