The Third International Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling CD-ROM

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The Third International Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling was held under the auspices of the U.S. National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis in Santa Fe, NM from Sunday January 21 to Thursday January 25, 1996. The conference follows previous meetings in Boulder, Colorado in 1991 and Breckenridge, Colorado in 1993. Total attendance at the three conferences exceeded 1700.

The papers from the previous two meetings were published as edited books:

     Environmental Modeling with GIS, edited by M.F. Goodchild, 
     B.O. Parks, and L.T. Steyaert.  New York: Oxford University 
     Press (1993)

     GIS and Environmental Modeling, edited by M.F. Goodchild, 
     L.T. Steyaert, and B.O. Parks, et al..  Fort Collins: 
     GIS World (1996).

For the 1996 conference, much use was made of the World Wide Web (http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu) to distribute information prior to the conference, and to give broader access to the conference papers. Rather than an edited volume, therefore, the organizers decided that it would be appropriate to publish the proceedings in the form of a CD; this would also have the advantage of cutting the time between conference and publication significantly.

Like the Web site, the CD has been organized as a complete record of the conference, including program, the full text of papers, abstracts of posters and workshops, and the list of attendees. The papers are published as submitted, and have not been edited to conform to any standard style.

Standards for citation of electronic material are still in a state of flux; meanwhile, we recommend the use of either of the following forms:

     Author (1996) Title.  In Proceedings, Third International
     Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental 
     Modeling, Santa Fe, NM, January 21-26, 1996.  
     Santa Barbara, CA: National Center for Geographic 
     Information and Analysis.  CD. 

or:

     Author (1996) Title.  In Proceedings, Third International
     Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental 
     Modeling, Santa Fe, NM, January 21-26, 1996.  Santa 
     Barbara, CA: National Center for Geographic Information 
     and Analysis.  http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/conf/SANTA_FE_CD-ROM/main.html.

Many people helped to organize the conference, and to assemble the proceedings. Special thanks go to NCGIA staff members: Sandi Glendinning, Karen Kemp, Karen Kline, Chris Stebbins, Terry Figel, LaNell Lucius, Elan Sutton and Ken Cushing; and to the members of the conference organizing committee: Louis Steyaert, USGS; Bradley Parks, University of Colorado; Michael Crane, USGS; Carol Johnston, University of Minnesota; John Wilson, Montana State University; Denice Shaw, US EPA; and Sandi Glendinning, NCGIA. Also gratefully acknowledged are the generous contributions from several organizations including National Science Foundation (NSF), US Geological Survey, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), GIS World and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Copies of the CD are available from the NCGIA Publications Office, 3510 Phelps Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060, USA, email: ncgiapub@ncgia.ucsb.edu, phone: 805 893 8224, FAX: 805 893 8617.

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The NCGIA is supported by a major grant from the National Science Foundation (SBR-88-10917). This support is gratefully acknowledged. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF or of the NCGIA.

© National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), 1996