Actor-networks and implementation: examples from conservation GIS in Ecuador

  title={Actor-networks and implementation: examples from conservation GIS in Ecuador},
  author={Eugene W. Martin},
  journal={International Journal of Geographical Information Science},
Recommendationsfor implementationand evaluation of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can beneŽ t from a broader theoretical foundation to support investigation, understanding and improvement. This paper discusses Actor-Network Theory (ANT) as a framework to delineate and evaluate the social and technical interactions involved in GIS implementation. The proposed process traces actor-network interactions through texts, technical objects, people, money and control.Actor alignment, actor… CONTINUE READING
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