Urban Planning and Development Applications of GIS

by Said Easa, Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Lakehead Univ., Thunder Bay, ON, Canada,
Yupo Chan, Prof.; Dept. of Operational Sci., Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0461-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0461-5 (ISBN-10), 2000, Soft Cover, Pg. xvi, 283
22 cm
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


Sponsored by the Geographic Information Systems Subcommittee of the Urban Planning and Development Division of ASCE.

This report provides the most current findings on applications of geographic information systems (GIS) applications and also conveys practical planning and development information. It presents state-of-the-art GIS applications to help beginners and specialists better understand current and emerging developments in the field of urban planning and development. Sections on methodologies present GIS concepts and techniques, including GIS technology implementation, remote sensing, trends in spatial databases, and linear referencing systems. Sections on applications illustrate the capabilities of GIS and related technologies in urban planning and development. The applications cover a wide range of topics, including regional planning, transportation, public utilities, stormwater and waste management, cultural and resources management, environmental assessment, program evaluation and policy analysis, and education.

Important advances in GIS that are featured include: spatial decision-support systems; GIS integration with analytical models; three-dimensional analysis; the Voronoi diagram; and incorporating real-time information into GIS for public utilities and stormwater/waste management. The inclusion of case studies, illustrating the enormous capabilities of GIS, as well as appendixes listing Internet resources and GIS-related acronyms give this volume great potential to assist practicing professionals with new ideas to solve the continually challenging problems in planning and development.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Urban and regional development | Waste management | Stormwater management | Information systems | Three-dimensional analysis | Resource management


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