GIS support for distributed group-work in regional planning
Authors: Jones, Rachel M.; Copas, Conn V.; Edmonds, Ernest A.
Source: International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Volume 11, Number 1, 1 January 1997 , pp. 53-71(19)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Abstract:Abstract. The aim of the work reported is to support regional planning tasks by providing co-workers who are situated at different locations with access to a GIS. Five technical challenges for application sharing are identified: multiple views, multi-user access, feedback about other users` activities, conference management facilities and sustainable performance. A system is presented which re-uses an existing single-user GIS and encompasses a User Interface Management System (UIMS), knowledge-based techniques and agent support for group-work. This novel approach offers a solution to the technical challenges, while enhancing the usability of such systems.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 1997