Hermes: An Integrated Approach to Modelling Data Base Systems Design
Decisions in urban planning often determine strong effects on the social structure of urban areas and, in general, on the quality of life in such areas. Information technology may provide advanced support to strategic and tactical decision making and to assessing the impact of urban planning decisions on population and society.
The main goal of HERMES (ESPRIT Project 5405) was to define and show the capabilities of an environment for the creation and evaluation of possible scenarios of the impact of strategic and tactical planning decisions on urban areas. HERMES is an environment, based on a skeleton of a planning methodology, able to provide specific support to the activities related.to the urban planning.
In this work we give a general description of the motivations and objectives of the projects, we describe the architecture of the HERMES prototype and of the underlying GIS, and we illustrate the models integrated in the final prototype, used with real data to solve effective problems of urban planning.
KeywordsUrban Planning Compatible Constraint Tactical Planning Query Processor Temporary Table
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