ANALYSIS OF GEOGRAPHIC/URBAN INFORMATION SYSTEM WEB PRESENTATIONS OF LOCAL GOVERMENTS IN TURKEY
International Journal of Engineering and Geosciences
Web sites are media environments, which ease our life, provide rapid access to requested information, constantly updated and provide information to people who wants to be informed. As Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has developed parallel to technology and integrated to new Technologies, use of this technology has become more popular. This technology is used as GIS integration by local governments in municipality websites. GIS provide better services in local governments and used in
... ion making mechanisms, taxing, planning in substructure and upper structure studies and for assisting in each matter within the scope of municipality's assignment area. Web sites are tracking mechanisms which provides updated information about the municipalities they are builded for and shares plans via internet. Incompatible and unstandardized structure of municipality web sites, cause disintegration especially for GIS supported applications in mapping and prevent creating a system. First criteria in creating a website, studying applications in it and reconstruction is to define the purpose of applications and standards in design of these websites. In this study, website profiles of local governments in Turkey are studied in terms of City Guide and E-Municipality applications and comparative analyses are made. Correspondingly, similarities, differences and deficiencies are revealed. According to the required results it is concluded that data structure and web content is not of standards and it is needed to be standardized in international terms.