Urban Master Data Management: Case of the YUSIIP Platform

Urban Master Data Management: Case of the YUSIIP Platform

Adolphe Ayissi Eteme (University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon) and Justin Moskolai Ngossaha (University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5646-6.ch008
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The use of information technology in council management has resulted in the generation of a large amount of data through various autonomous urban bodies. The relevant bodies barely or never reuse such locally-generated data. This may be due particularly to managers', policy makers' and users' lack of awareness of existing information. The Platform for the Integration and Interoperability of the Yaounde Urban Information Systems (YUSIIP) project seeks to reduce this deficit by establishing a federated operational platform of heterogeneous and distributed data systems based on a distributed data repository. The position developed in this paper is that Master Data Management (MDM) will contribute to achieving this objective in a context marked by the dispersion and duplication of data and diversity of information systems.
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Background And Problem

Cities in developing countries, particularly Cameroonian cities, are developing in a very disorganized manner, hence the need to systematize and professionalize their management. The mastery of data management is at the heart of this problem [Ayissi, 2014; Cointot & Eychenne, 2014; Ayissi, 2007]. To design, implement, monitor and steer, evaluate and communicate plans and programmes, policy makers and urban managers need consolidated and reliable information [Bertrand de Feydeau, 2015; Pumain & Mattei, 2011].

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