Title: Assessment of the integration of geographic information in e-government policy in Europe
Authors: VANCAUWENBERGHE GlenVANDENBROUCKE DannyCROMPVOETS JoepPIGNATELLI FrancescoBOGUSLAWSKI RAYMOND
Publisher: AGILE
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC97094
ISBN: 978-90-816960-4-3
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC97094
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The integration of geographic information and services in a broader e-government context can be considered as a necessary condition for realising the full potential of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs). In recent years, many European countries have started taking actions and initiatives to integrate geographic information in e-government policy. This paper provides an analysis of these actions and initiatives, focusing on the non-technological aspects, such as the development of strategies, the establishment of coordination structures and the implementation of data policies. The analysis shows that several European countries are aware of the need to integrate geographic information in e-government and are taking different types of actions towards a coordinated and integrated ‘information’ policy. However, in none of the European countries that were examined is geographic information fully integrated in e-government policy, and in some countries the integration of location information in e-government is even not considered as a priority.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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