The national gis demonstrator of common lands for england and wales

Gary Higgs, John Aitchison, Ian Bracken, Crosweller Hilary, Phil Jones

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    In particular we highlight the problems inherent in combining data sets which have not been designed with GIS approaches in mind. The paper documents, through this case study, a number of key principles for researchers faced with developing databases of this nature and the limitations of the resulting database in the light of such concerns. In doing so, we draw attention to the types of techniques that can be developed to ensure users do not use the data in unwarranted situations and so guard against potential misuse. Such statements, it is concluded, are essential components in studies where data from several different sources are combined in a GIS environment to address rural planning issues. This paper describes the construction of a Geographical Information System (GIS) for common land tracts in England and Wales.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)33-51
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994


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