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.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Journal of Environmental Planning and Management|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1994|