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Applying the theory of planned behavior to explain geospatial data sharing for urban planning and management : Cases from urban centers in Tanzania

Lubida, Alex LU ; Pilesjö, Petter LU ; Espling, Margareta and Runnström, Micael LU (2015) In African Geographical Review 34(2). p.165-181
Abstract

This paper illustrates the potential use of the theory of planned behavior as a guiding framework for understanding intentions and behavior in geospatial data sharing in Tanzania. A structured questionnaire survey, was constructed and sent to local governments as well as academic and private organizations that are major producers and/or users of geodata. The questionnaire covered issues of how collection of geodata is financed, management of geospatial data, and compatibility of spatial data-sets. The theory was found to be generally effective in accounting for intentions to share geospatial data in Tanzania (p <.01). Results show potential for data sharing between local governments and other organizations in Tanzania, and it is... (More)

This paper illustrates the potential use of the theory of planned behavior as a guiding framework for understanding intentions and behavior in geospatial data sharing in Tanzania. A structured questionnaire survey, was constructed and sent to local governments as well as academic and private organizations that are major producers and/or users of geodata. The questionnaire covered issues of how collection of geodata is financed, management of geospatial data, and compatibility of spatial data-sets. The theory was found to be generally effective in accounting for intentions to share geospatial data in Tanzania (p <.01). Results show potential for data sharing between local governments and other organizations in Tanzania, and it is suggested that creating awareness among spatial data stakeholders and the establishment of a spatial data infrastructure policy framework will speed up geospatial data sharing.

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geographic information system, geospatial data sharing, spatial data infrastructure, Tanzania
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10.1080/19376812.2014.892433
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  series       = {African Geographical Review},
  title        = {Applying the theory of planned behavior to explain geospatial data sharing for urban planning and management : Cases from urban centers in Tanzania},
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  doi          = {10.1080/19376812.2014.892433},
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