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Title: Geographic Information Systems for Managing Sustainable Development
Authors: Ikhuoria, Isi A.
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Knowledge Review, Nigeria.
Series/Report no.: Vol. 6, No. 3;pp. 13-21
Abstract: The vital concept of ‘’our common future’’ and ‘’sustainable development’’ centres on the development’’ of human resources and fully integrate population policies; protection and atmosphere and global climate, ocean and water resource; and halting desertification and countering deforestation. These resources and environmental problems are United Nations’ priority issues on the surface of the earth, where they can be observed and studied with relative ease by means of aerospace survey and geographic information systems methodology. In this context the paper examine the concept of sustainable development as well as the theoretical principle and methodology of geographic information systems (GIS) for assessing and predicting changes in the environment and their impact on socio-economic development. It concludes with a discussion of the planning and policy recommendations sustainability.
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