GIS, DSS And Integrated Scenario Modelling Frameworks For Exploring Alternative Futures
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K.W.J. Malafant and D.P. Fordham
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS) and Integrated Scenario Modelling Frameworks provide a set of valuable tools for resource managers and policy makers, allowing them to make more informed decisions. In the past a non-integrated approach has been adopted in applying techniques such as statistical and mathematical analysis, modelling systems, GIS, DSS and visualisation for decision making. However, there is a need to integrate these techniques to convey complex model and analysis information as well as complex spatial and temporal information. Integrated scenario modelling toolkits allow the integration of techniques, using both qualitative and quantitative methods.