The rainbow metaphor : spatial data infrastructure organization and implementation in India

@inproceedings{Georgiadou2005TheRM,
  title={The rainbow metaphor : spatial data infrastructure organization and implementation in India},
  author={Yola Georgiadou and Satish K. Puri and Sundeep Sahay},
  year={2005}
}
The use of metaphors can provide useful insights into understanding the inherent technical and institutional complexities of spatial data infrastructures (SDI). In this paper, we examine how metaphors have been used in organization studies, information systems, and also in the information infrastructure domains. We examine some dominant metaphors being used to guide the research and practice of SDIs, including that of the “information superhighway,” “marketplace,” and the “rainbow.” We draw… CONTINUE READING

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