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GIST 8110 - Management Issues in GIS

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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.

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

GIST 8110 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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

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