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The principles and technologies of computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) are increasingly integrated in many areas to support distributed collaborative production, especially with the rapid growth of the Internet and broadband network technologies. This paper summarizes the results of research and development towards Internet-based support of collaborative GIS data production, and discusses key issues in applying CSCW technologies in distributed GIS data production environments. The results of research indicate that GIS, Internet, groupware, and data warehousing principles can be effectively brought together and applied to provide better solutions to real-world challenges associated with project management and quality control. The results of research also show that the integrated solutions can be used to effectively facilitate collaborative GIS data production processes in a distributed work environment if a "sound" collaboration model of the work environments is in place.