Unit 63 - Benchmarking
- Author(s): Unit 63, CC in GIS
- National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
- Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
- Kemp, Karen K.
- et al.
This is the fourth in a six-unit series on the design, purchase and implementation of a GIS. It discusses benchmarking, which allows a vendor’s proposed system to be evaluated in a controlled setting. Qualitative and quantitative benchmarking are described, and an example mathematical model developed for a quantitative benchmark is explained. Preparation for and execution of benchmarking are illustrated with an example from Alberta Government Telephones.