Smart Geospatial Practices and Applications in Local Government: An Altogether Different Language, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Smart Geospatial Practices and Applications in Local Government

An Altogether Different Language, 1st Edition

By David A. Holdstock

CRC Press

208 pages | 85 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138054578
pub: 2019-12-20
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Description

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:

  • Discusses how towns, cities and counties and their specific departments should actually use GIS
  • Explains the best ways to use GIS tools through many specific case studies and step by step instructions
  • Emphasises local government needs first before offering solutions
  • Gives readers a practical and understandable way of thinking about managing and making GIS successful
  • 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. GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY; 4. PERFORMANCE; 5. VALUE; 6. CULTURE; 7. APPLICATIONS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT; 8. CONCLUSION

    About the Author

    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

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    BUS079000
    BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
    LAW034000
    LAW / Environmental
    TEC010000
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
    TEC036000
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems