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Unit 60 - System Planning Overview

  • Author(s): Unit 60, CC in GIS
  • Gossette, Frank
  • Ferguson, Warren
  • Dueker, Ken
  • Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
  • Kemp, Karen K.
  • et al.

This is the first in a six-unit series on the design, purchase and implementation of a GIS. It outlines several steps that are covered in this and subsequent units: problem recognition and technological awareness, developing management support, project definition, system evaluation and system implementation. The first two are covered in this unit, illustrated with an example of a municipal Automated Mapping and Facilities Management (AM/FM) project in Newport Beach, California.

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