Accession Number : ADA298446

Title :   An Exploratory Analysis of Responses to Geographic Information System Adoption on Tri-Service Military Installations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS TRI-SERVICE CADD/GIS TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Cullis, Brian

PDF Url : ADA298446

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : A comprehensive study of relatively mature geographic information system (GIS) implementations across 38 field-level organizations on tri-service installations was conducted in 1994. The research aimed to capture responses to both the organizational and personal decisions to adopt GIS technology. A comprehensive survey protocol was employed to include quantitative instruments and structured personal interviews. Senior organizational managers, GIS managers, and all available direct and indirect GIS users were personally interviewed in each of the organizations. A number of significant implementation process trends noted highlighted the dire need for tri-service personnel to acquire greater awareness of social and technical actions required for successful adoption of GIS technology. MI direct users of the implemented GIS were administered a survey which captured their backgrounds, facilitating and inhibiting issues influencing their GIS use, their degree of reported satisfaction and system use, and their opinions of remote sensing and Global Positioning System technology issues. Factor analysis revealed a set of 12 common factors influencing GIS use across tri-service installations. Stepwise multivariate regression identified five specific factors explaining the most variance in GIS use and user satisfaction. The results provide unprecedented capability to more aggressively monitor GIS implementations and design more effective prescriptions for enhanced GIS performance. (KAR) P. 89

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *GEOGRAPHY, MILITARY FACILITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, SURVEYS, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, INSTALLATION, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, INSTRUMENTATION, FACTOR ANALYSIS, INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Systems
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE