Many researchers throughout the world have been struggling with the issue of assessing SDIs. All these attempts, however useful and valuable, focus on either one aspect of SDI, are bounded by one region, describe SDI development in few particular countries only or are not fully operational yet. The task of assessing SDI is difficult due to its complex, multi-faceted, dynamic and constantly evolving nature. In order to deal with those difficulties we apply a multi-view SDI assessment framework to assess several national SDIs around the world. The framework consists of multiple assessment approaches: SDI-Readiness (Delgado et al., 2004), Organizational (Kok and Van Loenen, 2005), and INSPIRE State of Play (KULeuven (SADL), 2003; 2004; 2005), and Clearinghouse suitability (Crompvoets, 2006). Each approach uses various methods such as: case studies, surveys, country reports analysis, longitudinal studies etc. to collect the needed data. This assessment strategy guarantees a variety of data collected and therefore guarantees a reduced bias of the assessment results. The flexibility of this framework is assured as new assessment approaches can be added to better evaluate SDI. The multiplicity of assessment approaches assures that SDI is being assessed from different perspectives what reflects the multi-understanding of SDI phenomena and let assess SDI in a holistic manner. In addition, the use of different approaches covers also the various purposes of doing assessment: accountability, developmental and knowledge. The results of the multi-view framework application provide comprehensive assessments of SDIs and serve as a perfect basis for SDI¿s success and failures factors analysis.
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||GSDI-10 Conference, Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges: The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting a Sustainable Future - |
Duration: 25 Feb 2008 → 29 Feb 2008
|Conference||GSDI-10 Conference, Small Island Perspectives on Global Challenges: The Role of Spatial Data in Supporting a Sustainable Future|
|Period||25/02/08 → 29/02/08|