Historical Legacy Data as a Baseline for Documenting Change,

 

52

   

Framework Foundation Geographic Data from Modern Sources,

 

54

   

Framework Thematic Geographic Data,

 

66

   

Summary,

 

69

   

References,

 

69

   

Annex 5,

 

71

6

 

GEOGRAPHIC DATA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT II: OTHER THEMATIC DATA

 

79

   

Introduction,

 

79

   

Land Cover and Land Use,

 

79

   

The Condition of Vegetation and Hydrologic Resources,

 

90

   

Data for Managing Human Health,

 

94

   

Coordination Among Data Producers and Users,

 

95

   

Summary,

 

96

   

References,

 

97

   

Annex 6,

 

99

7

 

GIS-BASED DECISION-SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN AFRICA

 

104

   

Introduction,

 

104

   

Decision-Making and Geographic Information,

 

105

   

Examples of Decision-Support Systems in Africa,

 

108

   

Impediments to Implementing Spatial Decision-Support Systems in Africa,

 

110

   

Opportunities for Enhancing Decision Support in Africa,

 

111

   

Summary,

 

113

   

References,

 

113

8

 

BUILDING CAPACITY TO APPLY GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

 

114

   

Introduction,

 

114

   

Human Capacity,

 

115

   

Organizational Capacity,

 

116

   

Societal Capacity,

 

121

   

Summary,

 

126

   

References,

 

126

9

 

LESSONS LEARNED AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

128

   

Introduction,

 

128

   

Lessons Learned,

 

128

   

Conclusions and Recommendations,

 

130

   

Summary,

 

134

   

References,

 

135

 

 

APPENDIXES

 

 

   

A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

 

139

   

B Oral and Written Contributors

 

142

   

C FGDC Statement

 

146

   

D Acronyms

 

148

   

E Glossary

 

153



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