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Developing Spatial Data Infrastructures

From Concept to Reality, 1st Edition

Edited by Ian P. Williamson, Abbas Rajabifard, Mary-Ellen F. Feeney

CRC Press

338 pages

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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 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.

Built 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.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

SDIS- SETTING THE SCENE

Building Spatial Data Infrastructures

Challenges Facing SDI Development

Conclusion

References

SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES: CONCEPT, NATURE AND SDI HIERARCHY

The Need for Spatial Data

Spatial Data Infrastructure

SDI Hierarchy

Applying Hierarchy Theory on SDIs

Relationships among Different SDIs

Conclusion

References

PART TWO:FROM GLOBAL SDI TO LOCAL SDI

GLOBAL INITIATIVES

Global SCI-GSDI

Global Map

References

REGIONAL SDIS

European 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 Evaluation

References

SDI DIFFUSION - A REGIONAL CASE STUDY WITH RELEVANCE TO OTHER LEVELS

Asia and the Pacific Region and Regional SDI Activities: A Case Study

SDI Diffusion

Influencing Factors for Regional SDI Diffusion

SDI Development Models

New Strategies and Future Directions

Conclusion and Recommendations

References

NATIONAL SDI INITIATIVES

National SDI - The Ceoncept and Nature

Role and Relationships within SDI Hierarchy

Generaltional Development of SDIs

Recommendations and Future Directions

References

STATE SDI INITIATIVES

The Nature of Spatial Information at a State Level

State SDI - Organizational Issues

The Operation of State SDI

Partnerships in State SDI

Evaluation of State SDI Initiatives

Other Issues and Future Directions of State SDI

References

PART THREE: AUSTRALIAN CASE STUDY FROM NATIONAL TO LOCAL

DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE

ANZLIC - The Spatial Information Council

ASDI Conceptual Model

ASDI Implementation

Current Issues And Future Directions

References

STATE SDI DEVELOPMENT: A VICTORIAN PERSPECTIVE

State SDI in Victoria

Linages to the National Spatial Information Sector

Ke State SDI Initiatives

Victoria's SDI: Next Steps

Conclusion

References

SDI DEVELOPMENT: ROLES OF LOCAL AND CORPORATE SDIS

Local SDI Development at Geelong

Corporate SDI in Multi-Level SDI Development- The Case of DNRE

Some Patterns of SDI Development

Conclusions

References

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, THE PLACE FOR SDIS AND THE CASE FOR E-GOVERNANCE

The Effect on Government

The Role for SDIs

The Case for E-Governance

Conclusion

PART FOUR: SUPPORTING ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL OBJECTIVES

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, THE PLACE FOR SDIs AND THE POTENTIAL OF E-GOVERNANCE

Sustainable Development

SDIs for Sustainable Development

The Potential of E-Governance

Conclusions

References

SDIs AND DECISION SUPPORT

Decision Support for Sustainable Development

Spatial Decision Support and SDIs

Supporting the Decision Evironment

The Developing Decision Support Status of SDIs

Decision Support in the Future of SDIs

References

FINANCING SPATIAL DATA DEVELOPMENT: EXAMINING ALTERNATIVE FUNDING MODELS

The Economic Issues of SDI Implementation

The Concept of SDI Funding Models

Alternative Funding Models

Customizing the Alternative Funding Models for Emerging Nations

Discussion

Conclusion

References

DEVELOPING EVALUATION AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR SDIS

Land Administration Systems and the Role of SDIs

Evaluation And a Framework for Evaluation

Evaluation of SDIs

Conclusions

References

PART FIVE: TECHNICAL DIMENSION

ADMINISTRATIVE BOUNDARY DESIGN IN SUPPORT OF SDI OBJECTIVES

A Definition of the Spatial Hierarchy Problem

Administrative Boundaries within SDI

Conclusion

References

SDI AND LOCATION BASED WIRELESS APPLICATIONS

SDI as a Foundation for Location Based Services

Augmenting the SDI Model

Framework to Facilitate Wireless Applications

Case Study

Discussion, Recommendations and Future Directions

References

POSITIONAL FRAMEWORKS FOR SDI

SDI and Positional Accuracy

Opening the lid on Geodesy

Spatial Data Referencing

Transforming Between Different Reference Frames

Measuring and Recording Positional Accuracy

Case Studies

Conclusions

References

PART SIX: FUTURE DIRECTIONS

FUTURE DIRECTION FOR SDI DEVELOPMENT

Covering the SDI Landscape

SDI Development Issues

Conclusion

References

About the Editors

Professor Ian P. Williamson, is the Professor of Surveying and Land Information, Head, Department of Geomatics, and Director, Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) and Land Administration, at The University of Melbourne. His teaching and research is in the areas of cadastral, land and geographic information systems, land administration and SDI and he advises state and federal government, UN agencies and The World Bank in these areas.  He was Chairperson of Commission 7 (Cadastre and Land Management) of the International Federation of Surveyors 1994-98, and is the current Director for United Nations Liaison for the FIG.  He is also Chairperson of Working Group 3 (Cadastre) of the United Nations-sponsored Permanent Committee on Geographic Information Systems Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific 2001-2004.

Dr Abbas Rajabifard, is Deputy Director of Centre for SDI and Land Administration, and a Research Fellow in the Department of Geomatics, The University of Melbourne. He holds PhD (Melb), MSc (ITC), Postgrad-Dipl (ITC), and BSurv (Tehran). He worked for the National Cartographic Centre (NCC), Iran (1990-98), where he was Head of the GIS Department, managing the National Topographic Database and National GIS in Iran. From 1994-1999 he has been an Executive Board member and National representative to the Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific (PCGIAP). Since then he has been an active member of WG2 and is now Research coordinator in PCGIAP-Working Group 3. He has also been a member of the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping 1997-2001.

Ms Mary-Ellen F. Feeney, is completing her PhD at the Centre for SDI and Land Administration, The University of Melbourne. She is involved in lecturing, tutoring and course development in a number of subjects and has research interests in the development of SDI to support decision making at local through national levels. She is a member of the Global SDI and Decision Support System (DSS) Working Group. She holds BSc App.Geog.(Hons) (NSW), completing her research with the Commonwealth Science and Industry Research Organisation (CSIRO) and University of NSW in 1997. She has held positions as CSIRO Research Assistant (1996-1997), Australian Hydrographic Service Cartographer (1998) and Technical Development Officer (1998-1999), and has been involved in the development of the Australian Digital Hydrographic Database, GIS infrastructure and capacity building for the Department of Defence.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT029000
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems