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

Hao, Ye; Brown, Michael; Harding, Jenny

Authors

Ye Hao isxhy@hotmail.com

Michael Brown michael.brown@nottingham.ac.uk

Jenny Harding jenny.harding@ordnancesurvey.co.uk



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.

Citation

Hao, Y., Brown, M., & Harding, J. (2014). GIS for all: exploring the barriers and opportunities for underexploited GIS applications

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Deposit Date Apr 17, 2014
Publicly Available Date Apr 17, 2014
Journal OSGEO Journal
Electronic ISSN 1994-1897
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2921
Publisher URL http://journal.osgeo.org/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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