A GIS-Based Interactive Database System for Planning Purposes

A GIS-Based Interactive Database System for Planning Purposes

Nedal Al-Hanbali (Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan) and Balqies Sadoun (Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-058-5.ch105
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Abstract

Decision making in planning should consider state-of-the-art techniques in order to minimize the risk and time involved. Proper planning in developing countries is crucial for their economical recovery and prosperity. Proper database systems, such as the ones based on GIS, are a must for developing countries so that they can catch up and build effective and interactive systems in order to modernize their infrastructures and to help improve the standard of living of their citizens. The huge and fast advancement in computing and information technology make it easy for the developing countries to build their database infrastructures. GIS-technology is one of the best and fastest tools to build such systems, manage resources, encourage businesses, and help to make efficient and cost-effective decisions.

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