DUNEBASE—Information Management Systemby David M. Chapman, Univ of Sydney, Sydney, Australia,
Abstract: DUNEBASE - an information management system designed to facilitate access to, and use of, large text information banks and data bases on geomorphology, human use, and vegetation of the coastal dune environment is described. The system was designed with the non professional, non-computer-literate user in mind, and is accessed using a mouse and 'point-and-shoot' selection on ordinary microcomputers. Built using Knowledge Pro hypermedia and expert system technologies, DUNEBASE uses the Windows environment for information delivery and graphics presentation. Comprehensive knowledge bases on the coastal dune environment were developed in the New South Wales Coastal Dune Management project led by the author. DUNEBASE was born from a desire to make readily accessible, in a user-friendly form, to people at a wide variety of levels, information on the NSW coastal dune environment.
Subject Headings: Systems management | Information management | Dunes | Coastal management | Computer software | Information systems | Expert systems | Databases | United Kingdom | Wales | Europe
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