Integrating geographic information systems and environmental simulation models: a status review

L. T. Steyaert, M. F. Goodchild

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The status of GIS integration is reviewed, with emphasis on dynamic, physically based modelling approaches that integrate the effects of different environmental processes across multiple scales. The first steps have been taken toward more tightly linked approaches, including embedded modelling within the GIS. Integrated multidisciplinary modelling has created new opportunities for GIS, but has also exposed the weaknesses of the current generation of GIS technology, particularly in areas of functionality and data modelling. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-355
Number of pages23
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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