The Integration of Information in Geographical Information Systems

  • Arthur U. C. J. van Beurden
  • Marion J. C. de Lepper
Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 24)


The integration of different types of information in a consistent manner is one of the most important issues for all disciplines attempting the same sort of operation: processing spatial information. The possibilities for data integration have grown dramatically with the emergence of geographical information systems (GIS). The key question addressed in this chapter is whether managers, planners and scientists in a wide range of applications actually need GIS and their sophisticated capabilities for successful information integration in order to achieve sensitive and intelligent decision-making.


Geographical Information System Geographical Information System Data Integration Information Integration Spatial Query 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur U. C. J. van Beurden
    • 1
  • Marion J. C. de Lepper
    • 1
  1. 1.Protection Department of Informatics Service Centre / Geographical Information SystemsNational Institute of Public Health and EnvironmentalBilthovenThe Netherlands

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