Bastiaan van Loenen

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In the information age, information has become of vital importance to the economic and social development of a country. Especially geographic information is of increasing importance for the successful execution of (public) tasks. Spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) facilitate the collection, maintenance, dissemination, and use of spatial information. Due to(More)
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The development of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) not only has to address technical and non-technical data issues but the organisational component is also relevant, to the extent that the SDI is able to address societal challenges. This chapter elaborates on different stages of SDI development from an organisational perspective which has been modelled(More)
0198-9715/$ see front matter 2010 Elsevier Ltd. A doi:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2010.09.004 ⇑ Corresponding author. Tel.: +31 317 481697. E-mail address: lucas.grus@wur.nl (Ł. Grus). The motives for constructing Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) are often based on their anticipated benefits for society, economy, and environment. According to those widely(More)
Access to earth observation data has become critically important for the wellbeing of society. A major impediment to achieving widespread sharing of earth observation data is lack of an operational web-wide system that is transparent and consistent in allowing users to legally access and use the earth observations of others without seeking permission from(More)
Chapter five focused on the theoretical bases to assess the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and presented a Multi-view SDI assessment framework. The framework needs to be tested in order to evaluate its applicability to assess SDIs. Testing will also indicate the strengths and weaknesses of the framework. In this chapter we present the results of applying(More)