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Online environmental information systems

Yigitcanlar, Tan, Hoon Han, Jung , & Lee, Sang Ho (2008) Online environmental information systems. In Adam, Frederic & Humphreys, Patrick (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies. IGI Global, Hershey Pa, pp. 691-698.

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Abstract

In today’s information society, electronic tools, such as computer networks for the rapid transfer of data and composite databases for information storage and management, are critical in ensuring effective environmental management. In particular environmental policies and programs for federal, state, and local governments need a large volume of up-to-date information on the quality of water, air, and soil in order to conserve and protect natural resources and to carry out meteorology. In line with this, the utilization of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is crucial to preserve and improve the quality of life. In handling tasks in the field of environmental protection a range of environmental and technical information is often required for a complex and mutual decision making in a multidisciplinary team environment. In this regard e-government provides a foundation of the transformative ICT initiative which can lead to better environmental governance, better services, and increased public participation in environmental decision- making process.

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ID Code: 41782
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: E-Business, E-Democracy, E-Government, Environmental Informatics, Environmental Information System, Geographical Information System, Online Environmental Information System
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-843-7.ch077
ISBN: 9781599048437
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified (120599)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 IGI Global
Deposited On: 25 May 2011 07:58
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 01:30

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