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Enterprise GIS is a management method within an organization that is facilitated by the GIS technology tools. When an organization looks to leverage a resource that will impact across business areas or takes on a resource that is considered critical to normal business operations as a whole, that resource typically becomes categorized as enterprise. With an enterprise GIS, the following characteristics are realized:

  • The leveraging of integrated business systems, data, and technology resources
  • The existence of tools and applications providing the business varying levels of accessibility and functionality tailored to their specific business functions and work processes
  • Centralized, standardized, and controlled operation management, including business strategic and information technology (IT) planning processes.

With the advancement in GIS technology and the growing ease of use, more organizations are recognizing the ...

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