GIS and Model Integration Bibliography: Four More Additions

Four more paper references have been added to the “Integrating GIS with Models: A Bibliography” page:

  • Integration of Storm Water Runoff and Pollutant Model and BMP Assessment Model Using ArcView GIS
  • The Use of GIS to Manage LIDAR Elevation Data and Facilitate Integration with the MIKE21 2-D Hydraulic Model in a Flood Inundation Decision Support System
  • GIS-ROUT: Integration of ArcIMS and a River Water Quality Model
  • An Event-Driven Process for Creating Travel Demand Model Highway Networks Using Dynamic Segmentation

Science–and GIS–under Obama/Biden

There’s a been a lot of talk lately about science playing a much more prominent role in the Obama administration, and even some talk about how the future administration might support geospatial technologies.  (On Barak Obama’s web site, there’s even a group called GIS Professionals for Obama).  But the VP-elect has an even stronger tie to GIS… 

Senator Joseph Biden on GIS and Crisis Management [Windows Media, 02:34]

In this video, Biden talks about the value of GIS in crisis management, as well as how GIS used to coordinate calls for his “pet project”, the Violence Against Women Hotline…and some of it is what Nora Parker called a love letter to ESRI…but it’s good to know that the incoming administration realizes the value of not only science, but of geospatial technologies.

Integrating GIS with Models: A Bibliography

I started on new page titled “Integrating GIS with Models: A Bibliography” where I will list a number of papers people have presented and/or published related to linkages between environmental models and GIS.  Abstracts as well as external links are provided where I could find them. 

Just to kick the page off, I’ve started with eight references: 

  • Development of a Data Exchange Protocol between EMME/2 and ARCINFO.
  • GIS Application for Linking Travel Demand Modeling and Air Quality Analysis.
  • GIS for Transportation and Air Quality Analysis.
  • Including Caline3 Dispersion Model Predictions as Covariates in a Land Use Regression Model for NOX /NO2 in Seattle & Los Angeles.
  • Integrating Air Quality Analysis and GIS-T.
  • Integrating Geographic Information Systems for Transportation and Air Quality Models for Microscale Analysis.
  • Integrating Travel Demand Forecasting Models with GIS to Estimate Hot Stabilized Mobile Source Emissions.
  • Modeling Transportation-Related Emissions Using GIS.

More papers and presentations will be added to this page over time.  Please feel free to suggest more by leaving a comment.

Essays on Geography and GIS

ArcNews is quite an amazing publication. By far the most widely distributed publication in the GIS industry, close to 750,000 copies of ArcNews are printed four times a year (and even more people read the articles when they visit ArcNews Online…).

ArcNews content consists primarily of ESRI product stories, and user success stories. But for the last two or three years, ArcNews editor Tom Miller has been working with a number of outside authors on a series of articles of a different type, written by academicians and scientists, and dealing with trends in geography, geospatial matters, and GIS. We recently collected a number of these articles and assembled them in to a convenient e-book, titled Essays on Geography and GIS. In the three months since it was released, it has proven to be by far our most popular Best Practices e-book. It’s available in PDF format, and you can download it for free.  Articles in the e-book include:

  • What Holds Us Together
  • Exploration in the Age of Digital Earth
  • Dynamics GIS: Recognizing the Dynamic Nature of Reality
  • Living Inside Networks of Knowledge
  • What Historians Want from GIS
  • Bring Back Geography!
  • The Fourth R? Rethinking GIS Education
  • Nature, the Human Network, and the Role of GIS
  • People–Nature: The Human Network, Parts I and II

Essays on Geography and GIS

Tom notes that “The original publication in ArcNews of these invited articles has had a tremendous ‘ripple effect,’ affirming, inspiring, and stimulating many students and professionals in both the academic and GIS communities.”
And it continues. “Implementing Geographic Information Technologies Ethically” by Harlan J. Onsrud, professor of spatial information science and engineering at the University of Maine, was published in the Fall 2008 issue of ArcNews. The winter 2008/2009 issue, which will be mailed to subscribers in the next few weeks, features an article by Harvey J. Miller called “Transport 2.0: Meeting Grand Challenges with GIScience.” And for the winter 2008/2009 issue of ArcNews and beyond, Tom is actively working on additional articles for this series.

If you have an idea for an article in this series, I would encourage you to contact Tom.