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Management Issues in GIS GIST 8110

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Use of project management and systems design engineering techniques to identify, document, analyze, and meet user needs for GIS. A strong emphasis is placed upon working with other students as a multidisciplinary team; each team will move progressively through a typical GIS implementation and management process for an organization. Case studies are examined for the insight they can provide in GIS management.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Completion of GIS technical core courses. Course registration is restricted to current students registered in a BCIT GIS program.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completionof this course, the student will be able to:

  • List the classic mistakes of RAD software development.
  • Describe how organizations develop a strategy for implementing GIS.
  • Identify motivating factors for adopting GIS.
  • Develop a list of benefits for a GIS business case.
  • Describe how organizations plan and execute a GIS implementation project.
  • Define the scope of a GIS project.
  • Develop a GIS implementation plan.
  • Acquire cost estimates for GIS infrastructure, facilities, development and staff.
  • Define GIS team structures.
  • Develop a GIS Enterprise architecture.
  • Identify project risks.
  • Explain the typical pitfalls of implementing a GIS.
  • Describe how organizations maintain a GIS facility.
  • Determine the structure and location of the enterprise GIS support system.
  • Identify maintenance procedures for an enterprise GIS.

Effective as of Winter 2012

Related Programs

Management Issues in GIS (GIST 8110) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Geographic Information Systems
    Advanced Diploma Full-time
  2. Geographic Information Systems
    Advanced Diploma Part-time
  3. Geographic Information Systems
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time

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