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.
**IMPORTANT: The final exam must be written at an approved Exam Centre only. See "How do I write my GIS online final exams?" at https://www.bcit.ca/construction/gisresources/faq/studentspt.shtml. Students must be accepted into the GIS program and completed the prerequisites prior to registration of this course. To receive approval, please email your BCIT Student ID to email@example.com. For more information about online courses at BCIT, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/distance/foryou.shtml Students must check your my.bcit.ca e-mail account for start-up instructions sent upon registration of this course. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 4-6 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Most of our online learning courses require a textbook. You can search for your course textbook at : www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/ If no textbook is listed, course material will be provided via e-mail.
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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
GIST 8110 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, Fifth edition
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