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Intelligent Assistants for Filling Critical Gaps in GIS:  A Research Program (92-4)

  • Author(s): Lanter, David
  • et al.

This research report, Intelligent Assistants for Filling Critical Gaps In GIS, was sponsored by Southern California Edison Company (SCE), Geographic Designs Inc., and the NCGIA to identify a research program that provides: an analysis of critical gaps in current geographic information systems (GIS) that impede their use for spatial decision support; a research agenda adapting expert system and other related technologies to fill these gaps; and a discussion of emerging technologies for supporting spatial decision makers. The research agenda presented here focuses on applying artificial intelligence techniques of expert and related systems to create Intelligent Assistant systems to support the GIS user with capabilities for coping with the critical ’gaps.

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