Using Social Network Analysis (SNA) to Assess the Availability of Spatial Data and Data Sharing Mechanisms in Rwanda | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
Maio 2020
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
AJLPGS:19854
Pages: 
21
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Copyright (c) 2020 African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences

This paper aims at analysing the extent to which spatial data are accessed and shared among stakeholders. It also uses Social Network Analysis to investigate institutional and individual behaviour in that process. Finally, it investigates the level of cooperation of all involved actors towards Spatial Data Infrastructure development. Results showed that public and private organizations have been individually engaged data collection and management. However, they are still using different standards and this has led to some disparities in terms of spatial data quality. Results also revealed the existing cooperation in data sharing that follow informal relationships through friendship or goodwill. In this case, organizations that use those data for public interest get them for free, while those use them for income generation pay access fees. At the end, spatial data providers and users suggested the establishment of a spatial data sharing policy that will harmonize procedures in spatial data collection and dissemination.

Autores e editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Rwanyiziri, Gaspard
Uwayezu, Ernest
Mugabowindekwe, Maurice
Hategekimana, Sylvere
Byizigiro, Vaillant Rutazuyaza
Muyombano, Emmanuel
Hitimana, Jean Pierre

Publisher(s): 

African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences is a journal specialized in publishing research activities carried out in the field of geo-spatial sciences and land governance. It aims to encourage innovation, promote the exchange of knowledge and scientific outcomes related to its themes. The journal's target community is made-up of researchers, professors and professionals working in the newspaper field. The journal also aims to promote scientific articles and productions at the African, regional and global levels.

Provedor de dados

African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences is a journal specialized in publishing research activities carried out in the field of geo-spatial sciences and land governance. It aims to encourage innovation, promote the exchange of knowledge and scientific outcomes related to its themes. The journal's target community is made-up of researchers, professors and professionals working in the newspaper field. The journal also aims to promote scientific articles and productions at the African, regional and global levels.

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