Journal of Geographic Information System

Volume 8, Issue 5 (October 2016)

ISSN Print: 2151-1950   ISSN Online: 2151-1969

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GeoAmazonas—GIS for Water Resources Management

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DOI: 10.4236/jgis.2016.85047    2,136 Downloads   3,971 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used essentially for spatial analysis. They can lead to the development of methods for analyzing and planning the use of geographical space and, consequently, are helpful to the decision making process, assisting those responsible for planning the use of a certain territory. This article is a result of the “Project for the Integrated and Sustainable Management of Trans- boundary Hydric Resources of the Amazon Basin considering Variability and Climate Change”, which has the goal of strengthening institutional guidelines in order to plan and execute activities related to the protection of the land, hydric resources and sustainable management of the Amazon Basin, considering the existing impacts of climatic changes. This article aims at analyzing the process of building and implementing the GeoAmazonas GIS as one of the instruments for managing the basin, including its contribution for standardizing different data sources in the entire area of the basin and the identification of conflicts related the use of water resources and vulnerability situations.

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de Deus, L. , de Britto, F. , dos Santos, C. , de Melo França, C. , Andrade, C. , Ferreira, V. , de Berrêdo Viana, D. and de Freitas, M. (2016) GeoAmazonas—GIS for Water Resources Management. Journal of Geographic Information System, 8, 558-577. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2016.85047.

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