Geographic Information Systems have become of increasing significance for environmental planning, landscape planning and environmental impact studies in recent years. The main reason for this is the need, in Environmental Planning, to compare a great number of area-related data describing the affected natural resources and their sensitivity related to the effects of impacts. because GIS can be used to couple area-related data with their attributes, and can be used to overlay these, it represents a highly efficient instrument for such planning tasks. Environmental Impact Studies additionally need the prediction of environmental effects of impacts. Therefore Model approaches or risk analyses have to be imbedded in the GIS Technology. This paper describes some of the basic application methods by using a Geographic Information System. Project work and GIS application in connection with model-appoaches are demonstrated with several examples from existing project work: • The WÜRM VALLEY STUDY, an EIA Study for problems of increased traffic in the WürmValley, south of the City of Munich • Impacts of the New AIRPORT MUNICH II on the region and problems of urban development and increased traffic. • Sustainable Environmental Management in the crossborder region of the Bavarian forest Böhmerwald (Sumava) and Mühlviertel (upper Austria)
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