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GIS as a tool for environmental impact assessment : a case study of EIA implementation for the road building project in Strömstad, Sweden

Moskvitina, Marianna (1999) In Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser
Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Abstract
To create an environmentally friendly road transport system is one of the main policy
goals of the Swedish National Road Administration (Vägverket). In order to achieve
this goal Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been introduced at all levels of
road planning process at Vägverket. The role of EIA is to provide decision-makers
with information about the possible consequences of a planned facility. During EIA a
lot of data, mostly of geographical nature, is gathered, stored, analysed and presented.
Quality of data and information produced of it defines in large extent thoroughness
and objectivity of EIA.
Geographical information system (GIS) provides an efficient technique for managing
geographical information. Using GIS in... (More)
To create an environmentally friendly road transport system is one of the main policy
goals of the Swedish National Road Administration (Vägverket). In order to achieve
this goal Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been introduced at all levels of
road planning process at Vägverket. The role of EIA is to provide decision-makers
with information about the possible consequences of a planned facility. During EIA a
lot of data, mostly of geographical nature, is gathered, stored, analysed and presented.
Quality of data and information produced of it defines in large extent thoroughness
and objectivity of EIA.
Geographical information system (GIS) provides an efficient technique for managing
geographical information. Using GIS in road planning may significantly improve the
result of EIA. The main objectives of this thesis are: (Less)
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Moskvitina, Marianna
supervisor
organization
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type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
geomorphology, physical geography, vägverket, road planning, transport systems, geographical information systems, pedology, naturgeografi, climatology, kartografi, marklära, geomorfologi, cartography, klimatologi
publication/series
Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser
report number
62
language
English
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1333569
date added to LUP
2005-11-02 00:00:00
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2011-11-28 12:57:33
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  abstract     = {To create an environmentally friendly road transport system is one of the main policy
goals of the Swedish National Road Administration (Vägverket). In order to achieve
this goal Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been introduced at all levels of
road planning process at Vägverket. The role of EIA is to provide decision-makers
with information about the possible consequences of a planned facility. During EIA a
lot of data, mostly of geographical nature, is gathered, stored, analysed and presented.
Quality of data and information produced of it defines in large extent thoroughness
and objectivity of EIA.
Geographical information system (GIS) provides an efficient technique for managing
geographical information. Using GIS in road planning may significantly improve the
result of EIA. The main objectives of this thesis are:},
  author       = {Moskvitina, Marianna},
  keyword      = {geomorphology,physical geography,vägverket,road planning,transport systems,geographical information systems,pedology,naturgeografi,climatology,kartografi,marklära,geomorfologi,cartography,klimatologi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser},
  title        = {GIS as a tool for environmental impact assessment : a case study of EIA implementation for the road building project in Strömstad, Sweden},
  year         = {1999},
}