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User Requirements Analysis for Vitalization of Open Source GIS Software in Korea
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User Requirements Analysis for Vitalization of Open Source GIS Software in Korea
Kang, YoungOk; Kwon, HoeYun;
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 Abstract
Recently, the open source software market is becoming bigger and bigger as its demand keeps increasing worldwide. A variety of policies have been driven in Korea in order to vitalize the open source software. However, the performance for vitalizing the open source GIS software has not been initiated yet. The purpose of this research is to generate the support plan to vitalize the domestic open source GIS software which is appropriate for real field by analyzing the actual demand and user requirements. For this purpose we reviewed all the researches related to the vitalization of the open source software and conducted a survey based on the awareness of the open source GIS software, the current vitalization status, the adoption intent and necessary strategies for vitalization. According to the survey, the intent of adopting the open source GIS software is relatively high in both enterprises(97%) and universities(89%). On the other hand it is very low in public organizations(69%). As a result, the survey implies that more intense public relations are needed to escalate the awareness of the open source GIS software in the public organizations. In addition, the survey shows that both education and technology support are definitely needed as a strategies for the vitalization of the open source GIS software. We expect that this research can be utilized as a basic material for the policy making of the vitalization of the open source GIS software in Korea in the future.
 Keywords
Open source software;Open source GIS software;awareness of the open source GIS software;the current vitalization status;necessary strategies for the vitalization of the open source GIS software;
 Language
Korean
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