Results of three case studies for assessing motivators and barriers of address data sharing in South Africa

Show simple item record Sebake, Malete Daniel Coetzee, Serena Martha 2012-02-27T07:07:29Z 2012-02-27T07:07:29Z 2012-01
dc.description This paper reports on Malete Daniel Sebake’s research for his Master of Information Technology (M.IT), supervised by Dr. Serena Coetzee from the University of Pretoria. en_US
dc.description.abstract The value of GIS data in the functioning of both public and private organizations has increased enormously, to the extent that it is difficult to imagine a modern organization without the use of GI technologies. Currently, organizations use GIS data, especially spatial address data, to locate their customers and to deliver products and services to their doorsteps. In South Africa, the spatial address data are found in separate address databases, which are maintained by different organizations, with minimal or no cooperation among them. Contrary to research evidence pointing to the benefits of organizations sharing spatial data, most organizations still show inability and reluctance to participate in spatial data sharing initiatives; thus perpetuating the costly duplication of efforts in data handling and storage. The authors used a case study approach to assess the issues that motivate or obstruct GIS data sharing among three address organizations in South Africa. This paper presents the results of the three cases, and their implications on the interorganizational GIS data sharing initiatives as they occur in spatial data infrastructures (SDIs), particularly the South African SDI. It is our hope that these findings pertaining to motivators or barriers for interorganizational GIS data sharing (as it was applied to the three cases) will provide valuable lessons to guide organizations to develop and implement successful data sharing initiatives. en
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dc.description.sponsorship The Council for Geoscience in South Africa financially supported the M.IT studies. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Sebake, MD & Coetzee, S 2011, 'Results of three case studies for assessing motivators and barriers of address data sharing in South Africa', South African Journal of Geomatics, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 32-43. en
dc.identifier.issn 2225-8531
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher CONSAS Conference en_US
dc.rights CONSAS Conference en
dc.subject GIS data sharing en
dc.subject.lcsh Geodatabases -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Geographic information systems -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Computer file sharing -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Spatial data infrastructures -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Internet addresses -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Directory services (Computer network technology) -- South Africa en
dc.title Results of three case studies for assessing motivators and barriers of address data sharing in South Africa en
dc.type Article en

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