The demand on local government to do more with less by improving operations, increasing productivity, and making better and more informed decisions increases constantly. On a departmental level Geographic Information Systems are helping meet this demand but the majority of local government organizations do not take the time to understand the GIS needs and opportunities of each and every department.
This book is the guide that details best GIS applications and practices for the 34 departments in local government that can, and should, use GIS technology. It explains in details how, why, and what each department should implement, a clear and understandable explanation of departmental GIS.
Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION; 2. SMART GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY STANDARD PRACTICES, ACTIVITIES, PROCEDURES, AND PROTOCOLS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT; 3. A GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY ECOSYSTEM: A SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS; 4. PERFORMANCE: HIGH-PERFORMANCE ORGANIZATIONS (HPO); 5. VALUE: BUSINESS REALIZATION PLANNING; 6. CULTURE: SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE; 7. APPLICATIONS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT: A SMART GEOSPATIAL ECOSYSTEM; 8. CONCLUSION
Mr. David Holdstock, BA, MS, a geographic information systems (GIS) Professional and chief executive officer, co-established and incorporated Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. in 1997. Mr. Holdstock is a GIS practitioner and a leading expert in developing enterprise and sustainable GIS strategic implementation plans for towns, cities, and counties. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Holdstock has planned, designed, and coordinated the adoption and implementation of GIS technology for over 200 local government organizations. He has published many articles on GIS strategic planning for local government. David has conducted hundreds of workshops, seminars, and discussions on GIS implementation. His previous work experience has included being a GIS manager for the world’s leading transportation engineering company in New York and a GIS director for a research institute at North Carolina State University