Internet-based investment environment information system: a case study on BKR of China
Investment environment (IE) analysis is a spatially oriented problem. Although geographical information systems play an important role in dealing with spatial problems, few efforts have used GIS for IE analysis. The traditional standalone GIS limits the information flow between the end users and the information providers, especially the feedback information from users. For local government it is more important to understand the interests of the investors and their expectations so that they can improve their local IE and attract more investment. The Internet provides a means of direct and mutual communication for both sides. This paper deals with issues related to the Internet-based investment environment information system (IEIS). A case study on the IE of cities along the recently completed Beijing-Kowloon Railway (BKR) is given to illustrate the methodology of an Internet-based GIS approach.