Identification of development determinants of green information systems for urban areas – Polish case study

Magdalena Nowak

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

Agnieszka Dawidowicz

Institute of Geography and Land Management

Ryszard Źróbek

Institute of Geography and Land Management

Mai Do Thi Tuyet

Department of Marketing, Faculty of Accounting and Business Management, Vietnam National University of Agriculture


The green information systems (green IS) address the demand for information about green spaces in both urban and non-urbanized areas. This systems are part of green infrastructure (GI) and National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). GI are very important for the urban environment, and it improves the quality of life. There are various types of urban greenery. The green IS can support the management, maintenance, monitoring, protection and revitalization of urban greenery and all GI. This systems contribute to the sustainable development of urban areas, the development of smart and green cities and spatially enabled societies where community members are involved in local projects. In Poland, few cities have so far taken the effort to create a green IS due to the costs of starting and maintaining the system. Municipalities give up the creation of this system because it is not a good first necessity. However, green infrastructure is developing in Poland and there is a strong demand for green IS for easier GI management. Therefore, the aim of the research was to identify various determinants (factors) that may affect the development of green IS in Poland. Analysis
of determinants is necessary and important from the point of view of knowledge of mechanisms affecting the development of green IS and may be useful to develop a strategy for further activities promoting the creation of green IS in all cities in Poland. The research results provided the basis for distinguishing groups of impact factors due to their specificity and showed which instruments are applied to them taking into account global and local initiatives.


green information system, green cadastre, urban greenery, green infrastructure, spatial data infrastructures

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Nowak, M., Dawidowicz, A., Źróbek, R., & Do Thi Tuyet, M. (2020). Identification of development determinants of green information systems for urban areas – Polish case study. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Administratio Locorum, 19(1), 45–60.

Magdalena Nowak 
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
Agnieszka Dawidowicz 
Institute of Geography and Land Management
Ryszard Źróbek 
Institute of Geography and Land Management
Mai Do Thi Tuyet 
Department of Marketing, Faculty of Accounting and Business Management, Vietnam National University of Agriculture


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