Platform for Environmental Modelling Support: a Grid Cell Data Infrastructure for Modellers
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Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is in need of a grid cell-based data component that supports the needs of landscape or environmental process modellers and other GIS users. Spatial data infrastructure and innovation diffusion concepts based on the Organisational Innovation Process are used to establish the innovative nature of this proposed component of the SDI and the process for its acceptance by key stakeholders in Australia.
The experience of development of a Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) Demonstrator Project, namely, Platform for Environmental Modelling Support (PEMS)is described to illustrate a collaborative model used by a group of public and private organisations to promote the diffusion of grid cell data infrastructure at the state and national level in Australia. The experience of the project suggests that in addition to the established collaborative environment offered by the CRCSI, investment in robust and structured project management is also important to facilitate future adoption of the grid cell data infrastructure by the participating organisations.
KeywordsVegetation Index Organisational Innovation Enhance Vegetation Index Triple Bottom Line Data Infrastructure
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