Managing GIS. Longley Ch. 17. Information Sources . Tomlinson, Roger Thinking about GIS: GIS Planning for Managers ESRI Press, 2003 Zeiler, M. Modeling our World: The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Design ESRI Press, 1999
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Longley Ch. 17
Tomlinson, Roger Thinking about GIS: GIS Planning for Managers ESRI Press, 2003
Zeiler, M. Modeling our World: The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Design ESRI Press, 1999
Huxhold, William E. and Levinsohn, Allan G. Managing Geographic Information System Projects New York: Oxford, 1995
Harmon and Anderson The Design and implementation of Geographic Information Systems Wiley, 2003
Obermeyer, Nancy J. and Pinto, Jeffrey K. Managing Geographic Information Systems New York: The Guilford Press, 1994 (dated and very academic)
von Meyer, Nancy and R. Scott Oppman Enterprise GIS.URISA, 1999, 98 pp. (set of case studies)
Derek Reeve, GIS, Organizations and People London: Taylor & Francis, 2000 (UK case studies)
Single department application (Departmental GIS)
Multi departmental application
Enterprise system (Enterprise GIS)
Multi Organizational endeavor (Community GIS)
ImplementationTen step GIS Planning MethodologyTomlinson, Thinking About GIS
7. Request for
A Fourteen Step
(assumes external acquisition)
Source: Longley, et. al. p. 391
line business unit?
or hired by IT?
Technical staff: IS & GIS programmers, database, computer operators,
cartographers, data entry
Support Staff: administrative, secretarial
First decides what the GIS should do, second decide how the GIS will accomplish each task.
GIS Use and
GIS HW and
GIS Application Description Form
(New York State Archives)
Life Cycle of a GIS Database: Source Documents
Source Documents: Maps, Images, Air Photos, etc.
Data Objects Identified During Needs Assessment
Preparation of Data Model
Match Needed Data to Available Data and Sources
Survey and Evaluation of Available Data
Prepared Detailed Database Plan
Map and Tabular Data Conversion
Create Initial Metadata
Add Record Retention Schedules to Metadata
Database QA/QC Editing
(courtesy of New York State Archives)
Simple Entity - Relationship (E-R) Diagram
Entities represented as rectangles, relationshipas diamonds and attributes as ellipses.
Building Located on Parcel
Occupant John Smith Owner Acme Corp.
Research purchasing rules & processes
Obtain samples of RFPs
Define evaluation criteria & include in RFP
Prepare Request for Proposal (RFP)
Distribute RFP to potential vendors
Hold Bidders Meeting
Select Winner and Write ContractLarge Scale: Hardware and Software Procurement
GIS Use and
H/W & S/W
SurveyGIS Development GuidesState of New York, Local Government Technology Services (1997)
System Implementation…and the process is endlesssource: Longley, et. al. p. 390