Achieving Business Success with GIS by Bruce Douglas

By Bruce Douglas

Written at a pragmatic point, suited for the company viewers, this unprecedented ebook explores the business atmosphere of constructing GIS winning. It applies educational rigor to functional and advertisement implementation matters and provides viewpoints from all events desirous about GIS implementation. Achieving company luck with GIS offers tangible suggestion starting from technical and fiscal to organizational and advertisement. it truly is special in that it doesn't cease in need of delivering, with no hype or embellishment, functional recommendation and genuine examples in regards to the overall rate of possession of a undertaking or finance and go back funding of GIS products. Achieving enterprise luck with GIS highlights that using GIS expertise has to be interested by the enterprise concerns, no longer the technology. 

The ebook starts off through describing using GIS in an international context inside of a enterprise surroundings because the historical past to outlining the necessity for enterprises to have a technique for his or her GIS.  The booklet then is going directly to discover the weather of a GIS process and explains concerns that are correct for such methods and the way to move approximately constructing it. 

within the final chapters of this e-book, the method of specifying and tendering for a GIS are mentioned to make sure that the focal point of the reader is still at the company problems with the organization. This is by way of examples of the easiest and worst Geographic info structures together with a dialogue on Google Earth and net 2.0.

the mix of the data from the GIS / Spatial surveys and the author’s consulting stories make this publication a useful source for GIS managers in executive (federal, nation and native) and utilities, businesses utilizing GIS, and scholars and teachers during this field. Content:
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–6):
Chapter 2 The Spatial details (pages 7–31):
Chapter three Introducing the weather of a GIS technique (pages 33–39):
Chapter four constructing the company 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 know-how concentration (pages 75–89):
Chapter eight constructing a GIS approach (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 enforcing GIS (pages 139–145):
Chapter 12 the easiest and the Worst (pages 147–150):
Chapter thirteen ultimate feedback (page 151):

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When the business needs have been determined, and not before, the strategy can then address other issues such as data, organisational issues (including training and staffing) and applications/technology issues. In this process, considerable discipline must be exercised to ensure that the application and technology issues are addressed as the final step and not as the first step. These four elements are discussed in each of the following chapters in some detail prior to developing the GIS Strategy in Chapter 8.

All data is stored on the disk of the PC and the integrity of the data is as good as the diligence of the operator. In this environment, any performance issues are the result of the capability of the single PC and the size of the database, and can usually be solved by upgrading the PC. In this scenario, data is typically stored as graphic files in the proprietary format of the GIS being used. Being a standalone system, the GIS data is typically only JWBK223-05 JWBK233-Douglas 50 December 17, 2007 17:12 Char Count= 0 ACHIEVING BUSINESS SUCCESS WITH GIS accessed by a single person.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Cadastre Aerial Photography Administration Boundaries Street Addresses Land Title/Ownership Topographic Forests/National Parks Roads Parks and Recreation Areas Hazardous/Contaminated Sites Importance Data Sourced Internally Fitness for Purpose 70% 68% 61% 57% 55% 52% 52% 50% 46% 43% 14% 0% 12% 0% 20% 17% 9% 20% 20% 50% 54% 71% 59% 20% 51% 51% 56% 44% 49% 29% The data used by State Governments is mainly focused on the cadastre, aerial photography and datasets which are used for administrative purposes.

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