Natural resource information management at State Government level

Redlich, Lindsay, Gersekowski, Peter, & Middleton, Michael R. (2007) Natural resource information management at State Government level. In Anttiroiko, Ari-Veikko & Malkia, Matti (Eds.) Encyclopedia of digital government. Volume III. Idea Group Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 1226-1234.

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Spatial Information Management (SIM) including utilisation of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is used in a wide variety of information resource applications.

GIS applications have been able to make use of expansion in available data from remote sensing operations such as satellite imagery. SIM has been able to build upon these systems using software support for spatial databases and interactive mapping applications. Private sector applications tend to be specific to sectors of interest, whereas public sector systems have wide application across sectors.

The information management that is applied has a technical dimension facilitated by GIS. It also has analytical and strategic dimensions that require detailed investigation and planning for the corporate context in which the SIM is undertaken.

An overview of some of the contextual influences on SIM is provided. This introduces details of a case study of a particular application to natural resource information management in the Queensland State Government Department of Natural Resources and Mines. This application was conceived as the Environment for Natural Resources Information Integration (ENRII) initiative. ENRII works on the principle that data and information management are resourced as part of normal business practice. The methodology for examining information management practice is described along with findings for the organisation and a resulting action program.

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ID Code: 4757
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details :
Subsequently re-published as: Redlich, L., Gersekowski, P., & Middleton, M. (2008). Natural resource information management at state government level. In A.-V. Anttiroiko (Ed.), Electronic government: Concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications (Chapt. 1.38, pp. 422-434). Hershey, PA, USA: Information Science Reference. [ISBN 978-1-59904-947-2][ eISBN 978-1-59904-948-9]'
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Keywords: Natural resources, Information management, Spatial information systems, Information flow, Information standards, Knowledge management, Enterprise culture, e, government, Case study
ISBN: 1591407893
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Natural Resource Management (050209)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Idea Group Reference
Deposited On: 09 Aug 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:33

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