Issues of Geo-Spatial Involvement in Decision Making under Local Government Power: A Participatory Approach

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Title:
Issues of Geo-Spatial Involvement in Decision Making under Local Government Power: A Participatory Approach
Author:
Niane, Mamadou
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This research aimed to investigate the use of geo-spatial information product in decision-making within area under local government. The choice of methods is of crucial importance in the understanding and adoption by the potential users. The efficiency of symbols and readability of information is paramount in conveying information. Observation of the local population's use of language and symbology was incorporated into this work in order to show possible representations that would be more meaningful to the reader.The base of the geo-spatial product developed in this was developed our research on the impact of urbanization on ground water resources. The research examined the urbanization impact on ground water quality and level translated through nitrate level and ground water level. The use of maps as decision-making tools with different symbol representation of nitrate and water level presents a potentially simple method for decision makers who are not necessarily experts, but are the ones making the final political decision. The collection and processing of multi-source data requires the reorganization of the data in a meaningful way.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Africa; decision-making; GIS; visualization; water resources
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ball, George L.; Guertin, D. Phillip

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleIssues of Geo-Spatial Involvement in Decision Making under Local Government Power: A Participatory Approachen_US
dc.creatorNiane, Mamadouen_US
dc.contributor.authorNiane, Mamadouen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research aimed to investigate the use of geo-spatial information product in decision-making within area under local government. The choice of methods is of crucial importance in the understanding and adoption by the potential users. The efficiency of symbols and readability of information is paramount in conveying information. Observation of the local population's use of language and symbology was incorporated into this work in order to show possible representations that would be more meaningful to the reader.The base of the geo-spatial product developed in this was developed our research on the impact of urbanization on ground water resources. The research examined the urbanization impact on ground water quality and level translated through nitrate level and ground water level. The use of maps as decision-making tools with different symbol representation of nitrate and water level presents a potentially simple method for decision makers who are not necessarily experts, but are the ones making the final political decision. The collection and processing of multi-source data requires the reorganization of the data in a meaningful way.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectdecision-makingen_US
dc.subjectGISen_US
dc.subjectvisualizationen_US
dc.subjectwater resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNatural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBall, George L.en_US
dc.contributor.chairGuertin, D. Phillipen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGimblett, Randyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPark, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBaro, Mamadouen_US
dc.identifier.proquest10050en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659750597en_US
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