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Abstract

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide effective instruments for describing the natural environment. GIS systems collect spatial data in different ways (vectors, raster or others) and can be used for complex comparisons between different sets of geographical data and for complicated requirements for spatial data. By the use of temporal data obtained from satellites, GIS systems provide excellent input for decision-making in the management of both natural and artificial environments. This combination of GIS and data recorded by remote systems is widely used in scientific studies carried out by the JRC. GIS also play an important part in administrative policy-making at European level and in regional development.

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Authors: WILKINSON G, JRC Ispra (IT);GOFFREDO S, JRC Ispra (IT);KANELLOPOULOS I, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Geographic Information Systems - Un indispensabile strumento di supporto alle decisioni, Napoli (IT), February 26, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 37494 ORA
Record Number: 199310718 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: it
Available languages: it