Assessing the organisational aspects of SDI: metaphors matter

Henk Koerten

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It is often mentioned that organisational aspects should be incorporated in SDI assessments, yet an assessment instrument is still lacking. In this chapter an approach for assessing organisational aspects of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) will be developed and used on literature covering management aspects of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and SDIs. Organisational aspects will be analysed by using a multi-view approach that is based on organising metaphors. The implicitly underlying metaphors and paradigms of organisational theory are categorised and provide both a framework for analysis and a basis for intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Multi-View Framework to Assess SDIs
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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NameA Multi-View Framework to Assess SDIs


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