By Bruce Douglas
Written at a pragmatic point, suited for the company viewers, this remarkable booklet explores the business setting of constructing GIS winning. It applies educational rigor to functional and advertisement implementation matters and provides viewpoints from all events eager about GIS implementation. Achieving company good fortune with GIS presents tangible suggestion starting from technical and fiscal to organizational and advertisement. it truly is distinct in that it doesn't cease in need of offering, with out hype or embellishment, useful recommendation and genuine examples in regards to the overall fee of possession of a undertaking or finance and go back funding of GIS products. Achieving enterprise good fortune with GIS highlights that using GIS expertise should be thinking about the company concerns, now not the technology.
The publication starts by means of describing using GIS in a world context inside of a enterprise surroundings because the history to outlining the necessity for corporations to have a technique for his or her GIS. The ebook then is going directly to discover the weather of a GIS process and explains concerns that are proper for such techniques and the way to move approximately constructing it.
within the ultimate chapters of this e-book, the method of specifying and tendering for a GIS are mentioned to make sure that the point of interest of the reader is still at the company problems with the organization. This is via examples of the easiest and worst Geographic details platforms together with a dialogue on Google Earth and net 2.0.
the combo of the records from the GIS / Spatial surveys and the author’s consulting studies make this e-book a useful source for GIS managers in govt (federal, nation and native) and utilities, agencies utilizing GIS, and scholars and academics during this field. Content:
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–6):
Chapter 2 The Spatial details (pages 7–31):
Chapter three Introducing the weather of a GIS method (pages 33–39):
Chapter four constructing the enterprise concentration (pages 41–45):
Chapter five constructing the Data/Information concentration (pages 47–64):
Chapter 6 constructing the Organisational concentration (pages 65–73):
Chapter 7 constructing the applying and expertise concentration (pages 75–89):
Chapter eight constructing a GIS procedure (pages 91–93):
Chapter nine Cost/Benefit Analysis/Return on funding (pages 95–118):
Chapter 10 making a choice on a GIS (pages 119–137):
Chapter eleven imposing GIS (pages 139–145):
Chapter 12 the easiest and the Worst (pages 147–150):
Chapter thirteen ultimate comments (page 151):
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For example, Parks and Recreation data is 72% sourced internally but is only 6% fit for that purpose. JWBK223-02 JWBK233-Douglas December 15, 2007 24 Char Count= 0 ACHIEVING BUSINESS SUCCESS WITH GIS Top 10 Local Government Datasets 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 16:39 Cadastre Land Title/Ownership Land Use Zoning Plans Roads Street Addresses Aerial Photography Suburbs Administration Boundaries Parks/Recration Areas Topographic Importance Data Sourced Internally Fitness for Purpose 99% 92% 91% 86% 80% 75% 63% 60% 55% 50% 40% 49% 94% 56% 92% 2% 44% 36% 72% 16% 29% 32% 36% 27% 31% 30% 22% 25% 6% 17% As would be expected, the data used by Local Governments is focused on property, ownership and zoning followed by all the other datasets which are generally used for administrative purposes.
The 2006 Geospatial Technology Report, developed by GITA North America, also reports similar observations, albeit in a utility-by-utility comparison. And, as often happens in a fast-growing and complex industry, there is considerable scope for confusion about how one should apply options available for technologies, standards, implementation considerations and data capture/conversion programs. While initially most users of SI technology have ‘grown’ with the technology, often at the behest of the technology provider they have used, it is apparent that users are now becoming more sophisticated and have come to understand that there is a need to have an overall strategy for the use of this technology to meet their business needs.
Nine specific uses were reported over the last 3 years across a total of over 1,500 units of use reported, increasing by 15% over this time. Mapping and planning were the most prolific uses reported, collectively accounting for 60% of use, followed by engineering and natural resource management. Again, those who JWBK223-02 JWBK233-Douglas December 15, 2007 16:39 Char Count= 0 27 THE SPATIAL INFORMATION INDUSTRY GOC/NFP Private Coy Utilities Local Govt State Govt Fed Govt Education 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Mapping Planning Engineering Natural Res Mgt Res/Sci Emerg Serv Geological Agribusiness Defence Appls 0 50 High Resolution Satellite Imagery 18% 100 150 200 250 Other 4% Low Resolution Satellite Imagery 25% Airborne Imagery 53% 300 JWBK223-02 JWBK233-Douglas 28 December 15, 2007 16:39 Char Count= 0 ACHIEVING BUSINESS SUCCESS WITH GIS do use imagery are shown by the bottom bar against each business application and those who do not use imagery are shown by the top bar.
Achieving Business Success with GIS by Bruce Douglas