Economists, geographers and surveyors are beginning to recognise the powerful tool which a Geographical Information System (GIS) offers in effective property management. It provides a means of managing land and property information digitally and in a geographical context, and allows for rapid access to information and a means of analyzing that information in a geographical context.
GIS in Land and Property Management shows how to use GIS, both in principle and in practice. It introduces digital mapping and GIS, along with a brief history of the development of GIS and LIS, all with an emphasis on property. In presenting the spectrum of GIS applications in property management it gives a number of case studies from a variety of market sectors, and it analyzes the issues to provide guidance and a number of recommendations for the implementation of GIS. At the same time common themes and issues are drawn out to present a coherent message for students and practitioners.
The book is useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students on land management, built environment, economics and geography courses, and for property professionals, in both public and private sectors, looking to GIS as a property management decision aid.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Geographical Information Systems. 1 Setting the Scene. 2 Maps and Mapping. 3 Mapping and Analysis using GIS. Section 2 GIS Applications in Land and Property Management. 4 Mapping, Land Information Systems and Conveyancing. 5 Property Management. 6 Planning and Development. 7. Retail, Commercial and Financial Market Research. Section 3 GIS issues in Land and Property Management. 9 Information Management. 10 System and Organisation Management. 11 Future Prospects.
'The authors have done an excellent job in bringing together material from such diverse sources and, having taught 'GIS and Planning' modules on different undergraduate and postgraduate schemes in the past and, having put together relatively large reference lists to mixed reviews, I will certainly be recommending this text as a first stop for those students interested in the use of GIS in land and property management.' - International Planning Studies
'Written by two authors who have considerable research and practical experience in this area ... the book is not simply an introductory guide to GIS but has a broader focus and is primarily aimed at the nonspecialist. ... Will be useful for students on built environment courses, and for property and land professionals looking to GIS as a management decision and information analysis tool.' - Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design