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This paper discusses the growing requirement for spatial decision support systems (DSS) in urban and regional management. These systems need to manipulate and analyse a wide range of spatially referenced information; geographical information systems (GIS) are used for this purpose. The need for links with multi-criteria decision aid is discussed and examples of applications to real management problems including waste management, urban atmospheric pollution and site management are used to show how spatial information can now be manipulated to aid decisions. The advantages and disadvantages of several different approaches to the design and implementation of decision support systems are discussed.

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Authors: PECKHAM R J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 2nd Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems, Vaals (NL), August 15-19, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38099 ORA
Record Number: 199410238 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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