Book: Spatially Enabling Society, Research, Emerging Trends and Critical Assessment (2010)
Rajabifard Abbas, Crompvoets Joep, Mohsen Kalantari & Bas Kok (Eds.)
This book is the result of a collaborative initiative of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI), UN sponsored Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific, Centre for SDIs and Land Administration (CSDILA) in The University of Melbourne, SPATIALIST Spatial Data Infrastructure and Public Sector Innovation in Flanders, Department of Geo-information and Land Development in Delft University of Technology and Singapore Land Authority. In addition to the traditional call for papers for the GSDI 12 World Conference:“Spatially Enabled Societies” contribution of full articles were solicited for publication in this peer reviewed book.
In several instances, the articles submitted addressed the theme of the conference. In the others they stuck to the more traditional field of SDI. The reviewing process resulted in 17 chapters that together can be summarized as realizing Spatial Enabled Societies . These topics are represented well in this book. We thank the authors of the chapters and the members of the peer review Board.
We are grateful to Leuven University Press for their willingness to produce this work under a Creative Common Attribution 3.0 License. It allows all to use the experiences and research presented in this book to their advantages. We specially thank the sponsors of this book.
Part 1: Concepts and Fundamentals
Part 2: Regional Activities
Part 3: Facilitating Spatial Enablement
Part 4: Practices towards Spatial Enabled Societies
Part 5: Publication Sponsors