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dc.contributor.authorBenitez-Paez, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorComber, Alexis
dc.contributor.authorTrilles, Sergio
dc.contributor.authorHuerta, Joaquin
dc.identifier.citationBenitez-Paez , F , Comber , A , Trilles , S & Huerta , J 2018 , ' Creating a conceptual framework to improve the re-usability of open geographic data in cities ' , Transactions in GIS , vol. 22 , no. 3 , pp. 806-822 .
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-9884-6471/work/65345567
dc.descriptionThe authors of this research gratefully acknowledge funding from the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska‐Curie Actions, International Training Networks (ITN), and European Joint Doctorates (EJD). The funding period is January 1, 2015–December 31, 2018, Grant Agreement No. 642332 – GEO‐C – H2020‐MSCA‐ITN‐2014. Sergio Trilles has been funded by the postdoctoral program Vali + d (GVA) (Grant No. APOSTD/2016/058).en
dc.description.abstractOpen data has a profound effect on the working environment within which information is created and shared at all levels. At the local government level, open data initiatives have resulted in higher transparency in policy, a greater engagement between decision-makers and citizens, and have changed the culture about how data analysis and evidence are used to support local governance. This article, based on data collected through an on-line survey, participatory workshops with data user communities in four cities (in Colombia and Spain), and interviews with Valencia good-government office, identifies four elements for a conceptual framework to improve the re-usability of open geographic data in cities. The essential elements defined in this research are the definition of data user communities and their needs, the creation of the community of reuse, user-focused metadata, and reuse-focused legal terms. The definition of these indicators provides a framework for authorities to re-shape their current open data strategy to include data user requirements. At the end of this article, a roadmap for future research and implementation is presented, considering some reflections on the conceptual framework.
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dc.subjectOpen data ecosystemen
dc.subjectGovernment dataen
dc.subjectG Geography (General)en
dc.subjectZA4050 Electronic information resourcesen
dc.subjectSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communitiesen
dc.titleCreating a conceptual framework to improve the re-usability of open geographic data in citiesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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