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  • Author:
    Roger Tomlinson
  • ISBN:
    1589483480
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    978-1589483484
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    Esri Press; Fifth edition (September 26, 2013)
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    280 pages
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Roger Tomlinson created the first computerized geographic information system in the 1960s while working for the Canadian government. Born in England, he settled in Canada after military service and university, where his work in geomorphology led to applying computerized methods for handling map information. This is not a technical book on doing GIS, this is a book for managers that will tell him what can be expected from a GIS system and gives the manager enough information that he won't be snowed by the teckies implementing the system. 13 people found this helpful.

Roger Tomlinson created the first computerized geographic information system in the 1960s while working for the Canadian government. 14 people found this helpful.

Esri Press publishes books on GIS, cartography, and the application of. .Dr. Roger Tomlinson created the first computerized geographic information system in the 1960s while working for the Canadian government.

Esri Press publishes books on GIS, cartography, and the application of spatial analysis to many areas of public and private endeavor including land-use planning, health care, education, business, government, science, and many others.

Thinking About GIS book. Designed for two primary audiences, senior managers who oversee information technologies and technical specialists responsible for system design, this book provides a common platform on which to conduct GIS planning.

Roger Tomlinson wrote this book for those two kinds of managers . You’ve wasted time and. Thinking about GIS: Geographic information system planning for managers

Roger Tomlinson wrote this book for those two kinds of managers, intending to bridge the communication gap between them. Senior executives in public- and private-sector organizations often have the general idea that GIS would be good for their organization, and they know how to get the resources allocated to make it happen. This book details a practical method for planning a GIS that has been proven successful time and again during many years of use in real public- and private-sector organizations. Thinking about GIS: Geographic information system planning for managers. energy, and worse yet, you’re still not ready.

Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers presents a planning model for designing data and technology systems that will meet any organization’s specific needs.

Exercises from Roger Tomlinson's course Planning for a GIS and a video of the "Planning and Managing a GIS" seminar from the 2013 Esri International User Conference are included.

Paperback: 295 pages Published: 2013 ISBN: 9781589483521. Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers presents a planning model for designing data and technology systems that will meet any organization"s specific needs. Exercises from Roger Tomlinson's course Planning for a GIS and a video of the "Planning and Managing a GIS" seminar from the 2013 Esri International User Conference are included. Examples and templates Read sample mission statements and portions of a successful GIS planning report; view information product description (IPD) templates.

Targeted at those who have been charged with launching or implementing a geographic information system for their organization, this book details a practical method for planning a GIS that has proven successful in real public and private sector.

Targeted at those who have been charged with launching or implementing a geographic information system for their organization, this book details a practical method for planning a GIS that has proven successful in real public and private sector organizations, including a local government, a transportation authority, a forest management agency, a retail business, a political party, and a farm. Managers will learn how to consider the strategic purpose of their organization to ensure that the GIS will work toward serving some useful and important purpose

Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers presents a planning model for designing data and technology systems that will meet any organization’s specific needs. Designed for two primary audiences, senior managers who oversee information technologies and technical specialists responsible for system design, this book provides a common platform on which to conduct GIS planning. The fifth edition reflects the latest trends in geospatial technology and includes updated case studies. Exercises from Roger Tomlinson's course Planning for a GIS and a video of the "Planning and Managing a GIS" seminar from the 2012 Esri International User Conference are included on the accompanying DVD.


Dalallador
Great book. Got this for a class and it is very interesting.
Fararala
A must for any GIS Manager or Planner. If you want to learn about planning and implementing large scale GIS projects or units this is the best book.
Cordanius
Everything I expected.
Vinainl
A MUST-HAVE for every GIS Professional. It is more oriented to business and needs analysis
Coiriel
Perfect condition! And the material is what was required for class, so overall there aren't any complaints. This book is exactly what the title implies, thoughts about GIS...basically database management and how to stay organized & successful when in the midst of GIS projects- large or small
Stonewing
It has been over a month and I still have not recieved this book. Emailed seller and not response. Maybe one day it will show up.
Wiliniett
This book starts off saying 'If you're holding his book, perhaps it's because you've been charged with launching or implementing a geographic information system a GIS for your organization.' That single sentence pretty well sums up the intent, the intended audience, and the direction that this book takes.

This is a new paperback edition that has been updated in response to customer input and with data updated to reflect happenings since the last edition. The bulk of the book hasn't changed that much, after all the basic concepts of what GIS can do for you and how to implement it haven't changed that much. To be sure the details of the available software have changed a bit, but the basic concepts have not.

This is not a technical book on doing GIS, this is a book for managers that will tell him what can be expected from a GIS system and gives the manager enough information that he won't be snowed by the teckies implementing the system.
For a manager who might be considering a GIS implementation for the first time, this book can be useful. Tomlinson offers an overview of the main issues that you may have to deal with. These include designing the database and, very importantly, limiting the scope of the project. You should be careful not to attempt too much in a first GIS project. Rather, attention should be paid to devising explicitly the remit of the project, and what it will not attempt to do.

The examples in the book can be very useful in helping you do the above. Treat them as case studies that illustrate the manifold ways to intensively use geographic information.

The book also shows how GIS has invigorated geography. For decades, it was a relatively sleepy field. But the availability of massive amounts of geographic information and cheap computing has turned this field into an exciting place for the new century.