424 pages | 6 B/W Illus.
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.
GIS. Urban Planning and GIS. The Development of Geographic Information Systems in Britain. The Esrc Regional Research Laboratory Initiative. Conditions for The Effective Utilization of Computers in Urban Planning in Developing Countries. GISDATA Program. Brave New GIS Worlds. What Is Geographic Information and Why Is It So Important. Computers in Local Government: Malaysia. GIS in Local Government: Great Britain. Information Sharing and Implementation of GIS. The Diffusion of GIS In Local Government in Europe. SDI. Managing Our Urban Future: The Role of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. All Shapes and Sizes: The First Generation of National Spatial Data Infrastructures. The Future of SDI. What’s Special About SDI Related Research? Multi-Level Implementation of SDIs: Emerging Trends and Key Strategic Issues. Spatially Enabling Governments Through SDI Implementation. Changing Notions of Spatial Data Infrastructures. The European Geographic Information Infrastructure Debate. The Indian National Geospatial Data Infrastructure. GI and the Enlargement of the European Union. International Comparison: Australia, Canada and the US. Operational SDI: the Subnational Dimension in the European Context. INSPIRE’s Shift in Emphasis.