Land use: Problems and experiences

  • I. Casazza
  • C. Galli
  • G. Mazzarol
2. Geographic Applications — Planning
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 81)


Starting from the observation of the current lack of knowledge of the external land use structure, a simple model is proposed as a tool for an ordered collection of applications and relevant data in "application layers", such that, in a further step, such layers could be implemented as views on a shared data base.

The characteristics of the data and of the user interfaces relevant to an information system for land use, are discussed, with the aim of finding out whether there is any peculiarity which make them different from those commonly used in other information systems.

The Land administrative structure, spans over many sites which are logically and physically separated (region, district, province, etc.).

This observation together with that relevant the huge number of data, suggests that on information system for land use should be conceived as potentially dinstributable.

Some experiences which have been got by the application of the currently available software tools to the land use problems, are briefly described in the appendix.


Data Base Application Layer Detail Level User View Planning Support System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Casazza
    • 1
  • C. Galli
    • 2
  • G. Mazzarol
    • 3
  1. 1.IBM Pisa SCItaly
  2. 2.IBM GeonaItaly
  3. 3.IBM Venice SCItaly

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