Thinking about GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers

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ESRI, Inc., 2007 - Science - 238 pages
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The second edition of Thinking about GIS details a planning model developed for designing data and technology systems that will meet an organizations specific needs, whether its an enterprise-wide GIS or a single-shop launch. Targeted at two primary audiencessenior managers who oversee information technologies and the more technical specialists charged with designing the actual systemsthis book gives both groups a common platform on which to conduct serious GIS planning. A legend in the world of GIS, Dr. Tomlinson has distilled a lifetime of experience into a planning methodology that has already helped thousands successfully implement GIS in organizations large and small. This second edition of the GIS classic is a must-have even for those who own the first edition. Updated and easier to use, this enhanced version includes an added preface, color illustrations, an expanded index, and the latest word on how changes in technology may affect planning.
  

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Read this for a class and to be honest it is one of the better easier to read books on managerial gis procedures. This book is a great reference when setting up a gis for any sized company. Read full review

Contents

The whole picture
3
Overview of the method
7
Consider the strategic purpose
11
Plan for the planning
15
Conduct a technology seminar
21
Describe the information products
31
Define the system scope
55
Create a data design
75
Plan the implementation
163
Appendix A GIS staff job descriptions and training
185
Appendix B Benchmark testing
191
Network design planning factors
197
Request for proposal RFP outline
201
Appendix E Writing the preliminary design document
205
Lexicon
209
Further reading
227

Choose a logical data model
93
Determine system requirements
109
Consider benefitcost migration and risk analysis
151

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About the author (2007)

Roger Tomlinson es el director de Tomlinson Associates, una compa????a de ge??grafos de consultor??a que fund?? en 1977. Ha aconsejado una lista impresionante de clientes, desde The World Bank hasta los servicios forestales de los Estados Unidos y Canad??. Frecuentemente se le refiere como el "padre del SIG.

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