Managing Geographic Information System Projects

Hardcover | January 1, 1995

byWilliam E. Huxhold, Allan G. Levinsohn, P

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Most of the current publications on geographic information systems (GIS) focus on its mechanics, technology, and project-specific applications. This much-needed book, however, introduces the reader to GIS implementation from a management and organizational perspective. GIS is becomingincreasingly popular and is evolving from a mapping tool used for support functions to a technology capable of redesigning land administration. In other sectors, information technology has had a dramatic effect on operations. This book examines those cases, and applies them to GIS paradigm,stressing that GIS technology itself does not cause improvements in operational efficiency and effectiveness, but enables changes that can facilitate these improvements. The bulk of the book guides the reader through the necessary frameworks and techniques needed to plan, design, and implement GISas a technological infrastructure within an organization. Managing Geographic Information System Projects, is suitable for both students and professionals who want to know how to successfully implement GIS technology in organizations.

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Most of the current publications on geographic information systems (GIS) focus on its mechanics, technology, and project-specific applications. This much-needed book, however, introduces the reader to GIS implementation from a management and organizational perspective. GIS is becomingincreasingly popular and is evolving from a mapping...

William E. Huxhold is Chairman and Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. From 1975 to 1990 he was Management Information System project manager for the city of Milwaukee, where he implemented one of the first urban geographic systems in North America. He received a M.S. i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 0.98 inPublished:January 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195078691

ISBN - 13:9780195078695

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Table of Contents

1. The GIS Paradigm2. Fundamentals of GIS Management3. Strategic Planning for GIS4. Implementation Planning5. Systems Design Methodology6. Implementation Management7. Managing the SystemAppendix: Additional Case Studies and Examples.

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"A much needed book which appears to nicely draw together a wealth of information."--Daniel F. Wagner, University of South Carolina