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2002

Linking GIS and water resources management models: an object-oriented method

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Linking GIS and water resources management models: an object-oriented method
Many challenges are associated with the integration of geographic information systems (GISs) with models in specific applications. One of them is adapting models to the environment of GISs. Unique aspects of water resource management problems require a special approach to development of GIS data structures. Expanded development of GIS applications for handling water resources management analysis can be assisted by use of an object oriented approach. In this paper, we model a river basin water allocation problem as a collection of spatial and thematic objects. A conceptual GIS data model is formulated to integrate the physical and logical components of the modeling problem into an operational framework, based on which, extended GIS functions are developed to implement a tight linkage between the GIS and the water resources management model. Through the object-oriented approach, data, models and users interfaces are integrated in the GIS environment, creating great flexibility for model...
Daene C. McKinney, Ximing Cai
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Type Journal
Year 2002
Where ENVSOFT
Authors Daene C. McKinney, Ximing Cai
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