Bringing Geographical Information Systems Into Business

Author: David J. Grimshaw
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471333425
Format: PDF, Docs
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The complete guide to choosing and using GIS in business Over the last few years, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have become less expensive and easier to use, and the tremendous potential of GIS to boost business productivity is finally being realized. Incorporating the latest developments in GIS technology and applications, this book explores what GIS has to offer companies in many different areas of industry today and how it can be successfully integrated into existing business operations. Building on the success of its predecessor, this Second Edition covers every key aspect of using GIS in business. It explains what GIS is and helps readers gain a clear understanding of the costs and benefits of moving to a GIS. New case studies from both the manufacturing and service sectors illustrate how GIS can support tactical and strategic business decision-making, and the book's unbiased coverage of commercially available GIS software is invaluable for anyone involved in selecting a GIS system and getting it up and running. With a practical, real--world approach, the book also addresses the main issues involved in GIS implementation, paying particular attention to the integration of GIS within an organization's existing management information system. An increasingly vital tool for operations and delivery of goods and services, GIS makes terrific business sense for many companies-but only when properly selected and applied. This book gives GIS consultants, practitioners, and others considering the move to GIS the foundation they need to put this powerful technology to work effectively in business.

Geographic Information Systems in Business

Author: Pick, James
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591404010
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book contains state-of-the-art research studies on the concepts, theory, processes, and real world applications of geographical information systems (GIS) in business. Its chapters are authored by many of the leading experts in applying GIS and geospatial science to business. The book utilizes a wide variety of approaches and methodologies including conceptual theory development, research frameworks, quantitative and qualitative methods, case studies, systems design, DSS theory, and geospatial analysis combined with point-of-sale. Since relatively little research has been published on GIS in business, this book is pioneering and should be the principal compendium of the latest research in this area. The book impacts not only the underlying definitions, concepts, and theories of GIS in business and industry, but its practice as well.

The Business Benefits of GIS

Author: David J. Maguire
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 158948200X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a fact-based, benefits-focused methodology aimed at ensuring the sustainability of GIS initiatives by demonstrating the success of the investment. This book provides a framework with supplemental case studies, interactive digital tools, and templates.

GIS in Land and Property Management

Author: Martin P. Ralphs
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134550936
Format: PDF, Docs
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Economists, geographers and surveyors are beginning to recognise the powerful tool which a Geographical Information System (GIS) offers in effective property management. It provides a means of managing land and property information digitally and in a geographical context, and allows for rapid access to information and a means of analyzing that information in a geographical context. GIS in Land and Property Management shows how to use GIS, both in principle and in practice. It introduces digital mapping and GIS, along with a brief history of the development of GIS and LIS, all with an emphasis on property. In presenting the spectrum of GIS applications in property management it gives a number of case studies from a variety of market sectors, and it analyzes the issues to provide guidance and a number of recommendations for the implementation of GIS. At the same time common themes and issues are drawn out to present a coherent message for students and practitioners. The book is useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students on land management, built environment, economics and geography courses, and for property professionals, in both public and private sectors, looking to GIS as a property management decision aid.

Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 11g

Author: Ravikanth Kothuri
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 143020446X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Pro Oracle Spatial for Oracle Database 11g shows you how to take advantage of Oracle Database's built-in feature set for working with location-based data. The book addresses the special nature of spatial data and its role in professional and consumer applications. It also details issues in spatial data management and covers how spatial information is used to understand business and support decisions, to manage customer relations, and to better serve private and corporate users. When you read this book, you're learning from the very best, the authors are key players on the team that develops the Oracle Spatial feature set.

An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

Author: D. Ian Heywood
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780582089402
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This authoratitive book offers an up-to-date introduction to the world of Geographical Information Systems. It is designed to be easy to use for students at all levels, from undergraduates to professionals retraining in GIS. The book focuses on the practical application of GIS, and considers how the technology works. Each chapter addresses a specific theme and is backed up with examples and directed reading. The glossary, index and suggestions for further study will help the reader to find all the information needed for getting to grips with the subject. Revision questions are provided at the end of each chaper to reinforce the concepts and issues introduced. The book has its own internet site providing supplementary material to the text. This book can be used to give the reader a quick tour through the world of GIS - to help the reader develop a thorough understanding of GIS or as a source of reference information.Key features* supplementary material is available from 'internet site address'* revision questions at the end of each chapter test understanding of key concepts and issues* recommended reading and suggestions for further study are included throughout* includes boxes for