GIS for District-Level Administration in India: Problems and Opportunities

@article{Walsham1999GISFD,
  title={GIS for District-Level Administration in India: Problems and Opportunities},
  author={Geoff Walsham and Sundeep Sahay},
  journal={MIS Quarterly},
  year={1999},
  volume={23},
  pages={39-66}
}
This paper describes a research study, carried out over the period 1993-95, of the efforts made in India to develop and use geographical information systems (GIS) to aid district-level administration. We give a detailed description of our research approach, drawing from contextualism as a broad research methodology and using actor-network theory for analytical purposes. The main section of the paper provides an in-depth analysis of a major GIS initiative from a particular Indian government… CONTINUE READING
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