The application of advanced information technology in assessing environmental impacts

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Although many advanced information technologies are potentially of value to environmental impact assessment, this chapter focuses on those generally included under the term geographic information technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and the global positioning system (GPS). The chapter begins with a brief description of each of these, and a more detailed review of the state of development of GIS, its current capabilities, and impediments to greater use. Problems having to do with the integration of the geographic information technologies, and the raster and vector approaches to GIS, are discussed in the context of non-point-source pollution in the vadose zone, and attention is drawn to current research on advanced geographic data models, which may hold the key to further progress in integration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplications of GIS to the Modeling of Non-Point Source Pollutants in the Vadose Zone
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780891189435
ISBN (Print)9780891188247
StatePublished - Oct 26 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Advanced information technology
  • Environmental impact
  • Geographic data modeling
  • Geographic information system data model
  • Georelational model
  • Global positioning system
  • Remote sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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