UNIT 71 - DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL GIS POLICY

UNIT 71 - DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL GIS POLICY

  • A. INTRODUCTION
  • B. BACKGROUND
  • C. RECOMMENDATIONS
  • D. GENERAL FINDINGS
  • E. OUTCOMES
  • F. RELATED ACTIVITIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES
  • REFERENCES
  • EXAM AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  • NOTES

    UNIT 71 - DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL GIS POLICY

    A. INTRODUCTION

    B. BACKGROUND

    Predecessors

    Charge to the committee

    Scope

    Membership of committee

    Role of committee

    Comparison with North America

    Relationship to other technologies

    C. RECOMMENDATIONS

    Digital mapping

    Availability of data

    Linking data sets

    Awareness, education and training

    Research and development

    Role of government

    D. GENERAL FINDINGS

    E. OUTCOMES

    F. RELATED ACTIVITIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES

    UK Regional Research Laboratories

    U.S. National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

    The Netherlands

    France

    REFERENCES

    Department of Environment, 1987. Handling Geographic Information. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London. The full Chorley Report.

    Lord Chorley, 1988. "Some reflections on the handling of geographical information," International Journal of Geographical Information Systems 2:3-10. Views from the chair, including a summary of the report's conclusions.

    Rhind, D. and H. Mounsey, 1988. "The Chorley Committee and "handling geographic information"," Proceedings, Third International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling. International Geographical Union, Columbus, Ohio, 407-21. Excellent summary of the Chorley Committee and its report.

    Shepherd, et al, 1989, "The ESRC's Regional Research Laboratories: An Alternative Approach to the NCGIA?," AutoCarto 9, Sydney, Australia.

    Tomlinson, R.F., 1987. "Current and potential uses of geographical information systems: the North American experience," International Journal of Geographical Information Systems 1:203-18. Based on a background paper for the Chorley Committee which appears in the report's appendices.

    Ventura, S.J., 1990. "Federal land and geographic information system activities," Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 56(5):631-4. A useful review of the need for coordination and standardization in the federal government.

    EXAM AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

    Several aspects of the actual report are suitable topics for discussion, particularly if the report is available locally, including: