Geographic information systems (GIS) play a role in the process of solving critical business problems in industries such as government, utilities, retail, banking, insurance, oil and gas, transportation, and health. Gathering and summarizing information about the geographic location and the movement of core business elements is essential to the operation of today’s enterprises.
Organizations are able to enhance the value of their information systems investment by leveraging the spatial information in GIS. Historically, Enterprise IT and departmental GIS often developed separately, with independent management organizations and technical infrastructures. New tools and programming styles allow organizations to bring together Enterprise IT and GIS to extend the value of both disciplines. Organizations today are realizing value through the creation of “Enterprise GIS”—the integration of Enterprise IT and GIS.
There are a number of components that make up an enterprise GIS solution from i-Open Technologies:
- Needs Analysis
- Data and Workflow Analysis
- Interface Design
- Spatial ETL
- Implementation and Support
- Optimization and Maintenance