Achieving Business Success with GIS by Bruce Douglas

By Bruce Douglas

Written at a realistic point, fitted to the enterprise viewers, this unprecedented e-book explores the business setting of constructing GIS profitable. It applies educational rigor to sensible and advertisement implementation matters and provides viewpoints from all events interested in GIS implementation. Achieving enterprise luck with GIS presents tangible recommendation starting from technical and monetary to organizational and advertisement. it really is special in that it doesn't cease in need of delivering, with out hype or embellishment, useful suggestion and genuine examples concerning the overall price of possession of a undertaking or finance and go back funding of GIS products. Achieving enterprise luck with GIS highlights that using GIS expertise should be enthusiastic about the company matters, no longer the technology. 

The publication starts by way of describing using GIS in an international context inside of a enterprise setting because the history to outlining the necessity for agencies to have a method for his or her GIS.  The ebook then is going directly to discover the weather of a GIS approach and explains matters that are appropriate for such techniques and the way to move approximately constructing it. 

within the remaining chapters of this booklet, 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 through examples of the simplest and worst Geographic details platforms together with a dialogue on Google Earth and net 2.0.

the mix of the statistics from the GIS / Spatial surveys and the author’s consulting stories make this publication a useful source for GIS managers in executive (federal, country and native) and utilities, firms utilizing GIS, and scholars and teachers during this field. Content:
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–6):
Chapter 2 The Spatial info (pages 7–31):
Chapter three Introducing the weather of a GIS procedure (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 technique (pages 91–93):
Chapter nine Cost/Benefit Analysis/Return on funding (pages 95–118):
Chapter 10 picking a GIS (pages 119–137):
Chapter eleven imposing GIS (pages 139–145):
Chapter 12 the simplest and the Worst (pages 147–150):
Chapter thirteen final feedback (page 151):

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2. e. determining the information and data required to support the business needs and determining how that can be acquired. JWBK223-03 JWBK233-Douglas December 12, 2007 7:22 Char Count= 0 37 INTRODUCING THE ELEMENTS OF A GIS STRATEGY 3. e. understanding the organisational structure necessary to support the business needs so that the GIS Strategy can be implemented. 4. e. developing an understanding of how the GIS applications and related technology can meet these business requirements. The following chart shows the level of importance of each of these steps, noting that a good understanding of the Business issues is very important whereas the determination of the Applications is very low in importance.

Ideally, Vision and Mission statements should consist of words which convey the focus and direction of the organisation and use words that have an everyday meaning to those who deal with that organisation. Once the correct Vision/Mission of the organisation has been understood, further drilling down should reveal how the business plan will meet the Vision/Mission through the development of KRAs and Goals to provide a focus to the organisation. This information is critical to the development of a technology-based strategy.

In this scenario, data is typically stored as graphic files in the proprietary format of the GIS being used. In this configuration a small number of users access the GIS data, but again the data can be ‘served’ to the organisation by uploading this data periodically to a web server for deployment across the organisation’s intranet. 3. e. talking amongst themselves), the next level of data management sophistication is often to implement a transaction management capability. In a number of business environments there is a need to undertake transactions on the GIS database in much the same manner as a cash register transaction or the processing of an emergency call for police assistance.

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