Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies

The diffusion and use of geographic information technologies have increased dramatically in recent years. This book considers the geographic information systems (GIS) phenomenon from a number of different perspectives.

Author: I. Masser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015029993501

Category: Business & Economics

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The diffusion and use of geographic information technologies have increased dramatically in recent years. This book considers the geographic information systems (GIS) phenomenon from a number of different perspectives. It presents the findings of recent research on the diffusion of GIS in Europe and North America. These highlight the extent to which national cultural and institutional factors influence the nature of the diffusion process in different countries and different applications fields. Because it brings together an unique collection of materials on the diffusion and use of geographic information technologies this book will be of particular interest to students taking advanced courses on geographic information systems as well as readers researching the shape of the future market and those involved in implementing these systems in a wide variety of organisations.
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Geographic Information Systems to Spatial Data Infrastructures

Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies. Kluwer: Dordrecht, 27-44. Gault, I and Peutherer, D. (1989) Developing GIS for local government in the UK. Paper presented at the European Regional Science Association Congress, ...

Author: Ian Masser

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429000249

Category: Computers

Page: 374

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This book draws on author’s wealth of knowledge working on numerous projects across many countries. It provides a clear overview of the development of the SDI concept and SDI worldwide implementation and brings a logical chronological approach to the linkage of GIS technology with SDI enabling data. The theory and practice approach help understand that SDI development and implementation is very much a social process of learning by doing. The author masterfully selects main historical developments and updates them with an analytical perspective promoting informed and responsible use of geographic information and geospatial technologies for the benefit of society from local to global scales. Features Subject matter spans thirty years of the development of GIS and SDI. Brings a social science perspective into GIS and SDI debates that have been largely dominated by technical considerations. Based on a world-wide perspective as a result of the author's experience and research in the USA, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Peru, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, and Japan as well as most European countries. Draws upon professional and academic experience relating to pioneering UK and European GIS research initiatives. Includes updated historical material with an analytical perspective explaining what was done right, and what didn't work.
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Geographic Information Research

Organisational cultures and the diffusion of GIS technologies , in Masser , I. , Campbell , H. and Craglia , M. ( Eds ) GIS Diffusion : The Adoption and Use of GIS in Local Government in Europe , pp . 23-45 , London : Taylor & Francis .

Author: Massimo Craglia

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000124064

Category: Technology & Engineering

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The contributors to this edited collection demonstrate that geographic information research is truly global in character, cutting across a wide range of disciplines and addressing conceptual, methodological, technical, ethical and political issues alike. Of the six themes, two are broadly concerned with data integration (geographic data infrastructures, GIS diffusion and implementation); two are more technical and conceptual in nature (generalisation, concepts and paradigms), and two reflect to a larger extent the application-driven nature of GIS technology (spatial analysis and multimedia). Each section is introduced by chapters highlighting the key research issues. Further chapters explore these issues in greater depth, and benefit from the international collaboration. Through the comparison of results included in this book, the prospects for advancing the field and addressing the challenges of GIS research are greatly improved.
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Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies

This book consists of papers prepared by participants in the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on "Modeling the Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies. " The workshop was held AprilS-II, 1992, in Sounion, Greece.

Author: I. Masser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401047782

Category: Science

Page: 349

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This book is based on the premise that research necessary to advance the utility of geographic informatior. systems must extend far beyond concerns with technical issues. The search for formalisms and generalizable principles relative to the behavior and needs of individuals, organizations and institutions is just as important in enabling optimal use of geographic information innovations. This book consists of papers prepared by participants in the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on "Modeling the Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies. " The workshop was held AprilS-II, 1992, in Sounion, Greece. The idea for the workshop and this volume arose from discussions among U. S. and European researchers who had been involved in carrying out studies on the use and diffusion of geographic information innovations and actively involved in critically analyzing each other's work. We felt the time was ripe for reporting studies recently accomplished by the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (U. S. A. ), the Economic and Social Research Council (U. K. ), and others relative to these research topics. A workshop would allow contact among and international comparisons with those who were working independently on similar problems with similar or alternative approaches. It would also allow the bringing together of scholars in technology diffusion, management information systems, and sociology with scholars from the GIS community.
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GIS In Organizations

MASSER, I. (1993) The diffusion of GIS on British local government, in Masser, I. and Onsrud, H.J. (Eds) Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies, pp. 99-115, Dordrecht: Kluwer. MASSER, I. AND CAMPBELL, ...

