GIS database development and exchange

Interaction mechanisms and motivations

Zorica Nedović-Budić, Jeffrey Pinto, Lisa Warnecke

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Abstract

The idea of sharing geographic data both within and between organizations remains largely resisted despite the obvious benefits that can be derived from data sharing activities and federal initiatives that promote them. The research presented in this paper examines the various properties of data sharing activities, as well as related motivations cited by members of organizations as reasons for entering into cooperative relationships. The findings suggest that organizational members have a number of different reasons for engaging in data sharing relationships, with common missions/goals and saving of resources being the most frequently cited motivations. Financial resources are the more important reasons for external than for internal interactions. Further, both inter- and intraorganizational activities are guided with formalized mechanisms, the former predominantly in the form of legal contracts and agreements, and the latter predominantly in the form of policies and mutual rules and procedures. Informal interactions, however, continue to be significant in facilitating those interactions. We find that adoption of standards is still inadequate to enable ubiquitous data integration and exchange, but certainly appears stimulated by interorganizational engagements. In terms of contributions, the geographic data remain the main good exchanged. More involved interactions, such as coordinated database development and maintenance and joint applications and clearinghouses, are more likely to happen internally. The Internet, although still not prevalent, has started to facilitate communications and relationships with external partners. The implications of this research are considered as they relate to future efforts to induce wider sharing of geographic information system (GIS) data across organizational boundaries and to build spatial data infrastructures at all levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpatial Data Infrastructures in Context
Subtitle of host publicationNorth and South
PublisherCRC Press
Pages69-100
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781439828038
ISBN (Print)9781138077669
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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Geographic Information Systems
Information Dissemination
Exchange interactions
system development
geographic information systems
Geographic information systems
information system
Databases
Data integration
spatial data
Electronic data interchange
interaction
communication (human)
infrastructure
cooperatives
Organizations
Internet
Communication
Contracts
Research

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Nedović-Budić, Z., Pinto, J., & Warnecke, L. (2011). GIS database development and exchange: Interaction mechanisms and motivations. In Spatial Data Infrastructures in Context: North and South (pp. 69-100). CRC Press.
Nedović-Budić, Zorica ; Pinto, Jeffrey ; Warnecke, Lisa. / GIS database development and exchange : Interaction mechanisms and motivations. Spatial Data Infrastructures in Context: North and South. CRC Press, 2011. pp. 69-100
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