GIS Implementation

GIS (Geographic Information System) can revolutionize the way your company can process information. In the development of a GIS, the aerial imagery, parcel maps, demographics, and any other spatial data, are all related to each other in the same computer system.

There are several ways to implement a multi-purpose GIS, depending on the goals and objectives of the people who will use the information. However, many have implemented GIS without understanding the fundamentals necessary to properly implement the system to serve current as well as future needs.

Planning will begin with a comprehensive requirements assessment. These assessment questions drive the establishment of management objectives and a baseline from which implementation strategies can be developed:

For most companies the first step is to fully embrace the idea of implementing a GIS in to the organization. This typically involves data conversion/migration, database design and development, user training, and technical support that may include staff augmentation. Gage Consulting will be charged with bringing these resources together to meet your expectations, and your schedule and budget constraints.

Once complete you can choose to either hire a consultant to begin using your new GIS, or receive training for your employees. Desktop GIS applications are the key of any successful rollout. They are used to author the data that the system's users will visualize, query and analyze in order to make business decisions. They also contain a full range of spatial analysis tools useful in solving many business problems. Long ago these were strictly used by trained GIS specialists. Now GIS software vendors have committed to making desktop GIS applications easier for the non-specialist to use.

Developing new GIS technology can be exciting and the benefits will be very apparent early in it's use. If you're interested in learning more please browse to What is GIS, or view a few examples of GIS maps: Image Gallery