Establishing a framework for Open Geographic Information science

Singleton, Alex D and Spielman, Seth and Brunsdon, Chris (2016) Establishing a framework for Open Geographic Information science. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 30 (8). pp. 1507-1521. ISSN 1365-8816

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When conducting research within a framework of Geographic Information Science (GISc), the scientific validity of this work can be argued as highly dependent upon the extent to which the methods employed are reproducible, and that, in the strictest sense, can only be fully achieved by implementing transparent workflows that utilize both open source software and openly available data. After considering the scientific implications of non-reproducible methods, we provide a review of both open source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and openly available data, before describing an integrated model for Open GISc. We conclude with a critical review of this embryonic paradigm, with directions for future development in supporting spatial data infrastructure.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Geographic Information Science; Geographic Information Systems; reproducibility; open source; Open Data;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
Item ID: 8049
Identification Number: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1137579
Depositing User: Prof. Chris Brunsdon
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 11:12
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Geographical Information Science
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes

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