Paudyal, Dev Raj and McDougall, Kevin and Apan, Armando (2011) Assessing spatial information access, use and sharing for catchment management in Australia. In: 2011 Surveying and Spatial Sciences Conference: Innovation in Action: Working Smarter (SSSC 2011), 21-25 Nov 2011, Wellington, New Zealand.
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Spatial data plays an important role in many social, environmental, economic and political decisions and is increasingly acknowledged as a national resource essential for sustainable development. One of the potential areas where spatial data can make a positive impact is for improved decision making to support catchment management. Reliable spatial data infrastructure (SDI) is needed to record the environmental, social and economic dimensions of catchment management. By building an appropriate SDI, disparate spatial data can be accessed and utilised to facilitate the exchange and sharing of spatial data between stakeholders across catchment communities. The aim of this paper is to identify the factors/variables contributing to spatial information access, sharing and use across catchment management areas and evaluate the current status of spatial information access, sharing and use among Australian states from a catchment management authority perspective. A survey method was used to collect primary data from 56 regional natural resource management (NRM) bodies responsible for catchment management in Australia. Descriptive statistics method was used to show the similarities and differences among Australian states. The key factors which influence sharing and access to spatial information are also explored. We found there is significant for spatial information access, use and sharing to contribute to SDI development.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||catchment management; natural resource management; spatial information; spatial data infrastructure|
|Depositing User:||Mr Dev Raj Paudyal|
|Date Deposited:||16 Apr 2012 04:51|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:56|
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