URISA Journal

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, January

ParticipatoryGIS: A Web-Based Collaborative GIS and Multicriteria Decision Analysis
INTRODUCTION Citizens are increasingly demanding greater public participation in shaping public policy decisions that affect their lives. A variety of participatory procedures exist that aim at involving the public and integrating the local knowledge...
Task-Oriented Usability Evaluation of a WebGIS for a Real-World Community
INTRODUCTION In recent years, online geospatial systems for people who are not experts in the domain of spatial information science have emerged. For many of these systems, however, the data representation and the way of interacting with this data...
Traditional Genetic Algorithm and Random-Weighted Genetic Algorithm with GIS to Plan Radio Network
INTRODUCTION In the GSM network planning process, base stations are considered the most important element in the entire network because of their role in physically connecting to mobile stations (users' devices) through air interface (Ericson 2002,...
Validation and Demonstration of the Prescott Spatial Growth Model in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia
BACKGROUND Rationale The Prescott Spatial Growth Model (PSGM), originally designed for commercial use, has been used to develop growth scenarios from which to evaluate environmental impacts of urbanization. To facilitate further use of the PSGM...
Web-PPGIS Usability and Public Engagement: A Case Study in Canmore, Alberta, Canada
INTRODUCTION Over the past decade or so, public engagement has increasingly been an important theme in the urban planning process (Talen 1999, Kingston et al. 2000, Kessler 2004, Kingston 2007). This assertion is based on the premise that public...