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dc.contributor.authorMCDOUGALL, KEVINen_US
dc.contributor.authorRAJABIFARD, ABBASen_US
dc.contributor.authorWILLIAMSON, IANen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-21T19:18:35Z
dc.date.available2014-05-21T19:18:35Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationMcDougall, K., Rajabifard, A. & Williamson, I. (2009). Local government and SDI: understanding their capacity to share data. In B. van Loenen, J.W.J. Besemer & J.A. Zevenbergen (Eds.), SDI convergence: research, emerging trends, and critical assessment (pp. 205-218). Delft : Netherlands Geodetic Commission.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/26082
dc.descriptionDeposited with permission of the authors. © 2009 Kevin McDougall, Abbas Rajabifard & Ian Williamsonen_US
dc.description.abstractLocal government has been recognised as an early leader in the development, deployment and innovation in spatial information systems. The introduction of corporate wide spatial data portals within local government was as significant as the release of Google Earth to the wider public. Although these information systems continue to expand and mature, the potential for these local spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) to contribute to higher level SDI initiatives remain largely unrealised. This article explores local government SDI within Australia to assess its capacity to contribute to higher level SDI initiatives. A comprehensive survey of over 100 local government authorities was undertaken to assess their SDI capacity and collaborative initiatives. The results were analysed to identify factors that contribute to their successful local SDI development and, more widely, to the development of higher level SDI initiatives through data sharing partnerships. The findings from the analysis indicate that suitable policy frameworks, an understanding of business needs, organisational support and ability to access data through equitable sharing arrangements are critical drivers in building and developing SDI from the local level.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherNetherlands Geodetic Commissionen_US
dc.subjectlocal governmenten_US
dc.subjectspatial data infrastructure (SDI)en_US
dc.subjectdata sharingen_US
dc.titleLocal government and SDI: understanding their capacity to share dataen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourneen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentFaculty of Engineering, Geomaticsen_US
melbourne.publication.statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.source.titleSDI convergence: research, emerging trends, and critical assessmenten_US
melbourne.source.pages205-218en_US
melbourne.source.editorvan Loenen, B.en_US
melbourne.source.editorBesemer, J. W. J.en_US
melbourne.source.editorZevenbergen, J. A.en_US
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melbourne.contributor.authorMCDOUGALL, KEVIN
melbourne.contributor.authorRajabifard, Abbas
melbourne.contributor.authorWilliamson, Ian
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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