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Over the past twenty years research on the evolving relationship between GIS and Society has been expanding into a wide variety of topical areas, becoming in the process an increasingly challenging and multifaced endeavor. The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society is a retrospective and prospective overview of GIS and Society research that provides an expansive and critical assessment of work in that field. Emphasizing the theoretical, methodological and substantive diversity within GIS and Society research, the book highlights the distinctiveness and intellectual coherence of the subject as a field of study, while also examining its resonances with and between key themes, and among disciplines ranging from geography and computer science to sociology, anthropology, and the health and environmental sciences. Comprising 27 chapters, often with an international focus, the book is organized into six sections: Foundations of Geographic Information and Society; Geographic Information and Modern Life; Alternative Representations of Geographic Information and Society; Organizations and Institutions; Participation and Community Issues; Value, Fairness, and Privacy

A GIS-based Computer-supported Collaborative Work Flow System in Urban Planning
A gis-based computer-supported collaborative work flow system in urban planning

GIS can be used in different stages and functions of urban planning. General administration, development control and plan making are the three major applications of GIS in urban planning (Yeh, 1999). Most applications of GIS in urban planning are to support plan making in land-use planning. GIS is commonly used to assess whether the land is suitable for the proposed development and whether there are any effects on the natural, social, traffic and visual environment of the neighbourhood. Land suitability analysis through GIS overlay analysis is the most common use of GIS in assessing whether land is suitable for the proposed development. Buffer analysis is often ...

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