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A framework for global positioning system (GPS) surveying technology adoption in the Libyan public surveying sector

Belhassan, TK 2010, A framework for global positioning system (GPS) surveying technology adoption in the Libyan public surveying sector , PhD thesis, Salford : University of Salford.

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    Abstract

    A global positioning system (GPS) is an innovative type of technology which can be used to increase efficiency and productivity within the surveying discipline and to produce more accurate results. GPS technology is becoming a very popular and effective tool for surveying purposes worldwide. In developing countries like Libya, this technology has not been adequately implemented. This research is aimed at developing a framework in order to improve the use of GPS surveying technology by the Libyan public surveying sector (LPSS). A critical review of the literature formed an initial conceptual framework. Furthermore, a set of factors were identified and presented in the conceptual framework; these factors were human, organizational and technical factors. The research is qualitative in nature, employing a case study approach and using semi-structured interviews as the main data collection tool within the Libyan public surveying sector. Several tools such as documentation and observations were used in order to achieve triangulation. This approach allowed revisions to be made to the theoretical framework derived from the literature by the researcher. A series of in-depth interviews were subsequently conducted with the Libyan Survey Department personnel to validate the factors and refine the conceptual framework in the context of the Libyan public surveying sector. The contribution of the research is to develop a framework to help the Libyan public surveying sector to establish a strategic policy to improve the use of GPS surveying technology in the Libyan public surveying sector (LPSS).

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Contributors: Aouad, GF(Supervisor)
    Additional Information:
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 14:34
    Last Modified: 17 Feb 2014 13:19
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/26575

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