Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers

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"This book details a practical method for implementing a geographic information system developed by the man known as the "father of GIS." A proven success over many years of use in real public- and private-sector organizations, Dr. Roger Tomlinson's methodology has been honed through the presentation of his successful GIS planning seminars offered worldwide." Thinking about GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers is the distillation of Tomlinson's wisdom gleaned from a career spent launching large-scale GIS implementations for
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Overview

"This book details a practical method for implementing a geographic information system developed by the man known as the "father of GIS." A proven success over many years of use in real public- and private-sector organizations, Dr. Roger Tomlinson's methodology has been honed through the presentation of his successful GIS planning seminars offered worldwide." Thinking about GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers is the distillation of Tomlinson's wisdom gleaned from a career spent launching large-scale GIS implementations for clients around the globe. The book is targeted at two primary audiences: senior managers who oversee GIS and other information technologies in their organizations, and the more technical managers responsible for the actual implementation of these systems. By addressing the issues of concern to both audiences, the author gives both groups a common platform on which to conduct serious GIS planning.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781589481190
  • Publisher: ESRI Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 307
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

 Dr. Roger Tomlinson created the first computerized geographic information system in the 1960s while working for the Canadian government. Born in England, he settled in Canada after military service and university, where his work in geomorphology led to applying computerized methods for handling map information. Tomlinson has had a distinguished career as a pioneer in GIS and developed Tomlinson Associates Ltd., which provides geographic consulting services. For twelve years he was chairman of the International Geographical Union GIS Commission, a president of the Canadian Association of Geographers, and most recently was the second-ever recipient of the prestigious Alexander Graham Bell award from the National Geographic Society.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 GIS : the whole picture 1
Ch. 2 Overview of the method 11
Ch. 3 Consider the strategic purpose 19
Ch. 4 Plan for the planning 25
Ch. 5 Conduct a technology seminar 33
Ch. 6 Describe the information products 47
Ch. 7 Define the system scope 81
Ch. 8 Create a data design 105
Ch. 9 Choose a logical data model 127
Ch. 10 Determine system requirements 147
Ch. 11 Consider benefit-cost, migration, and risk analysis 187
Ch. 12 Make an implementation plan 203
App. A GIS job descriptions 237
App. B Benchmark testing 243
App. C Network design planning factors 253
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