GIS as a Communication Process: Experiences from the Milwaukee COMPASS Project

GIS as a Communication Process: Experiences from the Milwaukee COMPASS Project

Jochen Albrect (Hunter College CUNY, USA) and James Pingel (State of Wisconsin Sentencing Commission, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-453-8.ch001
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Abstract

We examine the role of GIS in communication and decision-making processes by re-interpreting the experiences of the Milwaukee COMPASS Project (Community Mapping, Planning and Analysis for Safety Strategies) in the light of Enhanced Adoptive Structuration Theory. Using numerous practice-derived examples, we conclude that GIS not only facilitates and strengthens communication, but can be used to defuse political constraints to collaborative decision making.

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