Environmental Information Systems in Industry and Public Administration

Author: Rautenstrauch, Claus

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781930708839

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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Environmental Information Systems in Industry and Public Administration provides an overview of worldwide research and development of environmental information systems (ENVIS). This book is the only topical documentation of the highly innovative approach of information systems for environmental protection. Issues are covered from the global and multinational level to industrial solutions for enterprises. In particular, the book deals with protection of air, water and soil, urban and landscape developments, prevention of environmental hazards and waste management.
Service-oriented Design of Environmental Information Systems

Author: Thomas Usländer

Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing

ISBN: 9783866444997

Category: Electronic computers. Computer science

Page: 260

View: 388

Service-orientation has an increasing impact upon the design process and the architecture of environmental information systems. This thesis specifies the SERVUS design methodology for geospatial applications based upon standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium. SERVUS guides the system architect to rephrase use case requirements as a network of semantically-annotated requested resources and to iteratively match them with offered resources that mirror the capabilities of existing services.
Environmental Information Systems

Author: Oliver Günther

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662036020

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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Environmental information systems (EIS) are concerned with the management of data about the soil, the water, the air, and the species in the world around us. This first textbook on the topic gives a conceptual framework for EIS by structuring the data flow into 4 phases: data capture, storage, analysis, and metadata management. This flow corresponds to a complex aggregation process gradually transforming the incoming raw data into concise documents suitable for high-level decision support. All relevant concepts are covered, including statistical classification, data fusion, uncertainty management, knowledge based systems, GIS, spatial databases, multidimensional access methods, object-oriented databases, simulation models, and Internet-based information management. Several case studies present EIS in practice.
Environmental Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522570349

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1726

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Environmental information and systems play a major role in environmental decision making. As such, it is vital to understand the impact that they have on different aspects of sustainable environmental management, as well as to understand the opportunism they might present for further improvement. Environmental Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source containing the latest research on the use of information systems to track and organize environmental data for use in an overall environmental management system. Highlighting a range of topics such as environmental analysis, remote sensing, and geographic information science, this multi-volume book is designed for engineers, data scientists, practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in all aspects of environmental information systems.
Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems: Advancements and Trends

Author: Teuteberg, Frank

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781615209828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 522

View: 769

"This book summarizes the state of the art in the emergent field of Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems, showing researchers, managers, engineers and information technology specialists how to develop and implement effective CEMIS"--Provided by publisher.
The Added Value of Geographical Information Systems in Public and Environmental Health

Author: M.J. de Lepper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780585315607

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Health for all by the year 2000 is the blueprint for change agreed to by the Member States of the World Health Organization. In Europe, this blueprint is built on 38 regional targets, many of which have the underlying aim of uncovering new knowledge and of using existing knowledge more effectively. The targets related to a healthy environment have the ultimate goals of safeguarding human health against environmental hazards, and of enhancing the quality of life by providing clean and safe water, air, food, and working and living conditions. Allied to these goals is the need to reduce the sense of jeopardy that many people feel about what they perceive as 'the risks of everyday life'. These goals are an integral part of the European Charter on Environment and Health, adopted by 29 European Member States and the Commission of the European Communities in December 1989. The Charter stresses the shared responsibility of everyone to protect the environment, to be given adequate and accurate information, and to be involved in decision-making. It outUnes the principles for public policy as well as what needs to be done to transform them into action. In this, strong information systems have a vital role to play by helping to monitor the effectiveness of measures taken, of trends analysed, of priorities set and of decisions made.
Earth Resources and Environmental Information System Act of 1977

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space


ISBN: UIUC:30112104078891

Category: Earth resources technology satellites

Page: 360

View: 937

Environmental Information Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Yves A. Prévost


ISBN: IND:30000053906651

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 76

View: 751

The Environmental Information Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (EIS-SSA) program is dedicated to developing Africa's management of environmental information as part of the sustainable development process. The program was initiated by the World Bank. The program also highlights sites with information related to EIS in Africa for countries, such as Chad, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zambia, Madagascar, Kenya, Burundi, and Gabon, among others.