Multipurpose Land Information Systems: A Canadian Perspective

by John McLaughlin, Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Surveying Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada,
Salem Masry, Prof.; Dept. of Surveying Engrg., Univ. of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 1-9

Document Type: Journal Paper


The growing involvement of the state in the land management process has been accompanied by the increasing presence and influence of professional managers and formal planning processes. It has also lead to demands for more formal and systematic information facilities. One result has been the gradual evolution of computerized, multifunctional land information systems and concomitant information tehnologies. The evolving demand for new information products and services from a systems perspective and from an information technology perspective is examined. The impact of this demand on the surveying profession in Canada is assessed.

Subject Headings: Information systems | Land use | Managers | Land surveys | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Canada

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