Spatial Decision Support Systems

1st Edition

Principles and Practices

Ramanathan Sugumaran; John Degroote
eISBN-13: 9781420062120

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Although interest in Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) continues to grow rapidly in a wide range of disciplines, students, planners, managers, and the research community have lacked a book that covers the fundamentals of SDSS along with the advanced design concepts required for building SDSS.

Filling this need, Spatial Decision Support Systems: Principles and Practices provides a comprehensive examination of the various aspects of SDSS evolution, components, architecture, and implementation. It integrates research from a variety of disciplines, including the geosciences, to supply a complete overview of SDSS technologies and their application from an interdisciplinary perspective.

This groundbreaking reference provides thorough coverage of the roots of SDSS. It explains the core principles of SDSS, how to use them in various decision making contexts, and how to design and develop them using readily available enabling technologies and commercial tools. The book consists of four major parts, each addressing different topic areas in SDSS:

Presents an introduction to SDSS and the evolution of SDSS
Covers the essential and optional components of SDSS
Focuses on the design and implementation of SDSS
Reviews SDSS applications from various domains and disciplines—investigating current challenges and future directions

The text includes numerous detailed case studies, example applications, and methods for tailoring SDSS to your work environment. It also integrates sample code segments throughout. Addressing the technical and organizational challenges that affect the success or failure of SDSS, the book concludes by considering future directions of this rapidly emerging field of study.

Sold By CRC Press
ISBNs 9781420062090, 1420062093, 9781420062120, 1420062123
Language English
Number of Pages 510
Edition 1st