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JGST 2020, 10(2): 11-21 Back to browse issues page
Readiness Assessment of Implementation of Enterprise Spatial Data Infrastructure in Agriculture Jahad Organization of West Azarbaijan Province
P. Hassanpour, B. Feizizadeh *, Kh. Valizadeh Kamran
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Spatial data infrastructure (SDI) refers to a basic collection of technologies, policies, and organizational arrangements which creates a platform for sharing location information for users at all levels of the organization up to national and international. patial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is known as a fundamental comprehensive approach of spatial data managing and sharing. Due to the complexity of establishing SDI, creating SDI has been considered as serious challenge, especially in developing countries. Successful and sustainable SDI can be developed when social, organizational and cultural issues are resolved in harmony with the technological ones. The main goal of SDI implementation is to overcome the problem of duplication of data collection by organizations, which leads to wasting financial funds and time. SDIs have been developed for use at global, regional, national, state and local levels.  Technically, SDIs involve a very intricate digital environment, such as a wide range of geospatial databases, networks, standards, metadata, institutional structures and technologies.  The framework of the present research is constructed on the basis of a survey and an SDI readiness model. Following a review of the research background, and taking into account the interaction of relevant indicators, criteria for establishing SDI were identified. This research aims to apply readiness assessment of SDI implementation in enterprise SDI approach. To achieve this goal, the agricultural-Jahad organization was elected as case of enterprise SDI. In this context, within the first step the affecting factors for the successful SDI-implementation were identified and requested data were collected in the form of a questionnaire during the specialized interviews with experts, mangers and decision makers. In this regard, the statues of organization related to spatial data availability, motivation, skill, perception, policy, financial resources, organizational structure, technology, human resources and information status were assessed. Accordingly, the analytical network process (ANP) was applied to compute the criteria weights and determine the significance of each factor for successful SDI implementation. The criteria weights were obtained and decision model was accordingly organized. The overall results also indicate that there is a low level of awareness of SDI in the organization and also one of the major challenges for the organization is the lack of specific policies and guidelines for data generation, data storage and sharing. However, one of the key strengths for successful SDI implementation in Jahad organization is the high motivation and telecommunications platforms for data exchange between organizations and appropriate computer systems. Subsequently, the possibility of successful implementation of SDI was evaluated and analyzed using the Likert scale and the results showed that the minimum chance of SDI implementation in pessimistic mode was 60.7% and in optimistic mode 85.37%. Summary of the results of need assessment and feasibility studies show that it is possible due to SDI deployment conditions in Agriculture Jahad organization of West Azarbaijan province. Due to the large number of stakeholders, data sharing, technology and network requirements, developing SDI is a very cost-effective technology. In every society, but especially in developing countries like Iran, there are also a significant number of threats affecting the development of SDI. SDI-readiness assessment leads to the identification of challenges and issues, and therefore helps to minimize their impacts on successfully developing SDI. Thus, we conclude that the results are of great importance for analyzing the factors which may have significant impact on successful SDI development in Agriculture Jahad organization of West Azerbaijan province.
Keywords: Spatial Information Infrastructure (SDI), Readiness assessment, Agricultural Jihad, West Azerbaijan
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