The Governance Landscape of Geospatial E-Services—The Belgian Case
AbstractGeospatial data and geospatial e-services require governance and coordination between different governmental organisations. This article aims to understand what governance, and specifically what coordination, is used in Belgium for geospatial e-services and data. The Belgian case, with a focus on the regions and federal administration, is researched by making use of a document analysis, interviews with key stakeholders and an online survey. In contrast to the federal and Walloon administration, the Flemish administration and the Brussels Capital Region administration have a clearly developed governance model. Flanders combines hierarchy with network governance, whereas the Brussels administration is known for its hierarchical way of working. The transposition of the INSPIRE Directive had a strong influence: The Brussels Capital Region became more network-oriented, and the Walloon Region developed a form of network governance. The federal level, however, struggles to make the connection between geospatial data and e-services. From an inter-organisational perspective, the coordination can be labelled as a weak form of network governance: Cooperation exists, but only in a few areas. Nevertheless, geospatial data are exchanged within and between regions and the federal level. Geospatial e-services are also developed but there is a clear influence of the degree of organisational coordination on the development of geospatial e-services. View Full-Text
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Chantillon, M.; Crompvoets, J.; Peristeras, V. The Governance Landscape of Geospatial E-Services—The Belgian Case. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6, 282.
Chantillon M, Crompvoets J, Peristeras V. The Governance Landscape of Geospatial E-Services—The Belgian Case. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2017; 6(9):282.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chantillon, Maxim; Crompvoets, Joep; Peristeras, Vassilios. 2017. "The Governance Landscape of Geospatial E-Services—The Belgian Case." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 6, no. 9: 282.