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GIS-877 Spatial Decision Support System
Campus SCEE (IGIS)
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Spatial Decision Support System
Course Code GIS-877
Credit Hours 2-1
Pre-Requisutes Introduction to GIS Database and Programming
Course Objectives This course aims to provide essentials of Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) concepts, skills needed to build and implement SDSS, and hands-on experience with decision support software tools. Additional types of systems covered: Executive Information Systems (EIS), Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS), and Expert Systems (ES).
Detail Content Introduction to Spatial Decision Support Systems (DSS)
Taxonomy of DSS
Relationship of Prior Information Systems to SDSS
Conceptual Foundation
SDSS Characteristics
Decision Making and SDSS
Hardware and Software for SDSS
Hardware in a SDSS Environment
Software in a SDSS Environment
SDSS Software Selection
SDSS Architecture
Data Management
Model Management
User Interface
Development of SDSS
Constructing SDSS
SDSS Applications
SDSS Case Study
Executive Information Systems (EIS)
Special Aspects
Text/Ref Books
  1. Yee Leung, (1997), Intelligent Spatial Decision Support Systems (Advances in Spatial Science), Springer-Verlag Telos, ISBN: 3540625186
  2. Agustin Rodriguez-Bachiller, John Glasson, (2004), Expert Systems and Geographic Information Systems for Impact Assessment, Taylor & Francis, ISBN:0-415-30725-2
  3. Jay Lee, (1992), Spatial decision support systems for retail site selection, Dept. of Geography, the University Center at Binghamton, State University of New York, ASIN: B0006P21RY
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Dr Ali Tahir

PhD, UCD, Ireland
Specialization: Geo-Informatics