Conferences and Meetings
- The second international conference/workshop on integrating GIS and
environmental modeling was held September 26-30, 1993, in Breckenridge,
Colorado. It built systematically on the first meeting held in 1991 in
Boulder, but its program allowed intensive examination of progress over
the past two years, and gave greater emphasis to the potential for GIS to
be an integrating mechanism for environmental modeling. Three major
issues were addressed: environmental databases and mapping, environmental
modeling linked to GIS, and building environmental models with GIS.
David Stoms of UCSB reflected on the conference for UPDATE: "Presentations
were heavily weighted towards physical process models in hydrology and
meteorology, based on differential equations. One of the highlights was a
plenary presentation by Craig McRae of MIT, whose videotape of air
pollution movements through time beautifully integrated the multiple
objectives of the conference: modeling, visualization, and linking science
with policy. The presentation made the outputs from a complex
three-dimensional model readily understandable by nonexperts in a way that
a series of two-dimensional maps never could."
- The Third International Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS
and Environmental Modeling was held January 21-25, 1996, in Santa Fe, New
Mexico. A call for papers, posters, and demonstrations was issued in
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