Geographic information systems and coastal planning in Australia
journal contributionposted on 01.01.2015, 00:00 authored by Murray HerronMurray Herron, Phillip RoosPhillip Roos, C Donley, David Jones
The objective of this paper is to demonstrate the ability of visualization and simulation techniques to aid and simulate current and future directions in coastal planning. The process of visualization will interrogate the coastal cities of Portland, Apollo Bay, Anglesea and Hobsons Bay in south-eastern Australian coastal seaboard through a progression of projections and simulated forecasts from 2014 to 2050 to see if a process(s) or methodology could help in planning the future growth of coastal settlements. The analysis uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) associated with planning application software.