project definition

KE-02 - Problem definition
  • Recognize the challenges of implementing and using geospatial technologies
  • Create a charter or hypothesis that defines and justifies the mission of a GIS to solve existing problems
  • Define an enterprise GIS in terms of institutional missions and goals
  • Identify geographic tasks for which particular geospatial technologies are not adequate or sufficient
  • Identify what is typically needed to garner support among managers for designing and/or creating a GIS
KE-03 - Strategic Planning for GIS Design

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are pervasive and have become an essential feature in many professional disciplines. Prior to adoption, implementation or use of any GIS, a system must be properly designed to meet its organizational goals, and this requires comprehensive strategic planning to take place ahead of the design. In this article, we discuss methods for strategic planning in GIS design, drawing from literature in Information Systems and GIS research and practice, and business management. We present a four-step approach toward planning for GIS design that will ensure the system is well-suited to further an organization’s long-term functions, applications, and users’ needs.

KE-03 - Strategic Planning for GIS Design

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are pervasive and have become an essential feature in many professional disciplines. Prior to adoption, implementation or use of any GIS, a system must be properly designed to meet its organizational goals, and this requires comprehensive strategic planning to take place ahead of the design. In this article, we discuss methods for strategic planning in GIS design, drawing from literature in Information Systems and GIS research and practice, and business management. We present a four-step approach toward planning for GIS design that will ensure the system is well-suited to further an organization’s long-term functions, applications, and users’ needs.

KE-02 - Problem definition
  • Recognize the challenges of implementing and using geospatial technologies
  • Create a charter or hypothesis that defines and justifies the mission of a GIS to solve existing problems
  • Define an enterprise GIS in terms of institutional missions and goals
  • Identify geographic tasks for which particular geospatial technologies are not adequate or sufficient
  • Identify what is typically needed to garner support among managers for designing and/or creating a GIS
KE-03 - Planning for design
  • Define Gantt and PERT charts
  • Use project management tools and techniques to manage the design process
  • Justify the funding necessary for the design process of a GIS
  • Collaborate effectively with a variety of people in a design team
  • Create a schedule for the design and implementation of a GIS
  • Identify the people necessary to effectively design a GIS
KE-02 - Problem definition
  • Recognize the challenges of implementing and using geospatial technologies
  • Create a charter or hypothesis that defines and justifies the mission of a GIS to solve existing problems
  • Define an enterprise GIS in terms of institutional missions and goals
  • Identify geographic tasks for which particular geospatial technologies are not adequate or sufficient
  • Identify what is typically needed to garner support among managers for designing and/or creating a GIS
KE-03 - Planning for design
  • Define Gantt and PERT charts
  • Use project management tools and techniques to manage the design process
  • Justify the funding necessary for the design process of a GIS
  • Collaborate effectively with a variety of people in a design team
  • Create a schedule for the design and implementation of a GIS
  • Identify the people necessary to effectively design a GIS
KE-03 - Planning for design
  • Define Gantt and PERT charts
  • Use project management tools and techniques to manage the design process
  • Justify the funding necessary for the design process of a GIS
  • Collaborate effectively with a variety of people in a design team
  • Create a schedule for the design and implementation of a GIS
  • Identify the people necessary to effectively design a GIS
KE-02 - Problem definition
  • Recognize the challenges of implementing and using geospatial technologies
  • Create a charter or hypothesis that defines and justifies the mission of a GIS to solve existing problems
  • Define an enterprise GIS in terms of institutional missions and goals
  • Identify geographic tasks for which particular geospatial technologies are not adequate or sufficient
  • Identify what is typically needed to garner support among managers for designing and/or creating a GIS
KE-03 - Planning for design
  • Define Gantt and PERT charts
  • Use project management tools and techniques to manage the design process
  • Justify the funding necessary for the design process of a GIS
  • Collaborate effectively with a variety of people in a design team
  • Create a schedule for the design and implementation of a GIS
  • Identify the people necessary to effectively design a GIS

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