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    Geographic Information Management in Local Government (Paperback) By (author) Ian Gilfoyle, By (author) Peter Thorpe


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    DescriptionLocal government professionals engaged in a wide range of tasks need to understand the potential applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Local authorities are slowly gaining awareness of the benefits that GIS can bring. "Geographic Information Management in Local Government" presents a series of representative case studies taken from a variety of authorities in the UK. In each instance, the text examines what triggered the authority's initial decision to adopt GIS, explores the types of problems that it encountered and highlights a number of areas of best practice. It reviews the capabilities and limitations of existing techniques, considers the human factors that affect the adoption of GIS (including training needs), and explores the future of GIS in local government. It is critical for all those considering a new GIS or developing the future of GIS in local governments.

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    Geographic Information Management in Local Government
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Gilfoyle, By (author) Peter Thorpe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    ISBN 13: 9780748409365
    ISBN 10: 074840936X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    BIC subject category V2: RN
    Abridged Dewey: 031
    B&T General Subject: 680
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    LC classification: Z
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI030000, TEC035000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 910.285
    BISAC V2.8: REF000000, TEC036000
    Thema V1.0: GBC, TB, RN
    Illustrations note
    30 black & white tables
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Publication date
    30 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Gilfoyle; Ian University of Manchester, Manchester, UK,Thorpe; Peter Peter Thorpe Consulting, Kenilworth, UK,
    Table of contents
    INTRODUCTION. The background to geographic information management in local government. The development of GIS in local government. KEY ELEMENTS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT. Organizational content. Spatial data. Technology. Approaches to GIS justification, selection, and implementation. Coordinating mechanisms. THE CASE STUDIES. Introduction to the case studies. Case study-Bristol city council. Case study-Southampton city council. Case study-Leeds city council. Case Case