GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making
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"ESRI Sales Material, Excellent Price, Recommended" according to Robert David STEELE Vivas. As a publisher who is also an author, I continue to be outraged by the prices being charged for "trade" publications. This book is properly-priced--other books on GIS I would have bought are priced at three to four times their actual value, thus preventing the circulation of that knowledge. Those publishers that abuse . "Review from LocalPlan.org" according to Joshua P. OConner. GIS users can often times find themselves plagued with the GIS equivalent of "writer's block". Situations where all the data has been collected, you know what it is you are trying to show, you fully understand the decision to be made, yet the steps necessary to pull all the information into a cohesive analysis remain e. "An outstanding college-level geography and political science reference" according to Midwest Book Review. Government officials face big fiscal challenges and are often trying to provide high-quality public services on limited budgets. GIS can help that process, streamlining operations and identifying money-saving solutions to common problems. Topics range form how to use GIS for making budget-related decisions and allocati
He has seventeen years of experience working in and with government to incorporate technology into the daily workload. He has also authored several books including Measuring Up--The Business Case for GIS, Mapping for Congress, Standards for Success, and Tribal GIS.. Christopher Thomas is the Governmen
About the AuthorChristopher Thomas is the Government Industry Manager for ESRI. He has seventeen years of experience working in and with government to incorporate technology into the daily workload. He has also authored several books including Measuring Up--The Business Case for GIS, Mapping for Congress, Standards for Success, and Tribal GIS.. Christopher is a regular speaker on the implementations of GIS technology in federal, state, and local government
Discover how GIS has improved communications, collaboration, and decision making in the organizations featured in this book. GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making presents twenty-seven case studies and eight exercises that demonstrate the positive impact of incorporating GIS methodology in daily operations of the public sector. Elected officials and department heads are increasingly relying on geographic information system (GIS) technology to make efficient and accurate decisions when and where it counts. A return on investment matrix is also included as a resource to evaluate cost and time savings due to the increased productivity that a GIS allows.