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Applying Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to Environmental and Resource Economics

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  • I.J. Bateman

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  • A.P. Jones
  • A.A. Lovett
  • I.R. Lake
  • B.H. Day

Abstract

Many of the analyses undertaken byenvironmental and resource economics areintimately concerned with spatial variations.This article examines the contribution whichGeographical Information Systems (GIS) mayprovide in incorporating the complexities ofthe spatial dimension within such analyses. Thepaper introduces the reader to the types ofdata handled by a GIS and overviews thepractical functionality offered by suchsystems. A brief literature review issupplemented by a number of more detailedapplications illustrating various GIStechniques which may be of use to the appliedenvironmental or resource economist. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

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  • I.J. Bateman & A.P. Jones & A.A. Lovett & I.R. Lake & B.H. Day, 2002. "Applying Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to Environmental and Resource Economics," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 22(1), pages 219-269, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:22:y:2002:i:1:p:219-269
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1015575214292
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