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ERIC Number: EJ1124304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Web-Based Geographic Information Systems: Experience and Perspectives of Planners and the Implications for Extension
Göçmen, Z. Asligül
Journal of Extension, v54 n6 Article 6FEA4 Dec 2016
Web-based geographic information system (GIS) technology, or web-based GIS, offers many opportunities for public planners and Extension educators who have limited GIS backgrounds or resources. However, investigation of its use in planning has been limited. The study described here examined the use of web-based GIS by public planning agencies. A 2013 web-based survey of 274 public planning agency staff throughout Wisconsin revealed that use of web-based GIS for planning tasks lags behind use of software-based GIS and that agency use is hampered by a number of barriers. The findings suggest that Extension professionals can help practitioners become more familiar and proficient with web-based GIS applications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
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