Geographic Information Management in Local Government

Geographic Information Management in Local Government

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Local authorities are slowly gaining awareness of the benefits of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Geographic Information Management in Local Government presents 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 problems it encountered and highlights best practices. 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 Tables, black and white
  • 074840936X
  • 9780748409365

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Table of contents

Why are Geographical Information Systems important in Local Government. History of GIS Development. Overview of Key GIS Elements. Hardware and Operating Systems. Spatial Data and Geographic Information. Organizational and Human Issues. The Development of a Coordinating Framework. Implementation. Metropolitan Authorities. London Boroughs. County Councils. Shire District Councils. Scottish and Welsh Unitary Authorities. English Unitary Authorities. Practical Lessons and Potential Applications. Future Directions.
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About Ian Gilfoyle

Gilfoyle; Ian University of Manchester, Manchester, UK,Thorpe; Peter Peter Thorpe Consulting, Kenilworth, UK,
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