Building a GIS: System Architecture Design Strategies for Managers

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ESRI, Inc., 2008 - Computers - 292 pages
Geared toward the same inclusive readership as that of Roger Tomlinsons classic, Thinking About GIS, Building a GIS is the next in a growing series establishing the fundamentals of successful GIS planning. In an easy-to-use format everyone on the team can follow (CEOs, IT directors, and GIS specialists alike), this book describes a scientific approach to IT infrastructure design specifically for GIS. Over two decades at ESRI, pilot-turned-physicist and systems consultant Dave Peters has worked with customers, colleagues, and test teams to develop a model for hardware/software selection and implementation that works for even the largest enterprise GIS deployments. He lays out both the basics and the details here, to help planners take full advantage of the latest technology: improved Web mapping services software, dual-core socket server performance and scalability, and search engine architecture improvements.
 

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Contents

Understanding the technology
3
Chapter 2 Software technology
15
Chapter 3 Network communications
37
Chapter 4 GIS product architecture
51
Chapter 5 Enterprise security
69
Chapter 6 GIS data administration
81
Chapter 7 Performance fundamentals
101
Chapter 8 Software performance
117
Chapter 9 Platform performance
147
Chapter 10 Capacity planning
175
Chapter 11 Completing the system design
227
Chapter 12 System implementation
253
Appendixes
263
Acronyms and glossary
269
Index
281
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A pilot-turned-physicist and now systems consultant, Dave Peters joined ESRI as manager of the Systems Integration Department responsible for turnkey system deployments. For more than 20 years, he has worked at ESRI, helping customers, colleagues, and test teams develop a hardware/software selection and implementation model that works for even the largest enterprise GIS deployments. He established ESRI System Design Consulting Services in 1992 and authored the white paper ""System Design Strategies."" In addition, he also developed the ESRI training class System Architecture Design Strategies.

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