Applying geographical information systems (GIS) to environmental and resource economics

I. J. Bateman, A. P. Jones, A. A. Lovett, I. R. Lake, B. H. Day

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Many of the analyses undertaken byenvironmental and resource economics areintimately concerned with spatial variations.This article examines the contribution whichGeographical Information Systems (GIS) mayprovide in incorporating the complexities ofthe spatial dimension within such analyses. Thepaper introduces the reader to the types ofdata handled by a GIS and overviews thepractical functionality offered by suchsystems. A brief literature review issupplemented by a number of more detailedapplications illustrating various GIStechniques which may be of use to the appliedenvironmental or resource economist.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-269
Number of pages51
JournalEnvironmental and Resource Economics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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