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By John Stillwell, Stan Geertman, Stan Openshaw

The Nineteen Nineties have noticeable a few awesome alterations in geographical details (GI) provision and machine expertise that experience impacted on a few of the actions that represent making plans in all its diverse kinds. notwithstanding, particularly few texts within the box of geographical info structures (GIS) and making plans were released considering the fact that Henk Scholten and John Stillwell edited Geographical info platforms for city and local making plans in 1990. This quantity seeks to redress the stability by means of exhibiting how GI of varied varieties is getting used in city, actual, environmental, socio-economic and enterprise making plans contexts at neighborhood, nearby and nationwide scales with the help of GIS and modelling equipment, and the way the makes use of of GI and GI applied sciences have developed over the past decade. in this interval, a few conferences happened in Europe in several destinations organised first and foremost through ecu Geographical info structures (EGIS, 1990- ninety four) and extra lately via the Joint eu convention and Exhibition (JEC) on Geographical details (1995-97). those conferences introduced jointly contributors of the GI group from internationally to debate GI study and GIS functions. one of many specified curiosity teams linked to the JEC gatherings was once that on 'Geographical info and making plans' and several other of the contributions during this booklet have their origins in papers provided to the group's meetings.

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This includes an ex-post evaluation of operative spatial policies. Next, current issues and problems have to be assembled and assessed both in the area and the poliey domain, a mainly descriptive and diagnostic exercise. Finally, possible future developments have to be explored and designed. This prospective information has to be evaluated and the decision making process about desirable directions of development has to be documented. Espeeially policy, structure and local plans of a strategie character require this full temporal information range.

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These programs aim at integrating systems and adapting organisation structures to make business processes more effieient and effeetive. Data warehousing, client-server and intranet technologies are often used for the newly developed information infrastructures. Further, more versatile database management systems and 'enterprise resouree planning' software form the software eore ofthe new information systems. These approaches are now weIl accepted in vertical markets (industrial produetion, logistic chains), and are also being gradually introdueed for administrative and serviceoriented business processes.

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