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Measuring Up : The Business Case for GIS

   by Christopher Thomas / Milton Ospina

    Esri Press
    28 September, 2004


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Editorial description(s):

About the Author
Christopher Thomas is the government industry manager for the federal, state, and local market space at ESRI. He has been an advanced planner for the county of Riverside, California, and a demographic (urban) planner for the city of Ontario, California, where he was the GIS manager. Milton Ospina is ESRI's urban and regional planning and economic development solutions manager. He has worked for the University of New Mexico Earth Data Analysis Center. They both live in Redlands, California.

Book Description
Featuring 75 case studies representing six industries and 22 sectors in business, this analysis measures the benefits of implementing geographic information systems (GIS). Thirteen ways that implementing GIS increases productivity and efficiency are outlined, including saving time and money, generating revenue, automating workflow, and increasing accuracy, communication, and collaboration. How to visualize and track the benefits of GIS is also addressed.

Reader review(s):

Managers, The best book on how to use GIS now! , November 5, 2004
This is an outstanding resource for increasing the return on your GIS investment as well as to get new comers up to speed in understanding the benefits to GIS. As a GIS veteran who has trained new users as well as managers new to GIS in the public, private and non-profit sectors, this is the best book that I have come across to expose them to the importance of GIS and how it has specifically reduced costs, streamlined and improved service as well as perform analysis not feasible in the past. I gave five books to a world class City Planning, Info Tech, Neighborhood Services & Law Enforcement department managers (and kept one for me).

What I specifically enjoyed is that this is a "non-technical" book that focuses on several real world examples of how GIS technology has been used by real people, in the real world, in modern times and budgets and how they benefited as well as how much "$" it saved them. Full of color images and very easy to read. By seeing case studies of what others have done, I am now implementing some of the same uses. So even a GIS dinosaur like myself has been able to steal some wonderful ideas that make my bosses look great. Making them happy keeps me happy. A lifesaver for the new GIS person (especially management) and a resource for the GIS Veteran. Well done & highly recommended.

Chapters show how to save money and time, February 5, 2005
GIS, intelligent digital geographic information systems - are turning geography into a business science, and Measuring Up: The Business Case for GISprovides case studies about companies and government agencies which have implemented GIS solutions in their business goals and plans. Chapters show how to save money and time using GIS-based systems, how to use GIS to generate revenue and help budgets, and how to manage the resources and information bases resulting from GIS systems. The inclusion of over seventy articles from over twenty business sectors span the globe in experience and setting, creating a very specific, detailed set of insights on new GIS-driven business processes. Highly recommended.

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