USA, 15 June 2007: Dr. Roger Tomlinson who is considered as The “Father of GIS”, shares the planning techniques he honed working as a GIS consultant in “Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers”, from ESRI Press.
In the updated edition of Thinking About GIS, Tomlinson walks readers through his meticulous methodology, from the first step of defining the organization’s purpose and what mission GIS can fulfill to the last step of developing a detailed strategy to launch the system.
The other eight steps include one Tomlinson considers critical: describing the information products the GIS will need to produce. “What do you need to keep track of? What information do you need on your desk?” Tomlinson asks. “This is what must come out of the GIS.”
The latest edition contains added content, especially in chapter 10. The expanded chapter includes the latest computer performance numbers and hardware pricing models as well as a new approach to calculating data handling loads and the network bandwidth and platform sizing required to support them.