we consider how a decision is made using GIS we must identify who
is making that decision. This is because the involvement of stakeholders
is essential for the specification of relevant decision-support tools.
Your task is to examine some typical decision-making scenarios and
then use the documents to identify policy-makers and end-users, their
roles in the decision-making process, how they communicate and the
issues they perceive as important - what are their information requirements?
Source: Longley PA, Goodchild MF, Maguire DJ and Rhind DW, 2001.
Introduction: uses, users, messages and media, Ch 12 Section
12.1 in Geographic Information Systems and Science.
New York: Wiley. pp. 248-251.