All shapes and sizes: the first generation of national spatial data infrastructures

@article{Masser1999AllSA,
  title={All shapes and sizes: the first generation of national spatial data infrastructures},
  author={Ian Masser},
  journal={International Journal of Geographical Information Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={13},
  pages={67-84}
}
GIS technology has transformed spatial data handling capabilities and made it necessary for governments to re-examine their roles with respect to the supply and availability of geographical information. This paper reviews the experiences of eleven national initiatives which together constitute the ® rst generation of national spatial data infrastructures and it also considers what lessons might be learnt for the next generation that will come into being over the next ten years. The presentation… CONTINUE READING