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Title Spatial data infrastructures in context : north and south / edited by Zorica Nedović-Budić, Joep Crompvoets, Yola Georgiadou
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 254 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Front Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Editors -- Contributors -- Chapter 1: When Is Providing Spatial Information a Public Task? A Search for Criteria -- Chapter 2: Institutionalization Does Not Occur by Decree: Institutional Obstacles in Implementing a Land Administration System in a Developing Country -- Chapter 3: Integrating Spatial Information and Business Processes: The Role of Organizational Structures -- Chapter 4: GIS Database Development and Exchange: Interaction Mechanisms and Motivations -- Chapter 5: SDI Reality in Uganda: Coordinating between Redundancy and Efficiency -- Chapter 6: Social Network Analysis of the SDI in Flanders -- Chapter 7: Thinking in Circles: How National ℗ƯGeo-Information Infrastructures Cannot Escape from the Temptation of Technology -- Chapter 8: Enlisting SDI for Urban Planning in India: Local Practices in the Case of Slum Declaration -- Chapter 9: Considerations from the Development of a Local Spatial Data Infrastructure -- Chapter 10: An Exploration of SDI and Volunteered Geographic Information in Africa -- Chapter 11: SDI in North and South-A Full Circle Yet? -- Conclusion: Implications for Future Research and Practice-Toward Scientific Pragmatism -- Afterword -- Index -- Back Cover
Summary This interesting book collects essays by established academics and early career scientists ... [Chapter 5] is one of my favourite chapters in the book and I found the theoretical framework really helpful to explain behaviours present all over the world. ... Chapter 8 ... is definitively another highlight ... [T]his fascinating chapter sheds light onto the real-world practice of information making ... The editors make a strong case for devoting more energy to understand the local, and the multiple rationalities in a socio-technical framework rather than using the architectural blueprint approach to develop an SDI. ... A good book, worth buying.-Max Craglia, in International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Dec 2011]]>
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Geographic information systems -- Government policy
Geographic information systems -- International cooperation
Geospatial data.
Government information.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Geography -- Government policy
Geographic information systems -- Government policy.
Geospatial data.
Government information.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems.
Form Electronic book
Author Crompvoets, Joep.
Georgiadou, Yola.
Nedović-Budić, Zorica.
ISBN 1439828024