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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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The diffusion and use of geographic information technologies have increased dramatically in recent years. This book considers the geographic information systems (GIS) phenomenon from a number of different perspectives. It presents the findings of recent research on the diffusion of GIS in Europe and North America. These highlight the extent to which national cultural and institutional factors influence the nature of the diffusion process in different countries and different applications fields. As it brings together a collection of materials on the diffusion and use of geographic information technologies, this text should be of particular interest to students taking advanced courses on geographic information systems, as well as readers researching the shape of the future market, and those involved in implementing these systems in a wide variety of organizations.

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
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 17.63  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.67