Achieving Business Success with GIS by Bruce Douglas

By Bruce Douglas

Written at a pragmatic point, fitted to the company viewers, this extraordinary e-book explores the business setting of creating GIS profitable. It applies educational rigor to sensible and advertisement implementation concerns and gives viewpoints from all events interested in GIS implementation. Achieving enterprise luck with GIS offers tangible recommendation starting from technical and fiscal to organizational and advertisement. it truly is specific in that it doesn't cease wanting offering, with no hype or embellishment, useful suggestion and genuine examples in regards to the overall expense of possession of a undertaking or finance and go back funding of GIS products. Achieving enterprise good fortune with GIS highlights that using GIS know-how should be excited by the company concerns, no longer the technology. 

The e-book starts off via describing using GIS in a world context inside a company surroundings because the heritage to outlining the necessity for corporations to have a technique for his or her GIS.  The e-book then is going directly to discover the weather of a GIS approach and explains concerns that are appropriate for such ways and the way to head approximately constructing it. 

within the ultimate chapters of this ebook, the method of specifying and tendering for a GIS are mentioned to make sure that the point of interest of the reader continues to be at the company problems with the organization. This is by means of examples of the simplest and worst Geographic details structures together with a dialogue on Google Earth and net 2.0.

the combo of the information from the GIS / Spatial surveys and the author’s consulting reports make this e-book a useful source for GIS managers in executive (federal, nation and native) and utilities, businesses 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 process (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 appliance 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 remaining feedback (page 151):

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Metadata should be stored with the data and be readily available to the user of the data for him/her to make a decision, based upon the metadata, about the appropriateness of that data to meet the task at hand. This requires that metadata should be input by the person capturing, collecting or converting the data. To ensure that metadata is captured, it is essential that the metadata is easy to input and amend. Therefore, it is often necessary to provide a mechanism for metadata to be easily input and for the metadata to be stored with the data.

2. e. determining the information and data required to support the business needs and determining how that can be acquired. 3. e. understanding the application software required to support the business and information needs. and 4. e. determining the underlying infrastructure required to run the applications. However, the development of a Spatial Strategy is different to the development of a traditional IT Strategy in a number of ways: a. It is often very difficult for a person from a business unit to state his/her business requirements in the context of a GIS (as they may do with other IT systems) unless JWBK223-03 JWBK233-Douglas December 12, 2007 7:22 Char Count= 0 INTRODUCING THE ELEMENTS OF A GIS STRATEGY 35 he/she has used or seen this type of technology previously.

If pressed, I have also found it useful to reference GIS in the context of simple mapping, such as one would find on many phone directory web sites or on Google Earth. Most people have seen these sites and subsequent discussion can be used to explain some of the concepts. b. Spatial data is different to non-spatial (textual) data. Spatial Information systems are data-centric, and without good spatial data stored correctly the GIS will be less than effective. That is, it should be understood that while: r spatial is not special when discussing technology (generally); r spatial is special when discussing spatial data and the architectures required to manage spatial data corporately.

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