This book defines and discusses how the field of Enterprise Architecture (EA) can be incorporated into the design of Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (EGIS). The objective of EA is to develop a strategic plan that structures an organization’s resources (data, information, people, and assets) into one team that works together to achieve the company’s objectives in an efficient, agile, and adaptable way. It demonstrates how EA concepts can be incorporated within EGIS by improving the system’s efficiency and reliability. Through real-world examples and step-by-step explanations, the reader will reach a comfortable understanding of the theories and methods discussed in the book.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Enterprise Geographic Information System. Enterprise Architecture. Roles In Enterprise Architecture. Data Architecture. The Ea/Egis Toolbox. Designing An Egis With Ea Tools. System Visualization. Governance. Conclusion & Future Of Gis. Appendix 1 Geographic Information Sysyem – Avon. Appendix 2 Geographic Information Sysyem – Lyndhurst. Appendix 3 Geographic Information Sysyem – Strongsville. Appendix 4 Enterprise Geographic Information Sysyem – Oberlin.
John Woodard has worked in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) since 2002. He was fortunate enough to be offered a position with the Summit County Health Department's Community Health Division, in which he was responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating all GIS activities for the Health Department. A high point in his time with Summit County Health was managing a multi-agency project composed of nurses, administrators, and first responders to create an interactive disaster/terrorism response map. This interactive map was designed to provide first responders information about nearby facilities and assets in a time of emergency.
He spent ten years with Chagrin Valley Engineering, forming a close working relationship with clients, engineers, and field crews. Here, he became interested in working with enterprise architecture as a foundation for enterprise GIS systems. He was responsible for designing, building, and maintaining enterprise GIS systems for 14 municipalities in Northeast Ohio. His excellent work for The City of Avon was recognized with a GIS Best Practice award from the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP) in 2016.
Mr. Woodard firmly believes in continuing education and helping others. Since May 2003, he has held the position of Adjunct Faculty at the Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio. During this time, he finished a Masters degree in GIS/Geography from the University of Akron, and a Masters of Digital Science concentrated in Enterprise Architecture from Kent State University, Ohio. He was awarded his certification as a GIS Professional (GISP) in 2015.
John has had a varied career outside of the field of GIS. He serviced with the United States Navy Reserve Seabees from 1995 to 2005 and his hobbies include scuba diving and beekeeping. He is currently employed with Davey Resource Group, Ltd as a Project Developer for the GIS/IT division. John lives at home in Ohio with a beautiful wife and 20-month-old daughter.