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Online urban information systems

Yigitcanlar, Tan & Saygin, Omur (2008) Online urban information systems. In Adam, Frederic & Humphreys, Patrick (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies. IGI Global, Hershey, Pa, 699-708 .

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Abstract

Countless factors affect the inner workings of a city, so in an attempt to gain an understanding of place and making sound decisions, planners need to utilize decision support systems (DSS) or planning support systems (PSS). PSS were originally developed as DSS in academia for experimental purposes, but like many other technologies, they became one of the most innovative technologies in parallel to rapid developments in software engineering as well as developments and advances in networks and hardware. Particularly, in the last decade, the awareness of PSS have been dramatically heightened with the increasing demand for a better, more reliable and furthermore a transparent decision-making process (Klosterman, Siebert, Hoque, Kim, & Parveen, 2003). Urban planning as an act has quite different perspective from the PSS point of view. The unique nature of planning requires that spatial dimension must be considered within the context of PSS. Additionally, the rapid changes in socio-economic structure cannot be easily monitored or controlled without an effective PSS.

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ID Code: 41783
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: ArcXML, Decision Support Systems, Geographical Information System, HTML, Interactive Internet Map Server, Planning Support Systems, Strategic Choice Approach, Urban Information Systems, Web-Based Public Participatory GIS, WebGIS
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-843-7.ch078
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 08:01
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:16

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