Environmental decisions with spatial process modelling
This paper first describes the difficulties inherent in supporting a class of environmental problems, those involved in Regional Environmental Decision Making. A set of conceptual criteria are presented along with discussion on how the criteria might be approached. It is shown that a major obstacle is the need for a system that integrates components of Geographic Information Systems with process modelling functions. A new approach, Spatial Process Modelling is proposed. More detailed design criteria for this system are developed which are then used to develop a prototype system. The system is described and benefits and limitations discussed.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 96/25e
Research Type: Discussion Paper
Part of the GeoComputation '96 Special Issue 96/25; follow the "related link" to download the entire collection as a single document.