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  • Cadastral “reform”—at what cost to developing countries? 

    Ezigbalike, I. Chukwudozie; Benwell, George L
    This paper argues that the introduction of western cadastral concepts into communities with different land tenure systems have involved “cultural costs.” The paper discusses these cultural costs and concludes that cadastral ...
  • The contribution of goal setting to the success of eCommerce systems among small and medium enterprises 

    Ghandour, Ahmad; Benwell, George L; Deans, Kenneth R
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of goal setting as contributing factor for eCommerce systems (ECS) success in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Based on the literature review relative to eCommerce in ...
  • Development of a generic system for modelling spatial processes 

    Marr, Andrew; Pascoe, Richard; Benwell, George L; Mann, Samuel
    In this paper is proposed a structure for the development of a generic graphical system for modelling spatial processes (SMSP). This system seeks to integrate the spatial data handling operations of a GIS with specialist ...
  • GIS maturity and integration 

    Marr, Andrew; Benwell, George L
    This paper discusses the concept of maturity in the use of GIS and then formulates a computational method for measuring an organisations maturity level from the construction of a surrogate indicator. Generation of this ...
  • GIS, expert systems and interoperability 

    Lilburne, Linda; Benwell, George L; Buick, Roz
    How should geographic information systems be developed? There is a strong demand from users for enhanced functionality and power. Vendors can and do respond to these demands. But where will this lead? Will the result be ...
  • The impact of customer focus to the success of eCommerce systems among small and medium enterprises—a conceptual framework 

    Ghandour, Ahmad; Deans, Kenneth R; Benwell, George L
    This paper conceptualizes the role of customer focus as a contributing factor to the success of eCommerce system (ECS) when it is implemented by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It postulates that customer focus ...
  • The impact of leadership on eCommerce system success in small and medium enterprises context 

    Ghandour, Ahmad; Benwell, George L; Deans, Kenneth R
    The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of leadership as contributing factors for eCommerce systems (ECS) success in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Based on the eCommerce in SMEs literature, this conceptual ...
  • Interactive visualisation tools for analysing NIR data 

    Munro, Hayden; Novins, Kevin; Benwell, George L; Moffat, Alistair
    This paper describes a tool being developed to allow users to visualise the ripening characteristics of fruit. These characteristics, such as sugar, acid and moisture content, can be measured using non-destructive Near ...
  • Landscape structure and ecosystem conservation: an assessment using remote sensing 

    Mann, Samuel; Benwell, George L; Lee, William G
    Analyses of landscape structure are used to test the hypothesis that remotely sensed images can be used as indicators of ecosystem conservation status. Vegetation types based on a classified SPOT satellite image were used ...
  • Local government GIS in New Zealand since 1989 

    Marr, Andrew; Benwell, George L
    This paper draws together existing data with recent survey results and compares the development of local government GIS with the evolution of Information Systems (IS). These comparisons are made using the philosophy that ...
  • Measuring eCommerce Website Success 

    Ghandour, Ahmad; Benwell, George L; Deans, Kenneth R
    This paper presents a research model, which is built on communication theory (Shannon and Weaver 1948) and DeLone and McLean s (1992, 2003) information system model, to identify eCommerce website success dimensions. The ...
  • Measuring eCommerce website success 

    Ghandour, Ahmad; Benwell, George L; Deans, Kenneth R; Pillai, Paul
    This paper presents a research model, which is built on communication theory (Shannon and Weaver 1948) and DeLone and McLean’s (1992, 2003) information system model, to identify eCommerce website success dimensions. The ...
  • Measuring spatial accessibility to primary health care 

    Bagheri, Nasser; Benwell, George L; Holt, Alec
    The aim of this paper is to explain a new approach for calculating spatial accessibility to primary health care (PHC) services. New Zealand and World Health Organisation (WHO) rules were used to determine acceptable levels ...
  • Measuring the Performance of eCommerce Websites 

    Ghandour, Ahmad; Benwell, George L; Deans, Kenneth R
    Measurements that capture website performance have long enabled businesses to improve strategies and operations. For an eCommerce website, there exists a limited understanding on how performance is measured. Measuring the ...
  • Measuring the Performance of eCommerce Websites: An Owner's Perspective 

    Ghandour, Ahmad; Benwell, George L; Deans, Kenneth R
    Measurements that capture performance have long enabled businesses to monitor and improve their strategic and operational goals. For eCommerce websites, there has been a limited un-derstanding of how to measure performance ...
  • Metrics for eCommerce website 

    Ghandour, Ahmad; Benwell, George L; Deans, Kenneth R
    There has been little empirical investigation of relationship between website usage (Web Metrics) and website content. The overall aim of the study reported in this article was to build on empirical evidence about a ...
  • Neuro-fuzzy engineering for spatial information processing 

    Kasabov, Nikola; Purvis, Martin; Zhang, Feng; Benwell, George L
    This paper proposes neuro-fuzzy engineering as a novel approach to spatial data analysis and for building decision making systems based on spatial information processing, and the development of this approach by the authors ...
  • Neuro-fuzzy methods for environmental modelling 

    Purvis, Martin; Kasabov, Nikola; Benwell, George L; Zhou, Qing Qing; Zhang, Feng
    This paper describes combined approaches of data preparation, neural network analysis, and fuzzy inferencing techniques (which we collectively call neuro-fuzzy engineering) to the problem of environmental modelling. The ...
  • Process management for geographical information system development 

    MacDonell, Stephen; Benwell, George L
    The controlled management of software processes, an area of ongoing research in the business systems domain, is equally important in the development of geographical information systems (GIS). Appropriate software processes ...
  • Recomputing historical barometric heighting 

    Benwell, George L
    This paper discusses the method of determining heights of mountains during the original geodetic survey of Victoria. From 1840 to 1875, more particularly the 1860s, geodetic surveyors were charged with the responsibility ...