UNIT 55 - FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (AM/FM)

UNIT 55 - FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (AM/FM)

The slide set contains a few slides that could be used to illustrate this unit.

UNIT 55 - FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (AM/FM)

A. INTRODUCTION

B. AUTOMATED MAPPING

Automated mapping capabilities

Automated mapping shortcomings

C. FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Facilities management systems capabilities

Facilities management systems shortcomings

D. AM/FM

AM/FM examples

Benefits of AM/FM systems

E. CHARACTERISTICS OF AM/FM

Functionality

Organizations

F. EXAMPLE - EASTERN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT

Background

System development

System configuration

Map products

Applications development

REFERENCES

Many examples of AM/FM installations are described in publications from AM/FM International including the annual conference proceedings and their trade journal, The Scribe.

Wagner, M.W., 1989. "The Eastern Municipal Water District AM/FM/GIS project," Proceedings, Conference XII, AM/FM International, New Orleans, April 1989, pp. 526-541. Describes in detail the planning and implementation plan for the EMWD system reviewed in this unit.

EXAM AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1. Compare and contrast the application fields of AM/FM and resource management, and the systems which have been developed to service them.

2. Why would a raster-based system like IDRISI not be useful for AM/FM applications?

3. Examine recent issues of an URISA publication, such as the annual meeting proceedings, and describe the range of issues covered. What evidence is there for an increasing convergence with AM/FM? with resource management applications of GIS?


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