The 3rd Danish Hydraulic Institute Software Conference within its sociotechnical context
The two earlier conferences in this series organised by the Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI), called DHI Software User Conferences, established these gatherings as among the most important events in the hydroinformatics calendar. Building on this success, this third conference in the series introduced an important shift in emphasis away from a primary concentration on users of DHI Software. It now moved more towards hydroinformatics software developments and applications generally, and then not predominantly from the point of view of DHI, but of DHI and its partners working in unison. This shift in emphasis was clearly necessary, if only because several of these partners were now substantial suppliers and consultants in their own right. In particular, Arc Info, which is much larger than DHI in volume of sales, used this occasion to launch the fully object-orientated ‘Version 8’ of its Geographical Information System (GIS) software.