National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Spatial Decision Support Systems—NCGIA Research Initiative 6, Closing Report
- Author(s): Densham, Paul J.
- Goodchild, Michael F.
- et al.
NCGIA's Research Initiative 6 is concerned with the integration of geographic information systems and geographic information analysis to support problem-solving and decision-making. This Initiative was active from March 1990 until April 1993. This report describes the Center's research activities relating to the design and implementation of prototype systems that link geographic information systems and geographic information analysis. These included applications in retailing, marketing, socioeconomic modeling, and environmental modeling. The breadth of application areas is consistent with the pressing needs of environmental scientists and society in general to apply new spatial technologies to fundamental problems.