The Value of Using GIS and Geospatial Data to Support Organizational Decision Making

The Value of Using GIS and Geospatial Data to Support Organizational Decision Making

W. Lee Meeks (George Washington University, USA) and Subhasish Dasgupta (George Washington University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-399-9.ch008
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Abstract

For several years GIS has been expanding beyond its niche of analyzing earth science data for earth science purposes. As GIS continues to migrate into business applications and support operational decision-making, GIS will become a standard part of the portfolio that information systems organizations rely on to support and guide operations. There are several ways in which GIS can support a transformation in organizational decision-making. One of these is to inculcate a geospatial “mindset” among managers, analysts, and decision makers so that alternative sources of data are considered and alternative decision-making processes are employed.

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