© 1999

Geographical Information and Planning

European Perspectives

  • John Stillwell
  • Stan Geertman
  • Stan Openshaw
  • Availability and use of computerized geographical information in a variety of planning contexts

  • Application of GIS and spatial modelling methods, still a relatively new technology with exciting potential

  • Wide diversity of the contents of the book and inclusion of a section focusing on the use of GIS in the Internet


Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Stillwell, Stan Geertman, Stan Openshaw
      Pages 3-22
  3. Urban Planning and Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Ian Masser, Henk Ottens
      Pages 25-42
    3. Michael Batty, Martin Dodge, Bin Jiang, Andy Smith
      Pages 43-65
  4. Physical and Land Use Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Guy Engelen, Stan Geertman, Petra Smits, Coen Wessels
      Pages 87-111
    3. Henk J. Scholten, Rob van de Velde, Piet Rietveld, Maarten Hilferink
      Pages 112-134
    4. Ilya Zaslavsky, Naum Naimark
      Pages 154-169
    5. Michel Bernard, Philippe Miellet
      Pages 170-178
  5. Environmental Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Christophe Claramunt, Christine Parent, Stefano Spaccapietra, Marius Thériault
      Pages 181-202
    3. David Kidner, Andrew Sparkes, Mark Dorey
      Pages 203-223
    4. Adrian McDonald, Jim Foster, Andy Smith, Harriet Candy
      Pages 224-241
    5. Jean-Paul Donnay
      Pages 242-260
  6. Socio-economic Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. John Stillwell, Colin Winnett
      Pages 263-282

About this book


The 1990s have seen some remarkable changes in geographical information (GI) provision and computer technology that have impacted on many of the activities that constitute planning in all its different forms. However, relatively few texts in the field of geographical information systems (GIS) and planning have been published since Henk Scholten and John Stillwell edited Geographical Information Systems for Urban and Regional Planning in 1990. This volume seeks to redress the balance by showing how GI of various types is being used in urban, physical, environmental, socio-economic and business planning contexts at local, regional and national scales with the assistance of GIS and modelling methods, and how the uses of GI and GI technologies have evolved over the last decade. During this period, a number of meetings took place in Europe in different locations organised initially by European Geographical Information Systems (EGIS, 1990- 94) and more recently by the Joint European Conference and Exhibition (JEC) on Geographical Information (1995-97). These meetings brought together members of the GI community from across the world to discuss GI research and GIS applications. One of the Special Interest Groups associated with the JEC gatherings was that on 'Geographical Information and Planning' and several of the contributions in this book have their origins in papers presented to the group's meetings.


Cadastre GIS Geographical information Geoinformationssysteme Import Urban and Regional Planning environmental planning geographical data geographical information systems (GIS) geographical modelling methods physical planning remote sensing socio-econonmic planning

Editors and affiliations

  • John Stillwell
    • 1
  • Stan Geertman
    • 2
  • Stan Openshaw
    • 1
  1. 1.School of GoegraphyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Geographical Sciences/NexpRIUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Geographical Information and Planning
  • Book Subtitle European Perspectives
  • Editors John Stillwell
    Stan Geertman
    Stan Openshaw
  • Series Title Advances in Spatial Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-65902-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08517-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-03954-0
  • Series ISSN 1430-9602
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 454
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geography, general
    Regional/Spatial Science
    Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
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