Journal article

Spatial data infrastructures for cities in developing countries - Lessons from the Bangkok experience

ID Bishop, FJ Escobar, S Karuppannan, IP Williamson, PM Yates, K Suwarnarat, HW Yaqub

Cities | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2000


The cities of the developing world face major problems in managing growth and their urban infrastructure. The experiences of cities in the developed world have usually proved inappropriate in developing countries and consequently new and innovative solutions are continually being explored for these cities. Geographic information systems and the underlying spatial data infrastructures appear to offer significant potential to assist in managing human settlements in developing countries. In examining the status of spatial data infrastructures in developing countries, the first part of the paper compares cities in developing countries to those in the developed world. It then highlights issues fa..

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