Coastal ecosystem decision‐support GIS: Functions and methodology

Marine Geodesy
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To solve coastal resource and environmental issues and handle complex spatial data and information effectively and efficiently, a coastal ecosystem decision‐support geographic information system (GIS) is being developed at the Southern Science Center of the U.S. National Biological Service. With three subsystems, natural resource management, environmental impact assessment, and data and information handling, respectively, the multifunctional system is designed to provide decision makers with tools to integrate and organize various environmental data and information for analytical modeling, spatial query, and graphic visualization. The multiple integration approach was employed in this system's development based on a commercial GIS, which includes subsystems integration, environmental data integration, decision‐support functions integration, and analytical model integration.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Coastal ecosystem decision‐support GIS: Functions and methodology
Series title Marine Geodesy
DOI 10.1080/15210609509379758
Volume 18
Issue 3
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 13 p.
First page 229
Last page 241