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Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies : Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications - Ian Masser

Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies

Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications

By: Ian Masser (Editor), Harland J. Onsrud (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1993
ISBN: 9780792321903
Number Of Pages: 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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Technologies: An Introductionp. 1
The Diffusion of Innovations Model: Keynote Addressp. 9
Research Methodology and Interdisciplinary Perspectivesp. 25
Gaining User and Organisational Acceptance for Advanced Information Systemsp. 27
Implementation of New Information Technologyp. 45
Commentary on "Implementation of New Information Technology" by Paul Goodmanp. 59
The Application of Research and Development from the Information Systems Field to GIS Implementation in Local Government: Some Theories on Successful Adoption and Use of GIS Technologyp. 61
Implications from MIS Research for the Study of GIS Diffusion: Some Initial Evidencep. 77
Assessing and Modeling the Diffusion of Geographic Information Innovationsp. 95
The Diffusion of GIS in British Local Governmentp. 99
GIS Implementation in British Local Governmentp. 117
Diffusion and Use of Geographic Information Systems in Public Sector Agencies in the United Statesp. 147
Correlating Adoption Factors and Adopter Characteristics with Successful Use of Geographic Information Systemsp. 165
Embodied GIS - A Concept for GIS Diffusionp. 195
Comments on "Embodied GIS - A Concept for GIS Diffusion" by Peter R. Zwartp. 205
Assessing Cultural and Institutional Issuesp. 209
'Universal' GIS versus National Land Information Traditions: Software Imperialism or Endogenous Developments?p. 213
The Use of Geographic Information Technology in the City of Padovap. 229
Impact of GIS on a Southern European Country: The Case of Portugalp. 245
Geographic Information Technology as Appropriate Technology for Developmentp. 261
Mechanisms for Facilitating the Diffusion of GIS Technologyp. 275
Developing the Spatial Information Marketplace: A Canadian Case Studyp. 277
NEXPRI: A National Center to Support the Diffusion of Geographical Information Technologyp. 293
Technology Transfer and Training Needs: The URSA-NET Experiencep. 307
Urban and Regional Planning Models and GISp. 317
Extending the Research Agendap. 339
Appendix: NATO Advanced Research Workshop Participantsp. 345
Subject Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9780792321903
ISBN-10: 0792321901
Series: Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 349
Published: 31st March 1993
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 17.63  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.67