Strategic GIS planning and management in local government by David A. Holdstock

By David A. Holdstock

This "how-to" publication on making plans and coping with GIS inside of neighborhood govt describes and info the major elements of a profitable company, sustainable and enduring GIS. It describes the strategic making plans procedure a company needs to adopt sooner than GIS implementation. the guts of the publication is the formulation for fulfillment that provides a scientific technique for analyzing and benchmarking a GIS initiative and the sensible and repeatable procedure for success.

There are many stumbling blocks to winning GIS implementation, and regrettably, the neighborhood govt panorama is riddled with fake starts off, poorly deliberate implementations, and glorified mapping structures. This ebook files the cause of failure and attainable treatments to beat the demanding situations to implementation. It discusses pathways to alter, methods of bettering organizational effectiveness and potency, and lays out the organizational ways, administration techniques, and management activities which are required for GIS to turn into an integral a part of a firm. This booklet is ready aiming excessive, so that you can regularly hit your mark through formulating objectives and goals that might significantly impression the good fortune of a GIS initiative. It information the criteria an important for construction an firm GIS imaginative and prescient assertion that comes with governance, info and databases, techniques and workflow, GIS software program, GIS education and schooling, and infrastructure, and the way to strengthen functionality measures concerning the acknowledged targets of a company. The publication combines concept with real-world event to provide advice at the means of handling GIS implementation. via key elements, this booklet introduces a brand new method to take into consideration GIS know-how.

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And operations. WOce$$ EvaJuate hardware and software opbons. A coordinated business and A phased implementatiOn strategy. Allalyze costs and benefits. 8 Four steps to GIS implementation. Once the system Is designed and approved, the team will work with you to create, convert and integrate data Into the GIS solution. C<>Overt paper and d>glllll maps lntogn~te data and databaoes, The final step In the GIS solution process Is t o Implement the system that has been developed to meet the needs of your organization.

Management officials bring the following mind-set to the table: • Management techniques will drive their organization’s implementation of a GIS strategic plan. 28 Strategic GIS Planning and Management in Local Government • Implementation will only occur if management embrace the solution. • Poor management will prevent GIS from being successful. This is an Achilles heel for GIS implementation. • Managers act rationally, weighing marginal costs and marginal benefits. • Their personal goals are secondary to the goals of the organization, or rather, their personal goal is often the success of the organization as a whole.

4 illustrates all of the key data and database components of an enterprise, sustainable, and enduring GIS solution in local government. • A digital data assessment and review A digital data assessment examines the completion and breadth of an organization’s existing data layers. It evaluates the accuracy, completeness, and overall health of the existing digital data layers within an organization. Once the data are assembled, gaps and weaknesses are identified and subsequently improved. • Master data list The master data list (MDL) enumerates all of the data sets that an organization needs for enterprise GIS implementation.

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