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Thinking about GIS : geographic information system planning for managers

Author: Roger F Tomlinson
Publisher: Redlands, California. : Esri Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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"Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers presents a planning model for designing data and technology systems that will meet any organization s specific needs. Designed for two primary audiences, senior managers who oversee information technologies and technical specialists responsible for system design, this book provides a common platform on which to conduct GIS planning. The fifth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Geographic information systems
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger F Tomlinson
ISBN: 9781589483484 1589483480
OCLC Number: 841199104
Notes: Accompanying disc includes examples & templates, exercises, web link to GIS dictionary and video of the "Planning and managing GIS" seminar from the 2012 Esri International User Conference.
Description: xx, 275 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: GIS: The whole picture --
Overview of the method --
Consider the strategic purpose --
Build the foundation --
Conduct a technology seminar --
Describe the information products --
Consider the data design --
Choose a logical database model --
Determine system requirements --
Consider benefit-cost, migration, and risk analysis --
Plan the implementation --
GIS staff, job descriptions, and training --
Benchmark testing --
Network design planning factors --
custom workflows --
City of Rome system architecture design alternatives.
Responsibility: Roger Tomlinson.

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Presents a planning model for designing data and technology systems that will meet any organization's specific needs. Designed for two primary audiences, senior managers who oversee information  Read more...

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