Author: Heather Campbell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000162691

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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In placing these questions at the heart of their book, the authors set out to stimulate and contribute to the great debate: despite the enormous growth in the acquistion of GIS technology by business and government, little is known about the impact this leading- edge technology is having. Using case studies in a local government context, this book explores the performance of GIS in practice on the premise that any technology-led innovation will only "work" if the proper organizational and management support, infrastructure and culture exist. In doing so the authors draw on the experiences from organizational theory and management science in their quest to cast light on the processes influencing the implementation of technologies such as GIS.
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Innovations In GIS

Supporting the information technology champion . ... Campbell , H. , 1993 , GIS implementation in British local government , in Masser , I. and Onsrud . H. ( Eds ) . The Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies .

Author: M. F. Worboys

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203481852

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 267

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This book aims to offer research at the cutting edge. The individual chapters are fully revised and updated versions of contributions to the first focused scientific symposium on research in geographic information systems GISRUK. The book provides the reader with a comprehensive outline of the full range and diversity of innovative research program
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The Handbook of Geographic Information Science

Use and Value of Geographic Information: Initiative Four Specialist Meeting Final Report. Santa Barbara, CA: National ... In I. Masser and H. Onsrud (eds) Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies. Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp.

Author: John P. Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470766538

Category: Science

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This Handbook is an essential reference and a guide to the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Science. Designed for students and researchers who want an in-depth treatment of the subject, including background information Comprises around 40 substantial essays, each written by a recognized expert in a particular area Covers the full spectrum of research in GIS Surveys the increasing number of applications of GIS Predicts how GIS is likely to evolve in the near future
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Geographical Information and Planning

Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies, Kluwer, Dordrecht: 77-94. Onsrud H.J. and Rushton G. (eds.). 1995. Sharing Geographic Information, Centre for Urban Policy Research, New Brunswick. Openshaw S. 1990.

Author: John Stillwell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662039540

Category: Science

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The 1990s have seen some remarkable changes in geographical information (GI) provision and computer technology that have impacted on many of the activities that constitute planning in all its different forms. However, relatively few texts in the field of geographical information systems (GIS) and planning have been published since Henk Scholten and John Stillwell edited Geographical Information Systems for Urban and Regional Planning in 1990. This volume seeks to redress the balance by showing how GI of various types is being used in urban, physical, environmental, socio-economic and business planning contexts at local, regional and national scales with the assistance of GIS and modelling methods, and how the uses of GI and GI technologies have evolved over the last decade. During this period, a number of meetings took place in Europe in different locations organised initially by European Geographical Information Systems (EGIS, 1990- 94) and more recently by the Joint European Conference and Exhibition (JEC) on Geographical Information (1995-97). These meetings brought together members of the GI community from across the world to discuss GI research and GIS applications. One of the Special Interest Groups associated with the JEC gatherings was that on 'Geographical Information and Planning' and several of the contributions in this book have their origins in papers presented to the group's meetings.
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Developing Spatial Data Infrastructures

Onsrud, H J. and Pinto, J.K., 1993, Evaluating correlates of GIS adoption success and the decision process of GIS ... Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies, I.Masser and H.J.Onsrud, (Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer ...

Author: Ian P. Williamson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203485774

Category: Mathematics

Page: 338

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Expert perspectives on SDI theory and practice The spatial data infrastructure (SDI) concept continues to evolve and become an increasingly important element of the infrastructure that supports economic development, environmental management, and social stability. Because of its dynamic and complex nature, however, it remains a fuzzy concept
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Geographic Information Science and Public Participation

Managing information systems: Change and control in organizational computing. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, ... Information technology and low-income inner-city communities. ... Diffusion and use of geographic information technologies.

Author: Laxmi Ramasubramanian

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540754016

Category: Science

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Computer-mediated participation is at the crossroads. In the early heady days of the digital revolution, access to "high" technologies such as GIS promised the empowerment of marginalized communities by providing data and information that was previously hidden away from public view. To a great extent, this goal has been achieved at least in the U.S. and Western Europe – data about a range of government initiatives and raw data about different aspects of spatial planning such as land use, community facilities, property ownership are available a mouse-click away. Now, that we, the public, have access to information, are we able to make better plans for the future of our cities and regions? Are we more inclusive in our planning efforts? Are we able to foster collaborative governance structures mediated by digital technologies? In the book, these issues will be discussed using a three-part structure. The first part of the book will be theoretical – it will review the literature in the field, establish a framework to organize the literature and to link three different subject areas (participation and community development, GIS and other related technologies, and planning processes). The second part of the book will be a series of success stories, case studies that review actual situations where participatory planning using GIS has enabled community wellbeing and empowerment. These case studies will vary in scale and focus on different planning issues (planning broadly defined). The final part of the book will step back to review alternative scenarios for the future, exploring where we are headed, as the technologies we are using to plan rapidly change.
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