Integrating Spatial Data and Decision Models in an E-Planning Tool

  • Pedro Antunes
  • Claudio Sapateiro
  • Gustavo Zurita
  • Nelson Baloian
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6257)


We review several decision models to derive six fundamental requirements to collaborative spatial decision-making: perceiving changes in spatial data; retaining interpretation mindsets; externalizing actions and expectancies in spatial data; organizing divergent and convergent working modes; supporting the recognition of situation-action elements; and managing task/pattern structures. A review of the current state of the art shows limited support to some of these requirements, in particular task/pattern and divergent/convergent support. An e-planning prototype was developed to demonstrate the impact of these requirements in collaborative spatial decision-making. Results from a preliminary experiment indicate the prototype enables people to contribute, explain, exteriorize and share their ideas in relation with spatial references.


Geocollaboration Decision Models e-Planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Antunes
    • 1
  • Claudio Sapateiro
    • 1
  • Gustavo Zurita
    • 2
  • Nelson Baloian
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of SciencesUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Economy and Business SchoolUniversidad de ChileSantiago de ChileChile
  3. 3.Engineering SchoolUniversidad de ChileSantiago de ChileChile

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