chapter  10
Spatial Models and GIS
ByMichael Wegener
Pages 14

Spatial models have become an important branch of scientific endeavour. In the environmental sciences they include weather forecasting models, climate models, air dispersion models, chemical reaction models, rainfall-runoff models, groundwater models, soil erosion models, biological ecosystems models, energy system models and noise propagation models. In the social sciences they include regional economic development models, land and housing market models, plant and facility location models, spatial diffusion models, migration models, travel and goods transport models and urban land-use models.