National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Unit 67 - Implementation Issues
- Author(s): Unit 67, CC in GIS
- Dueker, Ken
- Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
- Kemp, Karen K.
- et al.
This unit discusses common issues that arise when an organization acquires and implements a GIS. It describes potential problems within organizations such as overemphasis on technology, rigid work patterns, inflexibility, inappropriate decision-making procedures, staffing and assignment of responsibilities. The conclusion presents strategies to facilitate success.