TY - CHAP A1 - Philippe Lejeune A2 - Thibaut Gheysen A3 - Quentin Ducenne A4 - Jacques Rondeux ED1 - Ger Devlin Y1 - 2010-03-01 PY - 2010 T1 - Development of an Open Source GIS Based Decision Support System for Locating Wind Farms in Wallonia (Southern Belgium) N2 - This book by In-Tech publishing helps the reader understand the power of informed decision making by covering a broad range of DSS (Decision Support Systems) applications in the fields of medical, environmental, transport and business. The expertise of the chapter writers spans an equally extensive spectrum of researchers from around the globe including universities in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and the United States, to institutes and universities in Italy, Germany, Poland, France, United Kingdom, Romania, Turkey and Ireland to as far east as Malaysia and Singapore and as far north as Finland. Decision Support Systems are not a new technology but they have evolved and developed with the ever demanding necessity to analyse a large number of options for decision makers (DM) for specific situations, where there is an increasing level of uncertainty about the problem at hand and where there is a high impact relative to the correct decisions to be made. DSS's offer decision makers a more stable solution to solving the semi-structured and unstructured problem. This is exactly what the reader will see in this book. BT - Decision Support Systems SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/39387 DO - 10.5772/39387 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-25 ER -