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GIS and spatial data analysis: A case study using MODFLOW and ARC/INFO

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Date Issued:
1994
Summary:
GIS is expected to differ from other digital spatial data handling packages by virtue of its emphasis on spatial analysis and modeling, yet major limitations of spatial analytical capabilities are still observed. To identify the types of spatial analysis which are desirable and appropriate to GIS, this thesis proposes a systematic 'building-blocks' approach for the identification of data models and spatial analytical tools to develop a flexible and powerful GIS spatial analysis and modeling environment. The building-blocks approach will be demonstrated in this thesis by examining a ground water flow model in MODFLOW, an SDA package designed specifically for this purpose. Procedures in MODFLOW will be disassembled into their primitive component functions, or building-blocks, which will then be sought out in ARC/INFO, representing a modern, general-purpose GIS. In the process, the levels of integration between GIS and SDA will be encountered and discussed.
Title: GIS and spatial data analysis: A case study using MODFLOW and ARC/INFO.
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Name(s): Hinton, Matthew Alfred.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Shaw, Shih-Lung, Thesis advisor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Geosciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1994
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 134 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: GIS is expected to differ from other digital spatial data handling packages by virtue of its emphasis on spatial analysis and modeling, yet major limitations of spatial analytical capabilities are still observed. To identify the types of spatial analysis which are desirable and appropriate to GIS, this thesis proposes a systematic 'building-blocks' approach for the identification of data models and spatial analytical tools to develop a flexible and powerful GIS spatial analysis and modeling environment. The building-blocks approach will be demonstrated in this thesis by examining a ground water flow model in MODFLOW, an SDA package designed specifically for this purpose. Procedures in MODFLOW will be disassembled into their primitive component functions, or building-blocks, which will then be sought out in ARC/INFO, representing a modern, general-purpose GIS. In the process, the levels of integration between GIS and SDA will be encountered and discussed.
Identifier: 15007 (digitool), FADT15007 (IID), fau:11785 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1994.
Subject(s): Geographic information systems
Spatial analysis (Statistics)--Data processing
Information storage and retrieval systems--Geography
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