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OpenCIS - Open Source GIS-based Web Community Information System

Caldeweyher, Daniel, Zhang, Jinglan, & Pham, Binh L. (2006) OpenCIS - Open Source GIS-based Web Community Information System. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 20(8), pp. 885-898.

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Abstract

Geographic Information System (GIS) technology has many applications and plays a vital role in the majority of the daily operations by government and public administration. However, due to its technical complexity and cost, communities lacking the expertise and resources cannot benefit from this technology. The OpenCIS project, a user-friendly free Open Source GIS-based Web Community Information System, seeks to address this issue by bridging the gap between a simple map viewer and full GIS, representing one of the first steps towards the goal of grassroots empowerment through GIS technology.

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ID Code: 6399
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: b.pham@qut.edu.au
Keywords: GIS, Mapserver, Mapscript, Grassroots empowerment, Open source
DOI: 10.1080/13658810600711378
ISSN: 1362-3087
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services (080612)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400) > Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in International Journal of Geographical Information Science 20(8):pp. 885-898.
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:23

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