Geographic Information Systems Implementation/Rejuvenation

A systems and service consultation to determine the scale and goals regarding the use of a Geographic Information System and develop a plan to implement that includes workflow, documentation, input options, output requirements, licensing options, and hardware requirements.

Example: CAD Implementation. This organization had just started using AutoCAD to develop site figures for inclusion to their reports. They had an immediate need to upgrade their presentation, so the font styles and sizes were standardized as well as the linetypes and thicknesses. The next phase introduced automation (one click text style changes, one click printing, multiple versions in a single document) as well as presentation upgrades. The final phase installed a network for file sharing and incorporating figures directly into report documents.

Example: GIS Implementation. Just like agencies requiring documents in digital formats, they started using GIS and its dataformats as recievables. In order for this company to remain competitive they needed to start using and understanding GIS. It began with educating the leadership on the merits and need for GIS that culminated in a staff meeting discussion of GIS turning into a Directors meeting on the subject (same meeting). A project was soon awarded to the company with a major GIS component and deliverable. This project had a lot to teach about GIS but it was successful. Datasets started to be stockpiled into a library and procedures were developed for efficient project development. GIS did not become a major component until years later.