Maps and geoinformation on the Internet or how do people feel abour e-democracy?

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Abstract

Danish Municipal Internet pages today swarm with examples of geoinformation by way of maps in a more or less active form (from scanned maps to GIS solutions), planning data, demographic data, etc. At first the intentions were to give the citizens the possibility of commenting on planning proposals or other land transactions through the Internet. Later it is the intentions that the citizens shall be able to serve themselves in connection with applications, for example building licences and land and resource utilizations. The mentioned initiatives are part of the e-Government Strategy of the Danish government. This paper will focus on two map and geoinformation services from the Municipality of Aalborg and the County of Northern Jutland, respectively, and three user investigations will be presented regarding both professional users. and citizens. use of and satisfaction with the services as well as the possibilities of dialogues through the Internet between the citizen and the administration.
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Danish Municipal Internet pages today swarm with examples of geoinformation by way of maps in a more or less active form (from scanned maps to GIS solutions), planning data, demographic data, etc. At first the intentions were to give the citizens the possibility of commenting on planning proposals or other land transactions through the Internet. Later it is the intentions that the citizens shall be able to serve themselves in connection with applications, for example building licences and land and resource utilizations. The mentioned initiatives are part of the e-Government Strategy of the Danish government. This paper will focus on two map and geoinformation services from the Municipality of Aalborg and the County of Northern Jutland, respectively, and three user investigations will be presented regarding both professional users. and citizens. use of and satisfaction with the services as well as the possibilities of dialogues through the Internet between the citizen and the administration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMapping Approaches into a changing World
Number of pages9
PublisherThe International Cartographic Association
Publication date2005
ISBN (electronic)0958460930
StatePublished - 2005
Event - Coruña, Spain

Conference

ConferenceInternational Cartographic Conference
NummerXXII
LandSpain
ByCoruña
Periode11/07/200516/07/2005

    Keywords

  • E-government, E-democracy, Maps, Geoinformation, Internet

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