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Thinking about GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managersby Roger Tomlinson
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Updated and easier to use, this third edition of the GIS classic details a planning model developed for designing data and technology systems that will meet an organizations specific needs, whether its an enterprise-wide GIS or a single-shop launch.
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Tomlinson, commonly known as the father of GIS for his work in the 1960's using computers to model land inventories, guides readers step by step through planning for a geographic information system for use in public and private-sector organizations. Writing in an informal, reader- friendly style, he helps bridge the communication gap between those with and those without technological expertise, addressing concerns of both specialists and senior executives, such as system scope, choosing a logical data model, determining system requirements, and risk analysis. The methodology he describes can be adapted to any size GIS, from a modest project to an enterprise-wide system. Job descriptions, sample forms, and a detailed lexicon are included. The book will also be of interest to students of GIS who wish to learn how to do the middle manager's job. This third edition is revised, updated, and redesigned, with color maps, charts, and boxes in a visually appealing two-column format. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Targeting those charged with launching or implementing a geographic information system for their organization, this book details a practical method for planning a GIS proven successful in public and private sector organizations.
The second edition of Thinking about GIS details a planning model developed for designing data and technology systems that will meet an organizations specific needs, whether its an enterprise-wide GIS or a single-shop launch. Targeted at two primary audiencessenior managers who oversee information technologies and the more technical specialists charged with designing the actual systemsthis book gives both groups a common platform on which to conduct serious GIS planning. A legend in the world of GIS, Dr. Tomlinson has distilled a lifetime of experience into a planning methodology that has already helped thousands successfully implement GIS in organizations large and small. This second edition of the GIS classic is a must-have even for those who own the first edition. Updated and easier to use, this enhanced version includes an added preface, color illustrations, an expanded index, and the latest word on how changes in technology may affect planning.
About the Author
Roger Tomlinson es el director de Tomlinson Associates, una compa????a de ge??grafos de consultor??a que fund?? en 1977. Ha aconsejado una lista impresionante de clientes, desde The World Bank hasta los servicios forestales de los Estados Unidos y Canad??. Frecuentemente se le refiere como el ""padre del SIG.""
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