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dc.contributor.authorForbes, Adamen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:10:06Z
dc.date.copyright2006-10-16en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationForbes, A. (2006, October 16). Issues Involved in the Development of Internet-Based GIS Applications (Dissertation, Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1199en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1199
dc.description.abstractGeographical Information Systems (GIS) are computer-based systems that use geographical data in conjunction with analysis and management tools to improve the decision-making abilities of organisations (Heywood et al 2006). The recent rapid development and increased accessibility of the Internet has led to the emergence of a new brand of GIS systems; Internet based GIS. Internet based GIS combine the decision-making abilities of GIS systems with the customisation, accessibility, and interactive power of the Internet. This paper investigates a range of issues involved in the development of real-world Internet based GIS applications. These issues are evaluated from three distinct perspectives that impact on the development of GIS applications. These are the technical, commercial and social perspectives. The primary objective of this paper is to explicitly discover and explain the links between the issues from these different perspectives. In order to discover these issues, a case study was conducted that involved the development of a web-based GIS application for an Auckland IT company, Coeus Ltd. This application utilises an online GIS Application Programming Interface to provide GIS functionality that has been customised to meet Coeus’ requirements. To supplement the issues identified from this case, an extensive literature review is also incorporated into this research. Following the identification and explanation of the issues, links between each of the perspectives are explained. These links show that issues from one perspective have an impact on the success of a GIS from the other two perspectives. This highlights the importance of considering a range of issues from the different perspectives when developing a web based GIS application.en_NZ
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dc.subjectGeographical Information Systemsen_NZ
dc.subjectGISen_NZ
dc.subjectInternet based GISen_NZ
dc.subjecttechnicalen_NZ
dc.subjectcommercialen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial perspectives,en_NZ
dc.subject.lcshT Technology (General)en_NZ
dc.subject.lcshQ Science (General)en_NZ
dc.subject.lcshG Geography (General)en_NZ
dc.titleIssues Involved in the Development of Internet-Based GIS Applicationsen_NZ
dc.typeDissertationen_NZ
dc.description.versionUnpublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages42en_NZ
otago.date.accession2007-03-01en_NZ
otago.schoolInformation Scienceen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineInformation Scienceen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Applied Science with Honours
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelHonours Dissertationsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
dc.identifier.eprints555en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsInformation Scienceen_NZ
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