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Hardcover Thinking about GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, Fifth Edition Book

ISBN: 1589480708

ISBN13: 9781589480704

Thinking about GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, Fifth Edition

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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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Thinking about GIS

Perfect condition! And the material is what was required for class, so overall there aren't any complaints. This book is exactly what the title implies, thoughts about GIS...basically database management and how to stay organized & successful when in the midst of GIS projects- large or small

Discussions of how to plan and lunch a successful GIS system within a business environment

Roger Tomlinson's Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning For Managers has been revised and updated to provide practical details on how to implement a GIS system - and Tomlinson is known as the creator of GIS, so is in the perfect position to provide the methodology behind the practices. His background launching GIS systems around the world lends to discussions of how to plan and lunch a successful GIS system within a business environment.

GIS for Managers, Not for Teckies

This book starts off saying 'If you're holding his book, perhaps it's because you've been charged with launching or implementing a geographic information system a GIS for your organization.' That single sentence pretty well sums up the intent, the intended audience, and the direction that this book takes. This is a new paperback edition that has been updated in response to customer input and with data updated to reflect happenings since the last edition. The bulk of the book hasn't changed that much, after all the basic concepts of what GIS can do for you and how to implement it haven't changed that much. To be sure the details of the available software have changed a bit, but the basic concepts have not. This is not a technical book on doing GIS, this is a book for managers that will tell him what can be expected from a GIS system and gives the manager enough information that he won't be snowed by the teckies implementing the system.

exciting applications

For a manager who might be considering a GIS implementation for the first time, this book can be useful. Tomlinson offers an overview of the main issues that you may have to deal with. These include designing the database and, very importantly, limiting the scope of the project. You should be careful not to attempt too much in a first GIS project. Rather, attention should be paid to devising explicitly the remit of the project, and what it will not attempt to do. The examples in the book can be very useful in helping you do the above. Treat them as case studies that illustrate the manifold ways to intensively use geographic information. The book also shows how GIS has invigorated geography. For decades, it was a relatively sleepy field. But the availability of massive amounts of geographic information and cheap computing has turned this field into an exciting place for the new century.
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