© 2007

Digital Terrain Modelling

Development and Applications in a Policy Support Environment

  • Robert Joseph Peckham
  • Gyozo Jordan


  • First book on the development and application of digital terrain modelling for regional planning and policy support


Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Jaroslav Hofierka, Tomáš Cebecauer, Marcel Šúri
    Pages 67-82
  3. Borut Vrščaj, Joël Daroussin, Luca Montanarella
    Pages 99-120
  4. Jürgen Vogt, Pierre Soille, Roberto Colombo, Maria Luisa Paracchini, Alfred de Jager
    Pages 121-144
  5. Ad De Roo, Jose Barredo, Carlo Lavalle, Katalin Bodis, Rado Bonk
    Pages 183-202
  6. Endre Dobos, Joël Daroussin, Luca Montanarella
    Pages 227-258
  7. Marcel Šúri, Thomas Huld, Ewan D. Dunlop, Jaroslav Hofierka
    Pages 259-273
  8. Endre Dobos, Joël Daroussin
    Pages 283-295
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 297-313

About this book


This book presents a set of papers on Digital Terrain Modelling for Policy Support which aims to be informative and stimulating for both developers and users of digital terrain models. It should also be useful for professi- als who are interested in the wider aspects of the applications of terrain models in support for policies and decision making. There is an increasing demand for regional and continental scale data for use in environmental modelling and spatial analysis to support envir- mental policy development and implementation. Important environmental processes act at regional and continental scales, for example climatic change inducing floods and soil erosion, and management of these pr- esses for the sustainable development of society requires policies to be - plied at the corresponding scales. One of the most important factors inf- encing these environmental processes which act on the earth’s surface is the surface topography, hence the need for extensive, harmonised digital terrain models.


Digital Terrain Modelling Environmental Research GIS Geoinformationssysteme Policy Support Regional Planning database optimization spatial information

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Joseph Peckham
    • 1
  • Gyozo Jordan
    • 2
  1. 1.InvernessUK
  2. 2.Geological Institute of Hungary (MAFI)BudapestHungary

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