GIS for all: exploring the barriers and opportunities for underexploited GIS applications

Hao, Ye and Brown, Michael and Harding, Jenny (2014) GIS for all: exploring the barriers and opportunities for underexploited GIS applications. OSGEO Journal, 13 . pp. 19-28. ISSN 1994-1897

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Abstract

Geographical Information Systems have been existed

since the early 1960s, but evidence suggests that

adoption of GIS technologies still remains relatively

low in many sectors. We will explore both the barriers

that affect the utilisation of GIS and opportunities

to overcome these barriers. As part of this exploration

we performed a literature review, collected responses

from quantitative questionnaire survey and

interviewed a range of technical and domain experts.

Having analysed and collated the results of these

studies we have identified ways forward for future

research and development to facilitate wider spread

adoption and exploitation of GIS applications. Our

discussion focuses on the importance of open-source

GIS software, open data and cloud computing as key

mediators for breaking the barriers and promoting

the wider appropriation of GIS based solutions.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Brown, Dr Michael
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 14:14
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 17:04
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2921

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