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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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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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||African Geographical Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Jan 1|