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The Development of an Integrated Planning and Decision Support System (IPDSS) for Land Consolidation

Authors: Demetriou, Demetris

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Leeds, UK
  • Presents an integrated planning and decision support system for land consolidation called LACONISS
  • Offers an extensive review of three interrelated issues: land fragmentation, land consolidation, and land reallocation
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About this book

This book provides an extensive review of three interrelated issues: land fragmentation, land consolidation, and land reallocation, and it presents in detail the theoretical background, design, development and application of a prototype integrated planning and decision support system for land consolidation. The system integrates geographic information systems (GIS) and artificial intelligence techniques including expert systems (ES) and genetic algorithms (GAs) with multi-criteria decision methods (MCDM), both multi-attribute (MADM) and multi-objective (MODM). The system is based on four modules for measuring land fragmentation; automatically generating alternative land redistribution plans; evaluating those plans; and automatically designing the land partitioning plan. The presented research provides a new scientific framework for land-consolidation planning both in terms of theory and practice, by presenting new findings and by developing better tools and methods embedded in an integrated GIS environment. It also makes a valuable contribution to the fields of GIS and spatial planning, as it provides new methods and ideas that could be applied to improve the former for the benefit of the latter in the context of planning support systems.

 

“From the 1960s, ambitious research activities set out to observe regarding IT-support of the complex and time consuming redistribution processes within land consolidation – without any practically relevant results, until now. This scientific work is likely to close that gap. This distinguished publication is highly recommended to land consolidation planning experts, researchers and academics alike.” 

– Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Thomas, Münster/ Germany
 
"Planning support systems take new scientific tools based on GIS, optimisation and simulation and use these to inform the process of plan-making and policy. This book is one of the first to show how this can be consistently done and it is a triumph of demonstrating how such systems can be made operational. Essential reading for planners, analysts and GI scientists."

– Prof. Michael Batty, University College London

About the authors

Demetris Demetriou is a District Land Consolidation Officer in the Land Consolidation Department of Cyprus and he is also a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds (UK). He holds a Diploma in Rural and Surveying Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and three postgraduate degrees from the University of Leeds: a M.Sc. in Transport Planning and Engineering, a M.Sc. in Geographical Information Systems and a Ph.D. in Geography specialized in Geographical Information Science/Planning Support Systems/Land Consolidation.

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-02347-2
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02346-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35225-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Development of an Integrated Planning and Decision Support System (IPDSS) for Land Consolidation
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02347-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02347-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02346-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35225-1
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
76 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
Topics