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Developing Spatial Data Infrastructures: From Concept to Reality

By: Ian Williamson, Abbas Rajabifard and Mary-Ellen F Feeney

338 pages, 75 line drawings, 50 b&w photographs, 25 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Jul 2003 | #172576 | ISBN: 041530265X
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Expert perspectives on SDI theory and practiceThe 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 to many, and depending on their needs and circumstances, practitioners, researchers, and governments adopt different views of it.

Developing Spatial Data Infrastructures: from Concept to Reality makes a timely contribution to the theory and practice of SDIs and breaks new ground in improving understanding of their relevance and value. It provides expert overviews of policies, concepts, standards, and practices associated with the design, implementation, and operation of SDIs. It introduces the concept of an SDI Hierarchy based on Hierarchical Spatial Reasoning, sets out the similarities and differences between SDIs operating within and between different jurisdictions, and identifies factors key to the success of SDI initiatives. B uilt on key contributions to the International Symposium on Spatial Data Infrastructure held in Melbourne in November 2001, this book is the first of its kind to provide address both the theoretical and practical aspects of developing appropriate SDIs. It offers unique, detailed discussions on the challenges and direction of future SDI development and thus provides an outstanding resource for those involved in building and maintaining SDIs and for GIS professionals and students.


PART ONE: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUNDSDIS- SETTING THE SCENEBuilding Spatial Data InfrastructuresChallenges Facing SDI DevelopmentConclusionReferencesSPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES: CONCEPT, NATURE AND SDI HIERARCHYThe Need for Spatial DataSpatial Data InfrastructureSDI HierarchyApplying Hierarchy Theory on SDIsRelationships among Different SDIsConclusionReferencesPART TWO:FROM GLOBAL SDI TO LOCAL SDIGLOBAL INITIATIVESGlobal SCI-GSDIGlobal MapReferencesREGIONAL SDISEuropean Umbrella Organization For Geographic Information (EUROGI)Permanent Committee On GIS Infrastructure For Asia And The Pacific (PCGIAP)Permanent Committee On Spatial Data Infrastructure For The Americas (PCIDEA)Comparative EvaluationReferencesSDI DIFFUSION - A REGIONAL CASE STUDY WITH RELEVANCE TO OTHER LEVELSAsia and the Pacific Region and Regional SDI Activities: A Case StudySDI DiffusionInfluencing Factors for Regional SDI DiffusionSDI Development ModelsNew Strategies and Future DirectionsConclusion and RecommendationsReferencesNATIONAL SDI INITIATIVESNational SDI - The Ceoncept and NatureRole and Relationships within SDI HierarchyGeneraltional Development of SDIsRecommendations and Future DirectionsReferencesSTATE SDI INITIATIVESThe Nature of Spatial Information at a State LevelState SDI - Organizational IssuesThe Operation of State SDIPartnerships in State SDIEvaluation of State SDI InitiativesOther Issues and Future Directions of State SDIReferencesPART THREE: AUSTRALIAN CASE STUDY FROM NATIONAL TO LOCALDEVELOPMENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTUREANZLIC - The Spatial Information CouncilASDI Conceptual ModelASDI ImplementationCurrent Issues And Future DirectionsReferencesSTATE SDI DEVELOPMENT: A VICTORIAN PERSPECTIVEState SDI in VictoriaLinages to the National Spatial Information SectorKe State SDI InitiativesVictoria's SDI: Next StepsConclusionReferencesSDI DEVELOPMENT: ROLES OF LOCAL AND CORPORATE SDISLocal SDI Development at GeelongCorporate SDI in Multi-Level SDI Development- The Case of DNRESome Patterns of SDI DevelopmentConclusionsReferencesSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, THE PLACE FOR SDIS AND THE CASE FOR E-GOVERNANCEThe Effect on GovernmentThe Role for SDIsThe Case for E-GovernanceConclusionPART FOUR: SUPPORTING ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL OBJECTIVESSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, THE PLACE FOR SDIs AND THE POTENTIAL OF E-GOVERNANCESustainable DevelopmentSDIs for Sustainable DevelopmentThe Potential of E-GovernanceConclusionsReferencesSDIs AND DECISION SUPPORTDecision Support for Sustainable DevelopmentSpatial Decision Support and SDIsSupporting the Decision EvironmentThe Developing Decision Support Status of SDIsDecision Support in the Future of SDIsReferencesFINANCING SPATIAL DATA DEVELOPMENT: EXAMINING ALTERNATIVE FUNDING MODELSThe Economic Issues of SDI

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