UNIT 60 - SYSTEM PLANNING OVERVIEW

UNIT 60 - SYSTEM PLANNING OVERVIEW

Compiled with assistance from Frank Gossette, California State University, Long Beach, Warren Ferguson, Ferguson Cartotech, San Antonio and Ken Dueker, Portland State University

  • A. INTRODUCTION
  • B. PROBLEM RECOGNITION/TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS
  • C. DEVELOPING MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
  • D. NEWPORT BEACH GIS PROJECT
  • REFERENCES
  • EXAM AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
  • NOTES

    The introduction to this unit describes the outline for the next module.

    Many of the issues outlined in this unit are illustrated in a 20 minute video, GEOBASE - A Better Way, produced by and available from the City of Newport Beach, California. The video was originally intended for viewing by the City Council and other city officials to show the progress and promise of the GEOBASE system.

    UNIT 60 - SYSTEM PLANNING OVERVIEW

    Compiled with assistance from Frank Gossette, California State University, Long Beach and Warren Ferguson, Ferguson Cartotech, San Antonio and Ken Dueker, Portland State University

    A. INTRODUCTION

    B. PROBLEM RECOGNITION/TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS

    Problem recognition

    Technological awareness

    Supply-push factors

    Demand-pull factors

    Collecting information on GIS

    Project plan

    C. DEVELOPING MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

    Example - AM/FM Project Life Cycle

    Administration of the project

    D. NEWPORT BEACH GIS PROJECT

    Needs awareness

    Management support

    Administration of the project

    Establishing the automation priorities

    Pilot projects

    REFERENCES

    Aronoff, S., 1989. Geographic Information Systems: A Management Perspective. WDL, Ottawa. This excellent text includes lengthy discussion of the GIS acquisition process.

    Burrough, P.A., 1986. Principles of Geographical Information Systems for Land Resources Assessment. Clarendon, Oxford. Chapter 9 describes the process of choosing a GIS.

    King, J.L. and K.L. Kraemer, 1985. The Dynamics of Computing, Columbia University Press, New York. Presents a model of adoption of computing within urban governments, and results of testing the model on two samples of cities.

    Lucas, H.C., 1975. Why Information Systems Fail. Columbia University Press.

    EXAM AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

    1. There are over 3000 counties in the US, each with their own needs for LIS and multipurpose cadaster. What factors would you expect to influence the priorities and plans of each county in this area? Design a questionnaire survey that could be used to verify your answer.

    2. Compare the circumstances in Newport Beach to those in your local area. Are they similar? How does the state of LIS development in your area differ?


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