The Integration of Information in Geographical Information Systems
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.
KeywordsGeographical Information System Geographical Information System Data Integration Information Integration Spatial Query
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